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CV + CV :: Part 2 // Austin, TX

If you’re just tuning in, this is day two of our Austin expedition. To see what happen on day one, you can click here:

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So, now that we’re full to the brim with tacos and horchata, it was time for our day about town. We had quite a bit on the list. But everything on our list could fall into two categories: Record Stores and Vintage Shops. Lucky for us, in Austin there is no shortage of either things. Not to mention they are all right next door to each other! So we would pull up, get out and go our separate ways…while constantly texting each other our super-cool rare finds. It really was great. Our first stop was Claudio’s favorite.

Claudio found himself at End of an Ear. This awesome record shop where he picked up a Coldplay single, Air: Moon Safari and Diarrhea Planet. Yes, you read right.

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I don’t ask questions, I just smile. Anyways, it really was a cool shop. SO MANY options and the woman working the register brought her four year old with her, she was so precious! Her name was Olive. So Austin.

If you follow my instagram, then you have seen that I am head-over-heels obsessed with this cactus flower. I’ve never seen ANYTHING like it ::

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Behind the building we stumbled across this quirky little set up. It resembled a artist shed… but with a serious ‘tude. This place was way cool.

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I visited a super cute vintage store called Ragalicious where I picked up the CUTEST Mexican party dress. You better believe I’m wearing it to my next party! Ole! So, like I said, CV1 would go one way and CV2 would go the other way with these shops. When I tried on the party dress, I came out of the dressing room and asked the cute little girl working what she thought of it – let me tell you, you would think we were life long friends! She also gave me this the amazing guide to all things resell in Austin! If you into vintage shopping at all, this is the guide to use!

My absolute favorite vintage store was Blue Velvet. It is the holy grail of v-shopping.

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(By the way, I’m going to shorten vintage shopping to just ‘v-shopping’, deal?) But really, Blue Velvet was the cutest and had such interesting pieces! I ended up with this mod 60s mini dress and I couldn’t help myself…I put it on before dinner! It was the second best decision I had made that day. The first was buying the dress, obviously.

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Later that night we went to Stubbs, the original Austin barbecue. Wowza! I had the pulled work and CV1 had the chopped beef brisket, both of us had sweet tea and we were in foodie heaven! So delicious.

After dinner we ventured to South Congress and 6th street, but more about that and the trip home in Part 3!

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There is always more to come.

Love,

Wife C

CV + CV :: Five Guys Burgers and Fries // Las Colinas, TX

According to the Burger Doctor, the hamburger did indeed come from Hamburg, Germany. It was first given its name for the hamburg steak typically used between the bread. Then, the lazy Americans shortened it to –burger and added cheese. Typical.

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We like a good burger but we LOVE a good cheeseburger. There are just so many choices! High-end to Big-Mac… Let’s be serious here, there’s In-n-Out, Jake’s, Fudrucker’s, Smash Burger aaaand

Then, there is Five Guys Burgers and Fries.

Claudio has been workin’ hard and pumpin’ iron during the week so he can have a couple of cheat days on the weekends. He’s been eating protein, raw vegetables and a lot of smoothies. So needless to say, a burger is the ideal meal to break your healthy edge.

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What’s the hype about 5 Guys”, you may ask. Let me tell you, there is something special about this red and white tiled establishment. Burgers cooked to order with the classic toppings…fresh jalapenos, pickled jalapenos, just plain pickles, raw onions, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, relish, green peppers, hot sauce, ketchup, mustard and the list goes on! There are 2 different sizes of burger, the “Little Cheeseburger” which is 1 patty and just the regular “Cheeseburger” which is 2 patties. Personally, I stick to the Little Cheeseburger with pickles and barbecue sauce. But Claudio goes all out.

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How can you have a hamburger without the French fries? Well, the answer is, you can’t. Five Guys orders different potatoes from various potato farms and makes them fresh. You can order them original or Cajun, we like to take a ride on the flavor train ever once in a while so we get the Cajun fries. They’re served in a cup, but don’t worry, you won’t run out.

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If you ask me, what makes Five Guys so great is the simplicity. They do have other things on the menu like hot dogs and grilled cheese – which are both equally as delicious – but they all fall under the same umbrella of American Cuisine. So come hungry and dig in, you won’t be disappointed.

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There is always more to come.

Love,

Wife C

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PS

Claudio recently found the bottled Whataburger Spicy Ketchup in stores. Before we left for Five Guys, he asked me to bring my “big purse”, which I thought was odd but not surprising. As we’re walking out the door he slides the bottle in my purse so he could use it with the fries. True love.

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