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HOTEL HAVANA

I got home late last week after another long stint of travel for work. After two nights home,
Mr. D and I packed up and headed south to San Antonio, TX for a quick and happy 2nd anniversary trip.

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We stayed at the beautiful Hotel Havana. We were only in town for maybe 18 hours, so my impression of the rest of San Antonio is still pretty uninformed.

What I can tell you about is all about the colors of Hotel Havana. It was a color paradise!
Our room had a lovely green bathroom with a tiny skylight of perfect proportion. The color and single light source reminded me of a Dutch painting. It was so lovely.

Next up: the hotel's restaurant, Ocho, housed in a conservatory (swoon) adjacent to the hotel and painted one of my favorite colors, turquoise. Styled with red carnations, a huge ficus lyrata, Carrara marble table tops, and a cobalt blue bar, I was barely paying attention to Mr. D during our anniversary dinner!

And lastly, an unexpected detail on the doors that lead to the balconies at the front of the hotel: magenta film. It totally transformed the little hallways and transformed my perception of color and space.

The folks at Bunkhouse (who operate Hotel Havana and a few other Texas gems)
have such a great eye for detail, character, and color.

In my next life, I want to be hotelier.

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