SERENA HICKS keeps you up to speed on the hottest events, what’s trending and local luminaries in Austin. #StatesmanSocial is a product of Statesman Media's content marketing group.

#WTFwed; the say YES to life (improv, Tinder, Indie Chefs, 5k Color Run and more) edition

8:06 am Jan. 7, 2015

Wednesday 1.7.15 through Tuesday 1.13.15

Oh haaaai Statesman Socialites! Welcome to the first real work week of our new year!

I hope that you’re ready to say YES to life in 2015. To that end, tonight/Wednesday night, get it started and take one of the Institution Theater’s free Improvisational classes! Must sign up. Details here.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights are all about the glorious delicious madness that

#WTFwed: choose your own adventure on NYE, in 2015 and beyond

12:01 am Dec. 31, 2014

Wednesday 12.31.14 through Tuesday 1.6.15

OH EM GEEEE it’s New Year’s Eve! If you haven’t made plans already some last minute suggestions:

Max’s Wine Dive is hosting a soiree. Details here.
I’m tweeting and retweeting as I find places with availability. Follow @StatesmanSocial for the 411.
Last week’s #WTFwed post has great links and idaes that still hold up. Check it

Gift Giving Guide Part 2 of 2: EASIEST LAST MINUTE GIFT EVER

6:00 am Dec. 19, 2014

Anyone else getting a weeee bit anxious about all of the holiday parties, gifts to be (acquired and then) gifted and what not? Chillax Socialites, I’ve got you covered!

My old boss gifted this (see video) gem to me for Christmas 2012. At first sight I loved it (why hello red wine) but when I took as second and went through all of the gift cards (she LOADED IT UP) I

#WTFwed: We’re baaaaaack. And gnocchi. Because… gnocchi.

6:00 am Dec. 17, 2014

For the week of Wednesday 12.17.14

Hiiiiiii Statesman Socialites. I HAVE MISSED YOU! But I digress and we haven’t the time for small talk. The holidays are here!

Thursday Night is the only night you can catch the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Deets.

Friday morning I’ve got a new video for you. I’m sharing my favorite Last Minute Gift idea (that doesn’t look last minute!) so get back here on

Gift Giving Guide part 1 of 2: LADIES LOVE LINGERIE.

12:00 am Dec. 16, 2014

Flowers die but lingerie… lingers on! It’s that rare gift that is fun for everyone. When gifted properly, it makes the recipient feel adored, pampered and generally LOVELY. Just one catch… you’ll want to get

#WTFwed: Electric bikes and meatballs, y’all

8:00 am Nov. 19, 2014

From #StatesmanSocial, content marketing

For the week of Wednesday 11.19.14:

Turns out, it’s another great week to be in Austin!

Thursday is the first day you can check out Harley-Davidson’s new electric bike. I kid you not! Cowboy Harley Davidson is hosting the three-day “Project Live Wire Experience” complete with test drives (for those who have a valid motorcycle license) and a simulator (for the rest of us schmoes). 

#WTFwed: A whole latte love and so. much. more.

8:00 am Nov. 12, 2014

From #StatesmanSocial, content marketing

For the week of Wednesday 11.12.14

Hey y’all hey and welcome back to your latest WTF (Where’s the Fun) Wednesday video with top picks for you to check out this coming week.

Wednesday; Starbucks introduces their first new latte flavor in FIVE YEARS. Welcome to the world, Chestnut Praline Latte! I can’t wait to find out what the fuss is all about. I’d love to know what you think