Keeping Austin Weird

Hello friends! I’m back (and exhausted) after a wonderful Austin getaway. Thank you so much to those of you that emailed me with your recommendations. I had a blast!

I absolutely loved Austin. LOVED it. I can confidently say that it is my second favorite city in the United States (with the first being San Francisco, of course). I’m fortunate that I’ve been able to travel a fair amount in my life, and while there are so many places I love visiting, there are very few that I could actually see myself living in. This was not the case with Austin, not at all. Multiple times throughout the weekend my friends and I would look at each other and exclaim “let’s move here!” It really is that great of a city. After looking up real estate prices (just for fun), Kevin even said to me “if we moved here, you could stop working, we could buy a house, and we’d STILL be saving more money!” Which I have to admit is a rather compelling thought (damn you expensive bay area cost of living!) (but I love SF and have no plans of moving).

The weather was glorious, the food was great, the drinks were cold, and the people were awesome. All of them. Seriously. They were all so friendly and good looking it was almost obnoxious.

I also have a new obsession with cowboy boots. I don’t understand how it took me this long to realize just how amazing they are. They look good with dresses. They look good with jeans. They are comfortable and make your legs look skinny. You can dress them up and you can dress them down. I want to wear them every single day. What’s the rule on that? Do I have to be from the south for that to be acceptable? Because I totally want to start rocking cowboy boots. I can pull it off, right? Tell me I’m right.

As usual, most of our time was focused around eating and drinking, and Austin did not disappoint. If ever there was a city to embrace loungey day drinking and stuffing your face, it’s Austin. We stayed in the Travis Heights neighborhood near South Congress (which I quickly learned is not referred to as SoCo by anyone other than tourists. It’s basically like calling San Francisco “Frisco”), and we loved it. Artsy, funky, great food, lots of bars. So perfect.

For those interested, here’s a breakdown of where we ate and drank and whatnot:


Rainey Street Bars - This was, hands down, our favorite set of drinking establishments in Austin. To be honest, it’s probably my favorite street of drinking establishments anywhere. It’s a regular street consisting of houses that have been turned into bars, and it reminded me of party hopping from house to house in college. I am somewhat embarrassed to admit this, but we went to this street three separate times in the four days we were there. THREE! The bars were just that great, and they all had huge patios and great food and live music and it’s just awesome.

The Rainey bars we went to were: Black Heart, Lucille, Clive, Lustre Pearl, and Icenhauer. My personal favorite was Black Heart (dancing! country music!) but the guys were all particularly fond of Lucille’s (which incidentally was the most girly of the bars. Just sayin).

The Broken Spoke - We ended up here on our first night and it couldn’t have been a better way to start off our Texas trip. It was no joke. Serious Texas dancing. People were into it, and if you weren’t, you best get off the dance floor. And apparently it’s not called line dancing, it’s called the two-step. Tell a Texan you want to go Country line dancing and they will make fun of you. I learned this the hard way.

Hotel San Jose – Super cute and trendy boutique hotel right on South Congress. The guys ran into Michael Franti there (I was jealous I missed it).

Jo’s – Right next to Hotel San Jose. A coffee shop that also serves beer and has live music and is cheap. Wins all around!

The Driskill Hotel – This is exactly the kind of hotel and bar I envision when I think of old-world classic Texas. The hotel is rumored to be haunted. The bar is dark and ornate and there are lots of dead animals on the walls. Worth a visit, but when it’s a beautiful day outside the last thing I want to do is sit in a dark bar, so this wasn’t my favorite.

Rattle Inn – Awesome rooftop deck, good drinks.

Star Bar – They have giant life-size jenga!

The White Horse – I did not enjoy. Smelled like vomit. Don’t know why we went here. Not my style.


Home Slice Pizza - The pizza lives up to the hype. So good.

Magnolia Cafe - I’m still dreaming of the bacon buttermilk pancakes I ate. Enough said.

Ranch 616 – Fun atmosphere for a bunch of drunk girls, thus perfect for a bachelorette, but the food was nothing spectacular.

Iron Cactus – Tex Mex. Food was just whatever in my opinion, but the ambiance was great. If you’re looking for great Tex Mex though, I’m sure you can find better.

Easy Tiger - Beer garden/German bakery. Lots of meat and beer.

