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Weekend Flats – Austin

sohlson posted this February 28th, 2013

Horny Toad loves weekend getaways, and we bet you do too… so for the next 5 months we’re picking a city we like to visit and giving you the insider’s scoop on where to eat, drink and be merry.   This month we’re taking you to Austin, Texas, which happens to be an amazing Spring Break destination thanks to all college kids departing for sandy beaches and all the good music arriving for South by Southwest (SXSW).

Of course you need the right travel clothes for your weekend getaway.

Enter our Weekend Flats Instagram contest and consider yourself outfitted.  All you need to do is hashtag a great photo you’ve taken of one of your favorite weekend destinations with #HTlovesweekends @hornytoadactivewear until 3/31/13.  Even better, the entry with the most amount of likes by the end of March will get a $150 Horny Toad giftcard- so tag your friends!

Without further ado, here’s the scoop on Austin:

1. The Horny Toad Shadowstripe Pullover is the perfect thing to pack for a weekend in Austin. It’s beautiful and feels light as air thanks to the linen/cotton yarn its made from and it actually seems to get a little better every time it’s worn. Layer it over a simple tank or wear it under a lightweight jacket. Dress it up or down – there’s really no going wrong with this one.
2. Eat like a Texan. Boggy Creek Farm is one of the nation’s first urban market farms and provides “hyper-fresh produce for Austin since 1991.”  Market days are year-round, every Saturday and Wednesday from 8-1.
3.  The earthy, lightweight PDX Cotton Scarf transports your travel clothing from everyday to elegant and worldly and can pull an outfit together like no one’s business.
4.  Franklin Barbecue – Arguably some of the best bbq in Austin.
5. Like fresh air held together by organic cotton yarns, our Airbrush Short Sleeve Men’s Shirt is the über-ventilator welcomed by hot-weather enthusiasts everywhere. It’s lightweight and breezy and exactly what you want when the mercury and humidity rise but your yen to look and feel cool holds steadfast.
6.  Austin Texas Bike Polo Social Club.  If you’re a bike enthusiast (or a polo enthusiast!), ’nuff said.
7.  SXSW – The South by Southwest Conferences and Festivals are March 8-17, 2013. They’re a convergence of original music, independent film and emerging technology. And totally not to be missed.
8.  The Mean Eyed Cat is a Johnny Cash tribute bar.  We’re pretty sure he’d approve.
9.  For our money there’s no finer example of casual elegance than 100% pure linen.  Our Lithe Short promises to keep you looking and feeling cool as a summer breeze your Austin adventure.
10.  Get in on a beloved Austin pastime and find yourself a good game of horseshoes. 
11.  It might be hot as asphalt in August, but you can keep your cool with the right pair of shorts. The Easystreet Short is made from debonair linen and hard-working cotton that manages moisture, wears like iron and gets better with every wash.
12. Whether you’re traveling with your best friend or just miss him, Red Bud Isle Dog Park will give dog lovers the fix they need.  It’s a 13 acre off-leash dog park situated on a peninsula surrounded by Lady Bird Lake in Austin.  Don’t forget your Chuckit!


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2 Responses to “Weekend Flats – Austin”

  1. Hmmmm…so I opened an Instagram account and tagged my awesome Austin photos #htlovesweekends and @hornytoadactivewear but that was 2 days ago and they’re not showing up in the Horny Toad feed. I can’t figure out what I did wrong. Help? Thanks.

    by Dana | March 4, 2013 at 8:51 am

  2. Hi Dana. Did you receive a promo code? We sent them to everyone who tagged us and used the hashtag #htlovesweekends. Your pics won’t appear in our feed, just yours. Let us know if you didn’t get the code.

    by Safia | March 4, 2013 at 11:18 am