Austin, Photography, Travel

Hello Austin, TX

Keep Austin Weird – is the motto that you see everywhere in Austin, which is similar to it’s sister PNW city Portland. I spent the weekend in Austin with my good friend {Jennifer) – Girls trip!  Austin is similar to Portland in many ways – very eclectic, food truck scene, street art, bi-polar weather and growing millennial population. Very similar and unique in their own way.  With Austin everything seems very shiny and new in terms of hangouts like bars and restaurants.  It’s a very young and new city where cool restaurants will pop-up in strip malls. We had an amazing time and experienced what Austin has to offer. I would love to come back for SXSW one year.  Here is a glimpse of our Austin trip…

Our cute AirBnb


For brunch we went to this cute restaurant – Elizabeth Street Cafe – a casual yet upscale Vietnamese restaurant and bakery. Very cute and trendy.  Loved the interior – intimate and exterior seating.

The rest of the day was spent shopping and taking photos of all the cute murals. We spent most of the day on Congress Ave which is a great place to people watch, grab a bite to eat and shop at all the eclectic boutiques. Also the mural game is very strong on this street.


I’ll be honest. We didn’t take one photo on Saturday. We went to this cute little brunch place called Hillside Pharmacy (reminded me of Ballard in Seattle) and had facials  and lounged around and ended our day at this place called The Peached Tortilla. The asian fusion scene seems to be very big in Austin.


On Sunday, we started our day a little earlier for a nice brunch at Tiny Boxwood – this place was so cute and reminded me of Napa. We then walked around Austin’s Lady Bird Lake and then we said our goodbyes {Jen} back to San Francisco and I headed back to Seattle.

Until next time Austin. xoxo – SADV