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

 

 

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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