Salt Lick BBQ – Every single person I talked to said “go to Saltlick!” So we did. It’s about a half hour away in Driftwood, and worth the drive. The property is stunning and it’s exactly what you imagine when you think of Texas BBQ. However… and what I’m about to say might be considered sacrilege by some…. I didn’t think the BBQ was that mind-blowing. Was it good? Most definitely. Is it worth going to? Yes. Was it the best BBQ I’ve ever had? No.

Austin Food Trucks - There are food trucks everywhere. Next to bars. Across from bars. Inside bars. They are all over the place. And in my experience all of them are good. My favorite was the fried chicken and waffles truck.

Things to Do

Barton Springs Pool - Kevin and I spent our last day lounging in the sun and swimming in this gorgeous pool in Zilker Park. A fantastic end to our trip, and a must if you’re not staying at a place with a pool.

And… that’s pretty much all we did. As evident by the above, this was more of an eating, drinking, hanging out with our friends trip as opposed to a sightseeing trip. Although, I think Saltlick BBQ in Driftwood may actually count as a “Thing to Do” as it’s quite the experience.

Oh, and the Whole Foods is 80,000 square feet and basically like Disneyland for adults. We spent a solid two hours there (you know you’re getting old when a visit to Whole Foods elicits glee from all during a bachelor/bachelorette party). They have a million food stations and a walk-in beer cellar and a wine bar. Yes, an actual wine bar, inside of Whole Foods. And the wine was only $5 a glass. I cried tears of joy I was so excited.

Like I said, it was a GREAT trip, and I am completely enamored with Austin. After all, how can you not love a city whose motto is “Keep Austin Weird”?

Texas Forever.

P.S. Alas, I did not see Taylor Kitsch aka Tim Riggins, but I swear I could feel him there in spirit, whispering “Texas Forever” in my ear.

MargaretApril 24, 2013 - 5:40 am

Your trip sounds like it was a blast- Austin is definitely on a short list of places we want to travel next! Though hopefully I have better luck with a Tim Riggins spotting…
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BreAnnApril 24, 2013 - 6:00 am

As a Texan – I loved this post. Austin is my of my favorite cities – there is more to see and do than one can possibly do in a short visit. Next time you go, I recommend the Bat Bridge to see – dusk is the best time (obviously). Homeslice is indeed awesome – one of my favorite places to hit up. And no, it’s not country line dancing – we lovingly refer to it as “boot-scootin’”, and if your boots aren’t scootin – get off the dance floor ;-). So glad you liked Austin. Keep it Weird!

JessicaApril 24, 2013 - 7:30 am

Love this post so much. And so glad you had a great time. It’s it so weird to think we could move to TX and quit our jobs and live in a huge house and it’s comparably to living in CA in tiny house working FT. Crazy! If the hubby wasn’t a surfer, I’d be all over that!
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SarahApril 24, 2013 - 8:51 am

What a fun trip!!!! I love the horses and the cowboy boots =)

nancy @ adore to adornApril 24, 2013 - 10:06 am

What a trip! I would love to visit one day! =)
Thanks for your overview. I’ll keep it handy on my “one day” list. =)

eileen ragan | leaner by the lakeApril 24, 2013 - 10:18 am

I’ve been wanting to go to Austin ever since I heard about that public park pool! It looks amazing! And you trip looks like a blast. :)
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HeidiApril 24, 2013 - 10:30 am

Texas Forever…Love it.
Something about Austin has always intrigued me and I really need an excuse to go visit. I’m glad you had a good time!

MoApril 24, 2013 - 12:43 pm

Now I really, really, really want to go to Austin. When Justin and I were trying decide where to move, that was in our top 3 – even though neither of us has ever been. I just sent my boss an email saying that we should have a meeting there -the least I can do is go down there and check it out! Glad you’re back though and that you’re not planning on moving anytime soon. That would make me sad

nicole marieApril 24, 2013 - 12:51 pm

so harsh thinking about the “what ifs” of living in another city and paying so much less for rent and life! obviously sf has to be special if so many people are willing…

really want to go to austin just for the spring pools!

TheresaApril 24, 2013 - 4:20 pm

My boyfriend and I are currently planning a trip to Austin! I can’t wait. I’ve been dying to visit, I feel like I may love it so much I’ll never leave! haha

You’re trip looks amazing! I’m pinning this post so I can refer back to these spots when we go!
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KathleenApril 25, 2013 - 11:05 am

Austin is on my must-visit list. So pinning this for when I actually get there!

