Yet Another Austin Weekend

Josephine House

As I mentioned in a previous post, I love any excuse to dip down to Austin for a night or two. This past weekend I decided to visit a friend who lives there, and luckily, I was able to spend the night at her place because Austin City Limits had the town and its hotels bursting at the seams. Somehow in all my years as a Texan, I’ve never made it to SXSW or ACL, probably for that very reason—the already crowded city becomes difficult to navigate and a little less enjoyable.

But, despite ACL, I still managed to have a lovely overnight trip and, as is always the case when I visit Austin, I ate and sipped to my heart’s content. More

Quick Trip to Austin

Adelbert's BreweryHaving both graduated from the University of Texas (hook ’em!), my husband and I share an intense and nostalgic fondness for Austin. If you’ve not yet been lucky enough to pay the town a visit, here’s a quick crash course: Austin is the capital of Texas and it’s the state’s largest liberal enclave, a bastion of free spirits, intellect, phenomenal food, top-notch watering holes, more live music than a human could possibly know what to do with, and dirty hippies as well as hipsters of both the thrift store and Anthropologie varieties.

In short, all of that adds up to a town that we adore visiting as often as possible, and we decided to pop down for a quick overnight trip this weekend. More