Today marks my first trip to Barton Springs this summer. The redhead and I saw not one, but two French bulldogs on an island on the dog-friendly portion of the the springs. They didn't look to happy to be on that island, and we decided they were playing Lost.
What would make my next trip to even better is this pretzel float from Urban Outfitters. Does anyone make beer cheese or mustard floaties as accompaniments?
If I get the chance to bring this inflatable pretzel to Barton Springs Pool, I hope to see a German shepherd on the puppy island.
Pretzel Pool Float, Urban Outfitters, $18
I must have missed this by a millisecond. I'm pretty much glued to my iPad at work, so this would have gotten a lot of use. You snooze, you lose. I totally added it to my wait list, though.
Oh, did I mention I'll get to see my ecommerce hero in real life today? Yes, I'll be attending Gilt Groupe founder Alexis Maybank's reception at the W, thanks to my friend Danielle and her tireless entries to Austin Tidbits contests. Double thanks Danielle. I'm SO excited!
Kate Spade Sprinkles iPad Folio, Gilt Groupe, $45
Someone handed me a postcard version of this print during SXSWi this year and I've hoped to find it again ever since. Etsy to the rescue. Thanks to who listed my Texas Heart Mug in their TeXas treasury, I found the print. It must be destiny.
Hero Design Studio is a Buffalo-based print shop making Texas-y prints. Is that too wrong to be right? I don't think so.
Texas Forever silkscreen print, HeroDesignStudio on Etsy, $30
Some other things I fell in love with along the way:
I want this bag.
Rebecca Minkoff Three-Zip Rocker Cross-Body in Chocolate, Amazon.com, $195
Tangerine is nice, too.
By the time I came across this dress, we were tired of trying things on.
Maybe if I'm still in love in a few weeks I'll go back.
It's pretty cute in fuschia, too.
TRF Collection Strapless Dress, Zara, $59.00