Patty McClainApril 25, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Great pictures and verbal snapshots of your trip! Thanks for sharing!

kate @ undeniable styleApril 26, 2013 - 11:26 pm

Tim Riggins FOREVER. That’s all.

Lindsey LebalchApril 28, 2013 - 12:47 am

I LOVE your new cowboy boots…you better wear them tomorrow! We all sure did a good job of keepin Austin weird! Let’s buy a house there! Xoxo

Kristin WApril 28, 2013 - 11:12 am

While I was only in Austin for a long weekend, I felt the same about it. I wish it wasn’t so hot there, but it is amazingly cool. I can’t wait to go back and take D with me! Thanks for the recs though!
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Greetings from Austin!

As you read this, I’m on way to Austin, Texas. In fact, I might even be there already. Woo hoo!

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I’ve never been to Austin before, but it’s a city I have wanted to go to for a very long time. My enthusiasm for this trip is so strong it makes me want to scream I AM SO EXCITED and follow it up with multiple exclamation points!!!! The fact that Austin and Tim Riggins are synonymous in my mind may also be contributing to this excitement.*

(I’d also like to take a moment to point out that the weather in Austin is in the high 70s/low 80s through Monday, so there’s that.)

Kevin and I are going for two of our best friends bachelor/bachelorette party. It’s a joint unisex kind of thing.

Because of that, I highly doubt that there will be any sort of naked debauchery, but I’m sure we’ll be getting into other kinds of mischief.

This whole joint bachelor/bachelorette unisex party is new to me. I’d never known anyone that had done this, but last September two of our friends had one, and now it seems to be all the rage. Is this the new thing? Will my naked lady weekends cease to exist?

Don’t get me wrong… I’m not complaining. I know the weekend is going to be a blast, and I’m thrilled that Kevin is able to join me on this rendezvous. If this was a girls only event, Kevin wouldn’t be coming with me, and that would be sad. I’m just wondering if this whole joint bachelorette/bachelor party is starting to become the norm. Have any of you been to a joint one before?

Since I’ve never been to Austin, I’m not really sure what to expect. One of my favorite things about traveling is eating, so I’ve got a long list of recommended places to feast the night away, but that’s about it. If you have any recommendations or suggestions, I’d love to hear them!

And with that, I wish you a very happy Thursday.

P.S. I got into a disagreement with Kevin over the word “bachelorette” a few days ago. He thinks it’s a stupid fake made up word, and claims his argument is supported by the fact that it always comes up in spell check. I said that it’s a REAL word that just hasn’t made it into the dictionary yet. I mean, what else do you call it? If there is a bachelor, the female form is bachelorette. Am I supposed to say “I’m going to a female bachelor party this weekend?” Um, no. What do you think?

*Can you imagine how much I would freak out if I happened to see Tim Riggins? You all know how excited I was over running into Jin, so if I saw Tim Riggins (aka the man who holds the number one spot on my celebrities-i’m-allowed-t0-cheat-with list) I don’t think I could even handle it. I’d probably die right there on the spot.

MargaretApril 18, 2013 - 6:10 am

haha! Tim Riggins is definitely #1 on my list too!! Completely love him.
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JustineApril 18, 2013 - 6:31 am

I’ve always wanted to go to Austin, especially for SXSW! I’m from Portland, Oregon and I hear Austin is pretty similar! Oh gosh, I know who Tim Riggins is, and I’ve only watched one episode of that show ;] Have fun lady!
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MistyApril 18, 2013 - 6:43 am

It seems like an odd concept. While I’m sure it’s fun, isn’t everyone secretly wishing there were two separate things going on?

