Since having a child, my idea of a legit vacation is an extra hour in bed (maybe two) and an hour more to enjoy my coffee in bed with a magazine. Don’t get me wrong, I love my child and he’s brought nothing but good things to my life, but sleeping in, hot beverages, and quiet time just aren’t currently part of the package. So when Hotel Indigo invited me to try out their new digs in Old Town, Alexandria, it sounded like a perfect opportunity to get in some much-needed adult relaxation time. If you’re not familiar, Hotel Indigo has locations all over the world with its primary focus on creating unique, boutique hotels that capture the atmosphere of the neighbors around them. The new Old Town location is located right next to the waterfront and embraces the nautical vibe with its decor. Comfort is key, but for me, aesthetics are equally important. I love staying in a hotel that gives me design ideas I’d like to recreate in my own home. Now a beautiful arched chair and warm-hued leather couch with quirky, colorful pillows are top of my list!
For breakfast, we took advantage of the conveniently-located Hummingbird restaurant, which just recently opened in the hotel. It’s such a charming space (and I’m a huge fan of blue and white decor, so I might be a little biased) and the Irish Breakfast was to die for. And for dinner, we tried Hank’s Pasta Bar, which we’d heard such good things about. We were not at all disappointed – definitely recommend getting the pasta dinner to share, which includes a charcuterie plate and a selection of 3, 4, or 5 pastas so you don’t have to choose just one. We were so pleasantly full afterward that we decided to walk back to the hotel and admire all the beautiful old townhouses along the cobblestone streets along the way.
I don’t spend much time in Alexandria and it’s funny how spending 24 hrs in Old Town feels like a mini vacation without having to travel very far. We didn’t have any specific plans while we were there except for to relax and have dinner, so it was really nice to be located in the heart of Old Town, right next to the water. On Sunday, I even managed to squeeze in a little shopping at TSALT before we left to go pick up our son (who hardly missed us because he was having so much fun with his grandparents!). It’s tough not to miss him, even for short trips, but having a relaxing break at Hotel Indigo made us more well-rested parents when we returned.
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I love hotel Indigo, I was at the Boston location last night! There rooms are so fun! Love these photos, just gorgeous!
No way! I’ll have to check that one out next time I’m in town!
That sounds like the perfect mini getaway! Such a beautiful location too! 😀
Your idea and my idea of a vacation are definitely the same. This hotel looks amazing. Your photos captured it so well!
Straight A Style
Such a nice gateaway in a pretty hotel! I love the pearl sandals by the way!
Oh that looks like such a delightful little town and I love a hotel that feels more like a home than a hotel.
Old Town is super charming and the hotel did a great job of drawing inspiration from the neighborhood!
This looks like a beautiful place!
What a beautiful hotel in a lovely location, glad you had some down time before going back to the grind 😉
Such a beautiful post, super gorgeous I love it!
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I’m absolutely loving this! Your vacation looked amazing 🙂
I’m so glad you liked it! It was such a lovely stay!
What a perfect getaway! Alexandria is such a cute town! I love your frayed jeans and embellished sandals!
Doused In Pink
Wow it looks so lovely there! Great photos. Have a lovely weekend.
I love that top on you! So pretty! Loving the cozy interiors of this hotel as well 🙂
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I love Old Town! I wish I explored it more when I lived in DC. Such a cute hotel. Definitely a great way to have some “me” time.
I love this post ! Your top is perfect !
I’d also like to have a great getaway like yours. Lovely pictures.
The Style Fanatic
These pictures are everything, looks like you had a lovely relaxed time. Love your outfits.
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That hotel looks really nice! With a great atmosphere
Sounds like you had a great relaxing weekend! Love the outfit with the striped sweater and white jeans!
Wow, I’m loving the hotel…the decor is so stylish! I definitely want to make a trip to Alexandria someday! Beautiful photos!
What a nice quiet getaway! Love your photos! =)
Mermaid in Heels
This was a HOTEL? Looks just like a home! So beautifully decorated and cozy! I would definitely want to stay somewhere like that, especially because I run into travel anxiety sometimes (being away from home). Thanks for such a beautiful post! I love your hair, btw, not just saying that to be nice! Genuinely like it short and love your style.
Yep, that is my idea of an ideal vacation these days too. I love my kids too, but we need a break every now and then! I love the idea of a little getaway that’s not too far or too long–I may just have to do that soon somewhere near where I live!