Joseph and I took a quick trip a few hours south to visit Austin last weekend. I’ve been a few times here and there but never as an “adult.” We had so much fun, and I really didn’t want to leave. I love all the little shops and restaurants that make up the city and appreciated not seeing any large chain stores.

Our first dinner was, of course, at a food truck on South Congress. We both got wraps at The Mighty Cone (Joseph’s a venison “cone dog” and mine breaded avocado). They were fantastic!

Sunday morning we did the ultimate tourist activity–we visited the state capitol.

This was my favorite feature: gigantic Texas Capitol door hinges! So over-the-top and very Texan.

We also visited the LBJ Library & Museum. Last time I was in Austin while I was in high school there was an exhibit about the 1960s, and I stood in front of a video of The Beatles for as long as I could. This time, though, the museum was undergoing a change, so there wasn’t much to see.

My favorite stop in Austin was the Elisabet Ney Museum. This beautiful house and studio is surrounded by wildflowers in the middle of a neighborhood. Inside, you walk on creaky hardwood floors to make your way between Ney’s incredible marble sculptures. It’s free and a very unique experience, so I recommend you make a quick stop if you’re in the city.

One last photo of food–Joseph’s carnitas at Curra’s Grill.


  1. I want to visit Texas someday! I like your J. Crew shirt (I’m wearing mine in green in my profile pic). They run large, do you feel like the arm holes are kind of big? I like the navy on you and I really like the portraits of you and Joseph (him squinting and the one of you beneath it). The weather there looks lovely. Don’t burn!

    • Alyssa Reply

      I don’t get to wear this shirt often but think of you every time I do because you were part of my inspiration for buying it. It is rather large, but it’s so beautiful still. And silk is a MUST in the summer, so I’ll sacrifice a nice fit. I wore it tucked in with a big belt later (because the bottom had gotten all wrinkled throughout the day)–you can see that photo on my Facebook. It was a first for me because I never tuck things in!

      Joseph hates the picture of him missing that eyeball, but I love it haha

      The weather is lovely if you enjoy extreme heat and a relentless sun ;)

  2. Jessica / Bohemia Heart Reply

    The last photo is seriously making my tummy rumble. It’s nice taking little trips close to home – I’ve lived in my area all my life and I really wish to explore more of it.

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