Tuesday, August 6

We Went To Austin: Pt 1

Austin was a beautiful, magical whirlwind.  We made the 11 hour drive to Texas with Elsie, Emma, and the gang on Friday and pretty much had every second from the time we arrived until the time we left booked.  We had the opportunity to meet so many online friends, meet new ones, and eat until our bellies couldn't handle anymore. Seriously, tacos in TX are like some sort of sparkly rainbow of wonder in your mouth.  I miss them already.

We made it (very late) to the Ruche breakfast on Saturday morning.  Lucky for me, there were still some ladies hanging out.  The Ruche gals were so, so sweet and this is where I first got to meet Tieka, Amy, Jen, Julie, Moorea, and Chelsea.  Sorry for the name dropping, but if I'm being totally honest, it's going to happen a lot.  ;)

I left the blogger breakfast and Johnny and I decided we needed to experience a little bit of Austin before we were booked solid with events for the next few days.  We went for breakfast tacos at a place some friends recommended and then trekked down to South Congress to do a little exploring.

We went to Jo's for coffee, shopped a little, hit up Home Slice because it smelled too good not to, and then found out Austin has Rita's.  RITA'S!  We only get Rita's once a year if we're lucky, so we were elated.

I was guest-Instagramming for Lulu's all weekend, so I grabbed some fun photos for that while we were out.  It was hot that day (surprise, surprise, right?) and I ended up getting overheated, so we went back to the house to lay down and cool off. That night was the TxSC prom, and it was almost time to get cleaned up and ready...


**Special thanks to Lulu's for helping send me on this trip!!

36 comments:

  1. Looks like so much fun! I love your photos they are awesome so beautiful!
    Carlee
    Little Sloth

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  2. Love that blue gingham dress with the cutouts!
    Looks like you had a great time - looking forward to part 2 xoxo

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  3. Oh my what fun photos! And what a fun trip! It's nice to know about these great places in Austin so I know where to go when I visit!
    Lovely!


    http://sometimesgracefully.com

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  4. Perfect photographs! Love that "i love you so much" wall :) x

    Keri-Anne
    http://www.gingerlillytea.com

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  5. It made my heart so HAPPY to read that you enjoyed the tacos! Most people really don't get our obsession with tacos here in austin. But it's just because they are everywhere and just SO good!!! :) (my toddler literally gets excited when he sees aluminum foil because he thinks it means TACO!)
    Tacos aside, I'm glad y'all had a safe fun trip!

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  6. I was in Austin for a wedding this weekend and saw you taking that photo in front of the "I love you so much" graffiti but had no idea it was you! Haha.

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  7. there is Rita's in Austin now? yesssssssss!

    i just love South Congress and you capture it so well!
    -Annie

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  8. I just moved from Austin to LA this past January and miss it so much! We had a short trip there last week (bummed I missed the conference by a few days!), and we hit up South Congress and Home Slice as well. :) Austin is just the best city. My photos and blog post about it: http://wonderlandsam.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/theres-no-place-like-home-texas-part-four/

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  9. Looks awesome girl! Wish I could have been there. Maybe next year. :)

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  10. It was SO amazing to meet you finally, Katie!! You are one of my absolute faves + that was just 100% confirmed after meeting!! Glad you had a wonderful time and hopefully I'll get to see you again soon! xo

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  11. what a lovely experience! Looking forward to reading more about it! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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  12. Ah, this looks like so much fun! Looks like you went to all sorts of tasty places!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  13. you know shawn & i used to live in austin, right? it is a pretty magical place. i'm glad you had a good time! xo

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  14. I went to college at St. Edward's (down on SoCo) and I miss it so much! Looks like such a great time!

    yourstrulyjen.com

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  15. I love these pictures, the first one of you and Johnny is my favorite :) Looks like you had a great time!
    Amia
    www.teapotsandbelles.blogspot.com

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  16. So glad you had a good time while you were down in Austin! Loved meeting you this weekend, Katie! You are just as sweet as I had imagined(: Can't wait to see "Part 2" of this small series!

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  17. looks like so much fun! i saw you in the ABM video... darling!
    xx

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  18. no fair! why are you always so pretty?! : )

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  19. Austin is where my boyfriend lives... I adore visiting him!

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  20. Katie, you look gorgeous love all your outfits. You just have the cutest style!! And so fun seeing bits of Austin on your blog. I absolutely love that city and thrilled to hear you had such an amazing time!!

    xo
    By The Shore

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  21. I know I already said this, but I'm so glad we were finally able to meet! Wish we had more time to catch up/ get to know one another, but that's how these things go, they're crazy. Glad you guys enjoyed Austin, I love S. Congress (and Austin) so much :)

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  22. Looks like you guys had a blast!!! So jealous!!! lol!

    xoxo~Heather
    southernnorth.com

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  23. Man I wish I could have been there. So many talented fashionistas in one place! *Sigh* Sooo you're coming to Cali next, right?

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  24. Thanks again for coming up to me Sunday morning and the sweet words!!! You're adorable!!!

    (Also, I totally agree about Austin + tacos. Also also, if you ever get the hankering to visit New Orleans, let me know, I'd be happy to give you tips!)

    xoxo

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  25. wow.. it looks fun! i'm so envy! i hope someday i can come and meet you! :)
    Irene Wibowo

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  26. We moved from DC to Colorado almost 3 years ago and I still dream/crave Rita's! There's just nothing like it out here. Can't wait to read more of your adventures. It really makes me want to go next year.

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  27. Rita's is one of my favorite things in the world! I don't get it very often either!

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  28. Looks like a great trip out there! We have a Ritas on our street here in NJ.
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    +Victoria+

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  29. You're making me hungry with all this talk of yummy tacos! Haha! And this Rita's place sounds amazing. Nom nom.

    erinbulger.blogspot.ca

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  30. was so great to meet you katie, love seeing your recap photos!

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  31. Seeing you guys nomming on gelatos at Ritas makes me miss home (New Jersey), where water ice is basically THE summer food. Wahhh! Looks like you guys had a blast in Texas--Austin is officially on my "to visit" list after seeing all the fun pictures! Now, the real question is... when are y'all coming to visit Portlandia?!

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  32. I was scrolling through your photos, and kept saying, wow, that looks a lot like where I live. And sure enough, you were in Austin! Hope you enjoyed your stay. I love being able to call it my home :)

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