Austin Bachelorette Party Weekend

My friend Laurie celebrated her bachelorette party in Austin, TX last weekend, and kindly invited me to join in the festivities. I flew out of SF bright and early on Thursday with my friend Paige, and after drinking a few Bloody Mary's on the plane and indulging ourselves with the latest magazines (Vogue, People, Vanity Fair, oh my!), we were there before we knew it. We met up with an old friend, Allison (posing above), and a new friend, Fran, and took a quick Lyft to the house.
We stayed in this cute craftsman style home in the Deep Eddy district, which is near Lake Austin. It has an amazing back yard, large family style dining table, and plenty of bedrooms, so it was perfect for a girls weekend.
The first night we blew through several bottles of rosé and champagne and through two boxes (!) of white wine. The wine festivities quickly escalated into a game of slap the bag, so needless to say the bachelorette party was off to a good start.
The Maid of Honor and artist extraordinaire, Madeline, made us dinner and even put homemade lavender sachets on our plates as party favors. I told you, she's crafty.
On Friday, we took a group trip to Barton Springs for the day. The lawns are sprawling and the water is chilly, so it's the perfect place to sunbathe and fight the 100 degree heat. After hanging out for a few hours, we grabbed tacos and margaritas and then went home to get ready for a night out.
"YAY BARTON SPRINGS WE LOVED YOU SO MUCH AND WE'RE SO HAPPY WE SNUCK OUR OWN MARGARITAS INSIDE TO ENJOY & NOW I'M JUMPING FOR JOY!" -The Bride
Friday night we ate dinner at Fabi + Rosi, which was a convenient two minute walk from our house. We found some friendly chickens hanging out back and dinner was so good. They had truffle fries, so enough said. They even brought out a sparkler surprise for the bride.
After that, it was time to get down to business -- the Dirty Sixth. Disclaimer: we're all super classy and what not, but this is a bachelorette party and we wanted free drinks and the opportunity to dance all night. We rode a mechanical bull. We took Jello shots. We danced to Trap Queen. It was the best.
On Saturday, we decided that we all needed a little hair of the dog and a lot of sun to sweat out the hangovers. We found a boat / driver on the cheap through Craigslist the morning of (bad idea?!) and set off in Ubers to the lake. It was so awesome (whew, GOOD idea!). We anchored our pontoon rental up to other pontoon rentals at Devil's Cove, drank Tecate, and floated on pool noodles to our hearts content.
Laurie, we love you. Austin, we love you. Can't wait to be reunited with these weirdos at the wedding. :)

2 comments:

Kristina Comer said...

Looks soooo fun!!! Love the pics!!

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