1. Retro Swimsuits
OK, yes, I know it's still March, but this 70 degree weather has me dreaming of summer.
These next two suits and more can be found at Modcloth.
Seriously, how did I live before Modcloth?
2. Orange Soda
When I was little and my family lived in Germany, we used to drive to France on Sundays and pick up a case of Orangina. It was such a treat and tasted like pure heaven. I still love it, and these days you don't have to drive to France to get it.
Izze makes a Clementine soda that is all natural, and completely delicious.
And the classic orange Fanta. Aber natürlich!
3. Seatbelt Camera Straps
We've all seen seatbelts recycled beautifully as handbags, but as camera straps? I LOVE it. So does Nathan. He has two of them.
4. I've always loved Vespas.
I love that they look almost exactly the same today as they did fifty years ago. Austin is the perfect city to ride a Vespa to the grocery store, library, coffee shop, anywhere. Also, they use a really small amount of gasoline, so they're more environmentally-friendly than owning a second car. Honestly, what's not to love?
5. The Blanton
The collection at The Blanton is absolutely incredible-- especially their modern art wing (shown here).
Here's the stunning foyer, which is an homage to Donald Judd, one of my favorite artists ever.
Another one of my favorite works is this installation piece called How to Build Cathedrals.
This piece has some kind of magic, I swear.
As if that's not enough, the museum has a lovely cafe and a fabulous gift shop. that has any number of things you simply won't be able to live without.
Art, coffee and shopping. All at the same time. As if that weren't enough, every Thursday, admission is free. Free!