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Round Top Show Guide Spring 2022

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MAGIC RETURNS TO ROUND TOP FOCUS: BIG HAT TERESSA FOGLIA SETS UP SHOP AT RANCHO PILLOW. M a l i b u - b a s e d milliner Teressa Foglia and her merry hat-making crew return to Round Top this month, hot on the heels of the opening of her Houston emporium in River Oaks District. Foglia, who will set up shop in Round Top for a third season this spring, says it all began with a chance encounter with Rancho Pillow owner Sheila Youngblood. "We opened in Malibu in 2019, and Sheila was visiting from Austin," Foglia says. "She asked us to collaborate with her on gorgeous custom hats for her personal collection and to host a pop-up shop at Rancho Pillow during the Round Top Antiques Show." Foglia and her team fell in love with Texas and set up shop at Rancho Pillow every chance they get. March 27– April 2, find Foglia and her team fitting, customizing, and shaping hats inside Rancho's main barn, rather than the smaller Mercado that they formerly occupied at Youngblood's event venue and hotel."We'll be offering on-site customizations, champagne and live music throughout the week," says Foglia. She and her team bring hundreds of "blanks" (unembellished hats) that can be endlessly customized with bits of vintage ribbon, charms, jewelry, and leather accessories sourced at antiques markets by Foglia, but many clients also bring personal accouterments to personalize their hats. Patches, bits of fabric from a loved one's clothing, feathers, and mementos are often applied. Other customization options include hand- stitched mantras and free-hand drawings by Teressa's partner, artist Tyler Hays. "I think it's the details and love that go into each design that set us apart," she says. "My partner Tyler has a fine art background, and you can really see and feel that. Beyond our hats, it's our custom experience, commitment to sustainability, and giving back to local communities that sets us apart." When Foglia and her team aren't outfitting Round Top customers with hats, they can be found shopping the antiques venues to outfit their five retail locations — Malibu, Brooklyn, Nashville, Houston, and Laguna Beach. "This past show, we found a gorgeous pair of Audoux M i n e t c h a i r s from The Modern Exchange, artwork by Louise Nevelson from Hare and Arrow, our hat-making bar from Urban Habitat, and an 18th-century Italian crown chandelier — all treasures from Marburger," Foglia says, noting that The Compound, Ex- Cess I & II, and The Farmloft also number among her favorite Round Top stops. Book appointments online for any retail location, or visit Rancho Pillow's Mercado, March 27 – 29, 3 – 7 pm. To book a private appointment at the Mercado from March 30 - April 2, visit Or head to the nearest year-round location at 4444 Westheimer in Houston. Candice Cowin Setting up shop at Rancho Pillow's Mercado Teressa Foglia 16

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