For our new video series, “Tastemakers: A Local’s Guide to Our Favorite Cities,” we will visit a different Texas city each month, and a stylish Texan or two will lead us on a video tour of their towns. We will celebrate classic dives and explore new shops and off-the-beaten-path gems.
To kick things off, Josh Block, the former drummer for White Denim and co-owner of Niles City Sound (the studio that recorded Leon Bridges’s Coming Home and that continues to produce the Fort Worth native); his wife Lauren, a fashion industry vet who currently works for Shinola; and their adorable daughter, Birdie, show us around their charming historic neighborhood, Fairmount. Nestled south of Magnolia Avenue (home to some of the city’s best restaurants), the neighborhood offers tree-lined streets with row after row of Craftsman homes.
The Blocks can usually be found hanging on their porch, chatting with neighbors who have become family, or walking to get a scoop at craft ice cream shop Melt. Here is a glimpse into the Blocks’ Fort Worth.