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Otto’s | Fredericksburg

August 11, 2014

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Hi Ya’ll! Happy Monday! What better than a little sneak peek of what’s going on at Otto’s- one of my hometown, favorite restaurants!! The Adam’s, John, and Evelyn and their team are doing great since I last blogged on them! {see that here!} What a fabulous spot nestled in the Texas Hill Country! If you’re ever in the area (what more could you want besides live music & food, wineries, scenic drives & hikes, bed & breakfasts and so much more!) you will have to stop by this great spot. Hidden just off main street, with a relaxed vibe, Otto’s is laced with amazing food & drinks, amidst it’s great service, atmosphere and environment. Do yourself a favor, stop in for a bite or a drink and say hello to this great team! And in the meantime, enjoy this sneak peek!

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Vaudeville {Fredericksburg} Monday Night Supper Club

August 8, 2014

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I loved working with Vaudeville, a fabulous Fredericksburg establishment! Vaudeville is a multi-faceted venture which encourages a lifestyle that respects traditions while promoting a current perspective. Situated in the heart of Fredericksburg, Texas this freshly renovated three–story landmark encompasses all you might be looking for under one roof. By sharing their passions, Chef Jordan Muraglia and Artist Richard Boprae aim to become an amenity to the Hill Country and a convenient source of exclusive goods and services in the area.

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“Inspired by a progressive world, we are unafraid to be a source of new ideas and fresh perspectives, offering an authentic urban approach to a rustic lifestyle. We proudly offer a unique combination of sophisticated design, innovative aesthetic, and brilliantly conceived craft, supported by a sincere commitment to our clients.

As the self-proclaimed modern gypsies that we all are here at Vaudeville, it is our mission to bring you the best of what we have encountered throughout our journeys. We truly care about building quality relationships with our suppliers, designers, and customers, providing the ideal level of service that benefits us all.”

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As we developed the concept for Vaudeville, it was of utmost importance to create a recognizable brand, a brand that generates a sense of excitement and exclusivity for our clients. It was also our mission to become a conveyed destination that draws national and international interest to the area.

Before establishing ourselves here, we had been greatly inspired by previous Hill Country pioneers, whose vision has defined a certain standard for the area. We hope that our heterogeneous endeavor will contribute to their vision and be beneficial to the community. We wish everyone who has invested in this community tremendous success and we encourage other entrepreneurs to come and share their passions with us here in Fredericksburg.

We are looking forward  to seeing “Y’all” very soon at Vaudeville.”

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230 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

830-992-3234

Open Wednesday – Monday : 10am – 6pm (5pm on Sunday). Monday Dinner by Reservation.

http://www.vaudeville-living.com

The Scout Guide : Austin

August 6, 2014

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Loved seeing this photograph from Ranch 616 that I took last spring on The Scout Guide Austin blog this week! If you want a great review of the 10 Best Specialty Margarita’s in Austin– be sure to check out the issue! Thanks to Austin Editor, Kelsey for always putting together a fun read with great resources in your city!

The Stoneleigh Hotel : Dallas

July 15, 2014

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The Stoneleigh Hotel stands today as one of Dallas’s most historic hotels. Located in Uptown, it was originally built in 1923 and has remained one of the cities’ most sought after locations for Hollywood icons. It’s most famous guest ranging from Elvis Presley, to Judy Garland, to Katherine Hepburn.

With a recently updated lobby, bar, spa and restaurant- plus a pool on the way, the Stoneleigh is housed with eclectic & modern furniture, a chic courtyard for the Uptown guests, and an experience to match it’s beauty.

I had the opportunity to photograph The Stoneleigh for FIJI Water’s Dallas City Guide last month, and they kindly asked me to come back last week to photograph their restaurant’s fabulous food. Enjoy a sneak peek of some of their top dishes here from Graze Restaurant & Bar and be sure to stop in and grab a drink or a bite next time you’re in the area!

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Grub Burger Bar :: Cocktail Sneak Peeks

July 11, 2014

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Happy Friday, friends! These drinks seemed appropriate for a kickoff to the weekend!

