Here's a behind the scenes look at our roadtrip to Marfa, Texas, where we reserved a safari tent at El Cosmico to shoot our new collection of bohemian home goods.
The crew got up at dawn, packed the dogs into the Wrangler, and drove west.
Marfa is a city in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in far West Texas, located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. Its official website claims: "Tough to get to. Tougher to explain. But once you get here, you get it."
Mid Century Minimalism meets Southwest Cowboy in this town of Bohemian artists, writers, and entrepreneurs.
We unpacked our new collection of home goods and set to work.
Chyna captured our models, Indigo and Jaxon, enjoying the new collection of Vintage Kantha dogbeds, now available in store and online! To create these repurposed bohemian home accessories, we patchwork antique Indian quilted saris.
Bren captured this beautiful photo of the sun setting on El Cosmico, then we sat under the fairy lights and enjoyed Hikes, a live band from Austin. The full moon shone and we set out to see the mysterious Marfa lights.
We weren't able to capture any good photos, but this lovely photo (via whatwasthen.blogspot) looks like what we saw. It was one of the most eerie experiences that we've ever encountered. We were expecting a hyped-up tourist attraction, but what we found was a desolate highway turnout, and more of a "Blair Witch meets Roswell" experience - very unsettling.
When we returned to the studio, Chyna whipped up the design for our new cacti tee - inspired by our trip to Marfa!
Tips for visiting Marfa, Texas:El Cosmico is a beautiful little retreat, with tents, teepees, a yurt, and vintage trailers. We always enjoy their hammock sanctuary, communal outdoor kitchen, and live music. After watching a magical performance under the stars and fairy lights, drive out to see the elusive mystery lights.
When you arrive at the viewing center, look for the blinking red light. The dancing mystery lights look so natural, it seems like there should be an easy explanation for them, like men walking around with flashlights, or headlights somewhere off in the distance, but after a century of research, no one has discovered what creates them.
Make sure to visit Marfa on a weekend as most of the shops and restaurants are closed during the week.
If you're driving through Fort Davis on the way back, visit the old lodge and take the beautiful, yet treacherous, hike through the Davis Mountains. (We don't recommend taking dogs or small children & make sure you wear hiking boots or the equivalent. A water bottle is a must) The trail begins at the back parking lot of the lodge.
Most photos are original BohoCircus shots, a few others came from El Cosmico, Marfa, and Pinterest.
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