Suite dreams are made of this… See what I did there? Gotta love a good pun.
So, I know that I’ve been more than MIA for the better part of this year, but I’m working hard to get this work balance lifestyle back in full effect. That of course, extends to my blogging endeavors, which has largely been neglected. Although memories and hella life happenings have been going on, my readers have inadvertently been paid dust (sorry you guys). But I’m hoping to make up for lost time by taking us back, back, to memories passed. Starting with a glimpse inside one of my favorite out of town accommodations in recent months: the 21c Museum Hotel in Cincinnati.
After the whirlwind that was this year’s ESSENCE Fest and acting as a part of the press junket for that (more on this later), Cincinnati was the slower pace I didn’t realize I needed. When my boss first mentioned going out of town for four days to cover the Cincinnati Music Fest on the behalf of My Black Is Beautiful, I was a little hesitant (re: ESSENCE Fest a week or two prior), but ultimately glad I went. It gave me so much face to face time with her that I wasn’t used to. Friends of mine and people close to me are still surprised to hear that we’ve only actually met a handful of times over the past few years, so spending four uninterrupted days with her was fantastic – work or not. We drank, we ate, we worked, and made it back into our respective beds and rooms by 9 each night (#shameless).
I’m rambling now though, back to this hotel. The 21c Museum Hotel was right in the heart of the city’s downtown area and right across from a favorite eatery of ours called nada (which had the best pork belly tacos my mouth has ever had the pleasure of tasting).
pork belly tacos x nada
The suite itself was gorgeous (see above), with just the right amount of light and sounds of the city escaping in through your window. Another feature that was my favorite thing about the boutique hotel was the fact that there was a museum in the lobby that guests and visitors alike were able to walk through till their heart’s content. The pieces were beautifully curated and connected underneath the recurring theme of women empowerment, which was dope as hell.
All in all, it was a great place to lay my head at during the night, as well as seek inspiration from. It was also a good base for the surprise that was Cincinnati and the fact that I fell in love with it so hard. You never hear about it like your LAs, Las Vegases, and New Yorks – but Cincinnati comes with its fair share of charm, nightlife, and my most favorite part – the food.
art x 21c Museum
21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati
609 Walnut St
Cincinnati, OH 45202