Published on May 19, 2017 | Last Updated on January 18, 2022
Last month myself and two girlfriends made the trek to Marfa (a nine-ish hour drive from Houston!) for a mid-week creative getaway. Michelle, Alyssa and I all work from home and as much fun as it sounds to those without flexibility, it can definitely be lonely and uninspiring at times. After a girls night and a bottle of wine, we rearranged our schedules and planned a road trip out west. At that point the normal thing to do would be start planning out the itinerary and places to see while we were there BUT since we love what we do and are borderline crazy, we started planning out multiple photoshoots. The trip wasn’t relaxing in the least bit but we were able to over a lot of ground and shoot a lot of great content. We all left tired, covered in sand but incredibly inspired.
We had a few shoots planned while we were there – a tabletop shoot at El Cosmico turned wagon shoot due to the crazy bright sun that morning, an elopement with Michelle’s cousin and some of the new Packed Party products. Jordan, the founder is a friend of mine and she asked us to bring some of the new goodies with us – I have to say the duffles in from of Prada Marfa are my favorite! Mother Nature was definitely not in our favor on this trip and we kept joking that it’s probably a sign we should stop working and just relax for an hour or so. Despite the 40 mph winds, non stop sun (not the best photo conditions!) and freezing temps, we definitely made the most of it! Below I’m sharing some of the photos from our trip and a few recommendations for where to eat and places to see if you plan a trip!
Marfa Burrito – we ate there two of the mornings of the three mornings we were there if that tells you anything! The breakfast burritos are huge but everything is made fresh daily even the tortillas. BTW they only accept cash.
Hotel Saint George Bar – don’t let the fact that it’s a hotel bar fool you, the food and cocktails are amazing! We tried the burger, mac ‘n cheese, caesar salad
Capri at the Thunderbird Hotel – we went for a late dinner and drinks. The queso fundito is delicious!
Frama – we went for coffee but ended up getting ice cream as well. disclaimer: we were there Monday-Thursday and several of the restaurants are only open on the weekends. Keep that in mind when booking your trip!
Prada Marfa – about 30-40 minutes outside of town but worth the trip. It was super windy the day we were there but you can see some of our photos from the installation below!
Big Bend – we didn’t make it out there because of our shoot schedule, but if you plan a trip add it to your list!
El Cosmico – we stayed there but if you don’t, I recommend stopping by to see the teepees and colorful trailers.
Hope you have enjoyed this ultimate guide to visiting Marfa!
Photos by Michelle and Alyssa – Cotton Lifestyles & Cotton Weddings | Photos styled by me | Duffles, pom pom zipper pouch, Rosé floppy flask and disco drinks – Packed Party | Prickly pear cocktail signage – Meg Grant & Co | Pink bouquet for elopement shoot – F. Dellit Designs | Mini desserts – Wink by Erica
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