Emily Travels: Austin, Texas!

 Hello everyone! If you follow me on instagram (@emsies_emily), then you know that last month I went to Austin Texas for Spring Break! I had never been before but really liked the places we saw as well as all the people we met! People there are so nice! When I was thinking of outfits for this trip, I wanted to go more “western” and incorporate beiges and browns into my outfits. Here’s what I’m wearing!

Romper: H&M | Vest: TJMaxx | Purse: Steve Madden | Boots: Urban Outfitters | Earrings: Forever21 | Flash Tattoo: See my post here

I also wanted to share some of my favorite Austin spots with you guys!

Hope Outdoor Gallery
1101 Baylor St
AustinTX 78703
This graffiti gallery is such a cool spot! You can walk around or climb onto the different levels to see the art work. 
The most unique thing about the gallery is that it is constantly changing. We had a friend who went to Austin the week  before us and told us art in our pictures looked completely different or was a different color than what we saw.
400 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701
This is definitely one of the best places I ate during our trip! First off, let’s talk about this margarita (the “Margarita La Clasica”). It was delicious and also had the most unique rim: lemongrass, cactus, and salt! Whattt, I know right? I feel like every margarita should have this after trying it.
For food at this restaurant, I recommend the tortas. The one I tried was a temporary special so I can’t find the name of it. However, my friends tried other tortas and loved them!

Gloria’s Latin Cuisine

Gloria’s serves Salvadorian, Tex-Mex and Mexican food and is wonderfulll. Going counterclockwise, the dishes were Camarones a la Plancha, Combination 1, and Carne Asada. I had the Carne Asada and it was juicy and flavorful. This comes with plantains on the side and I usually don’t like plantains but these were cooked perfectly and a little sweet. My friend and I were both really jealous of the shrimp dish our other friend got so if you’re a seafood person, that’s a great pick.
I would not recommend the margaritas here. They tasted too much like straight alcohol rather than being fruity. If I went back, I would try a different cocktail rather than a margarita. Also, if you eat here I recommend sitting outside, it’s a great spot for people watching!
Leave me your favorite places in Austin and I will check them out next time I go back!
– Emily

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