Venus Trapped in Mars Sports and Lifestyle Blog Dallas

25 March 2016

San Antonio Here We Come

MAN has 2016 been a whirlwind for me. I've been on adventure after adventure -- some work, some play -- and I'm coming up on my final planned trip for at least a few months. I have Good Friday off from work, so CB and I decided to take a romantic little long weekend road trip getaway to San Antonio. If you're reading this (assuming we didn't sleep in) the two of us are in his truck traveling down the highway right now playing the ABC game and listening to Fetty Wap. 

I've never been to San Antonio before, and CB has only been once or twice so we are definitely prepared to do the touristy things. Here are the spots I have written down for us to check out. 

|| Do || 

Take a River Walk Cruise

Visit Market Square

Drink at a Brewery Tour

Walk around The Pear Complex

Ride bikes together around downtown

Have a drink at the Menger Saloon

Go up the Tower of the Americas 

--- So SUE me, yes we are tourists and these are THE MOST touristy things ---

|| Eat || 

Taps Y Tapas

Mi Terra in Market Square


Lulu's Bakery

Like I said, I have never been there and have just jotted down a few ideas that I caught from articles I found on Pinterest.  Help a sister out here! Where should we go? What should we do.

More importantly, what should we EAT! Added points if you can point me toward a killer Bloody Mary.

One thing that I DO know though is what I'm bringing along with me for the trip. Here are five things I have packed for our Romantic San Antonio Weekend! 

1. A Bright Bold Red Lipstick 
I'll admit that I'm pretty new to wearing lipstick. For years, a bold lip scared me off, but now I can't get enough of it. CB both loves and hates it when I wear lipstick. He gives me non-stop compliments, which is always nice to hear, but hates that he can't kiss me. I haven't quite figured out how to kiss him without getting red all over his face. If you have any tips, I'm all ears. My favorite lipsticks right now are Butter London: Lady Bird and Makeup Forever: Moulin Rouge

2. A Book To Listen to on the Drive
I have Jim Gaffigan's audio book Food: A Love Story as well as Aziz Ansari's audio book Modern Romance loaded on my iPhone and ready to go! I'm obsessed with listening to audio books, comedian's in particular, because they are actually the ones narrating their own story. It's just like listening to their standup. Via audiobook is how I found my love affair with Mindy Kaling.

3. A Sexy Top
Ok well, you got me. I don't own many "sexy" tops unless you count my Jason Witten Cowboys jersey -- which I'd totally like to count -- but something a little sexier than you normally wear would be nice on a romantic getaway for just the two of you. The striped off the shoulder top shown above is a new top I got from Forever 21 a couple of weeks ago for the occasion! 

4. A Bathing Suit
I HATE BATHING SUITS AND I HATE BEING IN BATHING SUITS. You all know this. Surprisingly though, I'm not ashamed or embarrassed of my body around CB, he makes me feel beautiful. I don't mind being in a bathing suit in front of him, so I'm being brave and packing one. Besides, I hear our hotel has a killer pool and the weather forecast is calling for 78 and sunny! 

5. Dove Dry Spray
This might be mind blowing information to you, but Texas is hot. WHOA. I know. I'll give you a moment to take that new information in. I actually already use Dove deodorant, and trust it in the Dallas heat, so when Dove invited me to collaborate and try their new Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant, I was on board. I'd never used anything other than a stick deodorant, so I was a little hesitant to try this latest beauty trend -a dry spray- for the first time.  It was honestly great though, the Dove Dry Spray went on instantly dry and had no visible residue. Perfect for a full 48 hour weekend of odor and wetness protection in San Antonio! It's in my bag, packed and ready to go!  

Be sure to follow along with us on our trip via Insta and Snapchat. I'm sure once I get that first marg in me I'll be snapping up a storm (per the usual). AND PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE leave me a comment with some suggestions on where to go in San Antonio! See you guys on Monday! 

 photo signature_11.png


  1. I have never been to San Anontio! Have so much fun!

  2. Sounds like a fun trip - and super cute bathing suit! I did a campaign about a year ago for that Dove spray deodorant and it's the only thing I will buy now - goodbye sticks!

  3. Where is your bag from? It is so cute! Have a great trip, it sounds like a blast :)

  4. I live in San Antonio, right down the street from the Pearl. The ice cream at Lick in the Pearl is different and delicious. The Riverwalk is beautiful, the drinks are okay, but the food isn't worth it. :) You will LOVE Southerleigh. While you're there, walk to Hotel Emma - it's connected to Southerleigh. The bar is amazing - like nothing I've ever seen before and the restaurant, Supper, is really good. From the Pearl, take the Riverwalk towards the "popular" part (away from the Museum Reach) and you'll run into an outdoor bar called The Luxury. Delicious! Local Coffee in the Pearl is amazing - but stay away from Brown Coffee Company. They refuse to sweeten your coffee or use milk because it "ruins" the coffee. I laugh in the face of their pretentiousness. Have fun! I know Dallas has good BBQ, too, but we might have better Mexican food. Breakfast tacos, for life.

    1. Oh, and for a good burger and cheap beer, Sam's Burger Joint is a winner!

  5. Oooh I like San Antonio. Sometimes it's great to be a tourist! I love your striped top!

  6. Everybody needs a bold red lipstick! Have fun on your vacay!

  7. I've been following along on Snapchat and am so happy to see you guys enjoying yourselves! I've been using that Dove spray since I went to Europe last year and noticed how normal it is over there to use a spray deodorant. I haven't gone back to a stick since and i'm very happy I haven't ruined any of my shirts with that awful white residue since I switched haha.

  8. i gotta try the dove spray!! sounds like the perfect accessory and that off the should top- LOVE! I just bought a VERY similar one!


Comments make my heart go boom boom.

I respond to all comments, if you are leaving me comments and not getting a reply, you may be a no-reply blogger. Fix it HERE!