Uniquely Romantic Lofts for Two that are Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Everyone’s favorite romantic holiday is less than a month away! Have you and your significant other started making plans for your next romantic getaway? Thankfully, this year, Valentine’s Day falls on one of the most perfect days of the week. Sunday. For those of you with children, this allows you the perfect time to let the kids spend the weekend with their grandparents and have a romantic weekend getaway with just you and your spouse/partner. Matt and I have done some digging on Airbnb and found some unique lofts that are within a 4 hour drive of Frisco.

Rose Capital Studio

This uniquely decorated studio gives you the urban conveniences of home, yet with a rustic flare that makes you feel like your are in Marfa (without the 8 hour drive)! This cozy loft includes some fun features such as projector and screen for watching some of your favorite romantic comedies, an open reading nook, a standing desk, and even some smart lights. If you and your significant other like to go out, there are plenty of things to do while in Downtown Tyler. For the foodie couples some great places to visit include: True Vine Brewing, Culture ETX, Rick’s on the Square, or the Janie’s Cakes. For shopping, there are a few boutiques and salons in town including a couple antique shops and a flower shop 😉 .

Downtown Tyler | Directions

Travel Time: 2 hours

Loft ZaZa

Now, this is a rather large loft with 3 beds, 1.5 baths and it can fit up to 10 guests. However, this loft should not be written off solely based on the number of guests it can accommodate. The fantastic Loft Zaza is located just above the Boutique One Eleven in Downtown Gainesville. For those who like to shop there are a couple of unique boutiques in town, including: Boutique One Eleven, Cahoots Handbags, Amelia’s Attic Antiques, Kinne’s Jewlers, and Bungalow 123. There are also a few unique eateries in the area like: Fried Pie Co. & Restaurant, Sarah’s on the Square, and the Red Fox Lounge.

Downtown Gainesville | Directions

Travel Time: 1 hour

Nid d’Amour

If you do not want to take a road trip, then definitely consider having a staycation in the beautiful Wilson Building in Downtown Dallas. As always, there are plenty of things to do for couples in Downtown Dallas. For example: there are plenty of great events going on in the Arts District! On Friday, February 12th, Titas/Dance Unbound Doug Varone and Dancers will be performing live at the Winspear Opera House. Also, within a few blocks of the Wilson Building Apartments, there are several restaurants including: The Woolworth, Chop House Burger, and Porta Di Roma. For some other romantic ideas include a couples massage at the Spa at the Joule Dallas or shopping at Neiman Marcus.

Downtown Dallas | Directions

Travel Time: 30 minutes

Recess on Cypress Creek and Wimberley Square

Just a few minutes Southwest of Austin, in the town of Wimberley, there is an adorable bohemian styled loft that is perfect for a romantic weekend! This loft is in an old home, but fully up to date with a kitchen, private bath, and living area. Of course this loft was furnished with the environment in the forefront owner’s thoughts, the accents in this loft include live indoor plants, 100% cotton towels, bamboo blankets, and hand made wooden accents. There are a few great little places to see while you are there, including: Ino’s Brew & Chew, Community Pizza & Beer Garden, and Wimberley Cafe.

Wimberley | Directions

Travel Time: 4 hours

Artists Loft in San Antonio

Granted San Antonio is a little over a four hour drive. However, the city of San Antonio is every bit worth the extra 30 minutes. After all, between the unique sites along the Riverwalk, Rich Texan History, and amazing Latino culture; what is there not to like about San Antonio. This Artist Studio is every bit as unique as the city itself. It is decorated with stunning area rugs, beautiful antique furniture, live plants, and one of a kind art work. For those who are unfamiliar with the Southtown Neighborhood of San Antonio, there are some great small businesses in the area. While you are there, be sure to visit: The Friendly Spot Ice House, La Frite Belgian Bistro, and Maverick Texas Brasserie.

Southtown Neighborhood of San Antonio | Directions

Travel Time: 4 hour 30 minutes

Loft on 6th Street in Austin

This loft is absolutely perfect for anyone who loves the nightlife! If you choose to spend your romantic holiday here, you will find that you are within walking to distance of some of the greatest venues that the Live Music Capitol of the World has to offer. The best part of this loft is the floor to ceiling windows on every external wall (except in the Bedroom) which allows the loft to be filled with natural light during daylight hours.

Downtown Austin | Directions

Travel Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Windmill Loft

It does not sound like there is much in the city of McGregor, TX. However, it is a very small town about 20 minutes Southwest of Waco. Therefore, you have access to all of your favorite locations in Waco, including: The Silos and Baylor University. But if you and your significant other are just looking for some quiet, private time; the Windmill Loft is the perfect place your the two of you to spend your Valentine’s Day. This lovely loft is inside the newly renovated Historic Masonic Building in Downtown McGregor. All of the hardwood in the loft (including the cabinets, floors, and wainscoting) are all original to the building and has a large TV, comfortable beds, couches, and 14 foot ceilings.

