At the beginning of the month my girlfriends and I went to Austin to celebrate a special birthday with our friend Heather. It was a super fun and also very inspiring long weekend.
We stayed in an old Union house turned Hotel and I just loved the very slick but warm design of the rooms. Everything about it made me happy. Blue, brown, grey, black …ahhh swoon.
We had an amazing dinner in a private vault in the basement of a restaurant -That was super fun … no other photos “what happens in the vault – stays in the vault”
We went downtown for a little shopping trip on Congress South – of course I didn’t check the weather app again before I left and the temperature dropped significantly from the prediction I had seen- hence the interesting layered look – oh well. I loved the wonderful old signs on the stores
and realized once again that even though I badly want a cool hat- I am jhsut not a hat person.
But I am a Mural person – and that was way cheaper too – LOL
Super fun !
And I want this pizza sign -it is the cutest!
Also — why not- LOL- I like it!
More amazing signs and storefronts
And def. liked how Austin celebrates their “Keep Austin Weird” motto.
which was proven once again in the candy store- Who puts a scale in a candy store? That is soooo weird – LOL.
That Candy store was really cool!!!!
This store window was cooler than the store- but I like the name …I wish it was a real yarn and embroidery store LOL.
This book store had a beautiful set up and book art everywhere – I could have spent hours in there.
Fun – and famous Boot Store – I am not a Cowboy boot person but some of these were pretty pretty cool.
More cool signs – I am a sucker for awesome vintage signs.
Here our “old gang” in the back of a rented bus to bring us to our friend’s party – Don’t be fooled- this is a tame picture from the beginning of the trip and …well what happens in the back of the bus stays in the back of the bus ;)
We stoped in Blanco- what a cute little town. Very picturesque.
And I just fell in love with those city buildings
I want to paint those!
And what do you find when you go to an antique store in Blanco? Spurs – I had no ideas there are so many different designs – these are so cool.
Our friend making drinks for us. She is the Greene in Milam&Greene Whiskey and the party was at the Distillery. We are so proud of her even though that means she moved away from us :(
We had a great time seeing the distillery and spending time with old and new friends
I love this oak tree right outside of the tasting room
It is a great place to visit -if you are ever in the area take a spin and visit the tasting room! And if you see my friend Heather -say hello from her friend Nat in Jersey ;)
I cannot wait to go back some time later this year- it was a lot of fun and there is so much more to see. Next time I make sure to bring my sketch book …for before the tasting of course ;)