Social Hour: A Fredericksburg Field Trip to The Menagerie
An intimate group of Austinites enjoyed a lavish day out at this exquisite new Hill Country property
On November 2nd, an intimate group of Austin trendsetters boarded a small luxury bus for a day trip to the charming town of Fredericksburg for a first look at the Hill Country’s dreamiest new accommodations, The Menagerie. This multi-unit private estate rental boasts gorgeous, exquisitely renovated historic spaces including a 1909 Victorian mansion, barn, and carriage house. We were delighted to join the outing to this incredibly chic property.
Upon stepping off the shuttle, we were welcomed on the beautiful front porch with refreshing cocktails from LALO tequila, mocktails from Frisch Juicerie, as well as Richard’s Rainwater. Inside the historic home, guests marveled at the interior design that was dripping with color and featured elegant wallpapers, rich textures, beautiful antiques mixed with modern touches, and eclectic treasures. We were truly immersed in opulence.
After enjoying live music from pianist Dan Redner, we gathered for a panel discussion with Sarah Stacey and Sarah Capps, the interior design masterminds at Sarah Stacey Interior Design along with the talented landscape designers, Twistleaf Land Design, including Shannon Rogers, Sophia De Pascuale, Sarah Yant. Both teams provided engaging insights about their inspiration during this renovation project. (Look for a full article about the design in the January issue of Tribeza.)
Following the panel, guests were given tours of all of the rooms of The Menagerie, including bungalows and the carriage house with several fun surprises along the way such as a sound bath meditation with Cynthia Aguillón Bernard (ATX Yoga Girl), ear seeding with Dr. Baraah Attal, chocolate tasting with Hill Country Chocolate, wine tasting by Meierstone Winery, and charcuterie from Oro Bianco Creamery. All enjoyed a special gift from Slow North Apothecary and custom tote bags from Nueva Vibe. To make the event even more exciting, we were treated to aura photography sessions provided by MOOD.
The day led into evening where we enjoyed a wonderful dinner prepared by Dine in Dude. We listened to tunes from DJ Clemente Castillo while engaging in lively conversation. With credit to Kaleigh Wiese of Méldeen for creating this delightful experience, the day was full of joyful moments, and new friendships were formed in The Menagerie’s grand yet whimsical setting.