Monday, June 15, 2015

A Little Getaway....


MILLY ROAD TRIP SERIES: AUSTINIt’s time to hit the road again MILLY style and this time we are heading down south to the increasingly popular cultural hub that is Austin, Texas!One of America’s fastest growing cities and the state’s capital, whatever your travel agenda, Austin needs to be on it.What to Pack:Featuring a warm climate all year round (oh so lucky), Austinites enjoy a more casual approach to style. Therefore, when packing for your visit, we suggest these essentials to cover all your style bases:The MILLY Angled Fringe Knit Tee is the perfect mix of casual and stylish. Pair with a printed MILLY Midi Skirt for understated evening chic or MILLY Petal Shorts for daytime play.The MILLY Awesome Tee provides a perfect mix of fun and style. Pair with printed MILLY printed pants or jeans depending on your mood.The MILLY Couture Striped Jacquard Mitered Sheath Dress has you covered for all wow-factor #MILLYMOMENTS. With a flattering structured silhouette and eye catching stripe, this dress transcends day to evening with ease. Just switch flats for heels and MILLY handbag for MILLY clutch and your Texan styling is complete.Our suggested accessories? You can’t go wrong when packing the Isabella Croc Top Zip Crossbody bag, Essex Fringe Drawstring and the Astor Clutch. Suiting all occasions and packing needs, if you’re feeling fun, opt for these pieces in pastel or a vibrant color such as cobalt to give that added stylish finish to your ensemble. (HINT: Check out our breakdown of the Pastel Effect here)Where to Stay:Austin is a spacious city, so if you don’t have a car at your disposal, we suggest picking a location close to the downtown area to make the most of your visit. Firehouse Hostel: A perfect pick for anyone on a budget. Close to Austin’s infamous 6th street, this hostel offers eclectic and comfortable accommodations at a great rate. Choose from dorms or private rooms and enjoy an in-house lounge that features local bands and great happy hour specials. A great place to start your evening and make fast friends.Driskill Hotel: For a more luxurious stay, look no further. This Austin staple, has a decadent and legendary history dating back to 1886. World renown for its historical guests including presidents and governors, it features the highly regarded Driskill Grill and is centrally located within walking distance of 6th street.Where to Eat & Drink:Home to the University of Texas and known as the “live music capital of the world” you will never be at a loss for places to head for some great Southern food, strong drinks and good tunes.6th Street, has you covered for all the classic college-esque bars that guarantee a fun night. If this is what you’re in the mood for we suggest Casino El Camino for some out-of-this-world Bloody Mary’s, gargoyles and background cult films. For some great live music Parish has you sorted while Majestic is your go-to if you’re in the mood to get footloose. To enjoy one of the USA’s top ten Best New Restaurants, Jeffrey’s is a MUST. Originally opened as a small cafe in 1975, Austin chef Larry McGuire gave the establishment an overhaul in 2013, bringing the ultimate fine dining experience back to life. (TIP: If you find yourself visiting over a weekend, make sure to make your reservation for their famous weekly Sunday chicken dinner). For a dinner/movie night combo to be rivaled by none, newest Austin hotspot, VOX Table cannot be missed. Two years in the making, this chic restaurant is situated opposite the Lamar Union Alamo Drafthouse for the perfect date night. (TIP: Make sure to try the Ox Tail and Calamari Noodles for the ultimate taste explosion. The cocktails are also out-of-this-world.)If you’re not in the mood for a fine dining experience, no worries! Austin is famous for their food trucks so you will never be without some great on-the-go options. For some legendary BBQ, check out Franklin’s (TIP: Get there early, the line can be up to a few hours wait!)What to Do:SXSW - Just a small festival you may have heard of. Held annually throughout March of each year the film/music/interactive festival draws visitors from all over the world to the Texas hub to enjoy the latest in the arts and tech innovation. Peter Pan Mini Golf - Open since 1946 this is a guaranteed fun time. Great for all ages, the course stays open to midnight and is BYOB (no glass). At $5 (cash only) for 18 holes and just $2 for a second round, you can’t go wrong.Barton Springs Pool - With year round balmy temperatures, take a dip in this man made swimming pool, filled with water from the Main Barton Spring. No matter what time of year, this is a perfect activity for a warm day with the pool featuring temperatures that sit between a stable 68 and 71 degrees.Have a wonderful Texan time! For more Road Trip inspiration check out top recommendations from our previous adventures to Park City, Jamaica, and more here on the MILLY Mag.



