cool hunting is my favorite pastime. it's not always easy, and sometimes it can be frustrating, but when you find what you're looking for? well, nothing beats that feeling.

two of my friends, claire & elizabeth, are well-trained cool hunters. they have the skill and it helps that they're both fun, artistic, adventurous, & kind. they get me.

this past thursday they invited me along to tribeza's lawn party. tribeza is an austin arts and culture magazine that, "informs, inspires and surprises [their] savvy group of readers." i had not heard of tribeza before, but i'm now convinced that this publication was made for me.
the lawn party celebrated the launch of their style issue and served as a spring fashion event. there were lawn games like croquet, jenga, even a piñata (i told you, these people understood me) and models decked out in the latest spring trends. local austin food stores including lick, burro and gourdough's brought delicious noms the point that i probably couldn't have fit in the beautiful clothes showcased by local austin stores including etc. etcetera and sunroom.
mylar balloons--was i NOT just talking about how much i love mylar balloons?! (claire, elizabeth)

(elizabeth & i enjoying strawberry lick ice cream!) photo by elizabeth jones, photographed by claire hogan 

is this not the coolest thing you've ever seen?! flowers by birddog wedding and the teepee came from loot vintage. you guys, teepees are my THING. this whole event was my thing!!!

if you want to find more cool places to go, or want some daily inspiration i suggest you follow claire and elizabeth on instagram. claire is a photojournalism major and elizabeth is a studio art major. both talented, and just plain COOL. verrrry thankful for these special friends of mine and can't wait for more adventures!