Martha Goes to Marfa: Her Trip to the Iconic Art Destination
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On her recent trip to Marfa, Texa, Martha Stewart did more than visit the destination's must-see spots: She also documented her travels (and her favorite meals and memories) on Instagram. Our founder gave her followers an inside-look at her vacation—which she took with Kevin Sharkey and what she dubbed her #MarthaInMarfa family (comprised of Tommy Hilfiger, Stefano Tonchi, David Maupin, and their families, plus the group's host, photographer Douglas Friedman)—showcasing the foods and art moments travelers shouldn't miss.
Martha kicked off her trip at the iconic Prada Marfa, a permanent sculpture installation located on the outskirts of the main town. "Love the Prada store art installation just outside Marfa, Texas. It is a site-specific permanent land art project by Elmgreen and Dragset," she wrote. As for the other must-see monuments she photographed? She paused at muralist John Cerney's "Giant Marfa," another popular art photo-op, adding that it's "pure magic if you love James Dean."
The trip was also nostalgic for Martha, a longtime Marfa lover; so much so, in fact, that the locale was featured in an old issue of Martha Stewart Living. Our founder reposted a clip from the magazine—a snapshot of artist Donald Judd's studio—alongside the caption, "Here's our 'Living' story from September 1996. Remember this one? 'Martha in Marfa.'" The group revisited Judd's workplace on this trip, too; Kevin shared a current snapshot of the space on his own Instagram, adding that it remains a "sacred space."
Of course, Martha documented some of her favorite food from the trip: a breakfast comprised of hearty options, including over-easy eggs, bacon, sausage, and oatmeal. Before the trip's end, Martha took to Instagram to both thank Friedman, the owner of The Friedman Ranch, for his hospitality and the rest of the group for a memorable experience.