Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Austin, Texas

I just got back from our little outing to Austin, Texas. We had a fantastic trip but I wish it would have lasted a bit longer. My husband had a meeting that lasted a good portion of the afternoon but I had a fabulous day visiting my old favorite little shops. To tell you the truth it felt sort of strange for me to be driving around Austin once again. It feels like we really haven't left. Like I've been on a long extended vacation but I was home once again. I suppose it's because we've been living in Austin for the past 5 years. I still don't feel like a Houstonian yet. Sort of a fish out of water but it will take time to be truly be acquainted with this city. Houston is so large.

After I dropped off my husband I scurried down to the Tea House, Tea Embassy. I had a lovely vanilla and raspberry loose leaf. It was the perfect day for a nice cup of hot tea. It as in the 30's in Austin and drizzly all afternoon.

Since I had the afternoon to myself I decided to do a little shopping. I found the most gorgeous black wool jacket. It's so adorable and I can't wait to wear it. I also found 3 cashmere sweaters and a beautiful ivory silk blouse. I believe that you can never go wrong with cashmere. It's always a classic look that seems to be timeless.

Afterwards I had lunch at one my favorite little Greek bistro. I had a Lamb Gyro, Pilaf Rice, and a cup of Jasmine tea. It was a lovely quite lunch and I enjoyed "people watching." Does anyone else enjoy "people watching?" I love to watch people and in Austin you're almost always in for a good show. I quickly ate my lunch and decided to keep warm by catching a movie. I went to see Sherlock Holmes. I thought it was bit slow but I enjoyed it. However, it wasn't anything like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It was entertaining but not your classic Sherlock Holmes (which I prefer).

However, I did appreciate the furniture, artwork, and tea set. They had a lovely tea set. I wish I could get my hands on it. Now that I'm back it's getting back to my normal routine. I'm off to the gym. Wishing everyone a beautiful start to a lovely week.


Jill said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Austin. I love Greek food~ your lunch sounds yummy. People watching... one of my favorites. I love it at the airport. :)

midnight macaroons said...

I was a bit disappointed that the museum was closed on Mondays. I really wanted to see a new exhibit (just my luck). And since it was a quick trip I wasn't able to visit my friends. They were working and by the time they were getting off we were already back on the road (boohoo). I suppose this always gives me an excuse to go back, lol....

I love Greek food! Lamb is one of my favorite things to eat. My hubs loves Indian food. We have two favorites in Austin.