Emma Life Blog

Generous Helping

“What we do is who we are. Cooking, serving… it’s our oxygen and our religion. I want to say, ‘I made this. I did this.’ I’ll never not cook.” 

— John Brand, Culinary Director, Hotel Emma; Executive Chef, Supper

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Heavy Metal

“Blacksmithing in July in South Texas: you just drink lots of water and suffer. Maybe it’s good for the soul.”   

— Robert Diaz de Leon

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Protector of the Historic Fabric

“My role at the hotel was to make sure that new construction was compatible with the soul and bones of the building.”   

— Jeffrey Fetzer, FAIA

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The Tiny Finch

Take a short stroll from the hotel to discover an abundance of handsome and curious things.

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In the Air: Miracles and Memories

“I wanted the fragrances to evoke history… concrete, velvet, steel, books, old wood. The fragrance had to be an extension of the place.”   

— Kevin Elkins, creator of our custom fragrances

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