Okay, one more non-stampin’ post – about the people and places that inspire me . . .
Caitlin and I didn’t quite get enough treasure hunting in SoCo on Saturday, so we talked Ben into being our tour guide again. He didn’t disappoint! He started us with Sunday brunch at Enoteca Vespaio. Oh my goodness gracious – I had a bite of Caitlin’s "brioche french toast brulee" – HEAVEN.
Off to the shops – starting with Uncommon Objects, home to "raw materials for creative living." I loved their recycled junque and kitsch. Caitlin and I hit pay dirt with old bingo cards, a retro film camera and, my favorite, a wire basket like the ones we put our stuff in when we went to the community swimming pool. You know me, I love to find off-the-wall things for storage.
Up the street we tried on shoes and watches at Creatures Boutique and then worked our way back down to Ten Thousand Villages. Ten Thousand Villages is a non-profit store featuring fairly traded handicrafts from around the world. I found this sentiment on their wall.
I made Ben and Caitlin take me to Craft-o-Rama for some funky fabric. Check this out – I have no idea what I’m going to do with this, but isn’t it fun?
And this crazy piece of flash tattoo fabric.
Back to Enoteca Vespaio to grab some pastries to take home to Tom, and we headed out of SoCo to central Austin. After excursions to Waterloo Records, BookPeople and Whole Foods Market, I was done. Ben and Caitlin proved they could out-last me and ventured on as I ventured home.
Thanks for endulging me this little travel journal of Austin. If you’re visiting my blog from miles away, I hope you’ll come visit me, and let me show you my town, home of Spamarama, Eeyore’s Birthday Party and countless other icons that help Keep Austin Weird.