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Travel Diaries: San Antonio & Austin Date Night

Blogger Sasha Agent on a date night in San Antonio

The Non-Existent Date Night

So, I’ve heard that this whole date night thing is a must for a marriage. Well, to be honest, my husband and I don’t get out much. Now don’t get me wrong, I would love to have consistent and kid free getaways more often, but we don’t really have the necessary resources available to us–like time and money for example. Maybe if I dropped my shopping habit… ha!

San Antonio Talk

After our amazing Grand Canyon vacation, my husband had his annual coaching school which was located in San Antonio, TX this year. My husband and I thought this would be a great opportunity to getaway for a quick date night–staycation style. Luckily, my mom agreed Sasha Agent wearing pom pom crochet dress on a date nightto watching our girls for a full day and night–the first time we would ever be gone together overnight. Other than our honeymoon, we couldn’t think of a time when we actually had a full day to ourselves–kid free.

The drive to San Antonio from Dallas isn’t so bad. It’s around 4 1/2 hours, which is perfect for doing what we rarely get a chance to do–talk and laugh. I felt like we were giddy teenagers away from our parents for the first time.
After arriving and checking in to our hotel, we went straight for the River Walk for a boat tour and amazing Italian food right off of the water. I literally almost forgot we were in Texas!

Sasha Agent wearing a date night maxi dressOn this evening I wore a red crochet mini dress with pom-pom trim by SheIn and received so many sweet compliments. As we explored, I wore my rose gold metallic slides (see similar here, here, and here), and for dinner, I let my hair down and laced up my nude heels by Steve Madden.
The next day, we got to do just a little more exploring in the Downtown area, so I was sure to wear something a bit festive. I wore my gorgeous Christin Michaels maxi dress as we had lunch outside the Alamo and walked the beautiful streets of Downtown San Antonio.

Austin Love

After lunch, it was about that time to head back towards Dallas, but we knew Mexican off of
South Congress in Austin, TX was a must! This past spring, my hubs took us to Austin for a nice family getaway. We immediately fell in love with South Congress, so we definitely wanted to go back for a quick andBlogger Sasha Agent wearing off the shoulder top with bell sleeves date night early dinner at a fun Mexican spot. Here I wore an off the shoulder bell sleeved top, also by SheIn (see here in a chambray/denim as well) with distressed denim shorts (DIY–see similar here and here) from Nordstrom.

After a lot laughing, a little flirting, and a lot of talking (mostly about missing our girls) we decided that we deserved to invest more time in our four-year long marriage. Easier said than done I’m assuming. Well, if you have the chance for a quick date night/mini staycation with your significant other, take it! Take the time to simply talk and laugh–you two are worth the investment.

See below for my San Antonio and Austin style! Scroll to the bottom so you can Shop the Post for direct links!

Happy Thursday my friends!

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Sasha Agent wearing a date night maxi dress
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My Top 10 Must Do List for Austin, Texas

My Top 10 Must Do List for Austin, Texas by Sasha Agent

This past three-day weekend was amazing. I never realized how incredible Austin, Texas was. I’ve driven through and even enjoyed watching a musical there, but I never embraced the city as a true Austonian.

There are a ton of things to do, more than we had time for of course, but I do have some amazing recommendations if you happen visit.