It is DEFINITELY a word!
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JessicaApril 18, 2013 - 7:39 am

First off, bachelorette is totally a word. Jeez, come on Kevin! I’m sure you two will have so much fun. I’ve heard Austin has some amazing food. I haven’t been since I was like 13, so I have no recommendations for ya. I think the joint thing is a new thing. Kinda cool kinda weird, but just go with it!
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Kaitlyn SApril 18, 2013 - 11:25 am

Bachelorette is TOTALLY a word and I was so astonished Kevin didn’t think so that I took it upon myself to do a little digging! It actually IS in the dictionary; it was put in the OED in 1965 and was used as early as 1935 in Canada (woo, represent!). And to make it even more official, even my Mac’s dictionary has it :)

Anyway, hope you have fun in Austin! One of my new favourite bloggers is from there and lately I have been really wanting to visit Texas.
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StephanieApril 18, 2013 - 12:08 pm

Austin is my fave city in Texas! Which is a little scandalous to say considering I grew up in San Antonio. If you have time, visit the Hula Hut for lunch or dinner. It’s a weird tex-mex/tropical hybrid but it’s so good. Delish fish tacos and tortilla soup.

I kind of like the joint bachelor/bachelorette weekened. (It’s totally a real word, btw. It’s even in the Oxford dictionary…)
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StephanieApril 18, 2013 - 12:09 pm

Oh, and one more thing – TIM RIGGINS!!!
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AshApril 19, 2013 - 8:10 am

justin and i had a joint bachelor party in 2010! i loved it- mainly because neither one of us are into strippers, so separate vacations just seemed stupid, pointless, and more expensive. plus, we are friends with everyone, not just the boys or girls… and, we had it at my mom’s lovely cabin in the mountains… so it was almost fated, it you will (;

hope you have fun!

CamilleApril 19, 2013 - 10:47 pm

I had a joint bachelor/bachelorette party in Vegas, it was awesome! Our wedding party loved hanging out together and may have even sparked a few romances :)

KellyApril 23, 2013 - 12:17 pm

Tim Riggins!!

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San Francisco Bloggers Meet Up

***I  wrote and scheduled this post prior to learning about the horrific Boston bombing. There is nothing I can say to make sense of what occurred, and my hearts and prayers are in Boston today.***

Last Thursday night the SF bloggers meet up that Stephanie and I put together took place, and it was awesome.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, and before the event I started getting really nervous. Terrible insecure thoughts started running through my mind…  What if I don’t click with anyone? What if I’m not fashionable enough for the fashion bloggers? What if no one shows up? What if this is a super awkward fail of an event?

(If you haven’t realized it by now, I’m superb at over-analyzing!)

Fortunately, none of that happened. Just the opposite, actually.

Almost 20 local bay area bloggers showed up. We talked. We laughed. We drank wine. We joked about how weird it is that we all know so much about each others lives even though we’ve never met. We talked about the blogs we love. And the blogs we don’t.

All of the women that came were just awesome great people, and I feel like I legitimately made some new friends.

The event was held at Pause Wine Bar, and the venue couldn’t have been more perfect. The owner, Chris, was wonderful to work with, and everything was seamless because of him. It was “supposed” to end at 9, but most people stayed until after 10, and a few of us kind of sort of ending up staying until well after midnight and being the last people at the bar…

(My husband said he expected nothing less.)

So, all of this is to say, it was a wonderful time, and I really hope to do it again soon.

Unfortunately, I was a terrible blogger and didn’t take any pictures. Not even one! Isn’t that the cardinal rule of blogging? Especially when you are at a blogging event?

Luckily, Stephanie, being the awesome photographer that she is, took some that she shared with me. Sarah posted some photos over on her blog as well.

Kelli /  Me/ Heather / Mo / Kathleen

Top: Alison / Kelli / Chantal / Lindsay / Theresa
Bottom Row:  Stephanie and me

All photos courtesy of Stephanie Court Photography

Here’s the full list of all the lovely ladies that were able to make it:

Happy blog stalking!

Have you ever been to a blogging event?

P.S. Registration for the Blogger Book Swap started on Sunday, so if you’re interested in participating head on over to Kim’s blog and sign up!

MoApril 16, 2013 - 8:13 am

You guys did such an amazing job! But we do fail as bloggers. Not only did we not get pictures of Thursday, I didn’t get a single one from Saturday either. I’m just the worst. Enjoy your trips this week/weekend!

SarahApril 16, 2013 - 9:34 am

Yay! Thank you so much Serena! I had such a blast meeting all you girls. PLEASE promise to plan another one. I seriously am looking forward to chatting with you all again =)
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nancy @ adore to adornApril 16, 2013 - 1:23 pm

WAH…wish I was able to have made it to this. =(
Second time I missed something because of something I couldn’t control. SIGH.
So glad it was such a success. I do hope there’s another time I can make such an amazing meet-up. Everyone seems so lovely.

