Design Destination: Hotel Emma

I’ve been to San Antonio. It’s a very cool place. The river walk was definitely one of my favorite things about the downtown. It has a very romantic atmosphere and you could tell the city has some history to it. Jon and I had gone a couple of years ago to visit my grandparents who live just outside of San Antonio and one of those days was spent with them as our tour guide for San Antonio. They took us out on one of the river boat tours, which is a really cool way to see a city, by the way, but Hotel Emma sits a little north of the downtown where we were. It sits in a neighborhood called the Pearl, which is called so after the Pearl Brewery was the only San Antonio brewery to survive the Prohibition.

This hotel would be a major splurge for me, if we were to seriously consider staying at this place. And if you want a hotel that focuses on details, I think this would be the place for you. I came across this hotel while reading about it on the World of Wanderlust blog and she mentions that the things in the hotel are available for purchase. That would be a major temptation for me, should I ever stay there. And I bet the roof top pool has a pretty cool view of the city.

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Design Destination: The Peace Lodge

This is easily our new favorite place in the entire world. And by our, I mean me and Jon. This is where we stayed while we got married at La Paz Waterfall and Gardens. This is the Peace Lodge. The Peace Lodge has been voted one of the best Honeymoon destinations outside of the US and one of best small boutiques in Costa Rica. My pictures don’t do this place justice, so you’ll just have to visit to find out for yourself. I’ll also post more pictures of the grounds in another post when I do one on this whole trip.


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