It’s supposed to hit 80+ degrees today (don’t hate, East Coasters) and it’s days like this when I’m reminded yet again how much I love living in Austin. I’m planning to close the computer early, pull on my favorite cutoffs and take Phoebe to a park somewhere so she can try out a swing set for the first time. This Friday also kicks off another SXSW, and thousands of film buffs, tech gurus and music fans will flood the city for one big party. It’s always fun to show off the best of Austin to out-of-towners – great barbecue and tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner included. I think what I love most about this city is the laid-back cool and casual style you encounter wherever you go. Austin may boast as many hipsters as Brooklyn these days, but I’ve got to say that the warmth and hospitality is pure Southern. Are any of you guys coming for SXSW this year? I’d love to see you at my panel this Sunday at 11am, and be sure to check out my guide for some of the best eats around town!

*image credits: {row 1} paul costello, jody horton for smoke, via here (anyone know original source?) jody horton for la condesa {row 2} our labor of lovejody horton {row 3} jody horton, christopher testani for bon appetit, jm drygoodspaul costello {row 4} roadhouse relics, karen mordechaiour labor of love.

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  1. 1
    Lotoya Vongrechin March 4, 2013 at 7:21 am

    So J on the 80 degree weather, it will be a whopping 33 in Detroit today. Its super sunny though LOL.

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    • Camille Styles March 4, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      oh my gosh!!! well, I can remember from my days living in the Midwest…nothing feels better than that first day of spring! Hang in there! 😉

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    Vanessa D March 4, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Gorgeous collage! Great inspiration!! You have style!!

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  3. 3
    Meredith March 4, 2013 at 8:05 am

    I’ve never seen an inspiration board where the images complement each other so well – beautiful! Also, best of luck with your panel on Sunday!

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    • Camille Styles March 4, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      oh my gosh, thanks so much Meredith! That made my day! xx

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      • Candace March 7, 2013 at 11:43 am

        I would love to come to your panel on Sunday at SXSW. Where will it be located at the event?

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    CBO March 4, 2013 at 8:48 am

    That is a great board. Def all the best things about the ATX.

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    Erin | House of Earnest March 4, 2013 at 9:11 am

    So so pretty! I’ve never been to Austin and really have the itch to go!

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    • Camille Styles March 4, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      You would absolutely love it… this city is really all about fun, especially at this time of year!!

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    Sarah [Sarah The Architect] March 4, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Ok, time to start planning a trip to Austin!!

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    Ashley @ Yeah. We Bake. March 4, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Aaaack! This inspiration board is making me so excited for our move to Austin in June. There will be stressful times, to be sure, but just your words about the warmth of Austin and the Southern hospitality make me giddy.

    Thanks, Camille!
    Ashley

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    • Camille Styles March 4, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      That’s so exciting Ashley! I moved here 6 years ago with no job and only knew one person… and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. You are going to LOVE it here. xo

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      • Ashley @ Yeah. We Bake. March 4, 2013 at 5:27 pm

        Your response is so reassuring, Camille. My boyfriend and I just feel pulled there and I’m so optimistic that everything will fall into place.

        Have a wonderful day,
        Ashley

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    megan soh / petitely March 5, 2013 at 11:42 am

    oh, i am hating…now i miss texas *so* bad! i now live on the east coast & we’re expecting snow tomorrow. what i would give to be back in the great state of texas…

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