Monday, March 30, 2009
Last Wednesday, we attended the opening of the Kimpton's newest property, the Lorien Hotel and Spa in Alexandria, Va. For those of you less familiar with the area, Old Town is located just a few miles from D.C. in an historic area characterized by colonial buildings and cobble stone streets. The designer of the Lorien, Vicente Wolf did a great job of balancing the old and new, by using cool blues and clean lines and avoiding traditional old fashioned furnishings. The Lorien also boasts a fantastic new restaurant and tasting room, Brabo, by Robert Wiedmaier.
We were so impressed we're planning on a girls' trip here this summer. Old Town is full of boutiques, restaurants and bars. What else could we ask for?