Before we headed to SXSW, we started out Sunday by heading to South Austin to do a little shopping in the antique shops and grab a bite to eat. The concierge at our hotel suggested we spend a little time there. He was right. There are a lot of small, boutique stores and restaurants there. We were able to find a parking spot on the street and walked down the block. The weather was awesome and the shops were fun. We wanted to get a little fun in before the show.
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For those of you who aren’t familiar with this event, South By Southwest (SXSW) is an annual Film, Music, and Interactive festival that’s held in Austin, TX. I’ve heard so much about this festival lately that I had to experience it for myself. I decided I would make it a work vacation. Milena wanted to come along, so I bought two passes to the Interactive festival and attempted to get a room at the Hilton across the street from the Austin Convention Center. To my chagrin they would not offer me an employee rate. As a matter of fact, I couldn’t secure an employee rate from any of the Hilton properties in downtown Austin. Luckily, I have a couple of classmates from UNLV that live in Austin and work at a Marriott. I contacted one of them through Facebook and explained my predicament. He was able to immediately secure a Friends & Family rate through Marriott at the Renaissance Hotel. It’s kind of funny & sad that I had to go outside the brand I work for to get a discounted room rate.
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