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MY FAVORITE THINGS: AUSTIN, TX

December 6, 2012
Emily Hoover and her spectacular vintage store, Feathers on South Congress.

My lovely new friend Emily Hoover and her spectacular vintage store, Feathers on South Congress.

Running trails along Lady Bird Lake with view of downtown

Running trails along Lady Bird Lake with view of downtown

The ultimate men's clothing store: Stag on South Congress

By far, one of the best put together men’s clothing stores on the planet:  Stag on South Congress

Amazing hand crafted cuff at Stag

Amazing hand crafted cuff at Stag by Colorado artist

Chickens roaming around my backyard.  Country living at its best!

Chickens roaming around my backyard. Country living at its best!

Local handmade boots by Helm

Local handmade boots by Helm

Mary Martell's art collection.  Freshly decorated house by the amazing interior designer, Jay Jeffers.

Mary Martell’s art collection. So colorful, so inspiring! Newly decorated downtown penthouse by my friend and amazing interior designer, Jay Jeffers.

Unexpected inspiration

Unexpected inspiration

Laced with Romance vintage.  Fleetwood Mac meets Jimi Hendrix.  Amazing.

Laced with Romance vintage. Fleetwood Mac meets Jimi Hendrix. Amazing.

Justine's on the East side for dinner.  So lovely.

Justine’s Brasserie on the East side for dinner. So lovely and so perfect.

Sahara loung, saturday night.  Well any night actually.

The Sahara Lounge, saturday night. Well any night actually. Favorite music spot in Austin!

My buddy and Kick Pleat boutique. Love this store!

My buddy Andrew and Wendi Koletar’s Kick Pleat boutique. Could have bought every item hanging in this store.  Wendi and I are kindrid spirits for sure!

Archive Vintage trunk show at Moss Vintage on S. Lamar

Archive Vintage trunk show at the fabulous Moss Designer consignment store  on S. Lamar

Impromptu trunk show at The San Jose Hotel on South Congress.  Amazing jewels by LA's newest designer, Tennessee Hamilton

Impromptu trunk show at the chic Hotel San Jose on South Congress. Amazing jewels by LA’s newest designer, Tennessee Hamilton

Best and most exclusive hotel in town:  The St Cecilia.  You want to be able to get in here.

Best and most exclusive hotel in town: Hotel St Cecilia. You want to be able to get in here.

Dreaming of mobile boutiques:  Bootleg on South Congress

Dreaming of mobile boutiques: Bootleg designer shoes on South Congress

Cross stitch by Chloe McGuire. Words by Snoop Dog.

Cross stitch by Chloe McGuire. Words by Snoop Dog. Can’t express how much I love this!

Maria's Taco Express Sunday Gospel Brunch.  Words do no justice of this experience.

Maria’s Taco Express Sunday Gospel Brunch. Words do no justice of this experience.

Uchiko Japanese.  Very well done.

Uchiko Japanese. Very well done and delicious.

Michelle Teague and JM Drygoods via Marfa, TX

Michelle Teague and JM Drygoods along with Spartan boutique next door.

My trip to Austin was amazing and I look forward to a new and creative relationship with this city! Thanks to all my new Austin peeps:  Emily Hoover, Leslie Crow, Katie Johnson, The Texas Huntress, Wendi Koletar, Jennifer Fisher, Laura Uhlir, Mary Martell, and Adam Mattingly.  Thanks for your inspiration!

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  1. December 6, 2012 6:09 pm

    I love the bench made your list:-) So much fun!!!

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