It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a “weekend recap” type post, but lo and behold I have one for you today! To be honest, I’m really trying to get out and do things with my time instead of sitting at home all week, eating junk food and binging on Netflix (#realtalk).
Last week I was lucky to take part in Topgolf’s Summer Blogger Event Series and hang out with tons of my favorite bloggy ladies. Then on Thursday, Alice from The Lone Star Looking Glass hosted a Personal Styling Party at Anthropologie in Highland Village. It had been quite a while since I visited an Anthro, and I remembered why: I WANT TO BUY ALL OF THE THINGS.
How cute were these picks that Alice chose for the group?!
Obviously I went straight for the Texas Tea. It was delish! They also had adorable bites including pimento cheese pinwheels. Let me tell you, it’s really difficult to eat a pinwheel while maintaining some kind of conversation.
My favorite part of going to events is being able to meet other bloggers! I had met Amber back in February at Thrive, but this was the first time I met Eva. Such a sweetheart! Both of these ladies are lovely, and so talented.
How adorable is Alice? I swear, this girl has the BEST sense of style of anyone that I know! If you aren’t following her blog, you absolutely need to.
The evening was so much fun, trying on clothes and chatting with each other. I tried on the Manzanita Dress by Weston and just fell in love with it. Unfortunately it was a little out of my price range (#realtalkagain) so I’m waiting for it to go on sale!
After an awesome Thursday evening and low key Friday night, we loaded up the car early on Saturday morning and headed to Austin! It was the first time we visited the city. (I know, blasphemous, right?) I have to admit, I fell in love with the city. In fact, I think I like it more than Houston! It’s just so much more pedestrian-friendly, and I love all of the bike paths, even in the middle of the city. It’s just so clean and the food… y’all, the food. I really wish we had more time in the city to enjoy all of the amazing food. The only place we visited was Magnolia Cafe, but I’m already begging Nick for another weekend trip to Austin just to enjoy all of the food.
I had seen Magnolia Cafe on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives before, and I really wanted to make sure we stopped by! I was nervous about the wait because it was 11 on a Saturday, but we only waited for about 15-20 minutes. Score!
After indulging in some of this amazing queso, I snagged two chocolate chip pancakes for brunch, which is my go-to brunch dish. These pancakes were probably the best I’ve ever had! Nick had a “couch potato” omelet, which was basically a loaded baked potato, but in omelet form. Amazing, right?
The afternoon was spent soaking up the sun at Barton Springs Pool. If you’ve never been, I highly suggest it! We found free parking and it was just $4 a person to enjoy the pool. It was a gorgeous day in Austin, so I’m glad we spent it outside. I even got a little bit of a tan! There were no dogs permitted in the section we were in, but I loved seeing the dogs play around in the other section of the pool. Even with it being a gorgeous day, it still wasn’t super crowded. In fact, the freezing cold water was really nice for such a hot day! (I was sharing quite a bit on Snapchat, so if you haven’t followed me yet, you can follow me at “observantturtle.”)
That evening we visited a former co-worker of Nick’s before heading home. We did absolutely NOTHING on Sunday because we were just so tired. I used muscles to swim that I hadn’t used in quite a while!
What did you do this weekend? Have you ever visited Austin?