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Hotel Saint Cecelia - Austin Texas

One of my favorite parts of our recent Austin trip was stay at the incredible

This luxury boutique hotel 
has definitely made in onto my
Favorite Hotel List!

Located in the heart of Austin's hip and lively
South Congress area
the hotel offers the perfect refuge 
from the crowds of  Austin's 
South X Southwest  yearly event.

Named after the patron saint of muscians
the design was inspired by the rock and roll of the 60's and 70's.

"We pay tribute to the great creative legacy of our revolutionary idols and to the spirit of the artist that lives within each of us"

is owned by the 

"Bunkhouse has a reputation for building memorable experiences that offer more than just a good night's sleep and a great cup of coffee. Passion for design, tireless attention to detail and a commitment to creating authentic culture have earned our properties a unique place in the hearts and minds of those who visit us"

Saint Cecelia is engulfed by  lush landscape
creating an intimate luxury retreat.

Check in is done in a quite room
that doubles as their retail shop
painted in the most marvelous peacock blue.

The view from the little lobby had me so excited to see our suite.

Since we arrived a bit early
we were given two cans of ice cold rose'
that we happily partook while sitting outside 
on the French bistro chaired patio.

Because Saint Cecilia can only be 
accessed if you are a  hotel guest
it is known for it's abundance of celebrity and musician clientele.
While we were waiting on the patio for our room
Andrew Zimmerman of the Travel channel's 
 was hard at work.

I absolutely adore hotels
that have a passion for design 
down to the smallest details 
like this leather key ring.

Opening the door to our suite we found we had an outdoor seating area in our own courtyard.

We opened the  suite door to a spacious living room.

With almost a wall of windows
which let in the Austin light.

A dining table and fully stocked bar
added some homey touches.

Unpacking had me taking accessory shots on the fantastic
turquoise floors.

The accessories made up   one of my favorite
Austin ensembles.

The view from the bedroom to the outside courtyard.

The sumptuous bed.

I was so ticked with their kimono robes
I had to buy one for home!

The medicine cabinet had quite the collection of products to buy.

Who doesn't love a large and colorful walk in shower!

After unpacking
hitting the pool was top on my agenda!

I couldn't wait to actually see in person
the iconic SOUL sign 
that the property is known for!

As soon as my darling friend
Austin it and in the know girl
Jenn Rose Smith
who is Art Director for a most  stylish blog
Camille Styles
(which I was fortunate to visit and will share in next week's Austin post)
suggested I might enjoy
The Saint Cecelia Hotel
I looked it up
knew any hotel with a
SOUL sign was a place I needed to see!

We enjoyed an alfresco lunch by the pool.

And as soon as I read you could only access the property if you stayed there
I knew it was exactly where I wanted to 
splurge and stay for my birthday!!

More rooms of their most lovely property.

View from the upstairs terrace.

The bar in the lounge.
Check out the stunning white peacock!

The lounge is a perfect place to people watch.

While in Austin I searched for 
a fabulous accessory
to remember our trip.
My new felted Stetson from the iconic
 was my find!

And back to speaking about design details
my obsession with these egg cups 
has me on new vintage hunts!
Such a simple addition can elevate even simple condiments!

While we were at the Saint Cecelia Hotel
we were able to invite Jeff's sister and her husband 
to an alfresco dinner on the patio.

So I knew I wanted a dress that said
 laid back hostessing with a glam flair.
I found this perfect  vintage dress shopping on my birthday!
It's now one of my favorites!!

A magnificent tree centers the hotel property
with a wonderful hanging chandelier.

I hope you have enjoyed my share of this 
intimate, luxury hotel that makes up
Hotel  Saint Cecelia!

Next week I will being posting one more time 
about our Austin family trip
which included a magical wedding
which was the impetus for our destination!

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life


  1. A girlfriend has a cool townhouse right next door to the Saint Cecelia, but since it's guests only, I've never been inside so thanks for the tour!! You were so chic and glam and your fur! I imagine Austin didn't know what to make of you. It's so laid back and dressed down... one of the things I don't like about Austin. Since I'm only an hour away, I'm there a lot, and my friends always say I'm overdressed, but I don't care! I'm happy you don't either. Had I known you'd be there, I'd driven up to see you! xoxox, Brenda

    1. Brenda I can't believe you were so close! I would have definitely driven out to see you darling! I have admired and been inspired by you for years now!! xoxo