2.16.2011

Austin Love, An Utterly Beautiful Blog, Potholders and A Little Profile (AKA Some Random Bits...)


images via The Hotel San Jose



I have been seriously hankering for a little jaunt down to Austin with Bryan and the girlies of late...just a change of scenery, a couple of nights at The Hotel San Jose, sangria on their stellar patio. Heck it's been so warm the past couple of days (78 today!) a quick dip in the little pool *might* even be possible.

And my longing for an Austin fix is only increased by the fact that there's so much good stuff going on down there. First there was Miss Natalie's Canoe pop-up shop (so sad that we missed it) and next weekend, the lovely Abby is curating a pop-up event featuring local artists and artisans at West Elm (which I'm also going to miss...it's just not my month).

Man I love Austin...just so much goodness.



I'm also feeling all kinds of love for a dear friend's new blog venture, Paper Weight. It is beautiful and smart. You have to check it out...



potholder by Stacie Pighin

Ok
, a couple more (this is a random post today friends, my apologies)... The lovely ladies at Prudent Baby asked me to be a judge in their very fun "Sewing Machine Double Down" contest. Christine and I were chatting yesterday about pouring through all those fantastic potholders (she was a judge too), and she noted that it made her want to start making potholders.

Me on the other hand, well it just made me want to *use* potholders (i.e. eat)...but then again, I don't really possess Christine's sewing prowess. So there's that.



And finally, a little interview over on AOL City's Best today where I share a few of my favorite spots in Dallas...It's always fun to think about what you love best about your town, don't you think?

12 comments:

Miss Natalie said...

Thanks so much for the sweet mention, Joslyn! We missed you. Let us know next time you get down this way!

Barchbo said...

Thanks for another reminder about why I love Austin! Even more so, I love that you love so much about Dallas. I think it gets such a bad rap!

ashley maureen said...

oh joslyn, you don't know how much i am dying to visit austin. i think hotel san jose would be a perfect getaway for us. sometime soon i will make sure of it!!

We Blog Artists said...

That's an awesome picture of you Joslyn!
Thanks for all the links...I wish I could make it down to Abby's POP-Up...sounds like a great line-up.
Off to read some interviews etc... :-)
hugs
Char.x

Heidi said...

I'm meeting my husband in Austin this weekend! I've never been there before so I have your anniversary post cued up as a reference. Uchiko here I come! Thanks in advance. :)

Leslie said...

great article, joslyn! and i'd love to go the pop-up in austin, too. just not good timing for me!

Urban Picker said...

Lots of great thrift store shopping in Austin, My passion.Check it out while you are down there!Tracy

Caitlin said...

Joslyn, a GOOP mention and AOL mention in the same day - congrats my lady! Can't wait to visit you in Dallas and hit up all your favorite places!

abby try again said...

Thanks for this awesome post, Joslyn!
And congrats on the AOL post, that's amazing :)

About Last Weekend said...

Just went through to paper Weight, incredible blog so airy and yet challenging. Love hearing about your area, seems so far from Ca, have never been to Austin but sounds really fun..

Christi said...

I live in Austin and don't plan on moving, because there is always something fun and laid back to do here. I love the San Jose pool, just big enough to not be a wading pool, but not large enough to lose charm. I have heard a lot about the St Cecilia, also a Liz Lambert creation. Have you been?
www.ruminationavenue.com

Stacie said...

Love seeing my potholder pictured on your blog. Thank you!