Hey, friends, it’s been a while. Life got a little bit crazy for a minute – with some big, life-rocking changes (more on those later) and … OUR WEDDING! It was the most amazing experience to have so many of our closest friends and family – from both sides of The Pond – gathered together in my hometown of Austin, Texas, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it soon!
Today, I’m sharing a few snaps from after the big day, when Andrew and I checked ourselves into Austin’s beloved Hotel San Jose for a much-needed night of rest & relaxation.
You can read all about the history and design behind the Hotel San Jose, in my interview with hotelier Liz Lambert here – or keep scrolling to see her Cowboy-Zen handiwork.
Breakfast was delivered to our room in sweet little bento boxes – and promptly uploaded to Instagram. Naturally.
We took our morning papers out to the courtyard, where we lingered – and lingered – before taking a stroll around the grounds. Talk about an oasis of green! This place inspires deep, cleansing breaths – and a potted cactus addiction.
Now, please – take me back! Or at least let me take home one of these Garza Marfa chairs as a souvenir. (Pretty please?)
Images by Natalie Marchbanks for Block Print Social.
I can hear you saying, Houston?! Really?
It’s been a few weeks since my trip to the States, and I’ve been meaning to share some of my favorite discoveries here on Block Print Social. I hit three destinations during my 2-week trip: New Orleans, my hometown of Austin, and Houston. I feel like those first two cities receive plenty of recognition and “cool points” (a thing) even here in London – but Houston? Not so much.
The thing is – there’s a lot of cool to be found in Houston, if only you know where to look.
I would start by looking here, at Montrose Shop.
Simplicity is the love language at Montrose Shop; less, but better the unofficial mantra. Advertising itself as “Paris meets Texas,” the light-filled bungalow houses a clean edit of independent products for the closet and home, each chosen for its superlative quality and a certain je ne sais quoi.
Basically, Montrose Shop is the retail version of that (mythical? factual?) French girl who runs a comb through her hair, splashes water on her face, blindly grabs at something from her envious capsule wardrobe and is out the door in 5 minutes flat – turning heads in the process.
Did I mention she’s waving a Lone Star flag?
Lest we forget where we are.
Visit Montrose Shop in Houston, or discover new brands here. Don’t forget to check back soon – the Montrose ONLINE shop is on the way!
All images are my own.