Scene report: ‘Summer skip day’ at W Austin

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When the W Austin sent out a press release earlier this week urging Austinites to take a “summer skip day” in honor of the 30th anniversary of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” it sounded great. But who, I wondered, would actually be able to take a day off to hang out poolside at the hotel.

As it turned out, plenty of people. When I arrived at the hotel on Friday afternoon, I was surprised to see at least 300 people in attendance, including a man in skimpy gold shorts serving hot dogs, servers in “Save Ferris” T-shirts and dancers with their own (loose) interpretation of the movie’s “Twist and Shout” scene.

I particularly appreciated the pop-up shops, which included standouts such as Cassandra Collections (I’m pegging her as the next Kendra Scott), Archipelago Designs and Kit & Ace.

Couldn’t make it today? I’m told many of the hotel’s poolside events have the same staycation vibe. Check here for what’s coming up soon.


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