To me, Solid Gold and the neighborhood where it lives was the most representative of the Austin I have always heard about... The one that everyone says is most similar to Portland. It's owner, Katie, has such a cool and sharp eye. Not to mention that she was such a pleasure to work with. I LOVE MEETING THESE AMAZING SHOP OWNERS! Have I told you guys that yet!? I love my job.
The shop itself is so well designed, by her and her husband. It is light, airy, and super fresh. With its own Austin flair, it felt like I was walking in to a little bit of Portland.
And that was really nice.
She picked a wide range of b&i, but she was super duper excited about this necklace:
[caption id="attachment_3028" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Ashlyn's Brilliance (named after the real deal "iya")[/caption]
So I'm super duper excited to make it and get it in her HOT shop! GO visit the lovely Katie and her beautiful shop!
You GUYS! Have an awesome weekend. Seriously.
***Song of the Moment: You Wanted a Hit, by LCD Soundsystem*** Okay okay okay, I am truly behind the times because I just discovered this amazing music, but I have to say---I'm full-on smitten. full on, people.
images disclaimer: I forgot my camera when I visited Solid Gold, so all of these amazing images are courtesy of their own website and facebook page. Thank you, yay!