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March 2019- Houston

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112 LAUREN MAREK N ewlyweds Kathleen Matthews a n d J a r e d A n d e r s o n were honeymooning in Fredericksburg in December 2017, not long after the death of their beloved bird dog Skeet, when they decided to open a modern general store in a country town — Brenham, to be specific. Matthews is a pastry chef by trade, and Anderson has worked in oil and gas in Houston for 15 years. "We wanted to create a space that covered all bases," Matthews says. Their vision for offering well-known, high-quality, small-batch products has been realized in Ballad of the Bird Dog in Brenham, named in honor of sweet Skeet, whose likeness stands proudly at point in the logo and on T-shirts. The charming space has everything hand-knotted rugs tested by the two shop dogs, French Brittany spaniels Ruby and Rye, to classic Red BALLAD OF THE BIRD DOG M ark Massey, owner of The Compound, has sold three lots within The Compound to dealers Lori Smithers, Pascal Bevillard, and Sergio Ribeiro. they plan to build barns for the Fall 2019 show. Mark your calendars for the sure-to-be epic food and wine festival Massey is bringing to The Compound and throughout Round Top in April 2020. COMING SOON TO THE COMPOUND B rother-sister duo Corey Layne and Stephanie Layne Disney started the family business of their dreams with the recent purchase of Blue Hills, the much-loved Round Top antiques venue. Disney, who lives in Southern California with her two sons and filmmaker husband Andrew Disney, has always counted Blue Hills as a favorite Round Top antiquing spot: "I've always loved the mix of antiques, art and home goods," she says. Layne works in commercial real estate in Houston, and their father, Paul Layne, is well-known in the commercial real estate world. The siblings are just two REBIRTH OF BLUE HILLS M arket Hill, one of R o u n d To p 's m o s t popular newcomers, is introducing a music lineup for the spring shows. Fresh off a stop at SXSW, The Heart Collectors from Australia perform Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31, at 7 pm. Hometown favorite Black Cat Choir performs Monday and Tuesday, April 1 and 2 at 7 pm. More music to be announced. Market Hill also introduces six new vendors selling Americana, ancient antiques, jewelry, original art, and more. The full-service restaurant is open daily March 21 through April 7 for lunch and dinner, with at least one whole-hog roast this show. Market Hill, 1542 Texas Highway 237, MARKET HILL MUSIC MAKERS Wing Heritage boots. Mescalito Coffee is housed within the shop, serving up world-class joe from Onyx Coffee Lab and Greenway Coffee, with treats from Houston's Fluff Bake Bar. Backroom at the Bird Dog shelters two barber chairs and a speakeasy. See a Bird Dog pop-up at Blue Hills, April 1, 10 am to 6 pm. Ballad of the Bird Dog, 212 W. Alamo St., Brenham, S outh Texas Tack is coming to Round Top. Nancy and Steve Martin founded the equestrian and ranching-goods store in 2003 in Brenham. Come early fall, the Martins add an outpost in the charming building that formerly housed the funeral home in the heart of town. South Texas Tack, 104 N. Washington St., TACKING UP IN ROUND TOP Mark Massey The Farmhouse at Blue Hills Stephanie Layne Disney, Corey Layne Kathleen Matthews of six; Disney says, "It's always been our dad's dream to see the family team up in a business venture. With half of our siblings in real estate and the other half in arts, the purchase of Blue Hills truly is a dream fulfilled." The Laynes have updated the Blue Hills brand with a fresh new look and are injecting some youthful fun into the venue. A pop-up shop planned for Monday, April 1, 10 am to 6 pm, features Miron Crosby, the Dallas-based bespoke boot company; Jenni Earle, who crafts handmade bandanas; The Ballad of the Bird Dog shop; handcrafted chairs from Chair Whimsy; and art from Kim Whiteside. On-site housing, the Farmhouse and the Bunkhouse, has been redesigned and can be rented through VRBO during the shows. Blue Hills, 1701 Texas Highway 237, Carmine,

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