20 cities. 13 countries. 6 weeks. 1 girl who's excited and freaking out at the same time. I'll see y'all in July!
So I've started a new venture with something I've been passionate about since I was born: food! Austin is made of mostly unique, locally owned places to eat and drink—new restaurants and food trucks and bars are sprouting up here all the time! It's the best. Seriously, locals will judge you if you frequent chain restaurants; like, why would you do that when you have so many better options? I've lived here for 7 years and haven't even begun to scratch the surface.
Since I enjoy going out to eat a lot, I decided to combine my love for Austin food and content creating in one and boom! 512 Bites was born. For you non-Austinites, 512 is our area code in case that wasn't clear, haha. If you want to keep up with my food adventures in ATX (or even if you just love staring at photos of food like me), I would adore you forever if you gave me a follow! I promise not to spam your Instagram feeds. ;o)
Did you know the month of April is also National Stress Awareness Month? Yeah. I mean, it makes sense. April was definitely stressful as I spent the whole time preparing—and panicking—for my Eurotrip (I leave in 2 weeks, AHHH). But April was also an AMAZING month! So many fun experiences and great things happened to me. ModCloth came to Austin which alone led to new opporunities; I got to host my first event as a blogger for an international clothing company that I adore, I met lots of lovely Austin bloggers (including Bonnie of Flashes of Style who is now my new favorite person) and ModCloth's founder, and was even featured on the ModCloth website where I got to brag about my favorite city. I'm so lucky!
Let's see, I also went to the UT spring football game where my friends and I sat in the rain (our spirit couldn't be broken), created an Instagram account for discovering food around Austin (follow me and I'll love you forever), got to see James Bay play at Austin City Limits, went to the annual weenie dog races, went out dancing A LOT, and discovered a new-found love for EDM music fests after I got a last-minute invite to Euphoria (which was so fun!!). Oh yeah, and I RAN MY FIRST 10K!! I beat my personal best time by 10 minutes and didn't stop to walk once. I couldn't believe it! It's only April & I already crossed off one of my biggest goals for 2016. I'm feeling pretty proud of myself lately.
Hi, I'm Rachel! I currently live in Austin, Texas where I've been "keeping it weird" since 2009. This blog is a creative outlet for sharing my personal style, adventures around my city, & anything that inspires me. Welcome to my little corner of the internet! (Read more here...)