Hotel Emma

Last year I had the opportunity to check out the beautiful Hotel Emma located at the Historic Pearl Brewery, courtesy of the fabulous Mr. Carl Myers.

It has been a while since my visit but I thought I would let you all in on the luxury of Hotel Emma.

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Key packet.
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Beautiful view of the San Antonio River Walk.

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Great local goodies in the mini bar.

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Serious attention to detail.

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My favorite part of the entire hotel.
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The toilet paper guys… seriously cute!

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Everything is made to put you in an immediate relaxed state. Every want and need has been taken care of.
 

 

 

 

If you get the chance to visit San Antonio, I emphatically recommend the chic Hotel Emma.

Boerne Brunch: La Cascada at Tapatio Springs

Tucked back in the hills of Boerne, Texas is the picturesque golf resort and spa Tapatio Springs. Though I do not golf, my hand-eye coordination is zero, I have wanted to explore the area for some time. So when I found out about the hotel’s restaurant I decided to try it our for the most important meal of the day. Brunch.

I decided to drag my boyfriend along with me, who despite living in the Boerne area his whole life, had never been to the resort. We hopped into the 69 Chevy pickup (his  favorite vehicle to drive of late) and headed deeper into the Hill Country.

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We had a beautiful drive into the resort, and since it is fall leaves were starting to change.Views like this is why fall is my favorite time of year.

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Once we got to the restaurant we were seated immediately right by the large window overlooking the golf course.

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La Cascada has a great selection of brunch and lunch items that should easily satiate anyones tastebuds. Click HERE to view their menu:

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I ordered coffee first and it came in this adorable old fashioned coffee pot!

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After a good 10 minutes of perusing the menu and being indecisive I finally settled on the Shrimp and Crab Quiche with fresh fruit.

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My boyfriend and I shared beignets with strawberry jam.

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I tried to snag a picture of his Hill Country Breakfast before he started but he was too quick for me and had already started digging in!

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Our meal complete we headed outside to briefly poke around the gold course. We headed for a fire pit I had been eyeing out the window to enjoy the fresh air.

 

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This was one of the most hearty and relaxing brunches I have had for quite some time. I highly recommend talking the drive out to Tapatio Springs and having your next brunch at La Cascada.

Saturday Morning Meals

Like so many other women on the go, I neglect having  breakfast in the morning, instead substituting with additional cups of coffee while getting ready in the morning. I just do not have the time/ do not want to wake up even earlier to make myself breakfast. With this in mind I think it is easy to see why Saturday morning is my moment to slow down, sit in my pj’s, and relax with a cup of coffee and a real meal.

Lately my go to breakfast meal of choice has essentially just to put lox on everything. For those of you that don’t know what lox is, it is smoked salmon, and possibly the most delicious thing on this planet.

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Yesterday morning I sat down, poured my coffee into my favorite mug from Hotel Havana (review on this location coming soon!), and ate fried eggs and lox on toast. I binge watched the new series The Crown on Netflix, and had an amazing lazy Saturday morning.