On Sunday morning, we had the world's longest breakfast with Stephan and his sister. Thank goodness the company was good because it took forever! We waited an hour outside after being told 20 minutes over and over and then the kitchen lost our order and it took an other hour to get our food. I won't even tell you where we went, because it shouldn't have taken that long and the staff didn't manage the situation very well. So annoying!
Luckily, the thrift store that Stephan's sister manages was right across the street or the morning would have been a total loss! It's called Top Drawer and supports the local HIV+ community.
Stephan's sister does such a great job. The store is arranged beautifully and feels more like a quality vintage store than a thrift shop. If you are ever in Austin be sure to check it out. It's extremely well curated and the deals are amazing!
|No racks full of old tshirts here!|
|With a limited amout of suitcase space, shopping here was torture!|
So we bought another suitcase.
After breakfast and thrifting, it was now pretty late in the day. We had a little bit of time to kill before we met Katie and Nick for dinner, so we did a little driving around and lookey-loo-ing.
We stopped in to have a look at the Driskill Hotel. SO pretty!
|Seating area in the lobby.|
|MD, his new hat, and a longhorn.|
|Seating area in the lounge.|
|Memorabilia in the back bar.|
|A vintage Wanda Jackson headshot. Cute!|
|Stephan enjoying a cold one.|
|Shiny Airstream + gravel patio + string lights + vintage seating = TRUE LOVE!|
For dinner that night we went to the Hula Hut which is a "tiki" restaurant out on the lake. Imagine a Chevy's with a tiki theme and you've pretty much got the idea. The food was actually pretty good but I wouldn't recommend it as a destination to any true tiki aficionados. It's definitely a "blue drinks" kind of place.
|Still, it's hard to hate on anything served in a fishbowl!|
Thank you Austin!
|(This is Tumbleweed. He is alive and enormous and very patient.)|