this is one of us wearing a little 

Plan Your Trip

I've been telling you guys how much I love this length of skirt...
with the sheer bottom lattice-work banding it's too cool not to wear all day long,
paired with this simple crop top,
& those lattice-work heels (already owned for a year +)
it rocks the Austin scene perfectly




Lobby of the magnificent Driskoll Hotel
an historic place


MILLY ROAD TRIP SERIES: AUSTINIt’s time to hit the road again MILLY style and this time we are heading down south to the increasingly popular cultural hub that is Austin, Texas!One of America’s fastest growing cities and the state’s capital, whatever your travel agenda, Austin needs to be on it.What to Pack:Featuring a warm climate all year round (oh so lucky), Austinites enjoy a more casual approach to style. Therefore, when packing for your visit, we suggest these essentials to cover all your style bases:The MILLY Angled Fringe Knit Tee is the perfect mix of casual and stylish. Pair with a printed MILLY Midi Skirt for understated evening chic or MILLY Petal Shorts for daytime play.The MILLY Awesome Tee provides a perfect mix of fun and style. Pair with printed MILLY printed pants or jeans depending on your mood.The MILLY Couture Striped Jacquard Mitered Sheath Dress has you covered for all wow-factor #MILLYMOMENTS. With a flattering structured silhouette and eye catching stripe, this dress transcends day to evening with ease. Just switch flats for heels and MILLY handbag for MILLY clutch and your Texan styling is complete.Our suggested accessories? You can’t go wrong when packing the Isabella Croc Top Zip Crossbody bag, Essex Fringe Drawstring and the Astor Clutch. Suiting all occasions and packing needs, if you’re feeling fun, opt for these pieces in pastel or a vibrant color such as cobalt to give that added stylish finish to your ensemble. (HINT: Check out our breakdown of the Pastel Effect here)Where to Stay:Austin is a spacious city, so if you don’t have a car at your disposal, we suggest picking a location close to the downtown area to make the most of your visit. Firehouse Hostel: A perfect pick for anyone on a budget. Close to Austin’s infamous 6th street, this hostel offers eclectic and comfortable accommodations at a great rate. Choose from dorms or private rooms and enjoy an in-house lounge that features local bands and great happy hour specials. A great place to start your evening and make fast friends.Driskill Hotel: For a more luxurious stay, look no further. This Austin staple, has a decadent and legendary history dating back to 1886. World renown for its historical guests including presidents and governors, it features the highly regarded Driskill Grill and is centrally located within walking distance of 6th street.Where to Eat & Drink:Home to the University of Texas and known as the “live music capital of the world” you will never be at a loss for places to head for some great Southern food, strong drinks and good tunes.6th Street, has you covered for all the classic college-esque bars that guarantee a fun night. If this is what you’re in the mood for we suggest Casino El Camino for some out-of-this-world Bloody Mary’s, gargoyles and background cult films. For some great live music Parish has you sorted while Majestic is your go-to if you’re in the mood to get footloose. To enjoy one of the USA’s top ten Best New Restaurants, Jeffrey’s is a MUST. Originally opened as a small cafe in 1975, Austin chef Larry McGuire gave the establishment an overhaul in 2013, bringing the ultimate fine dining experience back to life. (TIP: If you find yourself visiting over a weekend, make sure to make your reservation for their famous weekly Sunday chicken dinner). For a dinner/movie night combo to be rivaled by none, newest Austin hotspot, VOX Table cannot be missed. Two years in the making, this chic restaurant is situated opposite the Lamar Union Alamo Drafthouse for the perfect date night. (TIP: Make sure to try the Ox Tail and Calamari Noodles for the ultimate taste explosion. The cocktails are also out-of-this-world.)If you’re not in the mood for a fine dining experience, no worries! Austin is famous for their food trucks so you will never be without some great on-the-go options. For some legendary BBQ, check out Franklin’s (TIP: Get there early, the line can be up to a few hours wait!)What to Do:SXSW - Just a small festival you may have heard of. Held annually throughout March of each year the film/music/interactive festival draws visitors from all over the world to the Texas hub to enjoy the latest in the arts and tech innovation. Peter Pan Mini Golf - Open since 1946 this is a guaranteed fun time. Great for all ages, the course stays open to midnight and is BYOB (no glass). At $5 (cash only) for 18 holes and just $2 for a second round, you can’t go wrong.Barton Springs Pool - With year round balmy temperatures, take a dip in this man made swimming pool, filled with water from the Main Barton Spring. No matter what time of year, this is a perfect activity for a warm day with the pool featuring temperatures that sit between a stable 68 and 71 degrees.Have a wonderful Texan time! For more Road Trip inspiration check out top recommendations from our previous adventures to Park City, Jamaica, and more here on the MILLY Mag.



