By Lance Avery Morgan

Screen shot 2014-08-25 at 10.41.48 AMTexans love to shop. We all know that. That’s why the opening of the new boutique HACIENDA Austin is news. The store’s founder, Jessica Beattie, has a keen eye for scouting well-designed objects that celebrate local artisans, and she’s bringing timeless luxuries for the modern ranch lifestyle to the 2nd Street District. The grand opening is Tues, September 2nd at 7 PM.

We love that Beattie was motivated by her travels… everywhere from the Outback to the Arctic. She, and the store, showcases locally sourced and globally inspired home décor, furniture, fashion and gifts offering a fresh, distinctive aesthetic that puts a contemporary urban spin on classic, ranch-style living.

In addition to a curated assortment of luxury brand goods including Moore and Giles fine leathers and Canvas Home tabletop accessories, you’ll discover the private label Hacienda Collection®. The debut line will include finely woven Turkish towels, mouth blown glassware, handmade recycled leather rugs and a 100% made in Austin line of organic body care products. If you love what you see at the store, you can also find it at their online store at www.haciendacollection.com and at http://www.haciendaaustin.com

Join in the hunt for local and exotic treasures that celebrate quality, creativity and artisan craftsmanship. Between the Ro Sham Beaux chandeliers and custom painted tiles and the gilded woven leather rugs and custom Nomadics tipi— you can find a modern hacienda lifestyle in middle of downtown Austin. 204 Colorado St. and at 512.436.8870