Archive for the ‘The Empress of Little Rock’ Category
July 11th, 2011 by Lisa
June 28th, 2011 by Lisa
The TeaTripster is a branded Airstream, ready to spread teawareness with people who appreciate loose-leaf teas and want to share this passion with others. The TeaTripster tour begins June 13, 2011, covering 24 U.S. cities, including Charleston’s 300-variety tea plantation… the zen of San Diego tea… and Chicago’s hip tea scene. Follow on Teatripster.com and on Facebook, and share your own tea experiences.
Here is what the teatripster had to say about their recent visit to The Empress:
it’s in the dining room that you’ll find beautiful tea accoutrements (and tea). this is where overnight guests are offered tea at breakfast. it’s also where afternoon tea on sundays is served, an affair that consists of tea sandwiches and sweets and an amazing pomegranate tea that is steeped with fresh oranges, cinnamon and cloves and served in teacups that change with the season (red and white china today to match the fourth of july theme).
the sunday tea (by reservation) includes a tour of the house and swelled to 40 guests for mother’s day this year. besides sunday tea and special events such as showers and receptions and even an upcoming 90th birthday celebration for 20 people, the empress of little rock offers daily tea with 24-hour advance reservation.
after a tour of three floors of the inn today, we relaxed with the wonderful pomegranate tea, a chocolate-dipped cherry, cranberry scone, clotted cream and fabulous lemon curd, making an afternoon in little rock memorable. wish we could be here for the july 4th brunch!
June 14th, 2011 by Lisa
It is going to be a Star Spangled Fourth of July in Little Rock and at The Empress! Join us for a brunch on the grounds before heading out to Little Rock’s Independence Day attractions!
Activities in Little Rock include:
Free Admission Day at The William J. Clinton Presidential Library
Fun on The Fourth! at Pinnacle Mountain State Park (includes tug-of-water, water balloon volleyball, relay races and more!)
POPS ON THE RIVER- Arkansas’ Largest 4th on July Celebration includes a performance by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, firework and concessions of beer, soft drinks, corn dogs, funnel cakes, cotton candy, etc.
Our Star-Spangled Package gives you easy access to all that Little Rock has to offer. It includes:
•Three nights in room of your choice
•Fourth of July brunch on the grounds
•Two gourmet breakfasts by candlelight
•Feather Beds, hammock and porch swing
•$15 entree gift certificate to Ciao Italian Restaurant
•Complimentary wine at cocktail hour
•Your choice of Spa Suites
•Free admission to Clinton Library and Festival
•All the (old fashioned) fun you can stand
May 24th, 2011 by Lisa
AY Magazine’s May edition includes it’s list of “The Best of Arkansas.” The readers voted The Emprss of Little Rock their favorite Bed and Breakfast! Other Bed and Breakfast receiving honors were Mount Victoria in Eureka Springs and Hamilton House Estate in Hot Springs. The readers also voted on favorite restaurants, shopping centers, museums and educational institutions. We want to congratulate all of the winners and thank AY’s readers for voting for The Empress!
See a digital copy of the “Best of” Issue by clicking this linkhttp://www.aymag.com/AY-Magazine/May-2011/AY-039S-BEST/
February 16th, 2011 by Sharon Welch-Blair
Winter brings some special delights along with it’s bluster and cold. The opportunity to relax from the labors of lawn and garden and inducement to just STOP. These guests at The Empress literally got “kidnapped” in front of the fire working the puzzle. Sometimes a couple days away from the TV and the telephone are just what the Doctor ordered. Books also tend to catch our guests from time to time when they visit.
Last week, though, caught us scrambling to make sure we had milk and bread before the big winter storm of 2011. I thought you’d like to see some of the beautiful pictures of The Empress in a very unusual snowy landscape, a rarity for us here in the South. It’s also a great time to write. So I thought I’d introduce something new to our blog, the ongoing Saga of “Upstairs, Downstairs at The Empress“. The concept is of a parallel life, one that resides in 1888, and one that resides in the here and now. In the meantime, enjoy the great winter pictures, and stay tuned for excerpts from the “parallel” lives of those who “live” upstairs, and those who live downstairs, at The Empress!
December 7th, 2010 by Sharon Welch-Blair