we just got back from one of our favorite cities. austin is so full of interesting spots. we dined at a couple of delicious places that you should check out if you’re visiting: elizabeth street cafe (look how cute the interior is), sway (new thai restaurant with community style tables) and gourdough’s doughnuts (food truck).

and check out our blogshop

sometimes your workspace needs just a splash of movement and color, so we thought these garlands by le petite fest would perk up our student’s desk areas.

nannie inez is an amazing store and they gave these quirky little boy and girl notebooks by tokyo-based illustrator noritake.

all our goodies were held in these totes from magpie fields with just a hit of gradient that we hope expressed the sentiment of the class.

our friends at son of a sailor make these fun necklaces that they sent along for our austin blogshoppers.

these bright print coin purses are from basik855 (they make larger versions as ipad cases) and are great to throw in your purse or just carry as a teeny clutch.

ana from grown up shoes decked out our space with vintage furniture from loot vintage rentals and the high five factory made this awesome backdrop for our smilebooth. the students had a blast taking tons of pics together.

i think these rifle paper co. cats pajamas cards from amelia are just the best.

these adorable gift tags are made by locals satchel and sage. i think they would be perfect to label things. you know i’m serious about getting organized these days!

the byrd collective made these STUNNING florals, which i wish i could have brought home with me. she’s the gal to call in austin, folks!

we were so excited when we found out our pals at bkr were rolling out special valentine’s day bottles with hearts…right up my alley.

bake sale never ceases to impress, and of course there tasty treats were the talk of the shop.

we held our austin classes at vuka coop this time around, and it was such a creative space. perfect for our workshop, with space to learn, gather and share.

these inky co journals were perfect for note-taking. each student got two notebooks, and the one labeled sketches will be great to do some thumbnails for new blogshop skills.

check out these class pics, can we say tv show?

sign up for february blogshops:

BOSTON (2 spots) |  NEW YORK |  NEW YORK VIDEO  |  MINNEAPOLIS (email for waiting list)



i was really looking forward to my stay at the hotel st. cecilia. i mean look at that pool! i highly recommend that place. (and i hear the hotel san jose is pretty amazing too.)

austin, we really like you.



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  • 1. Megan  |  January 17th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I love those gift tags! So fun!

  • 2. Megan @ Pink O'Clock  |  January 17th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Oh, love BKR bottles! Do you know when the heart ones will be available, by chance? Info isn’t on the website just yet.

  • 3. Mandy  |  January 17th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I had the same question about the heart bottles!

  • 4. Sara  |  January 17th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Hi guys, Sara here from bkr! We love that you love our new, limited edition heartbkrs! The heartbkrs will be available online at http://www.mybkr.com sometime between this Friday 1.18 and Monday 1.21. xo

  • 5. Ergo-Blog  |  January 17th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    How lovely! Every time I see pictures from your events it makes me want to sign up! I’ll have to keep my out for the next New York one! =)

  • 6. Emily  |  January 17th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    YAY!!! So great to have you gals back to Austin! We were SO excited to have our totes as part of the goodies:) What an amazing weekend – helping out as intern that weekend left me totally refueled – thank you for everything!

  • 7. Jessie  |  January 17th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    I love how you style all your photos, so many great bright colors. Your blog shops look so fun!

  • 8. Chick Tyler  |  January 17th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Looks awesome, as usual! One day you WILL see me at one! Lovely photos!

  • 9. Bonnie  |  January 17th, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Love the dotted journals and those bottles. The blogshops look so much fun and the gifts always look amazing! wishing one day i could attend one :)


  • 10. Bettina  |  January 18th, 2013 at 12:02 am

    As usual everything is so immaculately styled!

  • 11. Liz  |  January 18th, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Thanks, Sara! I can’t wait to get one!

  • 12. Mariel  |  January 18th, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I love all the splash of colors in this post. You should totally do a blogshop in the philippines! :)


  • 13. Kirstie  |  January 18th, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Looks like fun! I hope to attend one of your workshops. I was SUPER excited about the heartbkrs bottles until I went to the site and read the text on them, I was hoping for something more lovey and sweet. I had planned to give them as gifts but I would never gift someone something that said “”it’d be really nice if you had your shit together a little more.” I’m happy to give myself that but not a gift for others

  • 14. khali  |  January 18th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    What an incredibly cool space!!! Love all the furniture and flowers and goodies everyone got too! If I had magical money I would go to all the blogshops just to see all the great set ups. But I am thrilled I got to at least attend LA last weekend and see these posts to live through.

  • 15. Kiti  |  January 20th, 2013 at 4:52 am

    i’m in love with those valentines day’s bottles! your photos and all the decoration of blogshop as always is brilliant!!!

  • 16. Kate  |  January 22nd, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Had so much fun at blogshop Austin and walked away with tons of knowledge! Thanks so much for an awesome weekend.

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