Travel // Austin, TX

Man did we have fun this weekend with "Kate & Ky Ky" in their town of Austin. Wishing the weekend never had to end! This town is so cool -- an absolute favorite.

Friday: I worked from Austin -- sipping on lattes all morning at Brew & Brew, joined Kate for lunch at La Condesa, then spent the afternoon working fire side on Hotel San Jose's patio while I waited for the rest of the crew to get in town. Once the Schaumburg's arrived we continued with the patio hanging (with Hunt and the Alexanders joining us!) then headed to dinner at Josephine House. Kate, KP and I hit the town after dinner while we waited for E, making stops at some of their favorite haunts: Jeffrey's, Garage, Pleasant Storage Room, Half Step and Donn's Depot. Epic start to our amazing weekend.

Saturday: After a late night, we woke surprisingly early -- headed to the cozy Elizabeth Street Cafe for some brunch. The rest of the dreary day was spent on Hotel San Jose's patio (+ a guys trip to the Horseshoe Lounge), yet again, but this time with the wonderful "Martha," JC and Lindsey (Happy Birthday, Jan!). Pre-dinner drinks were spent at Tom & Mandy's where we all smiled watching Conrad and Bridger together -- SO cute! We headed to Justine's for an amazing French dinner before heading out to what may be the coolest bar we've ever been to - Mezcaleria Tobala, above Whisler's. As close to perfect as it gets -- great way to end our night.

Sunday: A slower start today than the prior, which made Brew & Brew and Torchy's the perfect way to jump start our morning before heading out to Hill Country. An amazing drive lead us to a deadly combo that is Stanley's Farmhouse Pizza and Jester King Brewery. It was a great ending to the best trip. The crummy weather made for a cozy weekend surrounded by our favorite people. Can't wait to get back in the Spring before these two move back to San Francisco! Kate & KP - best hosts ever - thank you so very much!!