01.27.16

MARFA TRAVEL / PART TWO

maria trip part two | designlovefest

i did a full post on marfa here and this is part TWO! we stayed only one night in the airstreams at el cosmico before we moved over to our airbnbs for the other two nights. (by the way, i think 3 nights and 3 days was a really perfect amount of time to go to marfa)

the houses were AMAZING!! literally the most perfect location walking distance from the grocery store, our favorite bar, and pretty much everything else. the place had two houses that shared a yard and was decorated very verrrry cute. if you want to stay here, click here and here. and if you would like $20 off your first airbnb trip, click here! the houses fit us all and we even had an amazing back house with a firepit and dining table. we were calling it the VIP room ha. seriously, book this spot!

maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest

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i loved the room with all the rugs covering the entire floor. so much impact.

maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest

the next day morning we went for coffee & toast again at do your thing coffee and then headed to the contemporary art museum, the chinati foundation, which was founded by the artist donald judd. (we booked a tour one day in advance) to be honest, we were a little hungover, so our attention span was lacking a bit…but it was a cool experience and the neon lights are definitely worth seeing, i think.

maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest

it was also cool just being in an area with vast open desert.

maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest

then we went straight to the food shark truck, which is actually my favorite meal on the trip. get the marfalafel and you won’t be sorry. i also heard the boys II men food truck was good, but it was closed when we were there the whole time. funny name. right next door you will find the late night grilled cheese parlour and the museum of electronic wonders.

maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest

we also stopped in the moonlight gemstones rock shop and a tiny stylish store called freda.

maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest

our final night, denise and natalie built us a fire and jen and victoria made a big pasta dinner for us to all eat outside. i’m usually in charge of table setup ha. it was the perfect setting, and then we ended the night at the lost horse bar across the street again since we had so much fun the night before. we kept it low-key and loved it.

maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest

we took an early flight out the next day and drove through the desert with the sunrise. very beautiful. jen was a trooper and drove while most of us slept on the three hour car ride to the airport. she was sober sally the night before and had waaaay more energy than us, ha.

thank you friends for such a memorable trip. i’m not sure i’ve laughed that much in my life. the BEST way to bring in 30. pure happiness.

(photos by bri emery, jesse chamberlin, and denise bovee)

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    One Moment says:

    Great posting. Love the last Picture.

    Annie Reeves says:

    Obsesssssed with these photos!!!

    Jenny B says:

    It’s such a gift to have friends you love and who love you. So happy for you!

    allison says:

    Looks like you guys had a great time and boomeranged your asses off!! haha! my friends and i love that app! we went a little crazy on new years! Happy 30th!

    Tracy says:

    Fantastic friends, photos, and adventures, Bri. What an awesome way to ring in your 30s! I always love your travel posts and this did not disappoint. So now I need to get my arse to Marfa!!!

    nina says:

    Bri I love your honesty when talking about the places you visited ! Your trip looks awesome

    Kelly says:

    What kind of Polaroid camera is that? I want to get one!

    andrea says:

    hey kelly– looks like a classic polaroid folding pack camera, not sure which series. I make work with a variety of polaroid cameras (including pack film cameras like the one you’re asking about) and they’re super fun to shoot with. you can find them online (ebay, etsy, etc) or sometimes at fleamarkets and garage sales. you’ll need a special battery and pack film for it (which fuji still makes) and there’s a bit of a learning curve to shooting with it but plenty of resources online. 🙂

    Having grown up in the desert in a tiny town, I love this so much. My town wasn’t full of artisans though, mostly farmers and gardeners. It was fun all the same, and you could see for miles on any day.

    The pictures are great. Looks like you had an awesome dirty thirty!

    Jessica says:

    It makes me want to travel so bad! x

    http://jessicawoods.fr

    bri says:

    hi kelly, i am not sure what camera that is. it’s my friend denise’s! sorry bout that

    bri says:

    thanks tracy, i miss doing these posts. they are my favorite!

    Molly Garvin says:

    are those quay sunnies you’re wearing? super cute!

    Chrissy says:

    Great post. Marfa is very definitely on my list next time we visit the states. Desert dreaming *sigh* . Which Gif maker do you use out of interest? Sorry if you’ve been asked this a million times before! X

    bri says:

    I used phhhoto! 🙂

    HB says:

    I normally look at these on my e-mail RSS feed and totally didn’t even realize these were GIF’s until I clicked to your website. LOVE THESE! They are so much fun!

    Where did you get that beautiful leather bag, Bri?

    bri says:

    they are fun, huh?! the bag is from mansur gavriel.

    HB says:

    Thanks <3 !

    Lauren says:

    Did you grab a grilled cheese while there? That and Food Shark are probably my favorites in town, ha! Though Fat Lyles is really good too if you ever make it back out there. Looks like ya’ll had a great time!

    http://www.lonestarlauren.com

    Looks like so much fun! 🙂
    I love your brown leather bag Bri, where is it from..?

    bri says:

    it’s from mansur gavriel!

    Maristella says:

    Marfa is in my bucket list and now after seeing your trip even more so!
    xo
    Maristella
    http://www.aconstellationjournal.com

    Elizabeth says:

    LOVE this!! I grew up in a tiny town not far from Marfa and its so fun seeing photos from home on your site! Happy 30th!

    Christa says:

    I love your Marfa posts. It made me want to go back and take it easy under the desert sky.

    Emma-Jane says:

    We’re spending a couple weeks in the states in September, and we’re flying into Dallas first.

    We were either gonna do Austin (3 hr drive) or Marfa (8 hr drive) for a 3 day visit.

    Do you think it’s worth the trip? Looks like a rad place to see!

    Bailey says:

    Most fun trip ever! Hoping to head to Marfa this summer with some friends. Also – random question, but what do you edit your pictures with? And for that grainy look, do you add grain or is it because of the type of camera you use?

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