Delmar Loop In St. Louis

Every so often I feel the need to take a mini-vacation. Nothing drastic, no real big travel plans, just a night or two to escape my current work/stress/blog/social life and relax. Maddie and I were lucky enough to take one of these mini-vacay's here in St. Louis, courtesy of the Moonrise Hotel. Aptly named our "staycation," Mads and I took the opportunity to explore both the nightlife and daytime fun of the Delmar Loop.

The rooftop terrace has a stunning view of the St. Louis skyline and most importantly, a full service bar. Perfect for pre-dinner and after-dinner cocktails... which we may or may not have indulged in... it was staycation, it's allowed. We popped across the street for a quick dinner at Pi — the pizza is absolutely fantastic and the service was as good as it gets thanks to one Mr. J. Potts!

Did I mention the Moonrise has the most comfortable beds on the planet? I got some seriously good sleep that night. Which was needed for the shopping expenditures that happened on Saturday. A delicious breakfast at Eclipse, a walk around the Loop, a little star gazing, a lot of coffee, and some money well spent at the boutique shops made for the ideal ending to our Loop "staycation." As far as shopping is concerned, one of my all-time favorite shops in St. Louis (and in the Loop) is Phoenix Rising, which I featured here last year. I also picked up some great things from Avalon Exchange, Zeizo, and Pitaya.

Big thanks to the staff of the Moonrise Hotel and Eclipse Restaurant for taking proper care of us while we were there. Next time you're finding yourself in need of a mini-vacay, book a stay at the Moonrise — even if it's just to lay in those beds all day! And, if you've got a favorite way to spend a staycation, I'd love to hear about it — leave a comment!

This post is sponsored by the Moonrise Hotel, St. Louis, Mo. All goods & services read about in this post were received on behalf of the Moonrise Hotel, and their representation in exchange for coverage by City in a Jar. Though the Moonrise provided our stay, the opinions expressed in the following article are entirely our own.

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