The Steeping Room (and a confession)


I’ve got a confession to make. I have NOT been feeling very frilling as of late. Don’t get me wrong, I am so excited about this new chapter in our lives (graduating, moving to Austin, etc.), but no matter how positive change is, I think it can always hurt some, too. I’ve definitely been missing our friends, our house, and the amazing community we had cultivated over the last four years in Waco.

Fran and I always want to be real and true to who we are (check out our frillosophy if you don’t believe me), and I’m definitely not about making posts that I don’t believe in. So today I wasn’t going to post at all, but then I decided, why not be honest? I mean, NONE of us feel good and inspired ALL the time, right?

Then, this morning Chansin emailed me some pictures from a girl’s day we had last week (lovely gal came to visit me). Not only did it remind me that sweet times are still abundant, but it reminded of how much I LOVE the place where we had lunch. Do y’all have any places where you live that never fail to cheer you up, even if for just a little while? That’s how the Steeping Room is for me. I love, love, love it. It’s located in the Domain Shopping center in Austin which is perfect because it’s just about as refreshing as retail therapy!

Fran and I often lunch there. It’s the place I will choose every time. If I need cheering up or feel especially excited or festive about something, it’s my go-to spot. I love it because all of the food feels light, fresh and healthy. AND to top it all off, almost every item on the menu is available gluten free as well. They also have tons of gluten free, freshly made pastries. Not to mention, it’s a tea room, so there are about a gazillion different types of hot and cold teas to choose from. I’m telling y’all, this place makes my heart sing!

It’s the little things right? Lunch with a friend, a good conversation, a gluten free cookie that you couldn’t have had otherwise, a refreshing cup o’ tea. Yeah, things aren’t always super fabulous, but I’m thinking I’m okay with that. I’m thinking there can still be something frilling about those uncertain seasons, too. So that’s where I’m at today. What about you?

Do you have a special spot that cheers you up or that you love to share with others? Let me know! I’d love to hear!

June 19, 2012 10:42 AM | Comments | Categories: Stuff We Love, Travel | Tags: ,

fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.