5.12.2010

Austin!!!

Yes, three exclamation points...I love Austin that much.

In fact, if not for the sweltering Texas summers (are you tired of me talking about how hot it is in Texas yet?), it might even be my favorite U.S. city. I'm a fan.

So needless to say, I'm pretty psyched that Bryan, the girlies and I are headed down for a little Austin fix this weekend...

On the agenda (besides of course visiting buddies and just generally lazing about, which is particularly fun in Austin...):




Staying at the St. Cecilia -- Though my heart will always belong to the San Jose, I can't wait to check this place out. Audrey is especially excited about the fab little pool and the giant white peacock...




Hitting up Renegade Craft Fair (the original impetus for the trip)... I am so, so excited that Renegade is finally making its way to Texas. Can't wait to see all the goods, as the line-up of artists (including the ├╝ber talented Ms. Christine) looks totally fantastic...

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Celebrating the aforementioned Christine's birthday on Sunday with pool-side drinks at the St. Cecilia before heading to Renegade. (Yes, we'll be drinking in the morning...it's Austin people.)



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Checking out Spartan and Bows and Arrows (this is at the tippy top of my list, as Spartan is pretty much my dream shop...and they have a nice hefty new shipment of Clare Vivier totes on the shelves. I'm just sayin.)



image of guero's by rachel saldana via abby

Tacos at Guero's, Mexican vanilla ice cream (with strawberries and pecans) at Amy's and coffee at Jo's. Oh and there's also snow cones at Zilker Park for the girlies... we eat a lot in Austin. (Who am I kidding, we eat a lot everywhere...)

Friday afternoon can't come soon enough!

34 comments:

Kristina Guilbeau said...

Wow, I sure do miss Austin. I hope you have so much fun!

mominaledo said...

Have a great weekend!! Will you get to see Stacy and Pauline? Tell them hello please!!

Shayna said...

I'm jealous. That sounds like an awesome, awesome trip. I may try to take part, virtually, and eat some ice cream with strawberries and pecans in my backyard. That counts, right?

Lenore said...

I would love to visit Austin one day, I'll have to keep notes of your recommended sites and bites!

XO
Lenore

Lucia said...

ok, so, i kind of might hate you a little... you lucky lady. sounds like a wondeful weekend. we have no plans, so maybe we'll hit up the craft fair. we lived in the chicago neighborhood where it originated, and i have been eager to get to one since we left the windy city. and i do so love renegades...

Mel said...

Oh how I heart Austin. The stars at night!! (I know that you're gonna finish the rest of the song:)
I miss Austin too, doh!& my family who live there. Take the girlies to Hey Cupcake ( the airstream with a big rotating cupcake on top) and the Big Top Candy Shop across the street. Have fun y'all!

Joslyn said...

carrie -- yep planning to see pauline and stacy (and new baby wren...)fun! I'll tell them hi for you!
xo

shayna -- that totally counts (especially since you live in my other favorite city ;-)

lucia -- you guys need to pile in the car and come down. we'll meet you at the pool ;-)

Pretty Mommy said...

lucky lucky girl!! I'll be dreaming of Amy's and migas all weekend...might I recommend Feathers for vintage, by George (where I got my fashion start), and Curra's for avocado margs and Conchinita Pibil (if Geuro's is packed!)
xoxo

Joslyn said...

michelle -- totally love by george and it makes perfect sense that you worked there... ;-)

curra's yum!

xo

nadia said...

i have been spending the day looking and booking hotels in both ny and montreal and now i just wish i was going to austin because the work would be done! st. celia sounds and looks fantastic the whole trip sounds amazing!

Amy@OldSweetSong said...

I love Austin (and the San Jose, too).

Have a fabulous time!

Sufoot said...

Please tell me you'll also be having queso and pancakes - either Kerbey Lane or Magnolia. Just do it....don't think about how weird that combonation is...just.do.it.

Janssen said...

I love Austin so much. Can't believe we moved away.

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend. Enjoy it. And of course you must eat your way through Austin, and every other city...there is no other way to go. At least not for us!

Engracia said...

Oh I'm going to tell my sister to move to Austin, she isn't enjoying the weather in Seattle much. Austin sounds a lot more like Sydney in its culture and weather.
Have a great day
Engracia

dulci said...

Guero's is my favorite!! Plus Torchy's tacos are pretty good too :)

http://ladulcivida.blogspot.com/

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Mary said...

I've always wanted to visit Austin - I think I would dig it. Wonder if I'll ever find an excuse to get there. I'd love to go to the SXSW music festival one of these days. One day. In the meantime, I'll live vicariously. Enjoy a fabulous weekend!

Our Green Nest said...

Oh gosh, I cannot wait!! SO excited!! :)

Caton Ann Morris said...

I am so jealous I want to go to Renegade Austin, so badly. I love your blog!

monika said...

Oh, I am envious of the hot Texas summers. It is freezing cold in Brussels right now! Have fun!

Michelle said...

oh dear, another reason to evy you. I love, no wait, L.O.V.E Austin, we would live there now, like beam ourselves there if our families didn't live here. The heat, ok, yes, it is so hot that last year when I was there I cried, but hey, I can get used to it, right? right?

looker said...

Bellissimo blog!

Mo said...

Can I tag along? I love Austin but haven't experienced enough of it. I've been down twice for sxsw, which skewers the experience completely. Your trip sounds AMAZING. Not only does the fact that it's Austin mean drinking in the morning - but it's vacation. Drink all day long! Have fun!

Allison said...

I am from Dallas, but I loved getting to live in Austin for a couple of years. We just moved back to Dallas, and it just made me a little "Austin-sick" to see those pictures of my favorite places. I would walk by Hotel St. Cecilia all the time just to be inspired by its style. Enjoy Spartan/Bows & Arrows, Jo's & Zilker. Such a good getaway!

Fern and Feather said...

oh Austin... sigh.

Have the best time with your sweet family.

rosiecampbell said...

Love Austin! I spent 4 months there for work and could have stayed. I loved eating at Z'Teja's. Have fun!

Stephanie said...

Austin is such a fun city! We have family there and are planning a visit this summer. My favorite rest. there - Chuy's - is coming to Birmingham (where we live) this summer and I am beyond ecstatic. Have a blast!

anie said...

Never been to Austin but sure am adding to my list right now!
I got a C.V Tropezienne bag for Valentine's day and I LOVE IT! So perfect in every way...
Have fun!

Joslyn said...

anie -- i'm a little jealous about that C.V. trop bag ;-)

Elle Sees said...

Gah! I'm super jealous!
I've been to every state, but somehow missed Austin in my several trips through Texas. I gotta go.

Michele said...

I love Austin too! I'm blessed enough to call it home but that means that I haven't gotten to stay at St. Cecilia or the San Jose. I hope you have a great trip!

Stephanie said...

Hope you have a wonderful stay here in Austin! How lucky that you get to enjoy a couple of nights at the St. Cecilia; it's so lovely & tranquil that it's almost enchanted feeling. I've got to second that suggestion that you hit Torchy's Tacos. If you're into shrimp, that one's my favorite.

paiiige said...

oh, my heart! i love austin, and loooved this pre-vacation 'recap'... ah!