Last night got me so excited about posting, I just couldn't give that last post time to soak in! Austin Tidbits (a site I just now discovered while looking up the origins of their event at y&i) threw a Fall Fete this Thursday at y&i - a clothing store on the north end of South Congress I've been dying to visit but just hadn't made it up that far on South Congress yet. Fortunately Dripping Springs offering coffee liquer vodkas,
cosmos, martinis, Mama Fu's amazing basil spring rolls - so light and healthy tasting,
and seared ahi tuna,
made it super easy to get on over there already.
I instantly fell in love with y&i's sweet mix of Texan and California style (yes, that is Mai improving it with both drinks)
and Texan and California prices as well. Read: some items are actually affordable, versus Texan high couture tends to be way overpriced. Yes, that's me saying shopping is WAY more affordable, and WAY more accessibly stylish in Cali than Texas. Thanks, in large part to fashion week and all the amazing women entrepeneurs I'm slowly discovering in town, Texas is definitely on it's way! One of the owners, Robin Boesch, unpretentious attitude and introduction of herself to us was a pleasant surprise. Completely down to earth, and real, and more than happy to discuss the fact she was looking to provide high fashion for a reasonable price.
Just enough product to have more and more to ooh and ahh over at every turn, but not enough to feel overwhelmed.
Speaking of ooohing and ahhhing the gift bags - oh, the gift bags! y&i gave out gift bags to the first fifty customers and Mai, Dani, and I were lucky enough to be one of those first fifty.
Okay, we planned. C'mon now, you know me and crowds better - I like to get there before the crowd and stake my claim, then clearout just as the rest of the world discovers what I've already experienced. We saved checking out the bags for when we got home - tons of Hollywood goodies, bangles, earrings, hair product from Kevin Murphy and Tisa at Salon Aura, as well as a therapy treatment and blowout from Tisa as well. Can't wait to try that out! Other fun things in the bag included Garment Guard, Tip Toes, Gal Pals garment protector, Pocksie, Low Beams, the Strapper, and possibly my favorite - a gift certificate to y&i!! Totally excited to use them all and review them as I do : ) !!
We did decide to sit down and peek thru the loot a little while we were still there,
Submerged hosted Austin's Tweet Up social this Thursday evening, which was basically a big social excuse to meet up with Stephanie from Colours Marie again.
We ended up chatting with her most of the night and her sweet boy, Tim,
except for a short break when I snagged Lori at As You Wish doing the photo booth and made us take a picture holding a frame.
After a quick Amy's ice cream run we called it a night, until The September Issue, and dinner tomorrow! If you want to join text me if you have my cell number, or leave a comment with your email address.