Girlfriend Getaways: Don’t Ask Decades Itinerary

Girlfriend Getaways: Don't Ask Decades Itinerary

Gather your girlfriends — the ones who’ve shared in and inspired your best life story, and perhaps some of the debauchery, as well. Archer Hotel Austin’s Girlfriend Getaways bring you together for happy days and happy hours, to live it up and laugh it up.

There’s a time when age becomes a presence, not a number. A time of wearing your true self like a birthright. Of realizing that within you lives every curious, confident, fiery, gorgeous version of you that you’ve ever been. Along with your dearest friends, they’re here to toast every delicious moment.

Historic, cultural and scenic sites. Power walks. Power naps. Live music and living in the moment. Archer Austin makes it easy.

Choose your adventure, ladies.

We’ve done some of the legwork for you, putting it all within easy reach of Archer Austin.

Morning

Josephine House of Austin

Serving an eclectic menu of locally sourced ingredients, this charming cottage welcomes you to sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious breakfast from a select menu. A blueberry lavender buckwheat scone, avocado toast, lemon ricotta pancakes, huevos rancheros, house-made chicken sausage — no matter which you choose, your most memorable Austin breakfast experience is waiting for you.

The Steeping Room

Eats

Bazille

Casually sophisticated bistro inside Nordstrom’s featuring fresh salads, specialty entrees, signature cocktails, a wine list and house-made desserts.

Toulouse

Red-curtained patios, seasonal French comfort food and bustling staff with wine openers in hand. French, continentally inspired and global flavors plus an expertly curated list of wine and creative cocktails will have you absentmindedly reaching for your passport.

Second Bar + Kitchen

Delicious, seasonal ingredients with local artisan products for a true farm-to-table experience right in Archer Austin. Small plates, salads, pizzas, entrees, desserts and finely crafted cocktails. We love the roasted beet and arugula salad with candied pecans, brie, pickled shallots and cranberry vinaigrette.

Sway

Just as you’ve developed and expanded your horizons, so has your appreciation for atypical cuisines. Sway’s Thai inspiration brings beautiful, minimalistic menus with a twist to a communal-style atmosphere. The po-pea jay — aka vegetable spring roll with avocado — is a delicious starter, along with a specialty cocktail or two.

Toulouse Croque Madame
Toulouse Seared Diver Scallops
Pizza Bianco SB+K

Treats

Paul Martin’s

For a sweet treat or cool-down, try made-from-scratch ice cream in your choice of three daily flavors served with pecan shortbread cookies. Our favorite? Pistachio ice cream, hands down.

Steel City Pops

There’s always time for tantalizing pop on a stick. Steel City Pops offers pops with fruity flavors, creamy tastes and cookie-inspired yumminess. Do you like the floral, citrusy, honey-like flavors of Elderflower? The Far East spices in Chai Latte? Or the classic-and-oh-so-amazing Coffee Brownie? These pops do not disappoint.

Viva Day Spa

If only the best will do, treat yourselves right with a day of pampering at this award-winning day spa. Check out the Viva Diva spa package for 6.5 hours of sublime relaxation and rejuvenation.

Paul Martin's Short Rib
Viva Day Spa's tranquil space in the Domain NORTHSIDE
A woman receiving hot stone therapy at Viva Day Spa
Paul Martin's Butchers Board

Shopping

Raven + Lily

Beautiful, eco-friendly clothing, jewelry, accessories and home goods handmade by women lifting themselves out of poverty in such developing nations as Pakistan, India, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Kenya and Peru.

Kelly Wynne

Kelly’s signature printed suede and leather bags are known for their texture and color, timelessness and femininity. This homegrown designer was named “Austin’s Rising Fashion Star” during the 2014 Austin Fashion Week.

Marmi

European-influenced footwear and accessories for every occasion that favors fashion without sacrificing comfort.

Paper Source

Quirky cards, chic and personalized stationery, elegant invitations and beautifully wrapped gifts for celebrating all of life’s moments.

Sur La Table

Premium-quality goods for the kitchen and table, and a highly regarded cooking class program with daily classes to reignite kitchen creativity (typically 1 – 2 per day).

Interior of Raven + Lily
Kelly Wynne model shot of her newest handbag.
Marmi red shoes

Happy Hour and Beyond

Gloria’s

Tex-Mex and Salvadoran food and amazing margaritas in a fun, funky cantina. Happy hour all day Monday – Wednesday and 11 AM – 7 PM Thursday and Friday. Live salsa every Saturday brings the crowd to its feet.

Doc B's

Every day 4 – 6 PM, and Sunday through Thursday the last hour before close, Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen serves a variety of globally inspired options from its happy hour menu. A selection of pizzas rounds out the inspired bar fare, all of which pair well with the happy hour drink menu. To try: the Crazy Beautiful — CH Vodka, elderflower, spiced pear and Voveti.

Second Bar + Kitchen Terrace

Linger over expertly prepared, locally sourced small plates, entrees and cocktails in an outdoor setting with a lovely view of Domain NORTHSIDE’s central lawn.

Archer Hotel Austin Second Bar + Kitchen Terrace
Gloria's

Adventures

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

It’s said that the earth laughs in flowers, and this is a place where something blooms all year. This public botanical garden is dedicated to sustainability through research and education using native plants in healthy, beautiful landscapes. Founded by the former first lady, and located south of downtown Austin with sprawling views. Free tours and open daily.

Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater

The premier destination in Austin for diverse live performances, and the permanent home for the taping of the acclaimed KLRU-TV-produced PBS series, Austin City Limits — the longest-running music series in American television history. Comfortable seating, excellent acoustics. A must.

Josephine House

Historic Clarksville cottage with eclectic, new American fine dining and locally sourced ingredients. Inside, enjoy coffee or cocktails at a small marble bar or dine at cozy tables. Outside, lounge in shady patio nooks or on the grassy front lawn. Breakfast, lunch, brunch, happy hour, dinner and Monday-night steak frites.

Uchicko

Sushi and small plates fresh from farm and sea in a Japanese farmhouse-chic space in central Austin. Award-winning executive chef Tyson Cole is renowned for his gift of marrying global ingredients and flavors with traditional Japanese flavors. The result? Unprecedented, delicious, multicultural combinations.

Josephine House
Uchiko Austin
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