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Austin Getaway + Creative Women’s Dinner

On April 5th, Kathryn and I hung up our winter coats, packed our bags, and made our way down south to sunny Austin, Texas. Our agenda included a Creative Women’s Dinner and a trunk show at Kick Pleat, all of which were wrapped in a weekend getaway with our mama and a reunion with old friends.

Austin Getaway + Creative Women's Dinner

Day one found us at the Blanton, which recently opened its doors to Ellsworth Kelly’s monumental work, appropriately titled, Austin. The permanent installation is his first and only freestanding structure making the piece an instant must-see.

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The shimmering blue walls on the Blanton’s first floor (Stacked Waters by Teresita Fernandez) were mesmerizing
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Lizzie Fortunato Safari Clutch in Patchwork. For obvious reasons
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We considered taking our darling docent home with us
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Views from Ellsworth Kelly’s "Austin"
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Lizzie Fortunato Arc Cuff pairs perfectly with Kelly’s colored-glass windows
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The magical - and humbling - interior of the "Austin" chapel

The second half of an already epic day one found us at Hillside Farmacy, which played host to our Creative Women’s Dinner. With so many female powerhouse designers, artists and intellectuals, Austin felt like an obvious choice for the next installment of our dinner series.

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Lizzie Fortunato Flower District Necklace
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Flower arrangements made easy via Trader Joe’s. Consider this a pro tip
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Up until Austin, our mother had never attended one of our dinners
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Lizzie Fortunato Pastel Column Earrings as worn by Lizzie herself
Our Creative Women’s Dinner series is a catalyst for meaningful conversation and life long friendships. If these pictures could talk…
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Pre-dinner mingling and cocktails on the Hillside patio
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The restaurant's atmosphere really set the tone for an incredible dinner
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What’s a CWD without a toast?! As always, Kathryn killed it
A perk of our job is traveling to visit our retail partners. While in Austin a trunk show at Kick Pleat was a MUST.
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One of the best parts about trunk shows is getting to know our cross-country customer base IRL. To everyone who came by, we love meeting you guys just as much as you guys love meeting us! The feeling is ALWAYS mutual.

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Like a kid in a candy store
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Here’s some of that candy we were talking about
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Whatever it was...it was hilarious
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Lizzie Fortunato Moda Belt in Camel
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With interiors this good, how could we not jump on a photo-op
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And again...CAN YOU BLAME US

ATX, thank you for always being so good to us. Between the art, the creative conversations and Kick Pleat, this weekend getaway inspired and energized us. Thank you, Austin!

XX,
LF