All posts by René Craft

#LodgeWell with Susie

Recently, we had the pleasure of hanging out with Susie Robb, interior designer, business owner, and blogger. She also runs a Texas-based nonprofit where she spreads encouragement and joy to families and individuals who have gone through hardships like divorce, widowhood, illness or unexpected life difficulties with no-cost interior design services. It was an absolute…

02/25/2020 | by René Craft | | Our Properties | Travel

Brunch is a Must

In the “blink and you missed it” category, none is changing more rapidly in Austin’s food scene than the offerings for brunch. Every good restaurant in town now has some kind of option for this Sunday meal that is better than breakfast and more important than lunch. It’s a verb. It’s brunch. For the best…

03/28/2019 | by René Craft | | Eats & Drinks
Three delicious cocktails await its owners.

A Speakeasy Tour of Austin in three acts

There’s no better place than in a hidden bar, a bar with a reservation requirement for achieving cruising altitude on a gin trip. I don’t like exclusivity for the sake of snobbery, but if you’ve got something special, well, it’s best to protect it. On a recent night out, I had the good fortune to…

02/28/2019 | by René Craft | | Eats & Drinks

Bloomhouse and West Elm Partnership Bursts with Style

With a home as special as the Bloomhouse, Chereen Fisher, owner of Top Trip Rentals, sought to provide an unparalleled guest experience to complement the architecture and setting. To achieve this, she partnered with modern home furnishings company West Elm to bring the ethereal vision of the Bloomhouse to life. “It’s a work of art that guests can…

12/25/2018 | by René Craft | | Our Properties | Vacation Rentals