Packing light for any trip is always fun and challenging for me. How to be comfortable, chic, and ready for any occasion is a trick for most of us. I like a small footprint that packs a big bang! That’s always what I’m after.
Here this lightweight denim shirt suffices as a jacket for most occasions. This gorgeous Louis Vuitton luggage is from The Real Real.
When you arrive at the Hotel Emma, you will be greeted by a lovely combination of old-world charm and excellent service. With 146 rooms and seven top-floor suites, the Hotel Emma is comfortable and unconventional, just the way I like it. This unique hotel represents a new standard of South Texas luxury!
There is beauty in every historical room in this hotel. Every day felt like an adventure!
From fantastic food to the unique history of the purveyors for everything, right down to the signature margarita glassware, (read their history here) the culture of the area is brought to light.
For authentic Mexican food, we chose the three generations strong restaurant in the heart of downtown Mi Tierra. I just know you won’t be disappointed!
Back home at the hotel, the library is a must-see for young and old alike. Acquired from the library of Sherry Kafka Wagner, a San Antonio icon, novelist, historian, Harvard Fellow, and cultural anthropologist.
This 3,700 books strong collection is housed in one of the Brewhouse’s vaulted rooms, which have been furnished with club chairs and lighting designed to seduce you into whiling away an afternoon with a good book. Browse to your heart’s content and check out books using the library’s vintage card system.
Hospitality is the watchword at Sternewirth, Hotel Emma’s tavern, and club room. A dramatic 25-foot vaulted ceiling soars over intimate groupings of sofas, easy chairs, and banquettes arranged to encourage conversation, celebration, and business deals. Enjoy a restorative cocktail, a notable wine, or sturdy craft beer. Come for the city bar authenticity, classic cocktails made without gimmicks and hearty small plates that satisfy your appetite for flavor and substance
Spring is in the air and I thought now would be the perfect time to share my spring travel edit with Alice and Olivia. You know very well how I love to put together travel-ready capsule wardrobes. So today I’m going to show you how to pack a transitional spring travel wardrobe from cold to warmer weather.
I started with a reversible kimono and paired it with black leggings and cami. For shoes, I chose these feminine combat style boots from Naturalizer. They are so comfortable and added a chic edge to this look.
Take a look at the reverse side of this kimono in the parting shot, the print is simply gorgeous!
Can this gorgeous seafoam color be a neutral? I certainly think so. This is the basis for my capsule wardrobe that will take you from a colder climate to balmy breezes. Not only that, this fantastic overcoat will stay in your closet forever. Thevegan leather joggers are comfortable and on-trend and a cashmere sweater is a must-have for all seasons.
Wondering which leather is best between faux leather and vegan leather? Take a look at this post where I go in-depth about the two different types of leather and which is the better alternative.
Accessories make the look and are so easy to pack! Here are some of my favorites from Pharaoun cocktail rings. The quality and craftsmanship is a testament to this fantastic brand and the price point will keep you coming back for more. From stackable rings to this mandala collection, I just can’t recommend them enough!
Combining this print with red takes it to another level! It always gets cold somewhere and thiscashmere sweaterdoes the trick. Keep it casual in this striking combination.
Notice how the necklace is a nod to the print. Always keep your eye out in random places for statement accessories like this.
Happy travels! I know these looks will serve you well whether you are traveling or on the go around town.