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The Culver Hotel…a Historic Gem!

Historic for sure, built in 1924...

Historic for sure, built in 1924…

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Some of the cast stayed at the Culver from the Wizard of Oz so there is an interesting display in the front windows…

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even the ladies room was to Die For!

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My 2 friends I was visiting, Deborah V and Deborah P chatting in the lounge area at the Culver

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Upstairs, Heidi gave us a tour of the banquet rooms and told us a little about the history of the hotel….

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heading up the stairs to the guests rooms, you see a small reminder of Dorothy’s Red Shoes…

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I loved the etched glass doors and beautiful calligraphy labeling all the rooms…

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Next to the small check in area was this vintage inspired sitting area…

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heading up the stairs to the hotel…enjoying the recent upgrades to the whole building!

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I’m partial to black and white checked marble floors so I couldn’t get enough of the dining area…

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The 3 banquet rooms can all open up to flow from one to the other if needed!

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On my next visit, I hope to stop in for happy hour and some tasty treats!

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Since Deborah V and I are former classmates from our photo classes at Collin College, I got her to pose for me on the beautiful velvet sofa that for some reason matched the blues in her dress. Needless to say, we giggled at ourselves for our impromptu photo shoot and wondered what the people sitting nearby thought!

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Just off the entry and lounge area is this doorway leading to the dining room with black and white checked floors….

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Above the dining is this small lounge area, I supposed if you were having a party, this would be a fun retreat!

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This banquet room was actually Mr. Culver’s private office!

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The ornate stairway leads to the private lounge area above…

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The Culver Hotel

December 22

I guess the one good thing about a December birthday , early in the month
is that you get to celebrate it … all month long! Waverly asked me
to lunch, to belatedly celebrate my birthday and of couse i
said, “Yes” ! especially since we were going to La Duni, being one
of each our favorite places to dine! We had a nice lunch and then
they brought us a slice of Tres Leches, the best cake ! with those
2 funky candles since I told the waiter her birthday was the next
day, the 23rd! We then grabbed an innocent bystander in the
front to snap a photo of the two of us, since I usually never
have my photo taken, you can see why!


After we left, I remembered that I had decided to go downtown
to see the windows at Neiman’s. As fate would have it, Santa
was there waiting for me at the front of the store! Not really,
but he was interested as to whether or not i always had my
camera with me, and i said that i had come down just to
take photos! So, i scooted him back by the tree in the
ornament shop and snapped a few of him! He proceeded
back to his station as you can see in the beautiful
decorated store! I am MAD for the chandeliers down
the center of the store with the white shades over them!

I snapped a few of the exterior decor, some kind of interactive window
this year for the kids to climb through and the tree on top of
the little fashion restaurant, full of fabulous photos taken over
the years of stylish women in fashion poses! I snapped those
from the parking garage across the street. As i made my way
home and to drop off a fresh pumpkin pie to a family friend under
hospice care,
I received the phone call . . .


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