An entire day of southern hospitality and inspiration. It is hard to beat that. Ever since I was young, I have always loved Chip and Joanna. They are joyful, genuine, and creative, and those attributes shine through what they do. We visited Waco on a Tuesday, and it was supposedly their most quiet day at the silos. It was perfection. The day was so peaceful, and we could take our time and truly take everything in. We began our day at the bakery (with no line!) and stuffed our faces with chocolate chip cookies and lavender-lemon cupcakes. It was such a treat, it is no wonder they usually have a line way out the door. From there, we walked through the home shops, and then wandered into the smaller boutiques in the back. Before driving back to Dallas (where we stayed for the month) we had lunch at their restaurant. It was the best meal ever (easy).
I am not a huge shopper. Though intentional shopping is so fun and rewarding, it overwhelms me. I'd rather make a list, and order online without the itch to buy more. What I respected about Magnolia is that it felt like an experience instead of a shopping trip. You can go and enjoy it, without the impulse to buy anything, and I loved that. The inspiration and creativity of others is just enough, and instead of purchasing the bigger and better item, I felt empowered to be a good steward of what I have.