…and more wine! I had the loveliest of evenings at Kini and Heidi’s Annual Mayfest Wine Tasting Contest and Sipping Party. Their Austin home is nothing short of magnificent and the perfect venue for all of their famous soirees.
One of Austin’s most beautiful yards
Hosts with the most!
My scintillating Sicilian wine was the winner in the red category
No whining here!
Hoping to always be on Heidi and Kini’s guest list…Austin LOVE to all, Lisa
Surrounded by the Lost Pines Forest and situated on the banks of the Colorado River, is the oh-so-very-charming town of Bastrop, Texas. Only a short thirty mile ride southeast of Austin, this quaint town has existed since 1804, when it was first established as a fort by Spanish soldiers. It was formally established in 1834 by Stephen F. Austin and named in honor of the Baron de Bastrop, a longtime friend who had previously attempted to settle a German colony on the site.
Strolling in Historic Bastrop is like stepping back in time
Easy to see why Bastrop is known as “The Most Historic Small Town in Texas”. I barely scratched the surface during my two visits this week. Immediately, I fell head over heels in love with the historical area with its inviting antique shops, art galleries and down home restaurants. I had the good fortune of dining at Maxine’s on Main Street, which was truly an gastronomical experience unto itself. My blueberry pancake was incredible and nibbles off of fellow diners’ plates proved they are deserving of many more visits by moi!
Very close to Bastrop and also settled on the banks of the Colorado River is the expansive 400 acre Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa. This very Texan and secluded resort has so many amenities: tennis, golf, award winning spa, hiking, horseback riding, lazy river, and sparkling pools, including the one below with a beach.
Love the Hyatt Lost Pine’s beach pool
Delectable Texas goat cheese BLT at the Hyatt Lost Pines Pioneer Wheel restaurant
As much as I adored Bastrop, the best part of my two-too-brief visits there was fun times spent with my fabulous Austin friends. Austin LOVE to them and you, Lisa
Day trip with Austin besties