Last summer, while celebrating our ten year anniversary, Jason and I started something new. We decided that once a year, we needed some quality one on one time away from home. Not just a date night, but a true “pack your bags” kind of retreat. And let me tell you, not rushing home to a sitter and sleeping in the next morning is amazing! Whether it be an overnighter somewhere nearby or a long weekend getaway, this trip is now something Jason and I look forward to each year.
This year, we had the honor of celebrating eleven years of marriage at the lovely Fairmont in downtown Dallas. If you are local to the Dallas area, you know that the Fairmont is central to some of Dallas’ greatest sites including the Arts District, Klyde Warren Park, the Perot Museum and the Harwood District. Looking to do a little shopping? Enjoy a complimentary trolley ride through downtown to the shops of West Village.
Since originally opening in 1969, the Fairmont remains one of the finest places to stay for those that truly want to experience the Big D.
The Fairmont holds so many special memories for Jason and me personally. Not only is this where we stayed the night of our wedding, but it’s also where we had one pretty epic reception. Best night ever! We celebrated with friends, ate way too much cake and danced for hours. At the end of the night, we were surprised inside the ballroom by the most beautiful horse drawn carriage. It made for quite the exit and a night we will never forget.
Fast forward eleven years and we are back where it all began – talk about a walk down memory lane. For our anniversary dinner, Jason made reservations at Dakota’s Steakhouse right down the street from our hotel. The food was seriously so delicious and the environment could not have been more romantic.
Afterwards, we took a stroll through downtown and ended the evening back at our hotel just in time to see the sun set from the Fairmont’s gorgeous rooftop terrace and garden.
What was already a perfect night became even more special when we returned to our suite to find chocolate covered strawberries and rose petals throughout – all compliments of Fairmont Dallas.
The next morning, Jason and I slept in and enjoyed the yummiest breakfast in bed. Is there anything better? I seriously cannot remember the last time we were able to just lounge around like this, but it was glorious!
Fluffy, chocolate chip pancakes, scrambled eggs and bacon got us up and going to enjoy the rest of our afternoon poolside. It was so relaxing and the perfect end to an unforgettable stay at the Fairmont.
I honestly did not realize just how much we needed this time together. At so many points throughout our stay I found myself thinking how nice it was to just sit and talk. We did a little summer planning and of course enjoyed talking about our kiddos. We talked about our goals, the future and really just life in general. It was wonderful!
We cannot thank Fairmont Dallas enough for making this anniversary so special. We will definitely be back for another stay soon!