The pain we have felt each and every time we are unable to fulfill a long distance request took over. We just were not satisfied with being unable to flawlessly and seamlessly execute deliveries across extensive miles while making sure we were still maintaining our quality of commitment on the home front in Austin.
Over the summer, we got to know a great friend in Dovetail Logistics while helping out with a photo shoot in Dallas. We were so taken with their caliber of performance and extension of services beyond the typical delivery and execution teams that we couldn’t withhold our excitement to talk with these guys in greater detail.
Dovetail Logistics, an arm of TACT events based out of LA (also serving northern California) has a super great team of experts on the ground in Texas as well! If the synchronized chambray shirts weren’t enough to catch our eye, their polite, servant attitude and willingness to go the distance made us feel super special.
At Loot, we set ourselves apart because of similar qualities we saw in Dovetail and we thought it would be a shame not to embrace the likemindedness and ask for their partnership in sharing our loot love across the miles.
Starting immediately, Loot is available to travel the miles beyond Austin and the Hill Country with the help of Dovetail Logistics. Please send all requests and we’ll do our best to make you feel as special as we felt when we first experienced their quality service. And you’ve just gotta check their super style in person. You won’t be disappointed!
Rhoda and Anna
We are so excited to introduce our newest Loot gal, Loren Goldberg. We snatched up Loren after meeting her as the planner for an upcoming wedding we’re styling. We knew right away that she was the perfect match for our little team and we’re so looking forward to all the new and exciting offerings and projects Loot has up its sleeve now that Loren’s on board.
Our little Austin native is a lover of color and all things vintage and crafty. DIY is her thing and gosh darn it, we love her for it.
Here’s a little taste of her pinterest loves that you can find on her board.
If not to talk about all things Loot, Loren is always on hand to share her favorite spots around Austin. When she’s not holding down the fort, you might find her at Polvos, Maya Star, Lucy in Disguise, uncommon objects, Emma Long Park, Ski Shores Restaurant, Auditorium Shore, Beehive, La Garage Sale, C-Jane, or one of the many bodies of water in the area.
Other things you need to know about Loren: She has dressed as Mary Poppins, Spike Lee, Hulkmania, Patty Mayonnaise, and a cupcake. Also, she’s a mean leg wrester. You might think twice before crossing her.
Give is a call and ask for Loren! She’ll be your BFF before you know it.
Our growing Loot Team!
Just completing their tenth installment of Style Week, Tribeza is not slowing momentum as they take a lead spot as Austin’s premier source in highlighting the city’s style. So it’s no wonder why they throw the city’s premier runway show during Style Week each year.
We were excited to hear from the shows producer,Erika from Erika Stojeba Productions asking us to participate again this year for this standing room only event held on Sept. 26. Thank you to Cory Ryan Photography for capturing some of Loot’s best features.
Please see some of the highlights of the scene below:
Lexus Lounge. Loot Featured: Sofia Settee, Loretta Chairs, Skid coffee table (ghost chairs provided by Aztec Rentals)
Turnquist Lounge. Loot Featured: Glenda Chairs, Little Debbie Poufs, Charlotte Sofa, Skid coffee table (ghost chairs provided by Aztec Rentals)
Dry Goods Lounge. Loot Featured: Lorraine Settee, Emma Chairs, Ollie Ottomans, Damien Lidded Crate
We love that part of the proceeds for the lovely evening were donated to Hospice Austin. We are also impressed that Erika was so brilliant to use the Loot pieces to soften the hard features of the industrial concrete , metal and glass setting of the unfinished seventh floor of University Park . Hey, here’s an idea for corporate planners: why not call on Loot to help loosen up some of the most stuffiest corporate events? These vignettes are great examples on how to stage corporate events in yummy style!
And speaking again of style, we’re looking forward to Style Week 11 next fall!
With Loot Love,
Rhoda and Anna
Keep an eye on instagram for the pieces up for looting!
