This year, for our annual holiday trip to Texas, Emily and I decided to drive. We thought it would be a great mother-daughter adventure. We were wrong. It was a loooong, tedious, stressful drive. There were some great bonding moments, but I will wait at least a year before opting to do that again. Sheesh!
We ended the first leg in Tallahassee, FL (our state capitol) where I had booked a room at the SpringHill Suites. Best. Decision. Ever! I booked this particular hotel on account of its decor. Perfect reason to select one hotel over any other, right? See, Emily has adopted blue as her latest new favorite color so when I saw photos of this place on the Marriott website I knew she'd be thrilled. I was so totally right.
About twenty seconds after entering our room, Emily threw herself onto the aqua sectional.
The rooms are way cool. The "lounging" area is separated from the sleeping area by a built in desk and frosted glass wall. The "wall" is lit and can slide open to open up the space even more. Genius!
The super savvy feature of this room is the bathroom. The toilet and the shower are in separate rooms! This has got to be the most family-friendly amenity at any hotel ever! If I am taking one of my famously lengthy showers no one has to wait until I'm done in order to use the toilet! The toilet room has its own little pedestal sine and mirror too so, if needed, Ben could shave while I was putting on my makeup and generally hogging the vanity area in the shower room. So cool!
Check out this awesome, backlit mirror in the shower room.
The king-size bed was amazing. The large beds were part of our mother-daughter adventure plans. Em loves co-sleeping. Mostly because she thinks she sleeps better when someone lays with her. In reality, she sleeps about the same and I get totally beat up. But the beds was really nice and we got plenty of use out of it. Here, Em has spread out the supplies for her Christmas gift to her stepmother.
The next morning we had a short photo shoot in the cool, curtained lobby.
And finally, I couldn't resist taking a photo of this light fixture. Would you call it a chandelier?
I am definitely going to file away some of these photos for future reference. Someday I'll have my very own house to decorate and light.
Thanks for indulging my very long