No trip to San Antonio is complete without at least a quick visit to the Riverwalk.
The San Fernando Cathedral was built in 1736. My mind was boggled at the beauty and the sheer age of the building. It's a must see.
This is a little architectural element on the courtyard wall at Las Canarias that caught my eye.
Even the sign at Hotel Havana, by Liz Lambert, exudes her signature cool.
The stairs at the Hotel Havana get a little wipedown in the morning. The hotel was originally built in 1914 as a residence hotel and the style is Mediterranean Revival. It's in keeping with the Spanish Colonial architecture found throughout San Antonio.
Ocho Lounge offers respite throughout the day. The architecture reminded me of a conservatory. The day brought sunshine and rain and both weather instances brought forth the beauty and tranquilty of the space.
Massive metal chandeliers are paired with lush velvet chairs and the tufted banquette to create a cozy juxtaposition to the modern feel of the beamwork and garage doors, which open to stools and rail bar that overlooking the Riverwalk.
The vintage flair of the marble top bar with cobalt blue painted wood is like a step back in time. Enjoy a cocktail or a coffee and say hello to Fidel, the goldfish (in the tank on the right corner of the bar.
This chair blew my mind. That is all.
The courtyard, which also leads to the entry of the dark, clubby interior bar, is covered in ivy and offers the perfect spot for a big, fat cigar. Smoke 'em if you got 'em.
The Hemingway daiquiri was a delight. It's made with Bacardi 1909, lime, grapefruit and Maraschino. Memories ...