Watching my life’s passions (fashion, architectural design and hospitality) combine in front of my eyes is truly an experience I won’t soon forget. The beginning of the month, we had the privilege of hosting Emily + Meritt of The Great along with Sea of Shoes and Atlantis Home for an inspirational 3 days of shopping, socializing and content generating, all photographed by the incomparable Carley Page.
We would be remiss to not mention Meredith Lamont, she got this train out of the station and we are so thankful she reached out to us. We met Meredith five years ago when she was in town while working for Pottery Barn. We loved her and hoped we would eventually do something together. A light bulb went off when she called and the wheels started turning.
We invited Emily + Meritt to collaborate with us and they subsequently contacted Jane and Judy Aldridge of Sea of Shoes and Atlantis Home, respectively, to join in on the fun. We were thrilled since we had actually met and fallen in love with Judy and Jane when we all spoke at the Flea Style Summit last year.
Judy and Jane arrived with Carley in the afternoon and we got to work. The afternoon light was stunning and Carley outdid herself. The Great pieces selected by Emily + Meritt fit our aesthetic to a T; they were relaxed, vintage inspired, unfussy and effortlessly cool. Watching the photoshoot evolve around the property was pure bliss. Not to mention watching our beloved house serve as the backdrop for such a killer shoot.
Once Emily + Meritt arrived, we headed off to Rancho Pillow for one of Sheila’s famous Feasts in the Field. Everyone was blown away by the awe and beauty of 100 guests dining together under the stars.
The next day greeted us with sunshine and creativity. We began shooting and shopping at The Compound. Eneby Home was the most gracious host and they had some awesome pieces, as usual. Smoot and I both love watching Round Top first-timers get bitten by the RTTX bug. Marburger Farm was our next stop and, as always, did not disappoint. The talented Nikki Tripp, of Tripp Films, documented the collaboration, be sure to watch the full video below!
Dinner that evening was at Royers and the conversation rolled from the day’s treasures to how we all got our start. Creating an authentic experience for everyone we host is of the utmost importance, after all, that’s how we fell in love with Round Top in the first place.
Walking amidst all the booths on the last day, we got to share stories and talk about our kids, making this all so real, so personal and so, so good. This business of collaborating that we have found ourselves in, is just what we were meant to do. Getting to share our beloved town and have everyone involved walk away feeling fulfilled is unbelievably soul warming.
As we sift through the sensational photos from Carley, we are overwhelmed with gratitude. The creative hearts we have been privileged to meet on The Vintage Round Top’s journey have all held a special place with us, as we know that everything happens for a reason. The crossing of paths has allowed us to pause, ever so briefly, and create with others whose purpose aligns with ours, and the only word that comes to mind is...magic.
Stay tuned for some exciting news about our collaboration that we have to keep under wraps until we get the green light. We can't wait to share!!