By Shani Silver

Published on October 28, 2015

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My heart belongs to Brooklyn (and domino!) but as a born and bred Texan I can’t resist a trip back home. On a recent excursion to Austin, I hit up my old haunts and even found a few new ones. While the city offers more than could ever be Intsagrammed, here’s a little taste of my beloved home state. – @shanisilver

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Jumping (quickly) into the ice-cold Barton Springs waters really hits home the fact that I’m in Texas. There are some experiences that can’t be replicated elsewhere. This is one of them.

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@bygeorgeaustin has always been a favorite of mine for the sake of fashion, but I really love their expansion into home as well. The aesthetic of their South Congress store is so dreamy I’d love to transport it somehow into my home.

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You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t put her in heels. @allensbootsis a very worthwhile stop on any Austin trip. Their staff is incredibly attentive and helpful, and literally every personal style can find a pair to love here. Also their Twitter handle is @cowboyboots which is the very best one on Earth.

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Capping off a trip home with a night at The Broken Spoke is mandatory. I should dust off my Two Step skills far more often. If you haven’t been to a classic Texan dance hall, this is the one to try.

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I could hang out in @spartanshop for hours. A trip here will have you re-imagining your space and all that it can be. Leaving empty handed is impossible.

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Until next time, Austin.