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Wandering Designer: Aza Ziegler in Marfa, Texas

Designer Aza Ziegler’s Guide to Marfa, Texas
Wandering Designer: Aza Ziegler in Marfa, Texas
Designer Aza Ziegler travels often to Marfa, Texas to gather fresh inspiration for her brand, Calle Del Mar. Scroll through the slideshow for a look at Ziegler’s favorite spots in this southern art hub.
By Sarah Buder, AFAR Staff
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    Designer Aza Ziegler’s Guide to Marfa, Texas
    Designer Aza Ziegler’s Guide to Marfa, Texas
    Designer Aza Ziegler travels often to Marfa, Texas to gather fresh inspiration for her brand, Calle Del Mar. Scroll through the slideshow for a look at @azaziegler’s favorite spots in this southern art hub. 

    Courtesy of Aza Ziegler
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    The View From Above
    The View From Above
    This snapshot captures the Texan desert landscape as Ziegler flew in for her most recent visit. Big Bend National Park is just a short distance away.

    Photo by @azaziegler
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    El Cosmico
    El Cosmico
    “The first time I visited Marfa I spent a night in a trailer at El Cosmico. It was definitely what you would call ‘glamping.’ All of the trailers, tepees, and tents are colorful and decorated in a chic western style—it was a perfect place to prance around in Calle Del Mar.” 

    Photo by @azaziegler
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    The Get Go
    The Get Go
    “There’s only a handful of restaurants and bars in town. The Get Go is basically the only grocery store, so make sure you check when it’s open!”

    Photo by @azaziegler
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    Do Your Thing Coffee
    Do Your Thing Coffee
    “Do Your Thing is a super cute café where they make great espresso, homemade bread, and pastries. The owner is a musician and a foodie, so the place always houses musicians for live shows.” 

    Photo by @azaziegler
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    Shop Freda
    Shop Freda
    “Shop Freda is one of my favorite stores in Marfa—the owner hand-selects books by local illustrators and other ‘Made in the USA’ gems. She has relationships with everyone she carries in the store, which from a designer’s perspective is super cool.”

    Photo by @azaziegler
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    Chinati Foundation
    Chinati Foundation
    “The Chinati Foundation is a must-go. My favorite part was the Dan Flavin exhibit. Amazing.”

    Photo by @azaziegler
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    Prada Store
    Prada Store
    This pop-up Prada store is one of the most famous art installations in the United States. It sits on the long, quiet road that leads to Marfa. It might just be the most Instagrammable place in the world.

    Photo by @azaziegler
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    Marfa Lights
    Marfa Lights
    “One of the coolest things to do in Marfa is to look for the famous mystery lights at night. They have gained some fame as onlookers have credited them to paranormal phenomena. It’s so crazy to look out at a dark desert landscape and see lights in the sky that you cannot explain.” 

    Photo by @azaziegler
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    Road to Nowhere
    Road to Nowhere
    “Marfa is pretty much in the middle of nowhere. It’s truly the wild, wild, West. The roads are endless, and the sky is an ocean itself.” 

    Photo by @azaziegler