Monday, May 23, 2011

Austin - Hotel Saint Cecilia

What: Hotel Saint Cecilia
Where: Austin, Texas
Driving time from my house: 3 hrs 30 min

Welcome to a whole week of exploring Texas!  Each day this week, I'll be posting about great vacation spots close to my home in Dallas.  At only three and a half hours from my home, Austin seems like a good place to start our "backyard" vacation.  If we start out early and its the right time of year, we can swing out to the Lady Bird Wildflower Park in the late morning to satisfy my soft spot for botanical gardens.  Then we'll grab lunch at some yummy Tex-Mex place before checking in at Hotel Saint Cecilia.

Hotel Saint Cecilia seems like the perfect mix of vintage rock 'n roll meets Southern hospitality.  The rooms are gorgeous, the communal spaces inviting and the vibe - very groovy.  You can read a great interview with Saint Cecilia owner and creator Liz Lambert HERE

After borrowing a couple of bikes from the hotel for a ride around the area, we'll head down town to the Wearhouse district for some live music and food. We might eat at Parkside and then head over to Moonshine for a nightcap.  When we return to Saint Cecelia for the evening, we'll probably take a dip in their pool before heading back to our room.  Goodnight Austin!

Tomorrow, we're off to San Antonio to scope out my next possible "backyard" vacation!


Connie said...

What a cool looking place!! I vote YES! for a weekend getaway there.

Suze said...

I like the pool shot the best. :)

Natural Beauty: eco, design and lifestyle said...

Great idea!! Love the backyard vacation concept. Also, way to rep for your 'hood; they're doing a good job!


Alcira Molina-Ali said...


Love this place -- keep Austin weird, yo ;)
Cheers, Alcira

House Painting Tutorials said...

What a terrific idea for a series of posts!

Tereza Anton said...

That bathroom is amazing!

lisa golightly said...

Moving to Austin and planning a small wedding ... I think I found a contender ! Glad I bumped into you. LOVE your blog !

Callie Grayson said...

I love Austin! and this hotel is completely rocking!!