RETRO GUIDE TO THE USA: TEXAS
Our first stop in Texas was in the tiny little town in the desert called Marfa. I loved this place for a night or 2. Such an unusual place full of cool buildings and old American signs. It’s also known for the mysterious Marfa lights which you can also view there at night. Unfortunately we were in Marfa early in the week when a few places are closed, so best to visit at the weekends if you can.
Where To Stay
We stayed at the most amazing Airbnb there called the Love House. The decor is absolutely unreal with bohemian rugs lining the bedroom floor and all the amenities you need. It also has a beautiful outside space perfect for chilling in the evenings with a glass of wine or sunbathing in the day. It really was the perfect hideaway to relax and central to everything you need in Marfa.
A lot of people recommended El Cosmico aswell which is a 21 acre camp ground in Marfa which has all different types of quirky accommodation for you pick from tepees, trailers, safari tents and yurts. . El Cosmico is a hotel and campground for adventurers and wanderers and they often have various events on too which are well worth checking out!
After Marfa we then headed to a very humid Austin! I fell in love with Austin straight away it has such a magical vibe to it. Very relaxed and so many amazing live music venues everywhere. And of course where you can walk around in cowboy boots everyday and it’s completely normal which is great in my eyes!
Austin was sooo humid so one evening we headed to Barton Springs and it was such a lovely experience. It’s a common thing there to go for a evening dip to cool off and it definitely worked and cooled us off! Highly recommend this.
ABGB Brewery is a popular hangout in Austin where they often have live music. They have a gorgeous outside area too all lined with big festoon lighting. They also brew all different types of beer and apparently banging pizza, definitely worth checking out!
Gruene is a historic town with lot’s of western influence. It has lot’s of really cute shops, bars and places to eat and generally a great place to stop of and take photos and explore!
Spider House Cafe
Spider House Cafe is great for cooling of from the Austin sun. The food is also delicious! Lot’s of cool outside area with amazing kitsch decor. They have lots of events and musicians on here, a great place to check out!
Where to stay
This place was such a wonderful oasis in the city. It’s like staying in your own private jungle. We stayed in the tree house which is kitted out with a full kitchen too. The decor is gorgeous and electic and was so peaceful.
The next night we stayed in a vintage airstream which was located very close to ABGB brewery. It’s in the lady’s back garden but feels like your own space and is so magical! I always loved staying in air streams in America it makes it so fun. Also very well kitted out with kitchen, toilet and a double bed!
Our last night in Austin we headed a bit out of town to another air stream which was really bohemian and beautiful. It also has a bell tent so you can stay in either which is lovely or just use one as a chilling space.
After Austin we then headed to Houston for a few days. We didn’t do that much here as we were in the middle of planning shoots for New York so got a bit of down time planning. But none the less we stayed in one of my favourite places here!
The most beautiful loft I have ever seen! The decor and every little detail in their flat is so perfect and we felt at home straight away. They really do have impeccable taste and I’m sure the photos reflect this! It’s also walking distance to some really cool bars around the corner so handy for popping out for a drink. We’re definitely noting this down for major house inspo!
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