My Top 10 Austin Must Do’s

  1. Start with the history! I know for some this may seem boring, but I promise it’s not! Go to the State Capital; It’s actually very pretty, and it’s a great place to kick off your trip!My Top 10 Must Do List for Austin, Texas by Sasha AgentFamily selfie at the State Capital.
  2. Walk the strip! From the State Capital, head toward Congress Avenue until you reach South Congress or SoCo. Enjoy the shops, restaurants, food trucks, music and beautiful homes.My Top 10 Must Do List for Austin, Texas by Sasha AgentShopping on South Congress.
  3. Taste the authentic. When in Austin, you must taste the BBQ! We tried out a cool spot called Franklin Barbecue and it was pretty darn good! The meat was incredibly tender and cooked to perfection!My Top 10 Must Do List for Austin, Texas by Sasha AgentPre barbecue selfie at Frankin Barbecue!
  4. Visit the Lady! Lady Bird Lake is a beautiful lake so conveniently located within the heart of the city. Along the lake, there are trails and places where you can picnic (eat your bbq). You’ll also see that a lot of the locals are super active and love to get out for outdoor activities.My Top 10 Must Do List for Austin, Texas by Sasha AgentHangin’ at Lady Bird Lake.
  5. Batter up! Okay, so maybe no baseball, but you must check out the bats at dusk. In the spring and summer months, what seems like millions of bats, take flight from a bridge and begin their hunting festivities. See it on my Snapchat Adventures YouTube video!
  6. Splurge in those sweets. Once you make your way back to South Congress, make sure you pick up some ice cream along the way. The ice cream spots are to die for! We especially loved Amy’s Ice Creams!My Top 10 Must Do List for Austin, Texas by Sasha AgentDon’t forget the ice cream! Check out Amy’s Ice Creams!
  7. Not your average museum. My hubby surprised us and found a cool spot known as the Hope Outdoor Gallery. This outdoor gallery was filled with beautiful street art full of urban flavor and colors!My Top 10 Must Do List for Austin, Texas by Sasha AgentStreet art outside of the Hope Outdoor Gallery.
  8. Thrift it up! Austin has a ton of cool thrift shops and antique stores, so be sure to allot time do a little treasure hunting.My Top 10 Must Do List for Austin, Texas by Sasha AgentWall art goals!
  9. Refresh! Take some time to refresh your body and mind by swimming in the famous natural spring pools of Austin. You may need to drive a bit more out of the way for a couple, but it’s well worth it. For more of a pool setting check out, Barton Springs, or Krause Springs for more of a natural setting.My Top 10 Must Do List for Austin, TexasPicnic at Krause Springs.           .
  10. Sweets to go! On your way back to your destination, you may want to stop at the world-famous donut shop outside of Austin called, Round Rock Donuts. The line may be long, so be sure to allow yourself plenty of time before they close.

The ATX was incredible, and I’m so glad we got to enjoy so much in so little time. There’s still so much more to do–but we definitely plan on returning to do more exploring!

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Austin Bound: The Fashionista’s Spring/Summer Packing List

Austin Bound: The Fashionista's Spring/Summer Packing ListThe Busy Blues

My husband and I were talking about how insane our schedules were and how we so deserved a quick getaway. You see, between teaching, coaching, our ten-year old’s dance schedule, his evening coaching gig, my blog, and our demanding toddler–life is a bit jam-packed… just a little bit.

Miracles Do Happen

Austin Bound: The Fashionista's Spring/Summer Packing ListWell, recently a miracle occurred; we discovered that he is free of basketball
tournaments this coming weekend, and on top of that, we have a three-day weekend. This is seriously a miraculous event. What does this mean? Road trip! We decided to take the fam on a quick road trip the state capital of Texas–Austin.

Austin Here We Come!

So with this, I’ve decided to hook you guys up with a style rich packing guide–just in case you ever travel to Austin, or any other country lovin’ destination.

Austin Bound: The Fashionista's Spring/Summer Packing List

Pack it Up!

  1. The Spring Weekend Tote: Lovin’ the classic basket tote by Target with the trendy and colorful fru fru thing. I have no idea what you call that thing, but it’s awesome.
  2. The Mexican blanket: I actually bought this amazing blanket from a flea market in Mexico when my husband and I got married, however, they’re so easy to find. Here is a great one from Target! These are essential for picnics, and oh yeah, staging photos like this. Ha!
  3. Picnic Basket: In Austin we plan on site seeing a bit. I plan on packing sandwiches and snacks, and this picnic basket from Macy’s is perfect because it comes stocked with reusable plates, cups, napkins, forks, spoons, and knives.
  4. Sunnies: I was never really a sunglasses person up until I recently discovered affordable yet trendy online sunglasses retailer, Eye Feel Shady. Sunglasses can really be that final touch an outfit needs.  So glad I found them! Here I featured my favorite floral sunnies, perfect for the Spring and ATX!
  5. Spring Hat: The hat is a must… Here I feature a white and black fedora from Shopbop gifted by my good friend, The Rene Berry. I actually don’t own a cowboy straw hat… I know! How can I be a Texan without a cowboy hat? But I plan on begging the hubs for one when we get to Austin. Stay tuned! Haha!

Inside the bag (Minus the Dog)

Austin Bound: The Fashionista's Spring/Summer Packing List

Suitcase

Vaca pics coming soon! Have an awesome week!

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