Growing up in West Texas, Marfa was always a short day trip away. It continues to grow and evolve, and annually we discover new gems. Here are some things you can't miss ...

Hotel St. George
105 South Highland Avenue
+1 432 729 3700

Carlos Jimenez Studio’s Hotel St. George is an amazing addition to Marfa. It’s minimalist architecture, gift shop Marfa Book Co. and restaurant are the hotspots in town, and with 300 rooms it can fit all of your friends. Artworks by Jeff Elrod and Michael Phelan are just a few of the artists on display in the hotel lobby.

The Pizza Foundation
305 South Spring Street
+1 432 729 3377

Coming from New York, it's hard to find better pizza, but the Pizza Foundation is one not to miss.  I highly recommend the pepperoni and jalepeno pie, but check their hours before visiting because they're very limited.

United Artists, LTD
Melissa Bendt and Michael Phelan are two New York transplants who have opened their home and gallery, housed in a former gas station, to an amazing array of artists.

The Chinati Foundation
1 Cavalry Row
+1 432 729 4362

I never get tired of Donald Judd's sculptures.  I've seen them hundreds of times, but they are ever-changing depending on the light and the time of day. During Chianti weekend you're able to visit them at sunrise which is a truly incredible experience.

601 West San Antonio Street
+ 432 729 1984

This is such a fun place to have a private event. My sister-in-law threw a birthday dinner here for about 15 people, and it was such a memorable night. The margaritas and beef filet were definitely something to write home about, and the courses just kept coming.

207 S. Highland Ave. 
+1 432 729 2000

Freda may be tiny, but it's filled with incredible finds from all over the world, as well as locally crafted gems.

Judd Foundation
 104 South Highland Avenue
+1 432 729 4406

Visiting Donald Judd’s home gives so much insight into his interest in Marfa and where he got his inspiration. The library is incredible, and I was so inspired by the black crown molding in his office.