Craft fairs are one of my favorite places to find unique artists and makers. I try to attend as many as I can in Austin, but when I see a good one pop-up somewhere out of town, I make a point to look up everyone on their vendor list since I'm not able to shop in person. One standout that wowed me recently was Salihah Moore. Originally from California and now based in Colorado, Salihah creates gorgeous beaded earrings that feel more like pieces of art than jewelry. I'm dying to snag a pair and wear with a mexican embroidery dress or all-white ensemble where her pieces can truly make a statement. Head over to her site for more information, and check out her logo! It's the perfect fit for a true artist like Salihah.
Bryce and I had our hearts set on spending New Year's Eve in the middle of nowhere. But by the time we got around to searching for vacation rentals in Marfa, the ENTIRE TOWN was sold out... Literally, not one room available. So instead of looking west, I switched my gaze towards the east and found The Vintage Round Top on Instagram. The all-neutral color palette and comfy vintage aesthetic of both of Paige and Smoot's vacation rentals in Round Top, TX, are enough to make you want to say goodbye to the city every weekend. I was SHOCKED when I saw that they actually had availability for New Year's Eve and immediately reached out to Paige to see about booking a weekend trip. Three days later, Bryce and I packed our overnight bags and headed out east towards one of the smallest towns in Texas (population: 90!). We spent the weekend curled up by the fire watching movies, cooking savory lunches and dinners in our brightly lit kitchen, and winding down with a bubble bath at the end of each night. Paradise can be found in the most unexpected places. - Carm