|Rented vintage china - each place setting different - and the most gorgeous flowers I've ever seen.|
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
We've stayed in some plush places on this trip, but no lodging feature has been more sight-for-sore-eyes-worthy than the whirlpool tub in Hampton Inn and Suites Room 602. I was incredibly stiff - sore, even! - from sitting all day on the journey from Santa Fe to OKC. (This is a new development I'm attributing to age.) A twenty-minute soak (and a little scotch) loosened me up for a night on Bricktown before the four-hour drive home tomorrow.
|Whirlpool for two next to the wet bar. Winning combination.|
The corner room is ultra-comfortable and the view from our window makes me want to cry, "Plaaaaay ballllll!"
|Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. I could catch a good fly ball from here.|
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
|The entrance to 10K Waves spa. 91 steps up to heaven.|
|Looking down from the locked door, and we had the key!|
|I actually took this from the water. Thank God my phone lives to tell the tale.|
|They even had a closet for our standard-issue kimonos.|
|85 minutes in the tub cost $100 for both of us. The overall experience and emotional bliss well worth the cost.|
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
We're going to end our day in the most leisurely and luxurious way, so we got busy this morning and took in the Santa Fe Farmers' Market.....
and followed up with a visit to our favorite museum anywhere, the International Folk Art Museum.
Color me inspired.
|Roasting peppers over the flame|
|The Tuesday market at the Santa Fe Railyard|
|Lots of chiles to choose from|
|Door hangers for fall|
|From the permanent collection. This is but one 3-dimensional scene featuring hundreds of dolls.|
|This kite was huge - probably 16' by 10'|
|Note number of strings required to get these babies to take wing.|
|Even those huge Foster Grants couldn't stop me from squinting into the sun.|
mejillonesmussels steamed in sherry-mustard cream with carrots and scallions
La Fiesta Lounge with a dozen of our new best friends and listened to the Wise Guys....
Monday, September 23, 2013
|The hubs was drawn to the bottle, oddly enough.|
This morning, we were treated to a delicious breakfast in La Plazuela, the gorgeous restaurant here at La Fonda (more photos coming later.)
...and given the grand tour by Ed, the sales director for the hotel. It turns out, our room (which has windows on two sides) served as the model/prototype room during the renovation. We have the only clawfoot tub/shower (which really isn't very user-friendly) in the hotel.
|Loving that raised sitting area by the window. And, I really want to steal the rug.|
The hotel boasts the most impressive collection of art - we're talking millions of dollars worth- I've ever seen, and there are impeccable nooks and crannies everywhere. Gorgeous.
|A cozy nook in the lobby.|
After breakfast and the tour, we headed to the Loretto Chapel to see the famous floating staircase...
|How does it stay up? It's a mystery.|
then on to the newly opened Museum for Contemporary Native American art for more inspiring sights.
|Dreamcatcher bra and racoon jockstrap. (They wouldn't let us buy them.)|
|I couldn't get this woman to stop pouring sand on my head.|
Did I mention it's sunny, 63 degrees and 30% humidity? I love this town.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
|Our Deluxe King Room|
|Each room features an individually hand-painted headboard, done by local artists.|
|I've always wanted to try one of these!|
|Bathroom. Note how the door slides on wrought iron tracks.|
|Clawfoot tub with shower.|
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