Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday - French Texas

It is finally Friday.  I am so excited to have some time off from work.  I hope to be spending time with my sisters, do a little shopping and some dining out.   Living in central Texas puts me right in the middle of the fun.  There are so many boutiques and restaurants, and my theme this weekend will hopefully be "French".   I love my Spanish-Western life but I also enjoy getting out of my routine. 

Antique Stores

Shabby Slips is a gorgeous store.  Their merchandise is a marriage of unprecedented craftsmanship, distinct beauty and aesthetic harmony. Pairing exquisite fabrics with classic design and an array of hand selected antiques.

Jean-Marc Fray French Antiques area direct importer of distinctive antiques and decorative arts.  They offer an impressive collection of period and style pieces dating from the 17th to early 20th centuries working directly with an international network of dealers, auction houses and other trusted sources from all over France, Italy and Spain.

Pat Monroe Antiques collects and sells European furniture and decorative arts, specializing in French antique furniture. The antiques are dated from 17th through the 19th centuries with several additional mid- century art deco pieces.

Apron Senorita - My Vintage Apron

French Culinary in Texas

CHEZ NOUS Restaurant  is just as much a personal, unique, and authentic casual french bistro.  It is an authentic restaurant, quaint for a romantic dinner or entertaining with friends.

Aquarelle Restaurant Français is one of Austin's premier gourmet restaurants offering authentically prepared French cuisine, professionally served in a warm and romantic turn of the century home located in the heart of downtown Austin Texas.

Baguette et Chocolat, Authentic French Bakery and Pastry.  Owned by Chi-Minh who graduated from the famous National Institute of Bakery and Pastry and worked in the best pastry shop in Versailles.

La Madeleine Country French Cafe is known for a warm atmosphere, range of fresh and flavorful French country inspired dishes; savoury entrées/pastas/signature crêpes/sides a la carte/hot sandwiches/cold sandwiches/french specialties/homemade soupes/fresh salades/smart choices.  La Madeleine is an authentic French bakery, café and bistro. At La Madeleine, relaxation is the order of the day, and classical music plays softly in the background to soothe restaurant patrons. At Le Madeleine, you'll order your meals at the counter, and take away drinks on an industrial tray.

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  1. i'm am absolutely drooling over the apron and the mannequin its on. that whole area is amazing. I wish i was in texas to go these stores. looove it!!!!
    i'm so glad to have found you on the friday hop and am now a follower!
    can't wait to read more

  2. Hello! I am a new follower thanks to the Friendly Friday Follow! I look forward to reading your blog!

    You can find me at Hope you stop by!

    Have a great weekend!
    My Life as Mom and Wife

  3. I am a new follower. Cute site.

  4. You have such treasures in these photos! Wow,wow!!!

    I'm a new follower from the hop!

  5. Hope you have a fun day with sisters, looks like you won't have trouble finding something to do!

    I'm a new follower from FF. Hope you can stop by and follow back! Thanks!

  6. I LOVE your blog! Super cute! Followin' from Friendly Friday!
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  7. I'm following from FF... would love a follow back at

  8. Oh My Gosh....
    Looks amazing!



  9. I love that apron and La Madelines looks like a great place to go to. Very nice, everything looks so great. Thanks for sharing.

  10. My dad lives down outside of Austin, in Marble Falls (If you've heard of it)... Anyways, I'll be down in a few month or so, and it will be so much fun to visit these shops! thanks for posting!!