The best part of our trip to Austin was definitely Toy Joy. We are all avid collectors of plastic animals (my aunt runs a blog called Plastic Animal a Day) and toy enthusiasts in general, so we went totally ape over Toy Joy's offerings. Karen and my mom had never been before, and they were both blown away. Mom said she liked our trip to Toy Joy better than our trip to Kiddy Land in Tokyo. Also, they stay open till midnight on the weekends. If you love toys you have to go ASAP!
With all of these fantastic animals, Karen had a hard time choosing which ones to bring home.
My new sisters
They have a 'baby bar' in the back, complete with bubble teas named after Sanrio characters. I had a Chococat.
Loved the bucket o' babies…mom couldn't resist a handful for herself.
We brought home so many toys…expect to see some of our purchases on all of our respective blogs soon.
When we got home from Toy Joy we played with our new toys for a long time. The next morning Godzilla helped me accessorize before breakfast & shopping.
Wearing a vintage blazer purchased in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a fur collar from thrift store, vintage YSL green velvet skirt from eBay, and black Prada sandals
Our trip to Austin was so great, and I wish I could share all of it with you but there is an exciting secret project in the works that cannot yet be revealed…we are having so much fun working on it.
I've gotten many emails about where to shop in Austin, click to keep reading for my favorite things in Austin.
San Jose Hotel
1316 S Congress Ave Austin, TX
La Condesa (thanks for the recommendation Reid! Great Mexican food by the same
chef of NYC’s La Esquina)
400-A W 2nd St
Mothers Cafe & Garden
(vegetarian comfort food)
4215 Duval St
Casa de Luz (vegan food)
1701 Toomey Rd
Woodland Cafe (tasty pie)
1716 Congress Ave S
1512 S Congress Ave
1510 S Congress Ave
Buy Definition (great selection of lesser known designers, check out the online store)
3100 South Congress Ave
Suite 3B (at Havana)
(512) 670 7448
By George (Balenciaga, Lanvin, Chloe, Marni)
524 North Lamar
(512) 472 5951
There are a lot of vintage stores in Austin, but these two are really, really good.
1700 S Congress Ave
Big Bertha's Bargain
1050 S Lamar Blvd