And yes, I too couldn’t help but make mention of our fellow citizens in Boston. I didn’t know how to address it either since I already had one of my OOTD posts ready. Funny how much I struggle with these situations. My heart is with those affected.

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nicole marieApril 17, 2013 - 1:14 pm

next one i’ll be there for :)

Lila SmythApril 20, 2013 - 7:39 pm

I am so sad I missed this! I really would love to make it to the next one. It is awesome that you created an event for people to meet up!

kate @ undeniable styleApril 21, 2013 - 11:36 am

Thanks for organizing! It was so fun to meet new people, I’m glad I came! :)
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Bri BinderApril 22, 2013 - 9:14 am

Hey Serena!

This looks SO fun :)
I’d love to join next time you have a blogger meet up. I am new to blogging but love the fact that there is such a great network in SF.


KelliMay 1, 2013 - 10:24 am

I am so behind on blogs (that means my whole life, I’m behind on my whole life) that I am just now reading through all of these posts. That evening was SO fun and I was thankful to have been included! Would love to plan another one again soon and get to know more girls. Thank you for organizing it AND for just being an awesome human in general. :)
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LauraSeptember 19, 2013 - 2:10 pm

I am sad I was not blogging when you had this! Hopefully in the future – I would love to meet my fellow Bay Area Bloggers!
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Updates and whatnot…

Okay, so based on my comments from yesterday’s post,
apparently getting naked at bachelorette parties isn’t normal?
Oh my. I always suspected my friends were kinda pervs.
Hey, to each their own!
*Please note that I promise that if you invite me to your bachelorette I won’t get naked.
Though once intoxicated I will probably try to grab your boob.
It’s just what I do.


Tomorrow is the San Francisco blogger’s meetup.
We currently have over 20 lovely ladies attending (!!!).
Our venue can hold even more, so if you’d like to come
send me or Stephanie an email
and we’ll get back to you with the details.


I’ve gotten a couple questions about the blogger book swap I posted about on Monday.
Basically, if you love reading and are looking for ways to connect with other bloggers,
you sign up, get a book swap partner, and then do all sorts of book loving stuff,
the last of which is sending each other a book.

I participated in the last swap and it was a lot of fun.
Registration for the book swap starts this Sunday, and I’ll have a post with more info then.
In the meantime, you can learn more about the swap over on Kim’s blog.
As a bonus, you also get to see a picture of me attempting to stand on a pile of books.


 And there you have it.
Happy hump day friends, and Go Giants!

Michelle LimApril 11, 2013 - 7:05 am

I will ONLY invite you to my bachelorette party if you promise to get naked.

…okay fine, a boob grab will do.

And P.S. I’m very sad I can’t go to the SF blogger meet-up :(

MistyApril 11, 2013 - 8:34 am

I can NOT wait to sign up! Sounds AWESOME…
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StephanieApril 11, 2013 - 10:34 am

Can’t wait to hear how the blogger meet up goes. And though I have not personally gotten naked at a bachelorette party, I’ve been to plenty where boobs were flying all around. Your friends look like a fun group!

DorienApril 14, 2013 - 1:20 pm

The part about “I’ll probably grab your boob, that’s just how I am” made me laugh so hard haha. I read your post from yesterday and well, it’s not that weird when you explain it haha. I honestly don’t care around my two best friends either.

Also, I totally joined the book swap, such an awesome idea!

Lila SmythApril 20, 2013 - 7:40 pm

Love your writing style. Thank you for making me laugh out loud :)

Bachelorette Party Debauchery

This past weekend I went to one of my best friend’s bachelorette parties. We rented a house in Healdsburg, a super cute little town in wine country. We ate amazing food. We drank lots and lots of wine. We danced and laughed until tears streamed down our faces. It was a blast.

Now, I don’t know if this is normal, or if my friends are just totally abnormal perverts (my guess is that it may be the latter), but more often than not, at my friends’ bachelorette parties, we get… weird. And by weird, I mean… naked.

Yes, we get naked.

