Valentine’s Date Ideas in Austin

It is one of the holidays that creates the best or worst memories.  This year we are taking some of the pressure off of you with 5 ideas around ATX to make your Valentines (or Galentine’s) Day as stress free and memorable as possible!  And don’t forget… make the special day complete with a gift from Sikara!

Ballet Austin Beauty & The Beast

Following its critically acclaimed debut to sell-out audiences in 2015, Stephen Mills brings this contemporary ballet back in time for Valentine’s Day. With this dark and sexy retelling of the famous story of Beauty and the Beast, you and your date will love the show! Click here or below to learn more and get your tickets!

Galentine’s Day

If you’re single and need a ladies night!

Galentine’s Day is a day to leave your boyfriends and husbands at home and kick it with your lady friends. It’s ladies celebrating ladies. This FREE event will sponsor a couple of vendors and also some cool raffle prizes!

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If you haven’t tried Austin’s roaring food truck scene, then you have to try Patrizi’s! The location is really romantic with red lights dimly illuminating the scenery to give a very authentic Italian vibe. There is plenty of outdoor seating, and an area under a tent in case of bad weather. Right next to it is the Butterfly Bar so you can grab a drink with dinner or while you wait, because the line can be as long as two hours; however it is definitely an experience so bring a board game while you’re at it to keep yourselves busy!

Pinot’s Palette

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Pinot’s Palette

Pinot’s Palette is your place to disconnect from the distractions of daily life and reconnect with the one that matters most. Paint, drink, and have fun with your special Valentine between February 9 – 14, 2017! Make your date night even more remarkable with a personal masterpiece to take home. Seating is limited – book your event today!

Bob Schneider & the Moonlight Orchestra at ACL Live

Treat your sweetheart to a romantic Valentine’s evening with Bob Schneider Music and the Moonlight Orchestra featuring the Tosca String Quartet, and special guests Lex Land and Jackie Venson. The show will include classic love songs as well as favorites from the Bob Schneider songbook.

Click here to learn more about this magical evening! 


4 Travel Inspired Super Bowl Treats

Game day is quickly approaching. We put together some yummy travel inspired super bowl eats! Which one is your favorite??

From Mexico: 5 Layer Dip…/five-layer-mexican-dip-recipe.…

Fashion with a Purpose- Catrinka

Here at Sikara, we value are globally minded, taking pride in our high quality work. Each piece is hand-crafted with an international design that is sure you apart. This is why we are excited to partner with Megan Reilly Cayten, the founder of Catrinka –“an ethical fashion accessories label that invests in women and girls” around the world.  The Catrinka line is new to our Austin store, adorning the walls with bags that are designed to keep all eyes glued to you.

Catrinka sets itself apart with its stunning hand-crafted bags and accessories that provide fair trade employment to women in various countries like Mexico, India, and Ethiopia (just to name a few) as well as educate girls who would not usually access to education. These bags are not only fabulous, but they serve a purpose.

We currently carry a variety of clutches that are sure to set you apart, multiple totes that screams “take me home”, and larger carry-ons that will prompt people to ask you “Where did you get that ?”.

So, come to Sikara to “buy a bag, employ a woman [and] educate a girl”.   If you don’t live near our Austin store, we can take orders over the phone at (512)476-1298 or you can shop online at 


Summertime – White Linen Nights

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When one thinks about summer, ice cream, swimming and wearing white comes to mind!  White Linen Night is an event that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana as a means for local artists to attract potential buyers into their galleries. They revived the old summertime white linen tradition which then spread all over the country.  It also is associated with summertime food and drinks.

This month, we’ll be featuring different looks around white linen nights so wherever you live, you can sport these finds!  And for those of you who live in Austin- Please join us for 2nd Street District’s Annual White Linen Night on August 6th! The ticketed block party will feature bites from some of Austin’s favorite restaurants in the 2ND Street District and beyond, as well pairings from Texas wineries and breweries. This year, the beneficiary is the Sustainable Food Center, who’s mission is to cultivate a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious and affordable food.

Sikara is excited to be a part of this night of food, drinks and fun!  Stay tuned to see what we have up our white sleeves.

Love Story Winner!!!

Congratulations are in order to Amanda who won our Love Story contest by popular vote! We loved the story of your early dates and how you tested each other straight from the get go. We hope your relationship is still adventurous going forward.

Amanda and Thaddeus, our winning couple!

Amanda and Thaddeus, our winning couple!

Thank you to everyone who shared their story and to all those who voted. We hope you enjoyed these love stories and we hope you all will create new stories between now and next Valentine’s Day for future sharing.