It’s clear to anyone who has lived in Austin for the past few years that it is growing and changing, especially Austin’s Eastside. For a homegrown Austinite, it can almost look foreign in its entirety. Native Austinite Charles “Nook” Turner saw this change coming for many years prior, and is still doing his part to keep his neighborhood alive.
Austin recently celebrated the life and legacy of Prince. Some of Austin’s best musical minds performed, including Courtney Santana & Friends. Also on-stage was mixed media artist Akaimi Davis, live painting her tribute to Prince. In the following interview, Akaimi opens up about the event, and more.
A new Whole Foods opened at The Domain Wednesday, and somewhere between samplings of grilled beef and the salad bar was a cold case filled with all-natural drinks, including neat glass bottles of BeeSweet Lemonade, locally produced using a recipe handed down by 9-year-old founder Mikaila Ulmer’s Granny Helen. It’s a flaxseed lemonade recipe that Mikaila tweaked with local honey and mint.
You are invited to join Black Butterfly this Saturday, Oct. 25, as we celebrate natural beauty, local food, business, and spoken word at the Second Annual Fragrance Fest and Small Business Bash at Black Butterfly Bath & Body on East 13th Street.