Back in May, Thierry's travel points got us a weekend in Chicago's Waldorf Astoria. A stay at a 5-star hotel is totally my idea of fun - I love a perfectly made bed and admiring all the details that go into designing a space - so I was excited for this getaway. En plus, it was our first weekend sans enfants since moving to DC last year.
Two things stood out the most. First, all of the textures - marble, crystal, mirror! I love how the swirl-y pattern was repeated throughout the entire hotel (even the moulding!). Have a look :
The second thing that made this stay top-notch was that we had a driver. A driver! I don't mean to be showy, but I've stayed in nice hotels before and have never had a driver. With all the driving around that I do in DC, having one for the weekend was the epitome of luxury to me!
There you have it. Three cheers for weekend getaways spent hanging out with family (siblings pictured above) in fancy surroundings. Am I alone in thinking that this is big fun?
This week my mother-in-law and I visited one part of the National Gallery of Art. This painting, by French symbolist painter Odilon Redon, inspires me. Overall the piece is soothing and pleasant to look at but it is the abundance of color crammed into the bottom left part of the canvas that fascinates me.
Isn't is amazing how that works? I know being inspired by a painting isn't out of the ordinary but I keep coming back to look at those colors! It seems like perfection to me. What's the last thing that fascinated you?