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SXSW Essentials!

I just got back from Austin TX. It was my first time and I'm completely in love with the place. I can't wait to go back next year....for the SXSW Festival or the Modern Quilt Guild Expo. If you missed it on Instagram (totally possible), here's a quick recap.


You can download the Essential SXSW Packing Guide here


Honestly there were just too many recommendations to get to in 4 days.

We arrived at our AirBnb, only to discover a very cute sign as a welcome, and perhaps call to action.



The next stop was a quick lunch stop at Micklethwait Craft Meat on Rosewood Ave, for BBQ, free beer and super casual outdoor seating.

We saw a screening at the Alamo On Sunday morning. A amazing film by Rodney Evans called Vision Portraits.


Then stopped by the Miranda Bennett Studio shop. The space is beautiful, airy and full of Austin made or curated items. Every piece feels essential and perfect for a chic and casual warm weather wardrobe. Palermo happens to be Brooklyn based.


Got my Goop On, at the South Congress Pop Up! I admit it, I'm a fan, and love a little Goop wherever I can find it.


And picked up a couple of cozy pieces. Kind of a splurge for casual, but once I felt how soft they were I was hooked. I'm still hankering for those Birkies, unfortunately they were sold out.


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Um...this was my coffee on Tuesday morning. Yes, everything looks cool in Austin!


On Tuesday afternoon, in between films, we stopped for a late lunch at Irene's. And also discovered that it was Tequila Tuesday!


Then off to the Blanton Museum of Art. I just couldn't go to Austin and not see the Ellsworth Kelly Installation entitled Austin. It was even more impressive than I imagined, and it inspired me to think about bright color in a new way. The museum is beautiful, featuring an incredible entry staircase and has an amazing collection, particularly the modern galleries.


We wrapped up our day with dinner at Hillside Farmacy, where we had the best fries of the trip. Great cozy modern-vintage atmosphere, local farm ingredients, as well as tasty cocktails.





Don't forget to download the Essential SXSW Packing Guide here

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