Guided Day Trips to Round Top
Round Top is truly an antiques wonderland, and one of my absolute favorite places to explore, but it can be very overwhelming. My personalized guided shopping day trips from Austin to Round Top are a great way to experience Antiques Week and find exactly what you're looking for, while enjoying a stress-free day. I handle all the logistics, planning, and meals so that you can focus on the thrill of the hunt. These trips are perfect for: groups of friends, couples, and mother + daughter duos who want to have a fun adventure together, as well as anyone (individuals or groups) with more specific design and purchase goals in mind.
Wait, back up, what is Round Top?
Round Top is a bi-annual flea market in Round Top, Texas (between Austin and Houston). The Round Top Antiques Show / Antiques Week is a series of antique shows and flea markets spanning over 10 miles of highway.
What can be found at Round Top?
Literally anything and everything. From high end collectors’ items, to mid-century furniture, to junk. Round Top is perfect for the new home owner, restaurateur, hotelier, design fiend, and casual shopper. Round Top is a fascinating way to explore design trends and history. Read more on my blog!
What does a typical day trip with Catelyn Silapachai of The Distillery look like?
A week prior to your trip, I will send over a detailed survey to learn more about your personal style, aesthetic, and goals for the trip. This will be your opportunity to show me your Pinterest boards and wish list. I will take your food and coffee orders and send over more information on what to bring and how to prepare.
8am - 9:30am: Enjoy coffee on the drive from Austin to Round Top, Texas.
9:30am - 12pm: Explore antiques venues that I've chosen based on your answers to the survey you completed pre-trip. I will customize your itinerary based on your goals for the day, budget, and shopping list.
12pm - 12:45pm: Picnic lunch.
12:45 - 4pm: More customized antiques shopping at pre-selected venues!
4pm - 5pm: Enjoy a glass of wine at a local wine bar or a slice of pie at a local bakery.
5pm - 6:30pm: Return to Austin.
This price reflects the full day trip, which includes: a customized itinerary, personalized pre-trip scouting, guided shopping, purchase + negotiation + shipping assistance, coffee, lunch, and transportation.
Dates and Booking:
My trip dates for the next Round Top Antiques Show are the last two weeks in March 2018. Dates typically are booked 1-3 months in advance, so I recommend making your reservation as soon as possible. To reserve your trip, please select and purchase the date you are interested in reserving here.
Please note: cancellations made at least 30 days prior to your trip will be refunded in full and cancellations made at least 14 days prior will be refunded 50%. Light rain and scattered showers are normal in Central Texas in the Spring. However, if the weather results in unsafe driving conditions and we are unable to reschedule, your trip will be refunded in full.
Read more about my Round Top trips on Austin Woman, Culture Map Austin, Love Child Mag, and The Paper + Craft Pantry!
Watch me give my best Round Top tips on KXAN!
"Round Top is massive! My girlfriend and I would have been lost had it not been for Catelyn. We were looking for a vintage rug, silver and turquoise jewelry, and vintage boots. Not only did Catelyn guide us to specific vendors based on our interests, she took us to a hidden, beautiful performance hall and even catered our lunch. We had a blast!"
- Cesar Jasso
I don't think I can ever go to Round Top without Catelyn! She takes all of the stress and worry out of it, and since she does such a fantastic job scouting beforehand, it's a really efficient (and fun!) way to spend the day. Catelyn is knowledgeable, kind, and the best tour guide.
This trip was a gift from my daughter. Catelyn picked us up with coffee-our-way [huge plus for me!] and made shopping Round Top most enjoyable. I've only shopped Round Top a few times & it was overwhelming to me, but her survey of what I was looking for solved that problem. She knew exactly where to take us & made it so fun! I never felt rushed or pressed for time. Most enjoyable experience & look forward to booking her for a fall trip.
- Carrie Bang
Catelyn is a savvy, well-prepared shopping guide to what can be an overwhelming experience. She researched our shopping goals and chose venues that resulted in perfect purchases!