I spent most of the long weekend in Austin, TX, for a friend’s bachelorette party. We had so much fun, and went to a ton of cool places. Please note, all of these photos were taken on iPhones. I apologize in advance for the quality, but I decided not to bring my Nikkon D5200 to a shit show!
My first night there, we decided to go casual. I wore these high waisted cutoff shorts and paired them with these booties.
I had dinner at Geraldine’s at the Hotel Van Zandt. I had the heirloom tomato salad and a tuna tartare taco. After dinner I did some exploring around the beautiful boutique hotel property.
Even the restroom was beautiful! I found myself in there shamelessly taking selfies a-la Kylie Jenner!
After dinner, we went to Bangers on Rainey Street. It’s a sausage place, so the food isn’t my cup of tea, but I hear the food was good if you do like that sort of thing! It’s a cool outdoor place with picnic table seating and live music. After that, we hit up some more bars on Rainey St. and that’s where the night gets fuzzy 😉
We spent a day on Lake Austin on a pontoon boat from keepaustinwetwatercraft.com. We had a driver, a lily pad and some paddle boards to play around on. We ended up in the party cove, which as you can imagine, was a fantastic time!
The Maid of Honor ordered us these cute bachelorette tank tops! They’re so fun in a group, but you definitely get strange looks walking around alone in a shirt that says ‘Just Drunk’!
We had dinner at Perry’s, which is an amazing steakhouse. They had a long list of artisanal cocktails and an extensive wine list! I had the Filet Perry, which was filet mignon topped with crab. Everyone’s food was delicious!
We planned for everyone to wear black. This Indah Dress is a little more risqué than my normal manner of dress, but it was so hot and humid that night, I was happy for the open sides! I paired it with this Bandini Chain Belt for a western vibe.
After dinner, we headed out to Sixth Street. Apparently it’s known to have a clean side and a “dirty” side! We started out at the clean side and had a few drinks at some cute outdoor bars. Later on, we hit up, the “dirty” side. They close the street down and it has a wild Las Vegas-Mexico- San Diego party vibe. It’s a younger, more casual crowd, but fun just the same.
One morning, we attempted to get brunch on Rainey Street. We didn’t have concrete plans, or reservations because we weren’t sure who’d be feeling up to going out after a night of bar hopping! Being from out of town, none of us expected this issue! Most places had a 2+ hour wait. Other places couldn’t accommodate a party our size. I’ve eaten at No Va previously and the food is really good! I walked in to see if they could accommodate us and was given a ridiculously disappointing story: although they had the table space to seat us, a party of 9 would cause total chaos with their scratch kitchen. While I appreciate scratch cooking, this seems like a ridiculous way to run a business, if 9 people are going to put your kitchen out of commission!
I would highly recommend making reservations for brunch, so you don’t have to walk around forever and have a mediocre meal like we did!
No Va is Spanish for don’t go, but for us, it was No Vacancy!
One of the highlights of the trip, was the Driskill Hotel. It was built in 1861 and has some really cool and beautiful historic features. It boasts a nice bar with a chic western vibe and good drinks.
We left the bar to wander the hotel and some of its beautiful history. This Blue Life romper is one of my absolute favs!
I had a wonderful time with such a great group of smart, fun women! Congrats Rose!