Last Saturday, my mom and I arrived at the Lone Star Court hotel in Austin, TX for the Create & Cultivate event at SXSW.
It was our first time staying here, and let me just say, it was absolutely adorable!
Lone Start Court has a pretty little courtyard with lights strung across, a beautiful pool, and cute little chairs for relaxing or tanning (unfortunately, we had rain and cold weather the entire time, so we couldn't really enjoy these amenities, lol). Howeverrrrr, our room was great - a stocked fridge, snacks, a comfy bed, and a pretty little bathroom (pictured below).
Since the event wasn't until Sunday, my mom and I decided to do a little bit of exploring! We had a list of places we wanted to visit, but the rain was just a SLIGHT hinderance (like of course there was rain, ugh!).
We only scratched a few things off of the list, but this is what we had on it:
Austin Exploring List:
Sprinkles Cupcakes (cupcake shop)
Lick Honest Ice Cream (ice cream shop)
The Factory (coffee shop)
Elizabeth Street Cafe
We basically ended up shopping indoors all afternoon, to avoid the funky weather, but now I have a to-do list for the next time I am in Ausitn!
Sunday morning we decided to get an EXTRA early start to make sure we could get into the event! I got ready in this precious little bathroom (it was mint green, black and white with sliding barn doors) SO CUTE! Once dressed, we made it to the event (2 ours early, haha) and waited in an adorable coffee shop called Cenote on Cesar Chavez Street. Like how pretty are these chai teas?!?! Oh and they tasted even better than they looked!
Isn't my mama the cutest human ever?!?! :)
So even though we arrived two hours early to the event, we made the mistake of staying in the coffee shop too long, haha. Once we realized there was now a GIANT line to get into the even, we had to stand there for several more hours, and froze our little booties off! BUT, once we got inside of the event it was allllll worth it :)
This was a precious little vendor called May Designs that had these pretty notebooks, stationary, calendars, etc., which could all be personalized!!!! How cool is that? I totally have a few products on my wish list right now ;)
We then hit up the Tech Style photo booth! WOOHOO! And pardon our frumpy sweatshirts, we were just SO cold, haha.
Crown Royal was serving cocktails, and had these AMAZING hanging chairs, adorned with fresh blooms! HAD to snap a picture in one!
We then snagged a Suja fresh pressed juice! I chose to go with this strawberry probiotic water (I had to- it's pink, lol). It was SO yummy.
The La Croix booth was SO CUTE! They also had a photo booth with this colorful background, and giant fruit props, lol. I thought this was one of the cutest setups at the event.
Just had to snap a pic of this cute little space :)
And that's a wrap!!!! Sporting my free La Croix hat;)
We had such a great time at the event, regardless of the freezing cold weather! I would totally go back again next year.
I hope y'all enjoyed this little peek at the event! Have a wonderful weekend!
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