Rejuvenation Retreat at the Oxford Hotel

Friday, June 21, 2019 to Sunday, June 23, 2019 you all will have the opportunity to get away, reconnect and enjoy the best weekend! Recently a group of influencers and our friends/partners were invited to try out the new programming to give our feedback, but most importantly escape and enjoy! Jon and I had the best time and wish it was a day longer so we are so jealous of everyone booking for this June! You can find all the information on the upcoming retreat here, but you can read about our 24 incredible hours below!


When we arrived we were greeted in our room with bee products grown by the chef at urban farmer and a book of our schedule for the next 24 hours! I added a little rundown for you all here:


First up was our life coach session! Sylvaine Hughson was so warm and created a wonderful environment. It was a great time for self reflection and I am so glad I had the chance to sit down and think through where I am at and where I want to go. After her session it was the perfect time for a massage & Jon to experience his first one! The Oxford club and spa is STUNNING! It was such a hidden gem to me.


Dinner was so fresh and yummy - Urban Farmer never disappoints! The chef was wonderful and each course was done to perfection. Seriously by the time it was over I was in the biggest food coma! I was so ready for yoga in the AM back at the Oxford Club and another delicious breakfast!


It was so hard to leave in the morning! Thank you to The Oxford Hotel, Sylvaine Hughson, The Urban Farmer and The Oxford Club and Spa for completely spoiling Jon and I!


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A Guide To Austin


We just got back from Austin, Texas where we spent a full 24 hours packed with activities. I wanted to share what we did because I gathered the best information from all of you guys and thought it would be fun to compile it into one post! 

First up... 

What to Do

I wanted to make sure we had plenty to do around the city because we had late and early check in times with our AirBnB. These were our favorites: 


1. Scooter Everywhere Austin has TONS of electric scooters that are the best (and most fun) way to get around. They are way cheaper than Uber and if you are only going a mile or two they are perfect. Our favorite was Lime with Bird being a close second. 


2. Barton Springs My sister had been to Austin and knew we had to go swim in Barton Springs, but here is the important pieces. SKIP THE POOL. You have to pay and it is such a long line. Just follow the trail down the creek and hop in the water. You may even find a good tree or rope swing to jump off of.

3. The Bats Ok now this one I was skeptical at first, but Jon was very into the idea. Right around sunset thousands of bats come out from under the Ann. W. Richards bridge. It is packed, but seriously a one of a kind experience. 

4. Museums Did I mention this was a birthday trip for Jon? Well I know he LOVES museums so they were a must for us. The two we visited and really enjoyed were the LBJ Presidential museum and the Texas History Museum. Walking distance from each other and both affordable for Students! 

5. Shopping  Another Jon must visit was Uncommon Objects a vintage store with well... uncommon objects! For me it was 2nd street district where I found the best designer clothes at a steals at United Apparel Liquidators (THIS IS A MUST SHOP!) 


6. Nightlife We were recommended 6th street and Rainey Street to go out. We ended up on Rainey and had a blast! I recommend bar hopping because each one is SO unique. We actually took a break to see the Bats and took a pedicab back it was hilarious and soooooo much fun! Also stop for doughnuts! 


7. Congress Avenue

This is where we started our trip and it is the perfect street to walk up and down. The highlights for me were the Saturday farmer's markets and a circus themed candy store. They also had great food options which leads me too.... 


Where to Eat

1. Jo's Coffee  Jon is convinced I only wanted to go here for the "I love you so much" sign, but it really was good coffee. Great patio to sit and catch a break from the heat too! 


2. Food Trucks There are so many food trucks in Austin I don't think I can begin to break them all down, but on Congress Avenue was my favorite Juice Austin which had a grilled cheese truck right next door for Jon! 


3. Resturants. Being there for such a short time we didn't have time to try everything out but the two places we went we were not disappointed. For dinner and drinks we headed to Javelina on Rainy street. For brunch the next day we went to Elizabeth Street CafĂ© a noodle infusion place that had a good brunch selection for the adventurous eater.


Where to Stay

I say Airbnb all the way! We loved being in SoCo and I loved the cute place I found! It fills up quick so book ahead of time here

Wow that is a lot now that I am looking at it! We had so much fun and can't wait for more summer weekend adventures! I also documented the trip on instagram so make sure you are following me there @emmawlker 


Las Vegas Vlog

Last weekend I went to Las Vegas with my friend Sophie for 24 hours. We had SO.MUCH.FUN! I asked you guys on Instagram what you wanted to see from me and majority of you voted for vlogs so I thought I would give it a try! I haven't vlogged in years but it was fun. Let me know if you want to see more!!

Oh p.s did you catch the giveaway?! More info here: XO


My Must-Have Travel Products

Did you know that there are millions of little bacteria in your bathroom? These little guys attach to your toothbrush or razor and make for one nasty product. After learning that statistic and planning for my travel in the past month I could only cringe at the thought of how much bacteria I am exposed to in other bathrooms and even in my own makeup bag. From Mexico to Omaha to Amsterdam I knew I needed to be protected - and could not afford to get sick. I turned to Steripod to keep my toothbrush and razor clean and fresh for up to three months. I was so excited to partner with Steripod and the InfluenceHer Collective on this post. I have actually used these products in the past and really loved them! I love the cute colors - pink for me and blue for Jon and how organized they make me feel! You can get 20% your order here or scroll to the bottom of this post to find out how you can win these products!


I try to keep my cosmetic bag packing minimal when I am traveling especially out of the country. I try to narrow down my makeup to a few must-haves and then stick to a toothbrush, toothpaste, razor and lotion. It is as easy as that! I used to pack the whole kitchen sink when I traveled but I started a new rule that if I hadn't used it in the past week at home I probably won't need in on a short vacation!

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^^ I swear Stella sees my suitcase and gets SO sad. She is always climbing in it or hanging right by my side - like mom PLEASE don't leave me.

Steripod was so nice allowed me to do a giveaway for you guys! If you head to my instagram here you can enter to win a $25 Sephora gift card, one pack of the razor protectors, the cosmetic bag you see featured in these pictures and A YEAR'S SUPPLY of the toothbrush clip-ons. Anddd there will be two winners!! So go enter now it closes next Monday 12/18.

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Steripod and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own