Sunday, August 16, 2009

Join Me For a Posh Get Away...

Before I announce the winner of my creative giveaway, I thought it would be fun to travel to a new destination and enjoy the elegance of the Le Pavillon Hotel Built in 1907. The Hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America. It is truly elegance at it’s best. So come along I have a suite reserved just for us.


As we arrive at the hotel you will notice the fifteen-foot monumental limestone statues that flank the grand entrance to the hotel. They represent "Peace and Prosperity." One statue is depicted holding the Horn Of Plenty, while the other has doves resting on her shoulder denoting peace, they are circa 1880.





The grand lobby is adorned with beautiful Czechoslovakian crystal chandeliers, exquisite antiques and priceless paintings. There is so much to see in this beautiful lobby, I think we should sit for awhile and take it all in. Notice the pair of Louis XV Bronze Cherubs they are fabulous.






Let’s do lunch in the Crystal Room.




Then off to the Palace Suit.



I know you will love the decor in this suite, especially the hand carved wooden fireplace mantle, Circa mid 17th century. It is solid mahogany, and was intricately hand carved for a European Castle. The crème de la crème of this particular suite is the extremely rare marble bathtub. Purported to have been owned by Napoleon Bonaparte. It is hand carved from one single large block of white carrera marble. It is one of only three known to exist in the world today. One of them is proudly displayed in The Louvre Museum in Paris, France, while the other is in a private collection.





Now to the roof top pool and spa.







I do hope you have enjoyed our little get away to the Le Pavillon Hotel in New Orleans.

Now I would like to announce the winner of my Creative Giveaway. I must say that I was so impressed with all your creative ideas and I thank you for participating. And the winner is... Karen from Brayton Homestead Interiors. Her suggestion of Majestic Ascent will look fabulous on the new pillow which I will post a picture of this coming week. Thank you all for entering my giveaway.



Have a wonderful and peaceful week ahead,

15 comments:

Jacqueline said...

What an opulent hotel...I can't wait for lunch in The Crystal Room....and that chandelier...WOW.
I'll just go and get changed and I'll meet you in the foyer !!!

annechovie said...

What a beautiful hotel! Have a great week.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

What an amazing hotel...kinda hard to believe it's right here in the states. Can't wait to see the new pillow desgin!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh my gosh what a gorgeous hotel. I adore chandeliers, so I was gone at the first sight of one! Just beautiful.

Thank you
xoxo

June said...

Michelle, I would love to just sit there and listen to the harp play all night long. What a beautiful place you have taken us to.
Smiles,
June

Kellie Collis said...

Now that is one fabulous hotel!!! So many incredible chandeliers!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Such a grand hotel! They certainly don't build them that way anymore. Love the rooftop pool & spa!

Congratulations to Karen. Wonderful entry!

Tina

Fabulously french said...

Fabulous hotel - cannot get enough of those chandeliers!

Congratulations to Karen, I am sure that the pillow will be gorgeous.

Leeann x

DolceDreams said...

What a nice interlude in the midst of my day, thank you! Quite beautiful...
Nathalie

Kasey said...

beautiful!!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI There Michelle
Thanks for visiting my blog and yes Mr Man is going to be banished!! haha

Well this is a lovely tour you have given us.. a nice virtual getaway. And congrats to Karen.

Les Cotrions said...

Oh this hotel is faboulous!!!! I'd like to stay there for some nights!!!
Warm greetings
Vale

Les Cotrions said...

Oh this hotel is faboulous!!!! I'd like to stay there for some nights!!!
Warm greetings
Vale

Passementerie said...

Gorgeous! Just thought I'd swing by to let you know that I mentioned your Etsy shop on my blog today. :)

Teresa @ good-grace said...

The chandeliers! (gasp!) BeaUtiful!!