These last couple of weeks we’ve been embracing our more rural surroundings. Most of you know that we moved to Austin in June from LA, but really we have been living with my parents in Georgetown since then while we wait for the completion of our new home. To give you a little context, they live on an acre that has the most beautiful oak trees and vegetable garden which you may have already seen on my Instagram story. We drive 25 minutes to get to Parker’s school every day and we don’t pass a single place to go to the restroom along the way. (A fact I’m well aware of since Parker started potty training.) The grocery store is super convenient and there are quite a few really good restaurants just 15 minutes away. 15 minutes away, though, is still a 30 minute round trip, so we have found ourselves eating at home a lot more often which has been a very welcome change. Where we are living in Georgetown is about a 40 minute drive from our new house and where our studio is and about 45-50 minutes from downtown Austin. Needless to say we log a lot of miles during the week, so lately we have been embracing this slower pace of life out here on the weekends and getting to know the local places…
We shot this outside of Monument Cafe— a place in Georgetown that is quickly becoming one of our breakfast staples. Before you all start a pilgrimmage, let me be honest and say that the food is not going to change your life. Some things are really good like the sausage and the biscuits and some things have been a miss like the omelettes. It is good, though. We love walking through the outdoor vegetable and flower garden. Parker calls it the butterfly garden because of how many Monarchs you will see flitting from flower to flower. You can walk past peppers, asparagus, dozens of varieties of greens and more. There is a lemon verbena plant that smells like heaven! Next door there is a little market where you can find all sorts of soaps, and produce and other food products to go. You can also order coffee and enjoy it at one of the indoor picnic tables.
I picked up these pants because the reminded me so much of these pants, which I have gotten endless use out of! They’re easy to dress up or down and super comfortable, too. I like that this top is ultimately a t-shirt, but the sleeve detail really dresses it up.
Photography by Katie Jameson