Top 2018 Holiday Events in Austin

Trail of Lights Now that Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas decorations are going up, it’s time for the Austin holiday festivities to begin! Here is our guide to the top 2018 Holiday events in Austin during December and January. The Santaland Diaries David Sedaris’ ever-irreverent and cynical Crumpet is back! Enjoy this show in… Read More >

6 Things to Do in Austin This Spring

Spring is here! With the weather getting nicer, it’s time to start attending all of the fun outdoor events around Austin. Here’s our recommended list of things to do in Austin this Spring. Enjoy! KGSR’s Unplugged at The Grove Website: Dates: Every Thursday from April-September If you are a music lover, this event is… Read More >

Can’t Miss Holiday Events in Austin!

It’s our favorite time of the year – Christmas decorations are going up and Austin Christmas festivities have begun! We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite events around Austin in December, in case you want to get in the Christmas spirit like us. Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll When: Saturday, December 2, 2017,… Read More >

Types of Window Treatments: The ABC’s!

By: Virginia White In ancient Roman times, the Romans hung fabrics over their windows to help keep the dust that was continually kicked up by all the horse, chariot and foot traffic from entering their homes.  Hence the term Roman Shades.  Venetians (blinds) may have originated in Persia as far back as 452AD and were… Read More >

Austin Window Treatments – A History of ABC Blind & Drapery: Part II

Ken McWilliams, the owner of ABC Blind & Drapery, which started in Austin in 1947, shares his accomplishments, challenges and observations about how Austin and ABC Blind & Drapery have changed over time in a multi-part interview. How have you seen Austin grow since the beginning of your time at ABC Blind & Drapery? KM:… Read More >

Austin Window Treatments – A History of ABC Blind & Drapery: Part I

ABC Blind & Drapery has been a local business in Austin for over 65 years.  Ken McWilliams, the current owner has been inviting Austinites to “Consider the possibilities” for Austin window treatments since 1985.   Through an interview Ken shares the history of his company, his challenges and successes.   Does the “ABC” in ABC… Read More >