Amber Venz Box co-founded LTK (formerly rewardStyle and LikeToKnowIt) in 2011 with her then-boyfriend now husband Baxter Box and turned it into a billion-dollar tech company allowing bloggers and influencers to earn commissions on their content. A native Texan and mother of four, she and Baxter created The Local Chapter in 2017, a private retreat for the design-minded adventurer, alongside the border of Big Bend National Park and just 100 miles from Marfa, Texas. She shares with us some of her favorite tips for visiting the area:
Baxter Box and Amber Venz Box (wearing the ODP O'Keeffe Hat)
What three words would you use to describe the area?
Stunning, vast, perspective-setting
Sunset at The Local Chapter
What is an insider tip or secret when visiting Marfa?
The town is only open Wednesday through Saturday; Wednesdays and Thursdays are local’s nights so try to come then!
Favourite spot for people-watching and style inspiration?
Margaret’s at 5PM on a Thursday night. It's a local crowd and the outfits are unique, creative but also very Marfa.
Shopping at Communitie
Favourite shopping spot?
Communitie has great hats and gifts, Raba has the BEST vintage denim, grab a “Marfa Lights” book at Wrong and then visit Esperanza for a gorgeous vintage quilt and leather fringe jacket.
Fringed jackets at Esperanza
Which ODP piece is a must on your packing list?
I can't stop wearing the fisherman sandals. They are so finely made, I can feel the difference on my feet. They are very on trend and go with everything.
Amber Venz Box wearing the ODP Varenna Fisherman Sandal
Favourite place for a cocktail?
Marfa Spirit Company
SHOP AMBER'S FAVORITE: the ODP Varenna Fisherman Sandal