Monday, December 22, 2014

Southern Bloggers Jubilee Met at the Grand Hotel

Almost two weeks ago I had another fun Southern Bloggers Jubilee meeting with a group of fabulous ladies. Our meeting location this month was at the beautiful Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama. I just had to snap a ton of pictures to share how lovely this location is, especially during Christmas.
Gorgeous stained glass and wood doors greet you as you enter the lobby.
The entrance and check-in area was decorated to the nines.
Up a few stairs, you enter a cozy, lodge-like great room with lots of seating.
There, I also marveled over the grand Christmas tree just next to the warmth of the fireplace.
As well, there was a corner set up and waiting for Santa's arrival.
The other bloggers and I met in Bucky's Birdcage Lounge with a view of Mobile Bay.
While the other ladies were able to linger for lunch, I wasn't able to stay for what I heard was a delicious meal. I did take a peek in the dining room to check out their gingerbread replica of the Grand Hotel's grounds, complete with a working train. (Mind you there is no train that I know of at the hotel, the train just seemed to complete the gingerbread scene.)
I did take my time strolling back to my car and taking in the scenery.
I took another peek at the Bay,
enjoyed the dappled December sunlight on this ivy-lined path,
and couldn't help but marvel at the great oaks even in the parking lot.
Everywhere I went on my visit to the Grand Hotel, I was greeted in a genuinely warm manner. Every staff person I encountered had a smile and kind words. There was a true and welcoming feeling of Southern Hospitality throughout the resort. It really helped me find a little more of the Christmas spirit I needed.

Thanks to the Grand Hotel Point Clear for hosting our meeting.

Make sure to check out the sites of my fellow members in attendance at December's Southen Bloggers Jubilee:

Happy Holidays y'all!

11 comments:

  1. The covered walkway with the vine covered columns is a great shot. I always love walking through there. The grounds are so pretty everywhere you look though, aren't they?

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    1. Lorraine, Oh yeah! I loved that area. I took more than one photo of it. I love a little mossy, viney anything - so mythical! Yes, the grounds were indeed beautiful. I don't go to the Grand near enough though. Our meeting there was a great way to re-introduce myself to it!

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  2. The hotel's Christmas decor is beautiful! I love that gingerbread replica of the grounds. Adorable. It must have been fun meeting up with fellow bloggers. Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  3. I love the Grand Hotel. Such a beautiful place. Now I need to go check out more details on your bloggers group! :)

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    1. Tabitha/Penny (I'm confused by your name, sorry), We had a really nice time there. I do hope you'll check out our group and try to make it to one of our meetings in the new year! Looking forward to possibly meeting you :)

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  4. Fantastic pics, Hope! You did a great job capturing the mood of the resort.
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  5. Sounds absolutely lovely. Thank you for the pictures.

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    1. Candy, It definitely was! I appreciate you popping in! Thanks :)

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  6. Hope that looks like such a beautiful place to relax with friends. I just know it was a great time.

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    1. Lee, It was just lovely! We had a great meeting and the scenery was perfection! Thank so much for dropping in! :)

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  7. The Grand Hotel is one of my favorite places! I also did a story today about the hotel's Christmas brunch!

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