THE COLLEGE STREET SCENE
somewhere I once was, but don't need to be again
the vibe is cool, the music is great, and usually the crowd is polite,
so no worries here.
MILLY ROAD TRIP SERIES: AUSTINIt’s time to hit the road again MILLY style and this time we are heading down south to the increasingly popular cultural hub that is Austin, Texas!One of America’s fastest growing cities and the state’s capital, whatever your travel agenda, Austin needs to be on it.What to Pack:Featuring a warm climate all year round (oh so lucky), Austinites enjoy a more casual approach to style. Therefore, when packing for your visit, we suggest these essentials to cover all your style bases:The MILLY Angled Fringe Knit Tee is the perfect mix of casual and stylish. Pair with a printed MILLY Midi Skirt for understated evening chic or MILLY Petal Shorts for daytime play.The MILLY Awesome Tee provides a perfect mix of fun and style. Pair with printed MILLY printed pants or jeans depending on your mood.The MILLY Couture Striped Jacquard Mitered Sheath Dress has you covered for all wow-factor #MILLYMOMENTS. With a flattering structured silhouette and eye catching stripe, this dress transcends day to evening with ease. Just switch flats for heels and MILLY handbag for MILLY clutch and your Texan styling is complete.Our suggested accessories? You can’t go wrong when packing the Isabella Croc Top Zip Crossbody bag, Essex Fringe Drawstring and the Astor Clutch. Suiting all occasions and packing needs, if you’re feeling fun, opt for these pieces in pastel or a vibrant color such as cobalt to give that added stylish finish to your ensemble. (HINT: Check out our breakdown of the Pastel Effect here)Where to Stay:Austin is a spacious city, so if you don’t have a car at your disposal, we suggest picking a location close to the downtown area to make the most of your visit. Firehouse Hostel: A perfect pick for anyone on a budget. Close to Austin’s infamous 6th street, this hostel offers eclectic and comfortable accommodations at a great rate. Choose from dorms or private rooms and enjoy an in-house lounge that features local bands and great happy hour specials. A great place to start your evening and make fast friends.Driskill Hotel: For a more luxurious stay, look no further. This Austin staple, has a decadent and legendary history dating back to 1886. World renown for its historical guests including presidents and governors, it features the highly regarded Driskill Grill and is centrally located within walking distance of 6th street.Where to Eat & Drink:Home to the University of Texas and known as the “live music capital of the world” you will never be at a loss for places to head for some great Southern food, strong drinks and good tunes.6th Street, has you covered for all the classic college-esque bars that guarantee a fun night. If this is what you’re in the mood for we suggest Casino El Camino for some out-of-this-world Bloody Mary’s, gargoyles and background cult films. For some great live music Parish has you sorted while Majestic is your go-to if you’re in the mood to get footloose. To enjoy one of the USA’s top ten Best New Restaurants, Jeffrey’s is a MUST. Originally opened as a small cafe in 1975, Austin chef Larry McGuire gave the establishment an overhaul in 2013, bringing the ultimate fine dining experience back to life. (TIP: If you find yourself visiting over a weekend, make sure to make your reservation for their famous weekly Sunday chicken dinner). For a dinner/movie night combo to be rivaled by none, newest Austin hotspot, VOX Table cannot be missed. Two years in the making, this chic restaurant is situated opposite the Lamar Union Alamo Drafthouse for the perfect date night. (TIP: Make sure to try the Ox Tail and Calamari Noodles for the ultimate taste explosion. The cocktails are also out-of-this-world.)If you’re not in the mood for a fine dining experience, no worries! Austin is famous for their food trucks so you will never be without some great on-the-go options. For some legendary BBQ, check out Franklin’s (TIP: Get there early, the line can be up to a few hours wait!)What to Do:SXSW - Just a small festival you may have heard of. Held annually throughout March of each year the film/music/interactive festival draws visitors from all over the world to the Texas hub to enjoy the latest in the arts and tech innovation. Peter Pan Mini Golf - Open since 1946 this is a guaranteed fun time. Great for all ages, the course stays open to midnight and is BYOB (no glass). At $5 (cash only) for 18 holes and just $2 for a second round, you can’t go wrong.Barton Springs Pool - With year round balmy temperatures, take a dip in this man made swimming pool, filled with water from the Main Barton Spring. No matter what time of year, this is a perfect activity for a warm day with the pool featuring temperatures that sit between a stable 68 and 71 degrees.Have a wonderful Texan time! For more Road Trip inspiration check out top recommendations from our previous adventures to Park City, Jamaica, and more here on the MILLY Mag.



