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Passenger Seat

View from the passenger seat. Driving on East 6th.

Sometimes it’s nice to put the control in someone else’s hands and just ride along. When you do that you can look around more and absorb more than if you are in the driver’s seat. When in the driver’s seat, you have to be focused. You have a goal in mind. You are in control, and have to be on alert. Sometimes it feels good just to relax and take a break and take in the world around you.

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Written by Aimee

December 16th, 2014 at 7:13 am

Posted in AUSTIN,LIFE

Counter Cafe

We headed over to the new Counter Cafe on the Eastside this Sunday for brunch. Although we had to wait awhile, it is fine when really the purpose of getting together is to spend time with friends. So we got to hang out with Crystal and Justin for awhile outside, drinking mimosas and chatting. And then once we got seated, we had delicious food and fantastic service. Excellent brunch.

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*all photos taken with iphone 5

 

Written by Aimee

December 15th, 2014 at 7:05 am

Posted in AUSTIN,FOOD & DRINK

Second Street District

There is just something so loveable about Second Street in Austin. Maybe it’s the local retail shops and restaurants. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s a narrow street so it just feels quieter. And maybe it’s the trees lining the street and the restaurants that have outdoor seating. Whatever it is, I love it. I wish cities had more streets like this. Streets that are easy and fun to walk on. That you can say.. “oh hey, let’s pop into this place for a movie” or “let’s grab a quick coffee here.” Jeff Speck, you’re onto something.

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Written by Aimee

December 3rd, 2014 at 7:37 am

Posted in AUSTIN

Sunday Dogwalkin’

The autumn colors have arrived in Austin! Even with those fall colors, we still have bits of warm weather here and there. The temperatures were in the 70s on Sunday. Perfect for a nice, leisurely walk outdoors.

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Written by Aimee

December 1st, 2014 at 7:28 am

Posted in AUSTIN,LIFE

Hillside Farmacy

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1 – The punch. So good, I had two glasses.

2 – The decor. Simply wonderful.

3 – Crystal and Justin. So adorable, so chic.

4 – Me and Josh. We never seem to get the posing thing down. Maybe one day.

5 – Tasty drinks. And look at that rim! Yum.

6 – East Coast oysters. Love the brininess.

7 – Cheese plate. That mustard was way too good.

8 – Decor, decor, decor.

9 – Justin’s drink. I didn’t try it, but he got two, so I’m assuming it was good. :)

Written by Aimee

November 25th, 2014 at 7:51 am

East Austin Studio Tour

Art. There is just something so great about it. One person can love something and be so inspired by it, while the next person can feel kinda meh about it. I think it’s so fantastic. It’s so personal, what speaks to you. It may remind you of something from your past, some dream, or just speak to your aesthetic.

This was made apparent to me as my husband and I wandered around the East Austin Studio Tour this weekend. There were things we both loved, some where he was clearly more interested than me and vise versa. We unfortunately only traveled to one location – Canopy.. but fortunately there were so many artists there that it made up for it!

One of my favorites was a quilter who was actually making a quilt based on people writing down their hometowns on scraps of fabric. One thing that was so striking to me was really how much Austin really has become a destination city. I was actually in the minority of people who wrote down their hometown as being from somewhere in Texas (Victoria, represent!). (Edited to add the fantastic quilter’s name – Gina Pina. Thanks to commenter Katie for letting me know who it was!)

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Written by Aimee

November 24th, 2014 at 8:13 am

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