This past weekend Trey and I got to go on a mini getaway to St. Louis (just a couple of hours from our town) to stay at The Cheshire, an English-inspired boutique hotel in one of my favorite areas of St. Louis. It was the perfect way to kick off our Christmas break! After checking in, we explored around Forest Park, The Delmar Loop, and the beautiful old homes around that area. For an early dinner we tried a few beers and split the nachos at Square One Brewery & Distillery, and it was crazy delicious. Then we took a quick walk through the Lafayette Square area to Clementine's, a naughty or nice ice cream shop where you can get boozy ice cream. Oh my gosh it was yummy. After a two-hour Ikea trip (I forgot to take cute pictures of anything we got), we did late night drinks and appetizers at the Fox and Hounds, an English pub located in The Cheshire! The next morning we enjoyed breakfast in bed (their breakfast is included with your stay - love that) + Starbucks (next door), before we headed out for blog pictures and another Ikea trip.
I want to thank The Cheshire for providing Trey and I with a wonderful stay and great food and drinks. Every staff member we met was so kind, and we loved the charming decor, rooms and grounds. All of their rooms and suites are named after English authors, an extra touch I thought was so cute. We told several locals that we met where we were staying and many of them mentioned that The Cheshire was one of their favorite hotels in St. Louis!
I hope all of your Christmas preparations are going smoothly! I spent all day yesterday painting our master bedroom, so hopefully today I can knock out my grocery shopping and present wrapping before the craziness and fun begin tomorrow.