Marfa | Texas

October 2, 2014

A couple weeks ago we decided to take a spontaneous trip out to Marfa, Tx – I mean, if not now, when?? We packed our bags, hit the road, and drove hundreds and hundreds of miles out to west Texas.
When trying to decide where to stay, we were initially between El Cosmico and Thunderbird, but since it was so last minute, El Cosmico was all booked, Thunderbird had a room or two left, so we thought okay Thunderbird it is. BUT THEN, I came across Corte Del Norte and oh my goodness, I immediately fell in love! They have two houses – Rock City House and The Love House. We decided on Rock City House because it was just the two of us, and we wanted something smaller. Wow, what a beautiful space. These photos really don’t do it justice. It’s simple, stylish, and filled with Marfa culture. Really, I could’ve stayed in the whole trip and be perfectly fine.
Our first stop was Prada Marfa of course. I couldn’t contain my excitement, I’ve been wanting to see this art instillation in person for the longest time! Getting a photo of this was worth the entire trip. When we finally got to Marfa, we hit up Food Shark and tried the Marfalafel and a chicken wrap – delish! After walking and exploring, we had dinner at Cochineal – the food, vibe, and people were all amazing! It’s a little pricey, but totally worth it! For breakfast, we started the day with Squeeze Marfa – coffee and chocolate croissants for me! Cast + Crew was right next door to our house, so of course we stopped by once or twice to admire vintage items, neon, and the most beautiful and unique Eames and Bertoia chairs.
Marfa is such a beautiful, unique small town tucked away in West Texas. If you ever have the opportunity to go, I highly recommend it!

| Corte Del Norte
| El Cosmico
| Hotel Paisano
| Thunderbird

| Cochineal
| Food Shark
| Squeeze Marfa

| Cast + Crew
| Marfa Book Co
| Marfa Lights

  • Yolonda J Washington

    Thanks for sharing some cool places to check out. I’ll be saving to a future itinerary.

  • Sydney

    Marfa looks so unique! Love the pictures!!!

  • Jessica

    The pictures are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing x

  • Chelsea

    What a neat trip, looks like so much fun! I’ve always wanted to stop by Prada, Marfa.

  • libys11

    wow.. what an interesting place to visit!! :D thanks for sharing this. i don’t think i’ve ever seen anything like it!

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  • Maja

    What a unique place!

  • Jackie Kelly

    I love last minute trips. They are always the best. Always!
    That Rock City House… pure perfection! Truly, a beauty.

  • Carol of OY! BLOG

    What a perfect stay, trip and pics. In love. Hug.

  • Sonia

    OMG how amazing! I’ve been wanting to see this for years now. It’s a stop on a massive road-trip I’ve been mapping out for a while. Did you get a chance to visit Cadillac Graveyard? I think it’s somewhat nearby. That’s the next stop on that list of mine hehehe!


  • Annie

    So cool! Thank you so much for sharing! I’ve always wanted to go to Marfa, TX… especially to see the Prada installation, but now I’ll have more reasons to go!

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  • Latrina

    So beautiful, V! Thanks for sharing. I hope you continue to share more Place-type posts with us. :)

  • Gloria

    Hooray for spontaneous trips! I’ve always loved the photos of that lonely little Prada store out there, but it never crossed my mind to check it out in person. LOVE the lodgings by Corte Del Norte – what an awesome find! Definitely beats staying at the Holiday Inn hands down :-)

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  • Alecia

    I have wanted to go there for so long as well! And, stop it. Your pictures do it justice, simply gorgeous! Hope you are well miss you, been thinking of you these last few months I have been MIA. xo -A

  • Kadie

    I have been dying to visit this little gem of a city. Did you know Collective Quarterly did a feature on it? So funny, it came up in conversation a few days ago and I just have to visit while I’m a Texan. So glad to hear it’s worth the drive!!

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    I just discovered your blog and It became an instant favorite, love the mood!
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  • Joyce

    I never knew there was such a design vibe in TX! I love that Prada shop and Thunderbird seems like a gem too!

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  • Avery

    What a lovely town! I would love to visit Marfa some day. Spontaneous trips are the best!


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