CHAMPAGNE, SWEAT + KEANU REEVES : A BACHELORETTE PARTY IN AUSTIN

July 19, 2013

my cousin mollie is getting married! (yes, we have the same name. yes, we went to high school together. and lived together, and it can be confusing! which is why we call her "mollie bird" and me "molly karina". THANKS MOM.)

her bachelorette weekend was is austin, tx - so I left my 67 degree breezy SF and hopped on a redeye to a humid 102. austin is super fun / humid / dangerous. by dangerous, I mean I got a tattoo here on a whim, at the wee age of 16. did I mention I was on a school trip? my mom ended up liking the tattoo (and thank goodness, I still do) so my attempt to rebel was really quite pathetic.

bottom line: that's what austin does to me. it brings out my crazy, tattoo-getting, southern wild side; the molly who drinks shiner bock and wears cowboy boots and says "y'all".

anyway, isn't she gorgeous? and yes, that is a picture of keanu reeves taped to her dress. because keanu.


in all seriousness, because he was her celebrity crush when we were 14. to a pretty embarrassing point in fact, but I won't out the specifics of it here (cough slideshow) because she's my cousin (cough set to music) and I love her. :) her sister and I cut out tons of photos of him, inlcuding "sad keanu" and placed them all over the house. I highly recommend this for all future bachelorette parties (feel free to replace keanu with another heartthrob, he's not really my flavor personally) but mollie made us carefully remove them so she can put them in her house. we'll see how her fiance feels about that. something tells me he's not gonna be cool wit it.


 happy keanu bringing flowers // sad keanu on a shelf

we went to gourdough's. holy custard. I waited in line for 20 minutes but it was so unbelievably worth it. I know I say this about most food trucks, but I mean it. for reals.


the son of a peach, the motherclucker, and the flying pig. the heavens opened along with my mouth, and all was right in the world. I forgot about how f-ing hot I was.

also we got tacos, because as everyone knows, austinites love tacos. who doesn't like tacos? I mean really? if you don't like tacos, I don't think I can be friends with you.

I got to spend a little chill time with my friend samantha. we went to college together, studied abroad together, and she showed me a few of her favorite spots. isn't it crazy how you can not see someone for three years and in an instant, pick up where you left off? I'm so grateful for her friendship. she keeps it real.

my best friend madeline made these amazing sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and brownies! also these super cute party gifts for everyone who came. ear plugs, advil, false eye lashes, you name it. I designed the koozies and t-shirts! madeline is a mean baker. I've already asked for her secret chocolate chip recipe, but she refused. I'll break her down slowly...
SOON.

can I just say, I was way too excited for a normal person to drive by whataburger. I have so many late night college memories in the drive thru. also memories of the college 30. until we meet again, my late night lover...


love you, bird. so happy for you and I had such a great weekend! see you in 2 weeks for your big day! I know joel is going to be your husband for eternity but keanu will be your lover forever. 

happy friday! 

p.s. I'm sorry this post has the attention span of a toddler. I've been planning a big event at work which is tomorrow, and I'm also leaving for tahoe with greg tomorrow! so packing and lots of triple checking things went on while writing this. or maybe no one noticed and this is just the usual for me. derp.

2 reviews:

citysneakerssf.com said...

LOVE your posts & pics. Looks like you had an amazing time. Your friend seriously rocks, those cookies are adorable!

molly pinto said...

Thanks Hali!! And yes, I know - she is AMAZING. If she and Alisa every got together they would have the most epic bake-off. Haha.

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