Now, keep in mind that I am NOT a naked person. In my normal life, I’m not one that runs around in my birthday suit. I am the girl that puts her bra on over her shirt before changing at the gym. If I’m changing at home and realize the blinds are open, I shriek and duck. I don’t even feel totally comfortable walking around in my bathing suit. Unless I’m laying out, I’m always wearing a coverup. Me and nudism are not something that go together often.

Yet for some reason, by the time day two rolls around of a girls bachelorette weekend, we’re all running around naked like some weird nudist colony. Well, that, or a scene from a bad college movie, minus the girl on girl action, of course (get your minds out of the gutter!). We flash each other and prance around bare skinned and laugh until we cry. At my bachelorette party, my friend Molly stood up and gave a speech, totally au naturel, and said she had never felt more empowered or liberated as she did right in that moment. We all agreed! We toasted each other and went on to talk about how much we loved each other and declared that we should all be naked more often! We felt so free and comfortable and happy. It was awesome.

I’m sure the multiple bottles of wine helped, but hey, in vino veritas, right?

So when similar things started to transpire at my friend Jean‘s bachelorette last weekend, with a totally different group of girls, I started to wonder if this was a normal thing?

Do other girls get together and get naked at bachelorette parties?

Is it just the excess of estrogen? Or our excitement at having a weekend away from our men? Or having the opportunity to connect with other amazing women, and talk and laugh in ways that you just can’t do when the guys are around?

I don’t know, but I love it.

Because other than that weird aspect, at most of the bachelorette parties I’ve gone to, we don’t do a lot of the typical bachelorette party stuff. We don’t get male strippers. We don’t take body shots off douchey guys. We don’t wear matching bachelorette themed clothing. Most of the time we barely even leave our rental house! While we do have some of the usual penis paraphernalia, and we play the stupid but always fun games, that’s really about it. We just hang out and lay out and talk and drink. And then somehow over the course of the weekend, we get naked. This isn’t a sexualized thing, not at all. It’s more about being in a group of women where you feel comfortable enough to just let loose and feel confident in your skin. And as a non-naked person, it really is kind of liberating.

And with that, behold some photos from this weekend. As you can see, minus the naked debauchery (of which no photographic evidence exists, fortunately), we’re actually a pretty classy group.

Well… we try to be, at least!

Have you ever gotten au naturel at a bachelorette party? What’s your craziest/most fun bachelorette party experience?

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WendyApril 9, 2013 - 7:21 am

Hello Spillerena, It’s been so long since I have been at a bachelorette party and back in the day when I did it was a really looong time ago. So, I’d like to comment on another aspect of your weekend. You are right about getting together with a group of women you trust and love. It is empowering to come together as women and to honor each other, to honor your womanhood. There’s nothing more gratifying and that can put a smile on your face faster then when that happens. Be grateful for these beautiful connections and do not stop honoring them. Especially as the years go by they will become more important and much needed weekends. Make sure to continue the celebration of your womanhood and don’t be afraid to mix the age group up a little. I’m available when you do! Love you

MoApril 9, 2013 - 8:30 am

This is hilarious. I am a non-naked person too (I do the same thing at the pool with a cover-up; I even usually lay there for a bit with a cover-up on before I decide I’m being ridiculous). I can easily say that, no, I have never gotten naked with my girl friends, but it is awesome that you have such a tight-knit group of girls that feel comfortable and empowered doing so in each others presence!

nancy @ adore to adornApril 9, 2013 - 10:32 am

lol you crazy party animals! I have not been to many bachelorette parties…in fact, I haven’t been to any except if my own (if you can call it that even). But I guess “never say never” right?
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StephanieApril 9, 2013 - 11:36 am

Girl, you crazy! I’ve only been to two bachelorette parties and neither involved nudity. Sounds like you had a lot of fun though! :)

TheresaApril 9, 2013 - 12:37 pm

That sounds like a very successful bachelorette party! I think your friends would get along with my friends, ha! We do a girls trip every year, and last year rented a house in Healdsburg, it was SO much fun! This year we’re going to Vegas!

ShannonApril 10, 2013 - 10:02 pm

I was at a different bachelorette the same weekend…many people also got naked. Totally normal

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SueFebruary 25, 2014 - 1:03 pm

I was at one bachelorette party with some nudity. When it got late and the crowd was gone. The last 3 of us went naked in the hot tub. I too am not a naked type person but it felt kind of special to be a little bit naughty as a group.