Woah, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted on here. I feel like there’s so much catching up to do! The biggest thing that’s happened this year is that I started working at an antique shop called Magnolia and Willow (more on that in another blog post). Brandon has been touring a lot and I’m so happy for him! It’s definitely hard being in a relationship with someone who is always leaving but we make the most of our time together and always have so much fun. A few weeks ago I met Brandon in Dallas since his tour ended there and that’s where his family lives. We had an amazing week together and even writing this blog post puts a smile on my face.
On my first full day in Texas, Brandon and I went to Cane’s (best chicken sandwich ever) and we also did some antique shopping at Vineyard’s Antique Mall in Colleyville.
I bought this awesome handmade diorama. I’m so in love with it! I love finding unique pieces like this and it will always remind me of this trip.
After lunch and shopping we checked out Redefined Coffee House in Grapevine (just minutes away from Brandon’s parent’s house). If you are ever in the DFW area I highly suggest visiting this magical place. It is definitely the best decorated coffee house I’ve ever been to and the hot chocolate is AMAZING! We visited this place almost daily during my trip.
Later this same day, a friend of ours treated us to dinner and brought us to a Stars game. We both love hockey so this was an amazing night.
A couple days after that, Brandon was the nicest boyfriend in the history of boyfriends and planned the BEST shopping day of my entire life (no joke I majorly scored). We were also celebrating our nine months on this day! First stop was the East Fork Antique Mall in Sunnyvale. This is hands down the best antique mall I’ve ever been to and I would definitely consider going to Dallas just for this place alone.
Next stop was First Monday Canton. It’s really true that everything is bigger in Texas because I’ve never been to a flea market/craft show so large. It’s not really something you can explain, you just have to experience it for yourself. I wish Southern California had something like this (granted we have great flea markets and craft shows, but nothing on such a large scale).
We went to Bishop Arts District in Dallas on Monday (which was a major mistake because everything was closed). Nevertheless it was still worth the drive, and I bought tons of delicious treats from Dude, Sweet Chocolate.
After that we went into the city to go to the JFK Sixth Floor Museum. I’m obsessed with history and the 60s are my favorite era so this was a really cool experience. It was pretty surreal to see where he was shot and to stand in the building where the shot came from.
After touring the museum we got lunch at Maple and Motor and I got the most delicious baloney sandwich and jalapeño, bacon, cheese tater tots! So delicious…
We took a road trip down to Austin for a day. I will have a large Austin vintage shopping guide blog post coming soon! We went to tons of amazing shops and visited the Capitol Building.
On my last day we got Whataburger and had a very sad goodbye… Luckily Brandon was able to come home for a couple days earlier this week. He is now on tour again and will be returning to Long Beach early April (yay!).