BARTON CREEK SPRINGS
when it just gets too hot, jump on in 

MILLY ROAD TRIP SERIES: AUSTINIt’s time to hit the road again MILLY style and this time we are heading down south to the increasingly popular cultural hub that is Austin, Texas!One of America’s fastest growing cities and the state’s capital, whatever your travel agenda, Austin needs to be on it.What to Pack:Featuring a warm climate all year round (oh so lucky), Austinites enjoy a more casual approach to style. Therefore, when packing for your visit, we suggest these essentials to cover all your style bases:The MILLY Angled Fringe Knit Tee is the perfect mix of casual and stylish. Pair with a printed MILLY Midi Skirt for understated evening chic or MILLY Petal Shorts for daytime play.The MILLY Awesome Tee provides a perfect mix of fun and style. Pair with printed MILLY printed pants or jeans depending on your mood.The MILLY Couture Striped Jacquard Mitered Sheath Dress has you covered for all wow-factor #MILLYMOMENTS. With a flattering structured silhouette and eye catching stripe, this dress transcends day to evening with ease. Just switch flats for heels and MILLY handbag for MILLY clutch and your Texan styling is complete.Our suggested accessories? You can’t go wrong when packing the Isabella Croc Top Zip Crossbody bag, Essex Fringe Drawstring and the Astor Clutch. Suiting all occasions and packing needs, if you’re feeling fun, opt for these pieces in pastel or a vibrant color such as cobalt to give that added stylish finish to your ensemble. (HINT: Check out our breakdown of the Pastel Effect here)Where to Stay:Austin is a spacious city, so if you don’t have a car at your disposal, we suggest picking a location close to the downtown area to make the most of your visit. Firehouse Hostel: A perfect pick for anyone on a budget. Close to Austin’s infamous 6th street, this hostel offers eclectic and comfortable accommodations at a great rate. Choose from dorms or private rooms and enjoy an in-house lounge that features local bands and great happy hour specials. A great place to start your evening and make fast friends.Driskill Hotel: For a more luxurious stay, look no further. This Austin staple, has a decadent and legendary history dating back to 1886. World renown for its historical guests including presidents and governors, it features the highly regarded Driskill Grill and is centrally located within walking distance of 6th street.Where to Eat & Drink:Home to the University of Texas and known as the “live music capital of the world” you will never be at a loss for places to head for some great Southern food, strong drinks and good tunes.6th Street, has you covered for all the classic college-esque bars that guarantee a fun night. If this is what you’re in the mood for we suggest Casino El Camino for some out-of-this-world Bloody Mary’s, gargoyles and background cult films. For some great live music Parish has you sorted while Majestic is your go-to if you’re in the mood to get footloose. To enjoy one of the USA’s top ten Best New Restaurants, Jeffrey’s is a MUST. Originally opened as a small cafe in 1975, Austin chef Larry McGuire gave the establishment an overhaul in 2013, bringing the ultimate fine dining experience back to life. (TIP: If you find yourself visiting over a weekend, make sure to make your reservation for their famous weekly Sunday chicken dinner). For a dinner/movie night combo to be rivaled by none, newest Austin hotspot, VOX Table cannot be missed. Two years in the making, this chic restaurant is situated opposite the Lamar Union Alamo Drafthouse for the perfect date night. (TIP: Make sure to try the Ox Tail and Calamari Noodles for the ultimate taste explosion. The cocktails are also out-of-this-world.)If you’re not in the mood for a fine dining experience, no worries! Austin is famous for their food trucks so you will never be without some great on-the-go options. For some legendary BBQ, check out Franklin’s (TIP: Get there early, the line can be up to a few hours wait!)What to Do:SXSW - Just a small festival you may have heard of. Held annually throughout March of each year the film/music/interactive festival draws visitors from all over the world to the Texas hub to enjoy the latest in the arts and tech innovation. Peter Pan Mini Golf - Open since 1946 this is a guaranteed fun time. Great for all ages, the course stays open to midnight and is BYOB (no glass). At $5 (cash only) for 18 holes and just $2 for a second round, you can’t go wrong.Barton Springs Pool - With year round balmy temperatures, take a dip in this man made swimming pool, filled with water from the Main Barton Spring. No matter what time of year, this is a perfect activity for a warm day with the pool featuring temperatures that sit between a stable 68 and 71 degrees.Have a wonderful Texan time! For more Road Trip inspiration check out top recommendations from our previous adventures to Park City, Jamaica, and more here on the MILLY Mag.