McGregor | Directions

Travel Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes

The Urban Cowboy Loft

The Green Door Lofts is a really cool renovated building in the heart of the Historic District of Waco. This spacious and airy loft allows you and your life partner to relax and spend a great night in watching Netflix or Direct TV. It is also worth noting that there is a heated pool on the grounds of the the apartment complex, in case the two of you would like to go for a late night swim. However, if you would like to go out and see the sights; the Hippodrome Diner Theatre is right next door. Other options in the area for food and entertainment is the Dr. Pepper Museum, the Waco Farmer’s Market (only open Saturdays 9am to 1pm), and Union Hall.

Downtown Waco | Directions

Travel Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Behrens Lofts Downtown Waco

This is another beautiful loft right in the heart of historic Downtown Waco and within walking distance to the Silos District. The Behrens Lofts are located in the recently renovated Behrens Warehouse. The owners of this loft have kept the brick exposed brick walls and industrial air vents that have added a wonderful antique, urban flair to the property. If you are looking for a quiet night in, this is the perfect place to eat some of your favorite comfort food, lounge on the couch and watch your favorite movies on the 70-inch Smart TV. There are plenty of fun places to visit (all within walking distance) during your stay in Waco, including: Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits, Ninfa’s Mexican Restaurant, and the Clay Pot Restaurant.

Downtown Waco | Directions

Travel Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

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5 Local Small Businesses Where You Can Buy Your Last Minute Christmas Decorations

Decorating my home for Christmas has always been one of my favorite activities during the Holiday Season. Currently, Matt and I went to French Polynesia earlier this month to celebrate a late honeymoon. So I did as much decorating as I could before leaving. But, we still have a lot more decorating that needs to be done! So, If you are like me, and have a tendency to continue to decorate your house for Christmas all the way up to December 24th; there are some of the great small businesses around the area that are perfect for picking up some last minute Christmas decorations this Holiday Season. Here is a list of some of my favorites!


Decorator’s Wearhouse

Pictured are the Tree Bundles (In Order of Appearance: Natural Elegance, Farmhouse Christmas, and Winter Woodland). Photos courtesy of Decorator’s Warehouse

If you have as specific décor item or concept in mind, it is worth driving all the way to Arlington to shop for your last minute Christmas decorations. With 60,000 square feet, is one of the largest Christmas stores in the world! So it is definitely safe to assume that this amazing store is bound to have what ever you need this holiday season!

Decorator’s Warehouse has one of the largest selections of Christmas Trees; as well as Garland, ornaments, wreaths, decorating kits, and gifts. They also have some fun themed Christmas décor collections including: the Woodland collection, the Farmhouse collection, and the Platinum collection. Or if you would prefer, you could purchase one of their four Christmas Tree Bundles which includes the the tree, the ribbon, the ornaments, sprays, flowers and more!

City: Arlington

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Lone Star Mercantile

Photos courtesy of Lone Star Mercantile

Lone Start Mercantile is one shop that has quite a few independent vendors. Each vendor sells something fun and unique. Some vendors sell clothes, some purses, some sell unique crafts, and spice mixes. However, there are also a lot of vendors that sell seasonal home décor. Of course all of their home décor is so adorable and cute! Some fun décor ideas include stockings, signs, and Elf on the Shelf Accessories.

City: Allen

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Holiday Warehouse

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Holiday Warehouse is another great store that sells Christmas decorations all year around. Their décor items includes Christmas trees, Christmas Collectables, Ornaments, Garland, and Swags. For those who would like some extra help as they decorate for Christmas; Holiday Warehouse also provides decorating services for larger-scale private home décor. Other great services include: tree toppers, ornament/ribbon sets for your tree, table top arrangements, coordinating garlands, wreaths, and swags. If you and your girlfriends would like to learn something new this holiday season, get together and take one of their classes. They offer classes in garland décor, bow making, tree decorating, and wreath/swag making.

City: Plano

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Etsy

Photo Courtesy of Posh Picks Boutique

Yes, I realize that Etsy is an online business platform. However, there is so much great stuff on Etsy that is just has to be included on this list! Not only do they have great Christmas gifts but they have a bunch of other Christmas décor that I did not even know that I needed! There are so many great selections to choose from! All you need to do is type in anything that you may be looking for, including: Christmas Wall Art, Christmas Vintage Decor, Holiday Door Matts, Wreaths, and other Welcoming Ornaments. Also if you are a huge fan of Christmas Movies like Home Alone, A Christmas Story or Christmas Vacation; then there is also lots of fun items for those as well.

City: Online Store

My Favorite Room by KBM Designs

Photos courtesy of Carol Riell

Located deep in the heart of DFW’s favorite small town of McKinney, is My Favorite Room. This lovely storefront is operated by Interior Designer Kathy McCabe, who is also the owner of KBM Designs Interiors. My Favorite Room specializes in selling unique one-of-a-kind furniture and antiques, personal luxuries, beautiful art, and more. For anyone who is looking for a interior designer to make your spaces more beautiful, be sure to click here to make an appointment to discuss your ideas with KBM Designs.

Regarding Christmas, My Favorite Room does have some fun Christmas Decorations on sale as well. So be sure to stop by the storefront to browse through their inventory.

City: Downtown McKinney

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