Brace yourself for lots of ranting, because yesterday was the lamest SXSW experience I have ever had, and that includes doing day parties while pregnant last year. Remember how I was supposed to go see all kinds of awesome bands and then hang with Snoop Dog at Perez Hilton's kick ass night party? Well, screw that. First it rained and lightninged all over the place, driving me to skip the day parties. Then I waited for THREE HOURS in the longest line I have ever seen in my life, in really really really cold wind (like literally freezing. In Austin. WTF?), only to get all the way to the head of the line and be told that the venue was at capacity. This was the worst organized, most poorly planned event I have ever attended, EVER. EVER. EVER. Next year I am applying for press credentials, which is what I should have done this year, but Momnesia made me forget how crazy and overhyped this party always is. Don't worry -- the night was not a total bust. My friends made it awesome by ordering me a fake birthday dessert for no particular reason, and then accompanying me to The Highball bowling lounge for a nightcap, which was pretty rad.

austin highball

Austin Chronicle

Austin's hippest designer Joel Mozersky consulted on the interiors for the Highball, and true to form, the lounge is as comfy/flashy as his other venues. Too bad the pics aren't as flashy. (Note to JM: call me! You need to hire me to shoot your interiors, stat.)

highball austin

Hello there, Hip Hop karaoke lounge.

With its tufted banquettes, David Hicksian mirrored walls, and sputnik lights, the Highball oozes retro glamor, dontcha think?

Karly worked with Mozersky on Bird's Barbershop's Eastside location, which you can check out here, and you can also see pictures from some of his projects in another post she wrote here. If you don't feel up to click clacking all around the web to see his work, don't fret. I've got a mini update of some of his latest work for you.

la condesa

la condesa

La Condesa

the madison

the madison

joel mozersky

The Madison. Check out that Fornasetti wallpaper!

peacock lounge

The Peacock

dixie chicks loft

dixie chicks loft

Dixie Chicks loft featured in Met Home.

That's pretty much all I've got for today, because staying up late in the freezing wind, changing out of my pajamas, AND wearing mascara, was a huge shock to my system. I am one sleepy kitten.

kitten sleepy

I'm going to rest up and see you dudes on Wednesday.