Here are a few snaps I took while I was in Austin. I'm sure I looked a little weird sitting in Starbucks taking photos, but it's something I'm (sort of) getting accustomed to. It's an amazing feeling to let go and stop worrying about how other people might perceive you based on what you're doing. It's also nice to sit quietly and just observe. Do you ever do that?
FYI, I pretty much squealed out loud with excitement when I finally (but accidentally) figured out how to make the foreground sharp and the background blurry:
My husband and I used to order Vanilla Bean Frappuccinos all the time when we "liked" each other in high school. Some people despise Starbucks just for the fact that it's so commercialized, but I think I'll always love it. After all, it's been my go-to place to spend days writing papers while in school, it's been my haven for quietly spending time alone, and it's the place that houses so many sweet memories with friends, not to mention frothy drinks and moist, chocolately-banana cakes. Yep. I definitely spent time here in Austin.
Here's some stuff I usually lug around with me: shoulder bags, a little gold bracelet, men's watches, a cheap woven bracelet that my husband bought me in Hawaii (it's one of my most loved adornments), and my wedding ring (my VERY most loved piece). My guy got it custom made in our hometown. I have no idea what I'll do if I ever lose it...okay, now I don't want to jinx myself.
Just a couple of shots while spending time downtown compared to wasting time in the hotel.
Eh, sorry on this one. I was meaning to take a photo of our amazing wood-fire-grilled sandwiches from this place, but of course I attacked the food as usual without thinking about anything else. This place is called Puccia's, and they serve food out of a little trailer. Weird, you ask? No, no, the opposite. It. is. AWESOME. Mouthwatering, to be exact.
What did you do this weekend?