Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Lunch with my little ladies

Sometimes you just need to put lunch on the calendar and enjoy an afternoon with just the girls. 
The Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas was just the perfect spot.
Constructed in 1908 just north of downtown Dallas.  This is the original front entrance of the house, they only added the awning cover.

A family home turned into a gorgeous restaurant and a hotel addition.

I reserved a table for the four of us on the glassed in veranda. A private room would have been nice too.  Their signature tortilla soup was a great first course. 

They let us wander around the house after brunch.  You can see across the upstairs hallway is the elevator and private room that was created for a stay by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936.

FDR's room view and balcony, now a private dining room for up to 20 guests.

The original owner was a history buff and had these stained glass windows created for the library with the family coats of arms of the barons that witnessed the signing of the Magna Carta.

The ultra new and modern lobby of the hotel greets guest with a table full of beautiful orchids. 

bits of history of Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Cotton Mogul Sheppard W. King and wife Bertha Wilcox begin to build the original estate.

Fire destroys the the King's first home

10,000 square foot Sheppard King Estate is completed

King Family lose their fortune and sells to Freeman Burford and wife Carolyn Skelly.

Home sold to Toddie Lee Wynne and his American Liberty Oil Company to be used as the company headquarters.

Caroline Rose Hunt purchases and transforms the estate in a world -class restaurant

Nine story hotel opens with 143 guest rooms

Mansion awarded Five Stars

Mansion award Five Diamonds - only one in Texas

Mansion undergoes multimillion-dollar redesign


  1. Such a fancy and fun lunch! Bet you all had a blast:@)

  2. That sounds like so much fun! In my entire life I've never been there!! I think that needs to change. :)

  3. Looks like so much fun Lori. I've never been, but you've given me an idea..


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