3D printed houses, attire from Portland, the world’s best masa, jewelry TDF, animals in costumes and a hotel built in a historic brewery - let’s do this! Here is your Saturday Six Vol. X
Shop: Bridge & Burn
One of our favorite stores (and brands) is called Bridge & Burn. If you’re not familiar, you need to be. They design and create classic, functional apparel for men and women. The look is handsomely understated and inspired by the natural beauty and thriving culture of their Northwestern hometown, Portland, Oregon. B&B also recently opened a store in the ROW DTLA. So if you’re in PDX or LA go check them out in person! (Cool side note: one percent of all retail sales go to their favorite Oregon charities.)
Suerte just opened in Austin, and we’re already smitten. All the talk is about the goat rib barbacoa and the masa (made using local heirloom corn.) Hello! Hellman-Mass, along with executive chef Fermín Nuñez are making history, so if you live in Austin then go dine there pronto. If you don’t live in Austin but plan to visit, add it to your list - you can thank us later. Check out the write-up in EATER austin.
Wow, yep - you read that right - this Austin based company is literally printing houses and they’re legit. You can watch the video here. This house was assembled in 48 hours by a giant 3D printer. Their plan is to print 100 of them for countries in need, and do it for $4-$6k per house. Yeah, you read that right, too. Four to six thousand dollars per house. Right on.
The Jo’s Annual Pet Parade is beloved by all who have ever come across it, and we’ve always been big fans - come on, it’s hard not to love animals in outfits. The Austin parade runs down South Congress with a marching band and outfitted pets in tow, finally arriving at the Hotel San Jose parking lot for a pet costume competition. All proceeds from the entry fees benefit pet rescue non-profits, and vendor booths are provided to a blend of local adoption and rescue groups and pet related businesses.
(Precursor - This is not a paid plug or a commercial or a wedding pitch. It’s sincere and we mean it. Okay, you can read on now.) For someone special in your life or to treat yourself, Shaesby jewelry is definitely the way to bless or to be blessed. Handcrafted, stunning and unique - authentic and timeless - we prefer Shaesby pieces. A few of our friends (including our founder’s wife) wear pieces from Shaesby and are asked about their jewelry so often it’s become totally natural for the responses to be, “It’s from Shaebsy in Austin - most likely the only jewelry I’ll ever buy again.” Seriously.
Stay: Hotel Emma
If you’re anywhere near San Antonio you have to stay here. Hands down one our favorite hotels. Located in the historic Pearl Brewery (literally) there’s more than enough to do when you step outside. But if you want to hole up for a few days, Emma is perfect for that too. From the design to the pool, to the library (awesome) - it’s all superb. The restaurant called Supper is divine, and the general store Larder has not only character to the max but everything you need and more. Read about the history of the hotel here, which is reason enough to go check it out. Or should we say, check in?