Every once in a while you discover the unexpected and learn you can love things you didn’t think you could. That is how I felt being in Austin.
The year had all but drained me and I was desperately looking for a way out of the city for the weekend. So on a whim, I decided to visit Austin.This city has everything you could possibly want in a getaway. Hotel San Jose is the cutest place in town . If you are looking for a boutique hotel with an outdoor pool and bar thrown in for good measure (against the constant 100+ degree heat) then you’ll love it here. The rows of movie posters paying homage to SXSW only add to the experience. And as soon as I walked out of the hotel, I was greeted with the best coffee at Jo’s. It carries a simple note on its wall – “I love you so much”.
There is something raw and honest about this city that I can’t quite articulate but fell hard for. Maybe it was a reminder to enjoy the simple things I take for granted all the time. Who knew sitting outside a taco truck drinking chilled cider that was brown bagged could feel this great?
The place I was most excited to discover was the Graffiti Park. It is a breathing organism that changes constantly. Artists come here everyday and paint over existing work – so no visit is quite the same. (Just as a side note, please don’t wear the shoes I was stupid enough to.)