Patti Edmon Altered Attic: First Stop - Hotel 21C

Thursday, October 22, 2009

First Stop - Hotel 21C

My friend, aka art angel Debbie Westerfield, invited me to join her on a trek to Louisville for a polymer clay class, with Cassie Harpel, one of the most fabulous, sparkly women I've ever met. So incredibly in need of fun, companionship with kindred spirits, adventure and creative play, I jumped at the chance.
After the hour and a half drive we started at Hotel 21C, recently in the news for being voted number one hotel in the country by Conde Naste readers (November issue). Click on the link and check out the MSNBC video with Matt Lauer. It's not hard to imagine why, though Kentucky doesn't generally top the list when it comes to vacation destinations.



The first clue that you're there is the red penguin on the roof, one of the many that appear in random - often changing - locations throughout the hotel. We considered a spin in the hotel's limo, covered in red shiny dots, but got busted. Cassie is so gorgeous and charming, we were off with a warning and went in for brunch.



Just inside the lobby, there are glass cases filled with, well, interestingly busy little people doing lots of different thing, a modern spin on the dollhouse - as you can see in the middle there's a guy standing outside with his luggage...



Here's a close up...



No need for a closeup here, the statues against the wall behind the front desk...



More engaging than fun house mirrors, the giant screen that, when you stand, then change positions, the letters surround your outline and make words, at least I think there are some real ones in there somewhere...




It would take pages and pages to begin a fitting description for the place - take a virtual tour or stop by if you're in the area. Our brunch was delish and not expensive at all, just filling enough to prime us for the workshop!

5 comments:

alyce unger said...

wow!!! Looks like my kind of place!! Love it!!! something like my house......LOL

La Dolce Vita said...

wow! you have been up to fun! I am so glad for you! fun always makes me feel better! I am gonna check out this hotel! always wanted to go to Kentucky, never been! I imagine we could have some serious fun!!! xo

Mountain Woman of Red Pine Mountain said...

Wow, what a place. I hope to get there some time in my life and I'm really glad you get to have fun there.

Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog. I'd be honored if you wanted to use some if it in your Church Devotional.

Seth said...

This looks so cool. And red penguins too! Must have been fun.

gale said...

Thanks for the fun visit! Sounds like you had lots of fun!
Gale

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