Destination: Austin, Texas
For the next two weeks, W’s fashion editors will be sharing their holiday travel plans along with essential wardrobe pieces for each destination. Check back here for what to carry home to Austin, Texas or on a holiday to Bali. In this installment, William Kahn, Associate Accessories Editor, travels to Texas.
This year, I’m heading to Austin Texas and staying with my good friends (the Lees) for a few days to celebrate the New Year.
This carry-on is the best, it is so light and on four wheels- it makes holiday travel more tolerable.
Tumi’s polycarbonate carry-on bag, $395, tumi.com
When I head downtown to check out the University Co-op, this backpack will keep me cool with the college set.
Prada’s nylon camo backback, $795, neimanmarcus.com
I have to hit Salt Lick restaurant for a rack or two of ribs and some brisket. It’s my dad’s favorite BBQ joint from his glory days at the University.
The Salt Lick Bar-B Que’s Roberts family special, 2 racks of pork ribs, $49.95, saltlickbbq.com
These may not be typical cowboy boots but they have major street-cred in Austin. Made by the Austin-based shoe line, Helm, the founder Joshua Bingaman also runs the popular coffee shop called Progress Coffee. Helm’s leather ankle boots, $445, shop.helmhandmade.com
This bracelet is the perfect mix of cattle rancher meets hippie.
Giles and Brother by Phillip Crangi’s brass and leather bracelet, $125, gilesandbrother.com
Every good houseguest should bring a hostess gift. These candles are the perfect way to say thanks.
Nest’s holiday candle gift set, $54, neimanmarcus.com