Just me talking about costume-y kind of stuff
Made plans to meet Casey Bellows at Gil's Broiler in San Marcos for lunch. It happened to be graduation for Texas State, Farmer's Market, Christmas Festival, and an Art Show all happening at the same time downtown. Parking was a nightmare. But Gil's was worth it.
Holiday Inn Express
We checked in at 3 after going to the wrong one on Cameron a few blocks away. The correct Holiday Inn was on Commerce. Further from the River Walk, but free parking, two pools, and the elevator wasn't broken like the one on Cameron. Also, no front steps so way more accessible.
Had some tea and took a nap. Walked down to the river and ate Mexican food and had a margarita. Found an awesome little spice and tea shop and bought 3 spice packs and 3 teas. The weather was beautiful but the River Walk was entirely too noisy and crowded.
Free breakfast the next morning which ended at 9 so we got to sleep in and still had plenty of time to get packed up and checked out by 10 which was when SAMA opened.
San Antonio Museum of art (SAMA)
Got in for $3 with our SNAP card. Musuem opened at 10.
Lunch at El Milagrito
It was on the way to the McNay and by the time we got there, there were only a few people there. Our food was most delicious and came out really fast.
It was free with our SNAP card. Opened at noon. This was the big attraction for me because Susan HIlferty, the costume designer from Wicked, had an exhibition going on. Museum closed at 5 so we had two hours to kill before the wedding.
World-renowned costume and set designer Susan Hilferty has designed more than 300 productions across the globe. Hilferty’s designs include Broadway (Wicked, Funny Girl, Present Laughter, Spring Awakening, Lestat, Into the Woods, and August Wilson’s Radio Golf), over 100 off-Broadway shows, innumerable regional-theatre productions, opera, circus, live-music events and dance. Something Wicked: Susan Hilferty Costumes pays tribute to Hilferty’s process, and gives an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at everything it takes to bring designs from page to stage, across this broad diversity of forms.
Hilferty’s many honors include the US Institute for Theatre Technology’s (USITT) Lifetime Achievement Award, the Irene Sharaff Award for Lifetime Achievement, an OBIE for Sustained Excellence in Design, the Lilly Award, the Ruth Morley Design Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women, and Tony, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk awards for the Broadway Musical Wicked. Hilferty is on faculty in the Department of Design for Stage and Film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, having served as chair for 25 years, and continues to design prolifically from her studio based in New York City.
Something Wicked: Susan Hilferty Costumes is a celebration of Hilferty’s collaborations with the makers and artisans who bring her designs to life, including dress makers, drapers, tailors, shoe makers, milliners, wig makers, embroiderers, painters, and mask makers. When Hilferty received the Tony Award for Best Costume Design for Wicked, she wore an evening coat embroidered with the names of all her creative collaborators to honor them.
Wicked Costume Exhibit
Mediteranean food like shwarma and gyros. We were planning on having supper there before the wedding, but we ended up being there at tea time instead. So I got chai and baklava, and my husband got mint lemonade and kunafe. We were the only ones in there because it had just opened at 4, which was nice. The food was great.
Afterwards we went to a rare and used book store Cheever's. We both sneakily bought each other Christmas presents while we were there. I Then ate an early supper of breakfast at IHOP which was right across the street from The Witte.
Wedding started at 7. Tapas for the reception among the dinosaurs.