Just a few days post-Paris we headed to the Lone Star state with Claire and Erica, the gals behind one of our favorite e-tailers, Of A Kind. It was my inaugural visit to Dallas, where we discovered the adorable Belmont hotel (and Smoke, the delicious accompanying restaurant), incredible farm-to-table fare at Bolsa, and unparalleled huevos rancheros and “hand-crafted caffeine” at breakfast favorite, Oddfellows, in the trendy Oak Cliff neighborhood:
From the top: Images of the Belmont Hotel Bar & Outdoor patio via www.belmontdallas.com // Outdoor view of Bolsa Restaurant via http://activerain.com // Bolsa Logo via http://bolsadallas.com // All Oddfellows images via www.oddfellowsdallas.com
Believe it or not, our 24 hours in Dallas were not all about cocktails and pulled pork. We got a chance to visit the Nasher Museum (the sculpture garden is beyond!) and some great stores, including VOD – a longtime favorite that stocks Vanessa Bruno, SUNO, Ohne Titel, and the like, and Five and Ten – the smaller sister to Dallas Empire, Forty Five Ten (home to killer pieces from major labels like Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten, Proenza Schouler, and The Row):
From the Top: Ryan Roche clothing via the V.O.D. boutique blog: http://www.vodboutique.com/blog // All images in grid via Five & Ten: http://www.shopfiveandten.com/ // the delightful Ten Over Six homepage http://www.tenover6.com and shots of the Weekend Coffee shop (soon to be in the Joule Hotel in Dallas) and the Joule uniforms via their blog: http://www.tenover6.com/blog/
We also popped by the Ten Over Six pop-up at the Joule Hotel. We were so excited to see a preview of the products (including amazing Jasmine Shokrian dresses, Jenni Kayne flats, Pamela Love jewels, bags by yours truly, and a stack of Tank Mags) that will soon be available at the Dallas outpost of our favorite LA boutique. The Ten Over Six shop will be accompanied by a coffee bar and housewares and gift store. We can’t wait to come back and see it!
All Dallas shots by me: top to bottom & left to right: Lizzie Fortunato bag and SS13 Totem necklace on the bed at the Belmont hotel // visiting the Nasher Museum // Kathryn and the Of A Kind girls outside of Oddfellows (a must stop in Dallas) // incredible food at the Belmont’s Smoke Restaurant // A lone bicycle built for two // Exploring Dallas // menus at Oddfellows // a selection of great items at the Ten Over Six pop-up in the Joule Hotel
After Dallas we hopped on I-35 and headed to Austin, with a brief stop at Bon Ton, a side-of-the-road vintage shop piled high with some incredible finds. I scored a long camel coat and check out Kathryn’s two-piece lace get-up below. We could have spent hours here but Austin was calling!
all shots by me: The Bon Ton vintage shop & kathryn in lace!
Austin is among my absolute favorite cities. For me, it means top-notch sangria outside at Hotel San Jose, two-stepping at The Broken Spoke, and long walks around Town Lake with our great friend, Katie, of Katie Kime (the go to for the best furniture in modern silhouettes and bright-colored and printed upholstery, lucite trays, paper products, and more):
all pictures by me: Katie, Kathryn and I at Hotel San Jose, and with Nick, dancing at The Broken Spoke
This trip also included an all day shopping event at Kick Pleat (hosted by the gals from Of A Kind and featuring lots of new jewels from yours truly), and some great hangout time with our brother and best friend Laird (creators of the app CrowdSync) who were in town to showcase their app at South by Southwest:
New from Lizzie Fortunato on display at Kick Pleat // Kathryn in a SS13 Apiece Apart outfit modeling the Wheatfield Necklace and White Port of Call clutch (two SS13 favs!) // Laird and Alex in their CrowdSync t’s // Kathryn and Laird having a rare moment of downtime at Katie’s Austin abode
We loved getting to visit with shoppers at Kick Pleat and also do some shopping of our own (I haven’t stopped wearing the knit Demylee sweater I picked up). Owner and buyer, Wendi, has the most immaculate laid back meets fashion forward style and a visit to her home proved that she’s equally talented with interiors:
All shots by me; Interiors of Wendi’s beautiful Austin home that she shares with her husband Troy and daughter, Lyell Josephine
Visiting our good friends in Austin and enjoying the city’s ridiculously good food, music, and weather is always a treat. Can’t wait to return soon and will be shopping online at Of A Kind, Kick Pleat and Katie Kime (look out for her e-commerce launching any day now) in the mean time!