Two Days in Austin
A few weeks back we escaped the cold and headed to Austin, Texas for a weekend. The real purpose of the trip was to celebrate a friend’s wedding, but we made the most of our trip and did some exploring in our free time. I wasn’t my first time to Austin (I grew up in Dallas and visited often), but it was my first time since college and it’s definitely a city I’d love to visit again, especially when it’s a bit warmer!
We got to Austin on Friday afternoon and after checking in at The Driskill, we walked down the street to the Austin Ale House for a drink and snack before dinner. I have to admit, I was hoping that it was a bit warmer, but it was better than 15 degrees! Rob and I had dinner at La Condesa that night which was delicious! The chicken tacos were uh-mazing! Before meeting up with our friends, we went to Rainey Street and had a drink at one of the cute bars here. They’re all located in old houses which was pretty cool.
We met our friends Amy & Holly in The Driskill’s cafe that morning — I was completely obsessed with the decor! This turquoise walls and copper lamps were stunning. We hopped over to South Congress to walk around and look in shops. Thankfully Rob was extra patient with all of the girls and let us look in all of the cute shops. Cove was one of my favorites. They had so many cute pieces that would be perfect for my upcoming beach trip. I currently have my eye on this off-the-shoulder dress and this simple striped shift dress.
We walked by Jo’s Coffee where you can find this ‘I love you so much wall’ and good coffee and breakfast tacos — we actually came back the next morning for breakfast and the migas tacos did not disappoint. Breakfast tacos are something I most definitely miss about Texas.
I knew we’d be walking a fair amount that afternoon, so I wore these distressed denim jeans, this red striped shirt — I love how the red looks with blue jeans — my brand new trench coat from Everlane and my trusty Rag & Bone boots. This bag ended up being perfect for the trip and probably my go-to travel purse. It was big enough to hold my camera comfortably!
There was a bit of wait, so we walked over to Gourdough’s just to see what all the commotion was about. It’s a doughnut spot that also serves savory doughnuts — it smelled amazing!
Elizabeth Street Cafe has got to be one of the cutest restaurants I’ve ever been to! We waited for a bit for a table — it was packed, but we didn’t mind. We sat on the heated patio and enjoyed a beer and just relaxed. We had a hard time deciding what to get for lunch because everything looked so good, but stuck to our favorites. We tend to be creatures of habit, ha! We started with the shrimp spring rolls. I loved the jalapeno dipping sauce that came with them. I’d never had anything quite like it and it added a nice little Texas flair to the dish! For lunch, Rob had the pork bun (pronounced boon), which is a cold noodle dish with chargrilled meat and veggies and I got the beef pho. Both were equally as delicious!
The next morning we woke up and went back to Jo’s for a quick breakfast run and our last bit of Tex-Mex before we headed to the airport. Even though the trip was relatively quick, it was really enjoyable and nice to get out of town for a bit! Have you been to Austin before? What are your favorite spots?!
P.S. Let me know what you guys think of this full-width photo layout! I had so many pictures to share from this day, that I thought this would be more suitable, but I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!