Porter and I just got back from a glorious long weekend in Austin. We went in wanting nothing more than guacamole, beer/margaritas and a couple new (old) pairs of cowboy boots. We got all that and 80-degree/low humidity weather and four days in Texas paradise at the exceptional Hotel Saint Cecilia. Our friend, the ever tasteful David "Exit Lines" Coggins, told us there was no where else to stay - and that owner Liz Lambert was one of the greatest people to meet (across the board). He was right. It was just perfection.
The beautiful patio - perfect for breakfasting or cocktailing. (Porter's wearing her new vintage ostrich cowboy boots from Texas Custom Boots at 1601 South First Street)
The soulful pool with initially perilous rocking lounges and bean bags.
The outdoor chesterfield outside the lounge.
The view of the courtyard, the old live oak and the mascot Citroën from our private balcony. It was like living in a tree house for four days.
A little Proseco poolside. A very lovely welcome gift from some very talented guys (more on that later). (Port's bikini is from H&M).
Inside the lounge.
Liz Lambert also owns the great San Jose around the corner on South Congress - and just opened the Havana in San Antonio.
(More on the rest of the trip to come!)