Work Bag

I’ve been doing a lot of research on the perfect work bag that could carry my stationary and my 15″ MacBook. I sometimes carry my iPad along with my laptop so my work bag gets a little heavy.

I was in search for something that is durable, nice and affordable. Affordable because I usually put a lot of wear and tear on all my bags so paying more won’t make that much of a difference.

Of course, I came across the Dagne Dover. I was in love. Added it to my Christmas list— but wasn’t ready to drop $400+ on something that would only last me a year or two. My sister recommended Tumi. She currently owns one and carries her laptop + books for medical school in that bag. She loves it. But again, I personally wasn’t ready to spend over $500 on a work bag.

Finally, I was shopping after Thanksgiving and I found the perfect bag at Aldo. YES– the shoe store. Guys, this bag is perfect! And…wait for it.. it’s only $70!! I currently have the following inside of it:

  • 15″ MacBook
  • iPad
  • 3 novels
  • 2 notepads
  • Pencil bag
  • 1 sticky-note pad
  • 2 folders
  • 3 letters (that I forgot to mail out, oops)

Snag you a work bag, woman! You won’t regret it.

A Day in Austin

So I’ve lived in Austin for about two years now and I might have fallen in love with this place– the people, the food, the ambiance, is just what I needed when I decided to leave Dallas. You’re probably wondering why I enjoy this place so let’s get to it, shall we?

Below I’ll be listing a Austin Do-To list. Places you might wanna eat at and scenery you don’t want to miss. Let’s start with my favorite– FOOD!

10 Places to eat– Austin, Texas:

1. Madam Maams (The one place I HAVE to eat at at least once a month. I always get Pad Se Ew- flat noodles with chicken)

• Location 1: 2700 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757 (512) 371-9930

• Location 2: 510 W 26th St, Austin, TX 78705 (512) 305-3955

2. Habanero Cafe (Their breakfast tacos are so yum even when you’re hung over. Also, my friend ran into Kanye West here once but NBD)

• 501 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 416-0443

3. Churro Co (This place changed my standards for a good Churro)

• 1906 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 905-5267

4. Moojo— (Think warm cookie with ice-cream and you’ll get just that here)

• 2322 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705(512) 473-8759

5. Tapioca House– (I spend so many hours here- Milk Tea and fried Tofu is the shit)

• 1906 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705 (512) 482-9880

6. Franklin Barbecue— (just wait in the 4 hr line. Trust me, it’ll be worth it.)

• 900 E 11th St Austin, TX 78702 (512) 653-1187

7. Torchy’s Tacos– (First place I ate at when I was touring UT. I love their queso)

• 1822 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3502 (512) 444-0300

8. Home Slice Pizza– (The only pizza I crave)

• 1415 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2434 (512) 444-7437

9. Hopdoddy Burger Bar— (I’m not a fan of burgers but gosh I love their fries. I will say this, my burger snob friends approve.)

• 1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 243-7505

10. Hey Cupcake!– (take the back end of the cupcake and place it on top of the icing to create a cupcake sandwich. You’re welcome. Oh and try the red velvet)

• 1511 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 476-2253

5 places to see– Austin, Texas:

Mount Bonnell– Its also known as Covert Park. I usually seek peace at this place before a college final. It’s a prominent point alongside the Lake Austin portion of the Colorado River. It has been a popular tourist destination since the 1800s– but today you’ll probably find stressed UT students studying alongside the rocks or something simple like a lover proposing to his gf, no big deal.

Live Love Paddle– This Kayak renting, outfit offering, guided tour place in Austin is a must. It guides you along the Congress Bridge with views of its bat colony.

• 1610 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741 (512) 804-2122

Bat Watching and Sunset Tour- I’m a sucker for a nice sunset. Little creepy to add bats to it but trust me, it’s totally worth it. The Public nightly tours depart approximately 30 minutes before sunset and lasts roughly one hour in length. Bat Watching Tours available March through early-November. Sunset/Sightseeing tours available November through February, (weather permitting) excluding holidays. Rates: $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for seniors & $5.00 for kids 3 to 12.

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University of Texas Tower- This is a non-historical tour but information about the Tower’s architecture is provided by a student tour guide. It’s a wonderful opportunity for photos and a full 360 degree view of Austin and the UT campus. I may be bias because I’m a longhorn but this was my favorite tour in Austin.

• Texas Union Hospitality Desk 2247 Guadalupe St. Austin, Texas 78705 512-475-6636

Zilker Park- This is a recreational area in south Austin, Texas at the juncture of Barton Creek and the Colorado River that comprises over 350 acres of publicly owned land. What’s great about Zilker is that its pet friendly, so bring all your fur babies!