JEFFREY'S RESTAURANT
voted 1 of the TOP 10 in the USA last year

MILLY ROAD TRIP SERIES: AUSTINIt’s time to hit the road again MILLY style and this time we are heading down south to the increasingly popular cultural hub that is Austin, Texas!One of America’s fastest growing cities and the state’s capital, whatever your travel agenda, Austin needs to be on it.What to Pack:Featuring a warm climate all year round (oh so lucky), Austinites enjoy a more casual approach to style. Therefore, when packing for your visit, we suggest these essentials to cover all your style bases:The MILLY Angled Fringe Knit Tee is the perfect mix of casual and stylish. Pair with a printed MILLY Midi Skirt for understated evening chic or MILLY Petal Shorts for daytime play.The MILLY Awesome Tee provides a perfect mix of fun and style. Pair with printed MILLY printed pants or jeans depending on your mood.The MILLY Couture Striped Jacquard Mitered Sheath Dress has you covered for all wow-factor #MILLYMOMENTS. With a flattering structured silhouette and eye catching stripe, this dress transcends day to evening with ease. Just switch flats for heels and MILLY handbag for MILLY clutch and your Texan styling is complete.Our suggested accessories? You can’t go wrong when packing the Isabella Croc Top Zip Crossbody bag, Essex Fringe Drawstring and the Astor Clutch. Suiting all occasions and packing needs, if you’re feeling fun, opt for these pieces in pastel or a vibrant color such as cobalt to give that added stylish finish to your ensemble. (HINT: Check out our breakdown of the Pastel Effect here)Where to Stay:Austin is a spacious city, so if you don’t have a car at your disposal, we suggest picking a location close to the downtown area to make the most of your visit. Firehouse Hostel: A perfect pick for anyone on a budget. Close to Austin’s infamous 6th street, this hostel offers eclectic and comfortable accommodations at a great rate. Choose from dorms or private rooms and enjoy an in-house lounge that features local bands and great happy hour specials. A great place to start your evening and make fast friends.Driskill Hotel: For a more luxurious stay, look no further. This Austin staple, has a decadent and legendary history dating back to 1886. World renown for its historical guests including presidents and governors, it features the highly regarded Driskill Grill and is centrally located within walking distance of 6th street.Where to Eat & Drink:Home to the University of Texas and known as the “live music capital of the world” you will never be at a loss for places to head for some great Southern food, strong drinks and good tunes.6th Street, has you covered for all the classic college-esque bars that guarantee a fun night. If this is what you’re in the mood for we suggest Casino El Camino for some out-of-this-world Bloody Mary’s, gargoyles and background cult films. For some great live music Parish has you sorted while Majestic is your go-to if you’re in the mood to get footloose. To enjoy one of the USA’s