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{Travel Diary} Sam Houston Hotel – Houston, Texas

In May we traveled to Houston to watch one of my nephews graduate from medical school.I am definitely a proud aunt and can’t wait to visit him in California next year where he is a resident in internal medicine. Of course I had to give him the “I used to change your diapers” speech when he showed us his degree.  It was a major family moment. The one thing about visiting family is where I stay. I love my family and they always want me to stay with them, but they stay so far from everywhere I used to hang out. This time we decided to stay at The Sam Houston Hotel in downtown Houston.

The hotel is located in a historical building in downtown and I loved the proximity to all the major freeways. If you haven’t been to Houston it is freeway central. It was easy to get to all my favorite restaurants and each night it was nice to return to the hotel, relax, and get ready for another fun day. We did take some time to stop at the hotel bar for a drink one evening and I was very impressed with their wine list by the glass. The rooms were a nice size and the beds were very comfortable.

I’m all about hotel bathroom amenities and was pleasantly surprised that they had Aromatherapy Associates. Since that trip I have become obsessed with their body cream. My pet peeve with the hotel was…wait for it… the towels. The hotel had recently gone through a renovation and I couldn’t understand how this beautiful hotel with such gorgeous decor had the thinnest and crappiest towels. My husband just laughed at me when I complained. I stand by my complaint. Would I stay back at the hotel? Definitely, but I would have to make sure they upgraded those towels.

P.S. After almost six years together my husband did come home with a pair of cowboy boots. Finally!

{Slumber}

Sam Houston Hotel Bed

{Yes, I took all the Aromatherapy Associates products from the bathroom}

Sam Houston Hotel Products

{Feasting Pretty}

Sam Houston Hotel 17 Restaurant

{How gorgeous is this lobby}

Sam Houston Hotel Lobby

{Swirl, sip and savor}

Sam Houston Hotel Sam Bar

All Twisted By Design Event in Houston, Texas

To my Houston dolls here is an event happening tomorrow that will be fun and prepare you for Spring. Well, with Houston weather it’s always two seasons – Spring and Summer. All Twisted By Design is your place for an afternoon of inspiration, shopping and pampering! Beauty services will be available from manicures to make-overs. Attend FREE seminars & shows. PLUS, shop a wide selection of sought after Houston designers & vendors. Enjoy live entertainment provided by D.J. Party Man. Tickets available here.

Special Guests: Yolanda Green from KIAH Channel 39, Shunte Gamble-Davis Local Author & Designer, and Dr. Phyllis Donatto Local Author & Minister.

Date: Jan 21, 2012
Time: 12-6pm
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel
8686 Kirby Drive
Houston, Texas 77054