It’s not every day that Round Top happens (twice a year). Especially true is not every day some of the coolest chicks in Austin get on one Rose-filled bus to spend the day scavenging together. Organized by Texas Monthly ( for their full feature go here), this week a group of curated creatives set out from Hotel Ella for a day of hunting. The first stop was Marburger Farms, one of Round Top’s most well-known sources. From there we headed off the beaten path a little for the real digging, and in my opinion where the good stuff always is. Among my purchases a vintage piece of art, Turkish rugs, and vintage lavender glassware begging for an Easter inspired cocktail.
The best part by far, however, was the company. Cool, inspiring, women each doing their own unique thing in some corner of this amazing city. There was more laughter than I’ve heard in a long time and after a dusty day of digging, we ended the day at the uniquely fabulous Rancho Pillow. A motel in the middle of nowhere with charm at every turn. At the longest table in the history of the world, we all sat down for a family-style dinner. The company included everyone from Emily Henderson to Sheila Youngblood (the owner and visionary behind the property) to Scottish guests staying at the hotel. As the sun set, the wine flowed and a strong Texas wind carried more and more laughter. It doesn’t feel too strong to say it felt a little magical and it made me, once again, proud to call Austin home.
Below, the rest of the night at Rancho Pillow
Top feature image by Wynn Myers