A Night At Culture Boutique Hotel

A Night At Culture Boutique Hotel
Culture Boutique Hotel Springfield Missouri Hallway
Lovely sign to point me in the right direction.
I’m nestled in a room that sits above a coffee shop in a restored building on a street being restored in Springfield, Missouri. The room is a clean design without being minimalistic.


Despite the partial exposed brick and Edison bulbs, the room feels tasteful without being voguish. The room has a coffee shop feel without the underflowing feeling of overstaying your patronage or the sickly feeling of eyes on you.
  The hotel’s owners and coffee shop owners are one in the same. The room is subtly themed to represent Casa Blanca as an ode to the Eurasian region that the they philanthropize towards. Through the day, the room is lit with two recessed skylights and a tall, rooftop window.
Sunlit Casablanca Suite at the Culture Boutique Hotel
The hardwood floors are re-purposed with original wood from the building. The open floor design allows you to take in the full space and still allow each station it’s purpose.
Kitchenette in the Casablanca Suite At the Culture Boutique Hotel
This kitchenette added some extended stay amenities to the room.
At night, dangling lights warm the room with a soft, peaceful climate without feeling low-light cumbersome.
Enjoying some afternoon tea in the reading nook at the Culture Boutique Hotel
Afternoon tea in the breakfast nook at Culture Boutique Hotel.
 Culture Boutique Hotel  feels more like an elite AirBnB than a hotel room. It feels more like an experience than a stay. The ownership is staff and they are warm, laid back, and inviting. And yet, they leave no doubt of professionalism. The rooms are much, much more affordable than you’d expect from the setting. For not much more than a stay in a standard hotel room (if not less for some name brands), you can have a space and experience you enjoy rather than tolerate.
The concept and the design are simple and let you feel at ease and whelmed. The amenities compliment the impression wholly.
After you’ve checked in and had the day to try C-Street’s diverse culinary and shopping offerings, you can retreat to your room for a soak in a two-person jacuzzi.
This Jacuzzi tub felt like heaven to soak in.
If baths aren’t your thing, there is a walk-in shower. After you’re sufficiently wrinkled and relaxed, the mattress will encompass you as you easily drift off beneath the night sky framed in the skylight. And in the morning, you can awake refreshed and relish a complimentary cup of Eurasia Cafe’s direct-trade and ethically sourced coffee, served to you with a pour-over kit. The coffee is a remarkable quality and intentional. It serves as a fitting representative to the stay.
Pour Over Coffee
Morning coffee pour over style
I couldn’t get enough of the coffee, and I found myself down in the coffee shop that morning with another cup ordered while I glanced through their characteristically simple menu.
Eurasia Cafe’s menu
Each dish was flavorful and clean. It seems like every hotel has a restaurant attached to it. But this one pairs fluently and allows you to carry the mood of your room into your dining.
A maple latte and breakfast sandwich from Eurasia Cafe


Just look at this breakfast sandwich! Delicious!


I loved my stay at Culture Boutique Hotel. I’ll recommend it to any Springfield-bound visitors. I hope when you visit that you’ll set aside some time to enjoy the room and appreciate the atmosphere. If you’re a local do what I did, and take a break from the routine. If you’re coming from out of town, a couple or few nights here will take your visit from a trip to a vacation.


Culture Boutique Hotel in Springfield Missouri

Disclaimer: This stay was not sponsored.
The building is located just in front of an active rail line. Trains are passing through the night. If you’re a white noise sleeper, this isn’t much of a problem. (While I was sleep drunk, I mistook the noise for crickets–even though it was snowing.)

The open floor design means that your bathroom door is a curtain. So if you’re going as a couple (the room is not set up for families), then you should be very comfortable with your partner’s bathroom habits.
And while C-Street is undergoing a gentrified boom, it is still the center of the rougher side of Springfield. I had no problem during my stay or during any other time that I’ve spent on Commercial Street recently.

Overalls Outfits for Date Night, Brunch, and Beyond.

Overalls Outfits for Date Night, Brunch, and Beyond.


Overalls are a timeless and versatile addition to any wardrobe. They can be dressed up, dressed down, and they go with just about anything. What scenario can you wear overalls?

Coffee with the girls?


Date night?


Brunch with the parents?



Overalls fit in every casual setting. I’ve pulled together a look for each of those scenarios to spark your own overalls outfit inspiration!



For this look, I paired my overalls with a cropped rainbow sweater. I threw in a silver scarf, black fedora, and silver cage heels.

Nothing says, “Good morning, folks!” like a bright pop of color.


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Madewell black overalls outfit


The silver heels also dress it up nicely and tie the vibrancy together!

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Ted Baker Silver Cage heels with Black Overalls



For a casual coffee break with the girls, I combined the overalls with a dark floral button down and embroidered booties.

I love the way the floral prints play off of each other and bring in a feminine vibe.

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Zoe Karssen Floral shirt, Madewell Overalls, and Rebecca Minkoff Booties.



For my date night look; I wore my overalls with an off white lace top, black mesh waist belt, and a pair of Old Skool Platform Vans.

I love the way the lace top gives a flirty vibe while also highlighting the criss-crossing straps of the overalls…

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White Lace and Black Overalls Outfit

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Old Skool Vans with Black Overalls


So, there you are! A few different ways to style overalls for all the different scenarios you may find yourself in.





This is not a sponsored post. But if you like the look, here’s the overalls I went with…

Madewell Overalls in Lunar Wash


Exploring a real life ice castle inspired by “Adventure Time”

Exploring a real life ice castle inspired by “Adventure Time”

One of my biggest goals this year is to get out and explore more, to see and experience things that before I had only ever seen on a screen, or imagined.

So when I heard that there is a company called Ice Castles that create full size explore-able ice palaces, that are open to the public, I of course immediately had to schedule a trip, and see it for myself!

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Adventure Time has always been one of my favorite shows

So this seemed like the perfect time to create a cosplay of “Fionna The Human” I mean come on, a REAL LIFE ice castle?! I couldn’t NOT!  I reached out to Ice Castles and they so graciously invited me to come to their Dillon Colorado location.

I teamed up with my brother Broseph David ( who created an Ice King cosplay )DBZB7728

and together we grabbed our camera, packed the car, and set out on our grand adventure!


The ice castle is located in Dillon Colorado, about an hour and half outside of Denver.

We wound our way up the mountain roads, drove to downtown Dillon, and when I finally saw it, it was even more beautiful than I had imagined!


The color of the ice is breath taking.


There are dozens of rooms and passageways to explore.

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The more I explored, the more I truly felt like I was in a live action episode of Adventure Time.icyy (7 of 7)

Words cannot describe how beautiful it is.

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I can’t stress enough how highly I recommend this place! I already know that I’ll be going back next year. If you’d like to see more, Click here to watch my full length Youtube Video exploring the ice castle, and check them out at their official website IceCastles.com

Thanks for reading! and please, leave me feedback on what kind of blogs you’d like to see in the future!

I’ll leave you with this gif of me geeking out in the ice castle!