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Wanderlust Revisited

Torchy's Tacos, Austin, TX

The weather this winter has been pretty mild so far, but it certainly has been dark and gloomy for a few days. With 5:00pm sunsets and 20 degree temperatures, it’s hard for me to keep from reminiscing about my time in sunny Austin just a few short months ago. I previously promised to share a few more photos from my Austin adventure so I thought I’d share those sunny times with you today in hopes of brightening up your day.

Uncommon Objects, Austin, TX
Gordough's Donuts, Austin, TX
Granny's Pie + Fat Elvis

I am quite literally start drool over here just remember how incredible those donuts from Gordough’s Donuts were. Where else can you get a donut with  caramel, pecans, graham crackers, and bananas? Seriously, if there is another place, I need to know about it ASAP!

Succulents, Austin, TX
Cacti, Austin, TX
Easy Tiger, Austin, TX

I’m definitely missing that warm sunny and the beauty of all of the cacti and succulents around town.

And as much as I loved Austin, there were definitely some fun times had in San Antonio for the day Aaron and I were there. I’m not sure if this is always the case, but when we went to Austin, we actually flew in and out of San Antonio for about $100 less (per ticket) than we would have if have flown directly to Austin. If you’re ever looking to fly to Austin and plan on rent a car, I definitely recommend researching this as an option!

Blue Star—San Antonio, TX

Sigh. Texas, I miss you…or at the very least your sunny disposition. Even just shuffling through these photos and thrown me in a fit of wanderlust yet again. I don’t know where my travels will take me next, but I’m already excited for the new places I’ll discover!

For a few more photos of this little adventure of mine, check out my Flickr!



Austin Adventures + Beautiful Design

Austin Adventures

ONE | blue bell cookie dough ice cream

TWO | beer, chips + queso from torchy’s

THREE | granny’s pie donut from gordough’s donuts

FOUR | austin beerworks pint from their brewery

Hi y'all! I’ve just returned from my incredible Austin adventures with Aaron! Words cannot express how much fun we had exploring all of the lovely shops, beautiful hiking destinations, and all of the insanely delicious food (duh). I took so many photos during my trip, and I’m excited to share those with you once I have time to go through them all. In the meantime, I’ve put together a little Instagram round up of some of our favorite moments.

Austin Adventures
Austin Adventures

ONE | easy tiger menu

TWO | misc. letterpress type from uncommon goods

THREE | obligatory cacti photo

FOUR | canoeing on lake lady bird

In addition to all of the fun activities, I felt so refreshed and inspired by all of the beautiful design hiding in every nook and cranny of Austin (Seriously, take a look at any of the links I provided for the images and you can immediately get a sense of what I’m talking about). This feeling very closely mirrored my experience in Denver last year (and so many of my trips prior to that too, actually). There were so many beautiful brands and printed materials that I had a hard time trying to not bring them all home with me in one way or another!

Traveling and exploring new-to-me territory has always proved to be my greatest source of inspiration rivaled only by invigorating design events with other fun creatives (like last week’s Design Like Mad event). I am so thankful for this fall because it has been provided such a wealth of inspiration already and it’s only October. Check back soon for a more detailed update about my trip with tons of photos!



Until next time, Colorado

Until Next Time

I cannot believe how quickly my time in Colorado flew by or how madly I fell in love with that beautiful state! I’ve been to quite a few mountainous destinations in travels’ past, yet no matter how many times I encounter mountains, I am always awestruck by their powerful presence. Having grown up in the flatland Chicago suburbs, I have always marveled over the allure of the mountains. Hell, I still occasionally find myself giddy over the rolling hills of Wisconsin for goodness sake. So as you might have guessed, I had an incredible time exploring these new places, and I cannot wait to return.

Ace Eat Serve. Denver, Colorado.

On top of the amazing natural scenery, Denver was full of so much well-done design at every turn that I couldn’t help but smile (and snag a few pieces for myself to bring home!). Whether I was walking down the street looking at the logos of local stores or reading restaurant menus, I was always greeted with clean, thoughtful design. Talk about a refreshing vacation!

Beautiful designs from around Colorado

What’s not to love? I did my best to take quite a few photos on the this journey, so be on the look out for a follow up post within the next week with even more from this excursion!