Being the capital city of Texas, Austin is known for its incredible culinary eats, live music performances, and unique energy that encapsulates this bustling city. Being one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, Austin has a quirkiness that is fueled by friendly locals and culture. Inspired by the uniqueness and an homage to Texan whiskey, the city of Austin reminds us of the sweet aroma of Spiced Pear + Whiskey. This candle has notes of Anjou Pear, Iced Raspberry, Brown Sugar, and Cedarwood, creating a unique and homey blend. The signature lustrous gold vessel also greatly reminds us of the iconic Austin Paramount Theater, a must-see place to visit. Inspired by our Spiced Pear + Whiskey, we’ve put together a couple of spots we love to visit and do when in Austin.
SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST
If you are visiting Austin around mid-March (March 11-20 in 2022), South by Southwest (SXSW) is definitely the event you do not want to miss. A name iconic in its own right, South by Southwest is an annual blend of film, interactive media, music festivals, and conferences. It continues to grow in its scope, size, and influence on entertainment and creative outlets. This event fosters and encourages creatives, for example, the film festival represents emerging talents from both behind and in front of the camera. With panels of speakers, performances, and viewings of films, South by Southwest continues to push boundaries and inspire inceptions of ideas. This creative synergy of ideas resonates with the unique blend of our Spiced Pear + Whiskey, ensured to keep your spirits high.
Austin isn’t called the “Live Music Capital of the World” for nothing. The memorable Sixth Street of Austin is scattered with lively restaurants and bars as well as music venues. The bustling and bright energy of this street, truly adds to Austin’s unique vibrant environment. We love Ah Sing Den on East Sixth Street, famous for its luxurious environment, perfect for cocktails and quick bites with friends. We recommend trying the “Ume and You”, a cocktail mix of Iwai-Mars Japanese Whiskey and Umeshu, reminding us of our Spiced Pear + Whiskey candle. For a sweet treat have some gelato at Gelateria Gemelli, and be sure to try the Fernet Stracciatella flavor, as well as the Hazlenut Cookie flavor. Sixth Street is filled with so much character, representing the charismatic energy of Austin.
Lying on Sixth Street, the Austin famous Driskill Hotel is a Texan hospitality highlight. The Romanesque-style architecture and elegant pillars really capture the luxuriousness of the hotel. Even if you don’t intend to spend a night at the Driskill, the hotel holds a lot of historical weight for the city of Austin, including the historical rumor of the hotel having supernatural activity. The Driskill Hotel is surrounded by the liveliness of Sixth Street, as well as in close proximity to the Texas State Capital Building and Congress Avenue Bridge.
Take a stroll along Austin’s Auditorium Shores, overlooking Lady Bird Lake. Filled with open space, it has become a place for unwinding relaxation, but also a hot spot for live music performances and events. Have a picnic with friends, or sunbathe, the options for relaxation are endless. This charismatic charm of the park matches the same effervescent aroma of our Spiced Pear + Whiskey.
Austin, Texas is known for its unique and whimsical glamour, as well as its huge live music scene. With Austin’s quirks and charm, we found the Spiced Pear + Whiskey to resonate closely with this lively city.