Okay, not really. But since they are headlining ACL Fest this year, we’d like to honor and welcome them (back) to Austin and share how we’ve interpreted their music and presence in the form of a inspiration board.
For those of you reading from outside Austin, ACL Fest is one of the biggest music attractions in Austin next to South by Southwest. This is the first year that ACL Fest (Austin City Limits) will occur two weekends instead of one: Oct. 4-6 and 11-13. Amazing.
Using the Violator album cover as our theme, we came up with a comfy, cozy little setting for the band to hang on during or between sets:
(Clockwise from L top): Cleo nesting tables, Violator album cover, Double Wire Mesh chandelier from Design Concepts Interiors, Aztec wallpaper or floor cover, lovely dramatic rose floral arrangement, our Heather Chesterfield, and our Lillian Chair.
Hey, Depeche Mode, we’re free to set this up for you! Just give us a call!
XO The Loot Team
It was an Anna birthday having, #styleweek10 success, @thelifeyoulove party at @palmdoor, Round Top day tripping, leather pouf loving kind of week. Next week we’re looking forward to hanging with the @CamilleStyles team, dreaming up some crafting projects, moving into an additional warehouse to make more room, and embracing Austin in the fall! Have a great weekend!
The Loot Team
Today we had the pleasure to sit in on a discussion regarding trends in the wedding industry. Everything was discussed ranging from hair, to florals, to trends in event software and colors. Nobody talked trends in vintage, so we thought we should share what we’re finding from Loot central.
The new Pantone color of the year is called Dazzling Blue (or Facebook blue, as coined by Huffington Post). While our awesome array of tarnished silver and pewters are excellent accents to the new blue, we are crushing on the new emergence of brass and/or mixed metallics to the decoration and event scene.
All the items pictured above are housed in our inventory (clockwise starting top left): brass vessels great for tabletop decor and florals, Lewis brass based glass coffee table, brass/crystal chandelier, brass trays,Cleo nesting tables, and our Sofia Sofa. Give us a call if you’d like to talk about how to accent your decor with some awesome metallics…or share your thoughts on Dazzling Blue
Rhoda and Anna
If you’re not already following the Loot pin boards, may we make a visual case for you to begin doing so? Immediately?
This week on Anna’s board you might find yourself in a cool blue paradise craving your coziest cable knit sweater while you hit Round Top at the end of the month (it will probably be super warm, but hopefully we can layer in the morning, yes?).
Just don’t eat the mushrooms. You don’t need a tummy ache while taking on the fields in the next few weeks.
The Loot Team
Sorry, but we can’t help get excited about a little holiday shopping this early in the game. But come on! It’s Feliz, y’all! One of Austin’s best collection of local craftsmen and sellers all in one location AT THE SAME TIME!
We loved sponsoring the sale last year and expect this year to be just as excellent if not better! Please check out this little ditty they wrote about us (blushing). Being loved by people we love = love overload.
See the post here. You might learn a little something about Rhoda and Anna you didn’t realize you wanted to know like: What are they doing on the side of the road? or What conversations are forbidden during “family” time? And see some of the lovely eye candy they captured in our warehouse below.
Thanks, Feliz, for allowing us in on this cool project featuring local (and amazing) businesses. See you Nov. 3!
More on Holland in a sec. Please take a look at some dreamy pins we’ve posted on our pinterest page.
We got a minor taste of fall earlier this week when the kids were welcomed back to school. Made us so giddy that we instantly went out for pedis with fall colors and pinned some great fall inspiration. Check out some of these new pins from Nicole:
We also enjoyed receiving some new loot this week. See Otto enjoying our new Dallas settee in celebration of the kick off of football season and a few other takes from #adayinthelifeofloot
A two minute styling by Anna:
A fun find inside our newest trunk: a newspaper from 1912. Holland is Angry!
Follow us on Instagram for more snaps of #adayinthelifeofloot.
Have a happy labor day weekend everyone! We’re looking forward to this weekend’s events and times with the fam.
Rhoda and Anna