Austin Adventures

This past week my friend and I went on a mini road trip to Austin.
I booked an Airbnb in advance and while searching and refining my search, I found the dreamiest Airstream you could ever lay your eyes on.

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As you could imagine, the inside was even lovelier. Decorated with vintage décor and older maps used as wallpaper, this place had so much charm.

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On an acre of land, this airstream had it all. A huge garden, a hammock, and tons of animals.

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While I was planning this trip months in advance, I looked up different places on Yelp that had great reviews and had Vegan options for Chelsea. While I am not Vegan, I wanted to respect her choices and keep an open mind to try new things.

On our first night in town, we stopped at The Halal Corner which was a Mediterranean restaurant.

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It was amazing! I’ve never had tzatziki or falafels but based on this place, I would have them both again. Next time I am in Austin, I will be returning to The Halal Corner.
I can still taste the spices and herbs just by looking at the pictures.

The next morning, we got an early start and headed to Kerbey Lane Café for breakfast.

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Chelsea ordered the Vegan Breakfast Platter and I ordered the Chicken and Pancakes from their Spring Menu and a Mimosa.

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Fried chicken breast, cinnamon-beignet pancakes, strawberry maple-jalapeño sauce, and powdered sugar. Drools*

After breakfast, we made our way down to East Austin Succulents which I also came across on Yelp.

This was probably my favorite spot to visit on our trip. Solely for the fact that I am a plant lady.
I could go on and on about how beautiful it was but I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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We didn’t leave empty handed. We bought a few indoor plants and succulents and we both got matching brown planter girls which I am over the moon about.

Later on for dinner, we tried a Thai restaurant called Madam Mam’s that I heard about from my former boss.
As soon as we walked inside, I knew it was going to be a winner.

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The Chicken Larb Spring Roll doesn’t look like much but it is one of the best things I have ever consumed in my entire life. Seriously, mouth watering.

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As my main dish, I ordered the Pad Kee Mao also known as the Drunken Noodles. It had the perfect amount of heat and the portions were huge.

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After dinner, we found ourselves craving something sweet so we made a quick stop at Sweet Ritual which is a Vegan ice cream shop.
It was a small hole in the wall but while we were sampling different flavors, we noticed how insanely busy it was.

After sampling, I decided on Unicorn Poop.

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It was delicious and I promise you could not even tell it was coconut based or vegan.

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I actually wished we had a Sweet Ritual back home!

On our last day, we found ourselves thrifting for hours. I know, I know, we were out of town and should have been shopping like crazy at the mall but we went thrifting instead.

After our big spending, we stopped at Desano’s Pizza Bakery.
I loved their mural on the wall but I loved the Margherita D.O.P. I ordered even more.
The pizza was super light and all the ingredients tasted so fresh.

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For our last stop, we went to Lammes Candies.
I heard it was a big deal with all the homemade candy from scratch and I knew I had to visit.

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I came home with some Carmelitos, Kisses, Sherbet Mints, Texas Pecan Pralines, and Licorice.

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I did not realize how attached I would become to the airstream and as I was checking out, I kept finding myself looking back at it not wanting to leave.
It was comforting to know that after a few minutes of departing, the hostess of the Airbnb sent me a message saying we were pleasant guests and that they would host us again.

I’m already planning my next stay.

Xoxo,

– R. Vargas

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Austin Adventures

  1. So I loved the details! I would love to rent that airstream sometime…you will have to let me know how much $. Loved the mural in the pizza place. So 3D I thought the scooters were hanging on the wall. Glad u had such a super time w your friend!

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      1. We have talked a lot about it but cannot afford to do it at this point. My cousin and her husband which is also my husbands best friend live in Bandera. We have wanted to visit them and I really wanna visit Waco simply because of Joanna Gaines lol

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