We are officially on our way back to Los Angeles after a short (too short, it turns out) weekend in Marfa, Texas. I must admit, when we started preparing for our trip to Marfa, I wasn’t expecting much. I mean, what is one to expect from a place that is over 3 1/2 hours away from the closest airport and has a population of less than 2,000? Apparently, a lot. I underestimated Marfa big time. Marfa is the strangest of places – a small Texas town, seemingly just like all the other small towns you pass through. That is until you take a closer look and realize those run-down storefronts are actually super modern art galleries… and those art galleries are situated next to an RV Park full of modernly decked out airstream trailers for rent… which is next to super chic antique stores… which is next to a field full of mesquite and tumbleweeds… WHAAA???
Apparently, not only is Marfa the wedding destination of choice for our dear friends, it is also the destination of many an artist. And these artists have turned Marfa into somewhat of an oasis - much like Palm Springs only smaller and in Texas. Needless to say, we were wowed by the whole place. We stayed at the Thunderbird Hotel, which is an old motel re-modeled and decked out in super modern furniture (all locally designed, but think Design Within Reach), stocked with Malin & Goetz products and rocking an old record player in the lounge/breakfast area. The whole thing was so eco-chic I couldn’t stand it, I loved it so much. All of this in the middle of nowhere…literally.
I wish we had had more time to explore the town and shop around. Just driving down the streets there was something new, exciting and surprising around every corner. But we hadn’t planned on Marfa being such a marvelous place. So upon leaving we swore to ourselves that we would make a return trip sometime soon.
Besides, we had to leave some time to go play on the train tracks…because that’s safe…
blouse: Chelsea Flower (similar here)
denim: Rag & Bone
loafers: Zalo (similar here)
rings: David Yurman & vintage