Marfa Tour

Fresh out of the Dutch tub (and certainly not the freezing shower), it was time for a tour of the town. Lots can be done via foot, but it is a bit sprawling, so I was glad I rented a trusty Nissan Sentra. Lucky for me, I passed the famous Prada Marfa store on the…

Stellina Marfa

My first night in Marfa, it was rather apparent there were not many a restaurant – especially open ones. Lucky for me, Stellina was one such with unlocked doors. Eager to return to my Dutch tub at El Cosmico, I test drove the joint for an early dinner. The glowing blue restaurant was already a…

El Cosmico- Part 2: The Grounds

Approaching El Cosmico, you’ll recognize the place either by the flashing neon arrow alerting you to its parking lot at night, or this more mystical eyeball gate during the day. A charming porter will escort your luggage to your accommodation. Rolling bags don’t work well here on the gravel paths. The lobby is cleverly marked…

El Cosmico- Part 1: Imperial Mansion

The first night in Marfa was a dream come true – a glorious night at El Cosmico, part of the Bunkhouse Group. I’d been wanting to stay here literally as long as I’d heard about it. The real dream was to sleep in a teepee – cool air, wood burning fire, what could possible be…

Do Your Thing Coffee

After years of thinking about it, it was finally time for my Marfa adventure!! A 2:30AM wake-up call, two flights, world’s worst car rental counter, and a 2.5 hour drive through the Davis mountains punctuated with a border control checkpoint….I was in Marfa! Two protein bars in 12 hours was not cutting it. I needed…

The Line Austin

The Line Austin is a newly opened crash pad at the corner of South Congress and Cesar Chavez. The location makes a great launching point into downtown or South Congress – so much is walkable from this intersection on the river. The hotel itself is a geometry teacher’s dream. The lobby offered plenty of fun…

Geraldine’s

The last night in Austin was spent in Geraldine’s in the Kimpton hotel in Austin. The restaurant vibe was…fine… but the bar was weird as hellllll. What should have been a nice restaurant bar, was like 4-5 deep with everyone staying at the hotel. So strange, but made for a wild vibe! The wine was…

Midnight Cowboy

On a rainy Saturday night in Austin, I was told there was a surprize “activity” awaiting me. It was then conveyed that the activity was a mixology class. Maybe… So fun! It wasn’t a class at all, but a trip to the Midnight Cowboy, an absolutely stupdendous speakeasy. (And best bar name ever). To be…

Arlo Grey

The first night in Austin was dinner at the ever-so-chic hotel, The Line. Oh yeah. And I stayed there- review coming soon. The restaurant is called Arlo Grey which sounds like a Southern baby name, but is really the concept of top chef winner, Kristen Kish. How chic is the signage? This was the clear…

Perla’s Austin

Howdy partners! After a very long few days in San Antonio and then a sort of long, sort of…. storied Mega Bus ride to Austin, I decided I deserved the loveliest of lunches. Perla’s on South Congress, it had to be. Doesn’t hurt that it’s next door to one of my favorite boutiques, By George….

Biga on the Banks

After touring a number of event spaces and restaurants for a couple events I was planning in San Antonio, all roads pointed to Biga on the Banks. My colleague and I loved the space, vibe, and planner. We decided it was in everyone’s best interest if we had a nice dinner. First up, we tried…

La Panaderia

Never much for boring hotel grub, I opted to seek out some local flavor, starting with brekky at La Panaderia in San Antonio. I’d read their menu online and had pre-selected an egg white avocado combo that sounded delightful. I didn’t realize I’d have to have the self control to walk past a wall of…