hotel havana - ocho

hotel havana - ocho

WEARING

-FRANCISCA SHOWROOM BLOUSE

-A&F SHORTS

-TORY BURCH SANDALS

-YSL BAG

-VICTORIA SECRET'S BRALETTE

l a t i n a    p o w e r

WEARING

-BY MAXWELL BLOUSE

-A&F SHORTS

-STEVE MADDEN SANDALS

-DILLARD'S EARRINGS

-TORY BURCH BRACELET

-YSL BAG

NOT A TOURIST NOT A LOCAL

Even though San Antonio, TX is just 250 miles away from where I call home, visiting this historic city is something I look forward to every time. There is always something new to explore, somewhere new to eat, and almost every little corner is Instagram worthy. I find it quite interesting how San Antonio locals embrace the Hispanic culture so vibrantly whereas, Valley locals, don't. It's almost as if those who aren't hispanic wish they were, with their "Tacos & Tequila", "Margs and Mangos", and "Cinco de Mayo" celebrations. Market square is always to lively, the mariachis never disappoint, and you're sure to find a cute tequila bar almost anywhere. 

Hotel Havana's OCHO Lounge is a little gem I came across while exploring Instagram's Explore tab and by stalking one of my favorite SATX food bloggers @s.a.foodie. I was instantly drawn to this location by its rich cuban culture, luminous turquoise signage, and those deep red carnations found on every table. I love feeling familiarized with locations I visit. I need to feel connected in order to focus on enjoying myself. If I can't relate with something or someone, I find it difficult to savor the experience. Luckily, this Spanish ambiance speaks to my soul. For as much as I try to adapt to something new, nothing feels like home if I don't see the tacos, hear the Tex-Mex, or feel the comfort and warmth of family.

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ON THE TABLE

-PLANTAIN CAKES w BLUEBERRY BUTTER

-PLATO AMERICANO

-OCHO OMLET

 

ON THE TABLE

CHURROS

w LEMON MERRENGUE, LIQUID ESPRESSO DIP, CREME.

"WAIT LET'S ASK SIRI. WE'RE SO LOST."

-VICKY

ON THE TABLE

-COFFEE

-EL CUBANO

-APPETIZER DIPS

CAUGHT EATING!

STRIKING A POSE BY THE TERRACE ENTRANCE.

THE LIGHTING WAS TOO PERFECT.


@TRENDYTREVI