After filling ourselves with warm coffee (hot chocolate for me) and pastries, we started the 40 minute drive to the iconic Prada store, which is not actually in Marfa. When we arrived, we were disappointed to see it was still raining and cold and windy. But damn it we weren’t going to let that stop us from getting a great photo. And I think we did pretty well considering my limbs were about to fall off.
After our Prada adventure (and it was an adventure that included mud, wind, and screaming), we headed back into Marfa to explore the art and shopping scene. Our first stop was the Chinati Foundation, where the untitled cement works were located (another Marfa icon). Unfortunately it was so freakin’ cold and windy that we mostly sat inside the cement blocks instead of taking photos. Luckily we did get some! Then we had to go home and change into warmer/dryer clothes. Ha!
Lunch at Food Shark was the next thing on the agenda. Beyonce ate there, so you know we made an appearance too. Food Shark is a mediterranean/mexican fusion food truck that has a new menu every day. I got fried falafel balls, and Anais got some lamb kebabs and we were happy campers. Also, the dining car was heated so that was amazing. After re-fueling, we headed to Marfa Contemporary and stopped briefly inside Freda, which was filled with quirky cool things and a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta shirt that I was tempted by.
Other notable places we stopped were Marfa Book Co., Mirth, Hotel Paisano’s gift stores, Frama Coffee Shop (for some ice cream of all things), and the Marfa Courthouse. We also stopped by The Get Go, which is a local organic foods grocery store. I think this may have been my favorite thing and I’m not sure why… maybe because it was just such a random find in a small Texas town. Like finding a mini Whole Foods in the middle of the desert.
For dinner we ate at Stellina’s, a cool wine bar and restaurant in the middle of town. The food was A+ and the wine was on par too. We got an appetizer, some pasta, and then the most delicious flourless chocolate cake. Once done eating and drinking, we adventured to the beer garden (which was closed because it was too cold outside!), so we continue down the street to Lost Horse Saloon- a popular local dive bar. We enjoyed watching the cowboys and the locals intertwine with hipsters, and sipped our drinks near the pool tables. There was a great stage with a Texas flag hung up and on our way out we jumped up there and snapped some pics cause why not?
Then we passed out because we’re in our late mid to late 20s now. Give us a break.
We slept hard and woke up warm in our heated bed, before rolling out and getting ready for the long drive home. We took some pictures on Winifred and then headed into town for breakfast at Squeeze Marfa, a swiss cafe. Who knew in Marfa they’d have real swiss food? I once again indulged in hot chocolate (with real swiss chocolate) and a baguette. Then we enjoyed the beautiful day that Marfa was offering and took some quick photos in the freezing, sunny weather.
Our way home was long, but we broke it up by stopping in Balmorhea to see the rare oasis in west Texas. It was pretty beautiful with the mountains in the backdrop, I do have to say. Then we stopped at the cutest little restaurant in Balmorhea (ver batim from the sign on the road) and got some spicy as all get out enchiladas that left my mouth on fire the whole ride home.
And that, my friends, was our weekend Marfa trip.