This past weekend was my 3 year anniversary (yay us!) and I had big “go out of town” plans. Unfortunately, these coincided with vacation plans of Bob and Sharon (the Empress and her consort). So I would be spending my vacation at The Empress. After a brief moment of disappointment, I realized that this was a blessing in disguise. There was no way I was ever going to find a hotel or B&B nicer than The Empress (in my humble opinion), so I set out to plan an amazing “staycation” anniversary right here in Little Rock.
To start the weekend off with a bang, we stayed in The Hemingway Suite, which I personally believe is the best room in town. Check out this luxurious room:
Thanks to a restaurant.com suggestion, we had dinner at Lulav Italian Kitchen. I must add that this restaurant was also recommended by guests from the week before who said that I absolutely must try to Portobello Mushroom appetizer. And I did. And it was every bit as delicious as they claimed. I had a filet mignon that was heavenly and my husband had Shrimp and Lobster Newberg…I was tempted to lick his plate! Check out their menu.
After a night in a super soft feather bed (and a whirl in the Jacuzzi tub) we were ready for a busy day. We got up early and had breakfast at The Root Café. Only blocks from the Empress on Main Street, this local favorite is a must-do for vacationers. My eggs banh mi were amazing as was Travis’s omelet and it was all filling, but not so heavy that we couldn’t participate in our next activity:
Hiking up Pinnacle Mountain. I was so excited about this as it is always one of my favorite activities. Unfortunately this is not one of the times where everything went smoothly. I somehow lost the path and decided to blaze the mountain with no trail. Horrible idea. 30 minutes later I was sitting on a rock whining about the pain. Those trails are marked for a reason people! Follow them!
Check out our next blog for lunch, dinner, massage and ICE CREAM! And the rivertrail!!!