Oh my goodness this lack of posting is becoming a terrible trend. I feel like I open every post with “I’m so sorry I have been MIA.” There is just so much going on lately and little time for creativity, much less shopping online for all the outfit details! Today I am simply sharing some pictures from this past weekend’s bachelorette party in Austin.
My once student assistant, turned intern, turned friend is getting married in January!!! I am so excited for her because she and her hubby-to-be are adorable. All of us had a great time in Austin and loved sharing the weekend experience with her. Without further ado…
Friday night we all met at the hotel and got ready for dinner. Weirdly enough, few pictures were taken! We ate at Geraldine’s at Hotel Van Zandt in Austin. The food was fantastic! It’s tapas style so you can order several “small bites” and make a meal of it while still trying several items from the menu. With creative cocktails and live music, you can’t go wrong with this place. Check it out for date night if you’re in the Austin area. After dinner we went to a couple of bars on Rainey Street. Such a different vibe to 6th Street and I like it so much better.
Saturday we had brunch at Snooze (a favorite of mine) followed by a half-day wine tour with Discover Texas Wine Tours. Our driver, Jason, was so friendly! We had a great time and I highly recommend this tour company if you are looking to do a wine tour. We stopped at Deep Eddy Vodka distillery, Duchman Family Winery, and Salt Lick Cellars. All were stunning visually. I was a little sad the weather was overcast and cold, but at least there was good lighting for pictures 😉 Saturday night we went to Rainey Street again and met up with some guys from a bachelor party we met the previous night. They were hilarious and kept us laughing until the bar closed. Visit Lustre Pearl if you want a casual, but lively place on Rainey. Great views of the skyline from the second floor!
Sunday I drove home to get the hubs and we headed to Houston for a couples shower. Sometimes I feel like the bride and groom are the younger version of us.
I hope you enjoyed this quick update and found some places to check out if you’re in the Austin area. Until next post…xoxo Becca
Weekends fly by don’t they!? I had a great weekend with a good friend who moved to College Station last fall. She invited me to stay Friday night and go to Waco on Saturday. I wanted to visit Magnolia Market and that is exactly what we did.
Friday night we checked out a local bar my friend’s coworker recommended called West End Elixir. It had a laid back, sophisticated vibe in a speakeasy like environment. There was live music on the patio and the drinks were delicious. Drinks are made with fresh squeezed juices and ingredients.
Saturday we arrived in Waco about 9:30 and went to Magnolia Market first. The line for the bakery was out the door and down the street so we skipped the long line (and the calories). Made our way into the Market and warehouse to see the quintessential Fixer Upper decor. Word of advise, there is a store down the street called The Findery where you can buy almost identical pieces without the crowds. The grounds of Magnolia Market are adorable and I can see the allure of visiting. Around every corner there is something to look at. It’s very homey, welcoming, and family oriented. Don’t forget the food trucks!
My friend and I spent about an hour at Magnolia Market before heading off to Homestead Craft Visit (about 15 minutes north of the Silos). Homestead Craft Village was recommended by a friend and I am so glad she told me about it.
Homestead Heritage is an agrarian- and craft-based intentional Christian community. Its literature stresses simplicity, sustainability, self-sufficiency, cooperation, service and quality craftmanship.
We ended up staying there most of the day and had lunch at the cafe onsite. They have craft shops where you can see demonstrations of how things are made; pottery, gristmill, forge, woodworking, etc. The items created in the craft shops are available for purchase in their main shop, The Barn. Before leaving we stopped at the Market to buy some of the locally made or sourced honeys, bread, soaps and lotions. If you are making the trip to Waco, this is worth the visit.
Before leaving town we stopped at The Junky Monkey, Junque in the Trunk, and Shades of Shabby. All really cute shops! After our day trip I headed home and spent Sunday getting ready for the week. I hope you had a good weekend and have a great week ahead. Until next post…xoxo Becca