if you’re going to go to a city like Austin, Texas, I’ve learned that you really need to just devote an entire day to the trip – so that’s what me and three of my favorite people decided to do! friend time in one of texas’ coolest cities is cheaper than therapy and leaves your heart (and stomach) so full.
here are a few places you just can’t miss if you decide to make the trip!
breakfast/brunch @ JOSEPHINE HOUSE
because you’re going to need to fuel up if you’re intending on doing some hardcore city exploring!?? I would proudly recommend the entire menu. I haven’t even had everything on the menu, but I know everything is bound to be as incredible as my kouign-amann. I would also recommend requesting seats outside because you can’t beat the indigo blue walls and striped umbrella vibes on the back porch!
now it’s time to walk SOUTH CONGRESS like a true tourist!! some of my favorite stores:
– the gypsy wagon
– south congress books
– triple z threadz
– maya star
– tesoros trading company
– uncommon objects (if you have two hours to make it through the store)
and never skip out on the little pop-up shops scattered along SOCO, because 1.) you can support local small businesses and 2.) you can find stuff that’s truly unique and made w/ love.
p.s. ow ow Caroline’s a babe ^
then when mid-afternoon rolls around and you’re about to crash.. GET COFFEE
but not just any coffee
I’m talking turbo at JO’S ON SOUTH CONGRESS.
(and the best part is, Jo’s also doubles as a fantastic spot to take lots of cool photos with your friends)
after you get your strength back and you’re feeling like you can walk again, it’s dinner time. so I know that Austin is full of incredible food and your choices are basically endless, but please hear me out when I say that you can’t go wrong with some pizza @ HOMESLICE.
I mean, COME ON look at that ^
and you’ll hopefully walk it off on the way back to your car that’s probably parked a few miles away – so its a win-win!??
then to reward yourself for making it back to your car you’ve got to get some donuts for the ride home @ VOODOO DOUGHNUT.
a saturday spent in austin with three of the ladies you love the most is clearly a saturday well spent! SO now it’s your turn to make the trip!!