The capital of the state of Texas and the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Austin is home to the state’s governing body, the University of Texas and nearly a million weirdos. Austinites don’t care one whit about being called weird; they actually hope to earn the title. Weird, isn’t it?

Living at this intersection of culture, commerce and tradition, Austin residents seldom lack for something to do. Whether a music festival or just a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse, you can find whatever you’re looking for in Austin.

Texas Cities: To make your time in Austin even better add a touch of Texas flare with fresh cut flowers to these events:

Austin skyline from the shores of Lady Bird Lake at twilight

Picnic at Lady Bird Lake

Formerly Town Lake, Lady Bird Lake constitutes the center of outdoor recreation in Austin. Renamed in 2007 after “Lady Bird” Johnson, the lake abuts both Zilker Park and Barton Springs, offering convenient access to outdoor activities from biking to stand-up paddle-board yoga.

You can stock an Austin picnic basket with bologna sandwiches or gluten-free, vegan concoctions reeking of patchouli, and sometimes both. At any rate, you’ll find plenty of places to eat by the lake. Whether you spread a blanket in the grass or a cloth on one of the many available picnic tables, remember to place a seasonal flower bouquet at the center. A bouquet of flowers can be had for as little as a few dollars, and flowers will make your picnic one to remember.

Once you’re done eating, you can relax awhile before heading to the water or the trails. But don’t throw away your fresh cut flowers! Ladies, you can pluck out one or two to put in your hair. You’ll look great in this natural style, whether hiking through the park or drifting down the paddle trail.

You might, however, want to leave the stand-up paddle-board yoga for next time.


Longhorns Football Game Flare 

Autumn in Austin means Texas Longhorns football. Home games draw fans by the tens of thousands to historic Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, the largest stadium in Texas, save Kyle Field where, believe it or not, a good football team used to play–whenever the Longhorns visited. When getting ready for the game, you can refashion an affordable bouquet of flowers into a floral accessory. Ladies can wear flowers in their hair, on a hat or as an arrangement on clothing. Guys can wear a single flower on a jacket’s lapel.

Just make sure your fresh cut flowers are orange, and Hook ’em Horns! Look for Lone Star Living™ autumn orange bouquet for the perfect Long Horn colors, available in exclusively in HEB stores.


Date Night on the Town

Because Austin nightlife offers such a wealth of options, the hardest part of any date is deciding where to go. First Thursdays on South Congress offer Austin’s favorite Home Slice Pizza and shopping till 10:00 PM. You can catch live music anytime on Sixth Street although, close to the interstate, you may start tripping over the preponderance of tourists. Or perhaps you would prefer the East Side where, according to archaeologists, irony was just discovered.


Lone Star Living TIP:  Gentleman, here is a tip for you. Add some flare to your date with fresh cut flowers bouquets made for Texan women. It will add a smile to her face and make you unforgettable to her, since flowers last longer than a week, you will be on her mind every time she sees them.


Residents agree that living in Austin is great. The Capitol, the university and the world-class music scene combine to form a culture unseen elsewhere in the state of Texas. If you remember to take fresh cut flowers to picnics at Lady Bird Lake, Longhorns football games and date nights on the town, you might just start to feel a little weird, yourself. And in that case, welcome home.


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