4.26.2016

Austin Texas


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. 

























8 comments:

Ma Catharsis said...

beautiful pictures ♥w♥ !
it's a nice travel with you

Jade Sheldon said...

Loved watching your trip via Snapchat. I was dying when that Southern Gentleman texted your mom!!!

Minnie Muse said...

Sounds like a FABULOUS trip! For someone who lives only 2 hours from Austin it is a wonder to me that I have never taken a weekend to explore the city that has such amazing treasures for vintage lovers. I am planning on going to the Modcloth pop up shop in May however:)
-Madison
www.minniemuseblog.com

Lisa said...

Gorgeous photos! I've always wanted to go to Austin. :)

Jessica Cangiano said...

How awesome! I really had to beam over this post because, by pure coincidence, my husband (Tony) is in Austin for the first time ever this week on a super brief work trip (Tues - Friday). What cool odds that you were both there within days of each other. I've never been myself, but really hope I can follow in your guys' footsteps one day.

♥ Jessica

Allie said...

Glad you enjoyed your trip! Austin is always a fun weekend getaway for me (I live in Dallas). Somehow, I never finish exploring. Such a tiny city, with so much to offer!

Ashes Laree said...

My home city! Looks like you hit all the good stuff, its always nice to see your town trough someone else eyes, especially those of a fellow vintage lover. Your pictures are beautiful, thanks for sharing!

Sarah Viner-Daniels said...

I don't think I knew anything about Austin but your pictures look amazing. And the vintage mall is heaven! Thanks for sharing.
Sarah
www.rogueandfox.com