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[16 Sep 2012 | 21 Comments | 5,452 views]
Our Austin Engagement Shoot

Adam and I are blessed to have connected to the most amazing photographer for our wedding, Nathan Russell. We admired Nathan’s work on my friend Kathryn Hutchison’s blog, and we were thrilled that Nathan and his wife Amy agreed to capture our wedding celebration on Oct. 6.
An “engagement shoot” was part of our photography package, and I was relieved that we would have the chance to get to know Nathan and Amy before the big day, and also get some practice in posing for photos together. We got together after …

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Travels »

[3 Sep 2012 | 3 Comments | 2,476 views]
Fit Suite at Downtown Austin’s Omni Hotel

A couple weeks ago, Adam and I had the opportunity to stay in a hotel in our own city, something I always enjoy. You get all the benefits of a vacation without the stress and hassle of getting in a car or on a plane.
Austin’s downtown Omni Hotel recently invested millions of dollars  in a reconstruction and created “Get Fit” that include a workout nook stocked with a treadmill, yoga mats, P90X videos, medicine balls and bands.
I love that they targeted people who love to eat — food bloggers — in …

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[30 Aug 2012 | 8 Comments | 3,013 views]
Where I’ve Been….

I didn’t think anyone else really noticed that I took a bit of a hiatus from blogging, and was tickled to see that one of my loyal readers did notice — thanks for the shout (er, call)-out, RL. Anyway, it’s true that I was out of blogging practice for over two months this summer. Not only that, but I haven’t been able to keep up with my own blog reader (there are currently 309 items in my unread food blogger feed), nor have I been very active on Twitter. I have …

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Memories, Travels »

[26 Aug 2012 | 9 Comments | 4,071 views]
Amsterdam: Rijstaffel and Bols Museum

My last post about the Whole Foods Foodie Fantasy contest trip that we took was last November, but I’m determined to finish these up before the one year anniversary of our trip so that I have them to share with others going to Europe.
Before we hit Bruges, or Brugge, Belgium, we were in Amsterdam so obviously these posts aren’t in chronological order.
I had never been to Amsterdam, and one of the first things I noticed is that there were bicycles everywhere!

Other first impressions of Amsterdam: gorgeous buildings, canals everywhere, charming …

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Travels »

[25 Aug 2012 | 5 Comments | 3,166 views]
The Classic American Road Trip

We enjoyed a great, old-fashioned day trip on a Saturday a couple weeks ago when our friend Jon took me, Adam, and Dana, our friend from D.C., in a spin in Hazel, his 1956 Chevy Bel Air.

Jon’s family owned Chevrolet dealerships in Lockhart for three generations, and about twenty years ago, someone traded Hazel in for a new car, and Jon asked his dad to save her for him. Back then, she was a classic red with white interior. This year, Jon connected to Austin Speed Shop in South Austin …

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Tasty Tuesdays, Tours »

[19 Jun 2012 | 20 Comments | 6,325 views]
Recommended Austin Food Trucks

I’m often asked about my favorite food trucks, or those I most recommend in town since there are so many. Here is a list of trucks that are either my favorites, or those that I know many other people enjoy.
South of the River

Dock and Roll – Lobster Roll

La Boite Cafe – Almond Croissants, Macarons

Flip Happy Crepes – Sweet and Savory
Gourdough’s – Big. Fat. Donuts.

Holy Cacao – Drinking chocolate, Brass Cake Balls
The Ice Cream Social – house-made waffle cones, unique ice cream flavors

J Mueller – ribs
The Mighty Cone – made famous …

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Restaurants »

[16 Jun 2012 | No Comment | 3,107 views]
Blenders and Bowls at Wanderlust LIVE

Blenders and Bowls is a cute little acai cafe located inside of Wanderlust LIVE in downtown Austin. The owners invited me to check out an acai bowl a couple days before they opened. Wanderlust LIVE is a new yoga and music studio located on E. 4th and Brazos.
There is metered parking in front, and free parking in the evenings and all weekend on San Jacinto between 4th and 5th Street. During weekdays there is parking in the Convention Center garage at 2nd and Brazos for $1 (up to two hours).

The …

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