austin + houston, texas
A wedding brought me to Austin; my boyfriend's family brought me to Houston, his hometown. The Texas cities couldn't be more different. Austin felt a lot like Brooklyn, whereas Houston had a bit of Queens to it—a place where you could eat really, really well if you knew what you were doing. I will definitely be doing more digging on the next trip. A highlight was getting to visit Anvil Bar + Refuge, which is worthy of all its hype. Here, the spots I hit in both cities, documented under #austin72hours and #houston48hours.