Saturday, July 26, 2014

What's for Breakfast?

What's the secret to a great day? A great breakfast of course! And whether your a.m. cravings call for a classic American breakfast like Eggs Benedict or Corned Beef Hash (we make our hash from scratch and it is PHENOMENAL); something sweet and decadent like our crisp, fluffy Strawberry Waffle with real whipped cream; or a lighter option like our Breakfast Sundae with fresh fruit, vanilla yogurt, and a sprinkle of granola; there's surely something on our menu to suit your fancy.
Mr. Madonna, himself, loved a good hearty breakfast and actually came up with his own personal twist the most important meal of the day. He would start with a cup of hot tea, making sure to crush the sachet before putting it in the water to get a slightly stronger flavor. After his tea, he would take a cup of black coffee. When he was finished with his first cup of coffee, then he was ready for food. He would request the end slice of the apple strudel - heated with butter until piping hot and bubbly, accompanied by two strips of thick-cut bacon on the side. While this breakfast was never officially on the menu, the marriage of sweet and salty was Mr. Madonna's mainstay for years. So if you just can't decide what to order next time you're in the Cafe, give Mr. Madonna's old favorite a try!

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Forgotten Guestroom

Madonna Inn has become quite famous for its 109 individually themed guest rooms, but many are unaware that there is actually a 110th room. The curious room, literally titled "No Name," sits adjacent to What's Left, room 158. No Name was built but never quite finished and today it mainly just serves as a storage room. But who knows what the future holds -- perhaps one day room 110 will be finished out and given a "real" name! What theme would you choose for this room?

Monday, July 7, 2014

Through a Different Lens

I often get asked what it's been like growing up around the Madonna Inn. Besides serving as my second home, I like to describe it as something of a Disneyland meets Willy Wonka fantasy world. And although I know most of the Inn like the back of my hand, I am continually amazed at how I can still find little details I've never noticed before. Lately, I've been combing through the internet looking for photos to add to Madonna Inn's Pinterest account (http://www.pinterest.com/madonnainn/) My favorite board thus far has to be "Photo Shoots at Madonna Inn," because I just love seeing the countless different ways people re-interpret the Inn's whimsy and decor. To know that others love, enjoy and appreciate MI as much as I do - as well as getting to see my "home" through another's lens - is such a gift! Here are just a few of the shots I'm loving right now -- Enjoy!
PC: Jonathan Grassi, Laura Austin, Jason Lee Parry, Jordan Fraker, Jeffrey Porona Boyces/Stacey Ann, Raquel Leal, and James Elliot Bailey. Check out our Pinterest account for more! :)