This weekend my mother and I flew to Austin Texas for her birthday! We'd never been before, and planned on attending the Food and Wine festival, but unfortunately it was cancelled last minute. Fortunately I have friends who were happy to show us around the city, and they took us everywhere!
We spent a morning at The Austin Antique Mall, a warehouse building full of treasures, and booths packed full of vintage clothing! I found a couple summer items there, just what I was hoping for.
In the back rooms of Gypsy Antiques we were lucky enough to shop merchandise from Dalenas Vintage and Bloomers and Frocks, they both have lovely displays and products.
We also stopped by Big Bertha's Paradise (amazing selection of vintage and designer), Room Service (great for mid century clothing and kitsch decor), and Amelia's Retro-Vogue (beautiful 40's & 50's clothing and accessories). I found a great pair of jeans at New Brohemia (lots of men's denim and tees), and my mom got a great dress at Blue Velvet.
One unexpected part of the city I loved was the signage, it seems like there's no point in having a business without a top notch retro style neon sign. From restaurants to massage therapists, it's a neon sign paradise.
There are SO MANY amazing restaurants and I went the entire trip eating mostly vegan without even trying. I could eat at Tacodeli every day, and am forever envious of the huge Whole Foods at the company headquarters.
My mom got a cupcake and the darling Sugar Mama's Bakeshop, and we got to visit the Warby Parker and Modcloth pop-up shops.
My favorite breakfast by far was at The Driskill, the "Austin American breakfast" has lovely roasted veggies and crispy bacon. And the hotel itself is gorgeous, a historic building that's beautifully decorated.