Sunday, June 5, 2011

a Taste of Texas

My parents and I explored quirky downtown Austin; the vintage shops and cool eateries on South Congress St. are a must-do (had the best nutella latte!). I ended up buying a pair of turquoise cowboy boots to add to my collection & got a feather hair extension at Stella Blue.
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We grabbed authentic BBQ at Rudys in New Braunfels, spent the evening in idyllic Gruene and grabbed some Lone Star Beers at Texas' first dance hall. We wrapped things up today with a river cruise around San Antonio & trip to the Alamo, and some amazing authentic Mexican cuisine.
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It was such a fun little getaway and quality time with my parents. I love the colorful spirit of Texas; such a great way to start the summer!

xoxo, lauren

19 comments:

Sadie K said...

Looks like you had a great time, it looks like such a colourful and fun place! I love your outfit in the last photo, you look great :)

Lindsay said...

How fun! Your new boots are adorable. I actually don't own any cowboy boots but if I did I'd love to have some authentic Texas ones!

Laura said...

I LOVE all the BOOTS!

Aryn said...

Wow, that all looks o fun! I really need to travel the US!

A plus,
Aryn
Driftwood and Daydreams

Elle Enchanted said...

Your photos are gorgeous Lauren! I love your hair, it looks really pretty that way! And your remixing of the denim vest! Perfect outfit for the weekend getaway- glad you had fun with your family!

classic case said...

I love all of these pictures SO much. Texas is close to my heart because I have family there and these snapshots are such a nice reminder about such a lovely place. The first picture is my fave EVER.

Sherin said...

Texas looks incredible! I've always wanted to visit, and sounds like it was a fun trip. Love teh cowboy boots you're wearing. I think I need more of them!

Sarah @ Shades of Sarah said...

I love your boots!!! So jealous. And Austin seems amazing!

Leia said...

Nutella latte? Yum! You look so perfect in your pretty little dresses and cowboy boots. Glad you had a fun time!

Leia

Allison said...

These pictures are amazing - it makes me want to visit Texas right now! Uhm, a Nutella latte?! What have I been missing my whole life???
You are gorgeous, Lauren, and I am DYING over your fabulous boots! :) xo

dan @ designer glasses said...

I love your turquoise cowboy boots - you are so cute!!

Petite Chic[k] said...

I love your dress/boot combinations! I especially love your pink dress--it's gorgeous!!!!

Audrey Allure said...

Great photos! I haven't been to Austin in awhile; wish I could go visit again soon!

Diana said...

Love those boots! What a fun time! :)

Linden said...

hey girl - i went to mizzou with casey and found your blog through hers. i'm from san antonio (and currently live here) and am so glad to see you had such a good time down on the riverwalk! the colored umbrellas are my fav.

Lauren said...

your pictures have convinced me - i must go to texas! i have always had a wonder for austin...

Lilith said...

Oooooh I looooove cowboy boots! :-P

American Gypsy said...

i adore austin..especially around sxsw time. one of the few cities in the country where i would consider moving. and you have the texas look down pat, sugar!
xoxojess

www.americangypsyliving.com

Lindsay said...

I absolutely adore everything in this post, and it makes me want to explore the beauty that is Texas so badly! (especially after finishing watching the series finale of Friday Night Lights, one of my favorite shows, ever!)

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