did i get a picture? oh, no. but i got a few of a certain cutie that accompanied mom & i on the trip...
hudson charmed the city while mom & i did a little alacritydesigns sales. we stayed at hotel san jose on south congress ("soco" if you're hip). it was a real treat - more $ than we'd normally spend, but totally worth it. we'd visited before b/c johnna (when are you going to move back??!) used to work there, in the coolio courtyard/bar area, but we had ever stayed. it's so fun & funky. the rooms are small (which doesn't make for the best of sleeping arrangements w/ a little one), but the ambiance is modern + old school (it's a renovated old, old motel), clean&neat meets austin hippie. plus they had a fish pond, which won hudson's heart.
and here we are eating at magnolia cafe. two words - AH MAZING. we ate there twice. (another fun thing about staying on south congress - you can walk to tons of shops & all of this good food.)
you may notice that hudson has the same outfit on in every picture (a new alacrity t-rex shirt). well, that's because he was such a good sales tool on the first day, that i decided just to put him back in it the next day, too! plus somehow he spent about 8 hrs wearing it the first day & didn't get it dirty, & i consider that a modern day miracle!!!
we went to austin initially to meet with lizelle @ parts & labour about carrying some alacrity stuff. they've moved a few blocks north on SoCo (oh, i'm soooo cool!) to a new & super spacious space, & fyi - they'll soon be carrying some alacrity gowns & t-rex shirts! in addition to kids' stuff, they have lots of super fun skirts, dresses, t's, accessories, & also men's stuff.
we also talked with will @ kid genius (also on soco) & hope to do some t-rex shirts there, too.
lastly, alacritydesigns proudly joins the lines @ picket fences in north austin! what a fabulous baby store! seriously, kathryn knows her stuff. it's a definite MUST STOP!
while in austin, we also were able to pop by & see brand new baby, stella marek! she's really one of the most gorgeous newborns i've ever seen, complete with the sweetest newborn scent! awwwwww! i can see "alacrity model" in her future for sure! congrats ry & suz :)
what a fun trip, though we weary travelers were quite happy to reunite with our beloved daddy :)
happy almost weekend!!
p.s. when in austin, i also recommend (all on soco)...
ten thousand villages - super cool ethnic artsy stuff from all around the world & all fair traded!
uncommon objects - antique-y items (furniture, china, quilts...), all organized by color groups
hey cupcake! - yummmmmm is all i have to say. oh, & order the vanilla dream.
guero's - i've eaten here several times now. love the tortilla soup & the chicken quesadillas are really, really great. i also recommend the strawberry margarita, while debs would recommend the sangria.
jo's - the coffee shop that connected with hotel san jose. just so darn austin-y. try the iced turbo.