I had the pleasure of working with the great team at Grub Burger Bar in Dallas to photograph their line of summer cocktails a few weeks ago. What fun we had!! If you haven’t stopped by to see their new restaurant, or better yet, try one of their delicious burgers, hand-cut fries, homemade shake … or delicious cocktails, be sure to do yourself a favor! With locations in Dallas, College Station, Houston and Atlanta and new locations opening soon in Midland, The Woodlands, Lafayette, and Philadelphia- you’ll be sure to enjoy them wherever you travel! Enjoy this sneak peek and enjoy the weekend with one of these cocktails!

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FIJI Water : Dallas City Guide

July 9, 2014

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I’m humbled to say the least as I sit here and try to write this blog post today. I’m absolutely blown away at the clients that I get to work with … 

Last month, FIJI Water approached me and asked if I’d consider photographing their Dallas City Guide. {To say I was shocked and thrilled is only the beginning.} Without hesitate I jumped on the opportunity to work with such an incredible global brand and photograph some of Dallas’s most iconic hotels, restaurants, bars, people and landmarks.

I prepped with their design & creative teams in L.A. before hitting the ground for five straight days in Dallas, working around the clock, to photograph, edit, and deliver the images to to their brand daily. It was an incredible experience through and through, {{ and I’ll be honest, slightly exhausting at 6+ months pregnant}}, but fabulous in every way!

I’m incredibly grateful to FIJI Water for allowing me to be a part of this Dallas project and to be a part of the bigger FIJI Water Cities Guide as a whole. It’s a great concept for people who travel and want to enjoy a city in a new way, with new recommendations. If you’re traveling to Aspen, Austin, Charleston, Dubai, Hollywood, Las Vegas, London, Miami, New York, Singapore or Sydney… check out those guide here! Their writers and photographers work hard in each city to make it a great experience for travelers and those that enjoy seeing the city in a new way.

Also, thank you to the wonderful Dallas clients I was able to work with : The Bar Belmont, Kylde Warren Park, Bishop Arts District, Katy Trail, Bolsa & Chef Andrew Bell, Neiman Marcus Downtown, CBD Provisions & Chef Michael Sindoni, The Joule Hotel, FT 33 & Chef Matt McCallister, Hotel ZaZa, Abacus & Chef Kent Rathbun, The Fairmont Hotel, The Nasher Sculpture Center, The Majestic Theatre Downtown, The Dram, The Rustic, Stampede 66 & Chef Stephan Pyles, The Mansion Hotel and lastly, The Stoneleigh Hotel. What a fabulous set of talent we have in Dallas and I’m honored to have worked with all – thank you to everyone : your PR teams, your chefs, your stylists, your front desk managers, your valet attendants, your bartenders and hard working staff that made my time with you all so enjoyable. I appreciate all your did to work with me & FIJI Water that week. I look forward to getting back to each and every place as well!

Enjoy these images from the Dallas City Guide and be sure to check out the real guide on FIJI’s Website here. Thank you all!

xoxo- claire

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drink.well | Austin

June 24, 2014

A few weeks ago I had the great pleasure of working with husband and wife team, Michael & Jessica Sanders, for their bar :  drink.well.

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Opened in early 2012, drink.well. is an award-winning neighborhood cocktail bar and restaurant located in Austin’s eclectic North Loop district. This small space is built on a big commitment to serving delicious, craft-forward fare in a vibrant, service-forward atmosphere.

Classic and contemporary craft cocktails anchor an inventive menu that also features beer, wine and an extensive spirits selection that includes over 75 American whiskies. Simple, passionate cooking from the kitchen results in savory, sharable American pub fare with fresh ingredients and bold flavors.

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The most important aspect of drink.well.’s business is people – not products. A friendly, knowledgeable and engaging bar staff provides guests with a backdrop for lively conversation and the love & kinship that comes from sharing great food and drink.

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Enjoy this sneak peek of images from their great bar- and next time you’re in the neighborhood, do yourself a favor and stop for a drink and a bite to eat! Enjoy!

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Drink.Well

207 East 53rd Street

Austin, TX

http://www.drinkwellaustin.com

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