South Congress is one of the best places that makes Austin so weird. The streets have vivid colors, amazing food, and great photo opportunities. People are quick to go take pictures at the "I love you so much" and "Hi, how are you?" frog but I want to encourage you to break out of taking common photos and rather post something unique. My models, photographer, and I searched South Congress and discovered a few cool places for unique photos. Our favorite photos were at coffee shops like Tom's, the streets with the downtown background, and going around doing activities such as riding bikes. Do not be common, be unique. Why should you take an average photo when you are not average but a unique individual? The best photos are of people living and enjoying their life so I encourage you to not mimic poses but to go out and capture moments.
Next time you're eating delicious food, going shopping, and looking to take pictures use the most of the environment, go inside different places, and do the unique activities that keep Austin weird.
The Fourth of July is America's proudest holiday, it's the day that we get to show the world how proud we are as a country and celebrate the freedoms our ancestors fought for. But even more so it's a day where we all as a nation come together and put aside our many different beliefs to celebrate the fact that we get to disagree, we get to all dress different, we get to have religious differences, we get to have freedom of speech, we are free.
In our photo shoot we wanted to focus not only on the outfits but also all the fun you're going to have while wearing them this holiday. We had so much fun at the shoot and our hope is that you can see the joy we experienced while wearing these clothes and you will continue carrying on the joy of dressing up and having fun with your friends by buying our product and tagging us in your photos on instagram.
Elysa: Denim dress $54 & necklace $34 Missy: dress $44 & hat $25 & necklace $65 (All photos at shoot taken by: Emily Trotta)
Thanks to our friend Jessica at Novice Chief, here's all the tips you need to make this delicious drink. "Things you'll need : 1 cup of blue berries, 4 oz of rum, 10 fresh mint leaves, 2 teaspoons of sugar, juice of two limes, 6 oz of club soda, and ice. Directions: In a food processor or blender, puree blueberries until smooth. Set aside. Add mint leaves and sugar to a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler (or the end of a wooden spoon) to muddle the mint and sugar. Add the lime juice, rum and pureed blueberries: shake vigorously. Pour ice and club soda into two tall glasses and then pour in rum mixture. Gently stir. Garnish with a lime wedge, extra blueberries and a sprig of mint. Serve immediately."
here is the official link for the recipe: http://www.thenovicechefblog.com/2013/05/blueberry-mojito/