top ten Best New Restaurants, Jeffrey’s is a MUST. Originally opened as a small cafe in 1975, Austin chef Larry McGuire gave the establishment an overhaul in 2013, bringing the ultimate fine dining experience back to life. (TIP: If you find yourself visiting over a weekend, make sure to make your reservation for their famous weekly Sunday chicken dinner). For a dinner/movie night combo to be rivaled by none, newest Austin hotspot, VOX Table cannot be missed. Two years in the making, this chic restaurant is situated opposite the Lamar Union Alamo Drafthouse for the perfect date night. (TIP: Make sure to try the Ox Tail and Calamari Noodles for the ultimate taste explosion. The cocktails are also out-of-this-world.)If you’re not in the mood for a fine dining experience, no worries! Austin is famous for their food trucks so you will never be without some great on-the-go options. For some legendary BBQ, check out Franklin’s (TIP: Get there early, the line can be up to a few hours wait!)What to Do:SXSW - Just a small festival you may have heard of. Held annually throughout March of each year the film/music/interactive festival draws visitors from all over the world to the Texas hub to enjoy the latest in the arts and tech innovation. Peter Pan Mini Golf - Open since 1946 this is a guaranteed fun time. Great for all ages, the course stays open to midnight and is BYOB (no glass). At $5 (cash only) for 18 holes and just $2 for a second round, you can’t go wrong.Barton Springs Pool - With year round balmy temperatures, take a dip in this man made swimming pool, filled with water from the Main Barton Spring. No matter what time of year, this is a perfect activity for a warm day with the pool featuring temperatures that sit between a stable 68 and 71 degrees.Have a wonderful Texan time! For more Road Trip inspiration check out top recommendations from our previous adventures to Park City, Jamaica, and more here on the MILLY Mag.

did any of this surprise you about Austin?
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3 comments:

  1. This looks like a fabulous trip! I hope that you have a great time!

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  2. Barton Springs at Zilker Park. Know before you jump in....It is cold. Reallly cold. Especially on a hot day when your skin feels hotter than normal. It will make your beat and your blood run fast!!!
    Driskoll Hotel....tons of history made there. The best are the stories not in the books. If walls could talk!!
    Jeffrey's.....a great restaurant and one of the oldest in town.
    If you get a chance drive up by Mt. Bonnell for awesome views. The city is vibrant and the surrounding area is beautiful. Have fun!!

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  3. Marsha

    The Hill Country is somewhere I want to return to ...my son travels to Austin on business and thinks it is wonderful. My niece got transferred there from NYC via Chicago and loves it as well...

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