2012 Certificate of Excellence

Thank you, our wonderful guests, for helping us achieve this recognition!! “TripAdvisor is proud to congratulate Fleur-De-Lys Mansion on earning the prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence award. Our travelers consistently commend your property with the highest praise, and we recognise … Continue reading

2012 Whitaker Music Festival

The festival is funded by the Whitaker Foundation which supports St. Louis arts and parks to promote common heritage, celebrate diversity, and encourage vitality within the community. WEDNESDAYS May 30-July 25 Missouri Botanical Gardens 4344 Shaw Blvd St. Louis, MO … Continue reading

8 Weeks and Counting!

We are so excited to be heading off on our Big European Adventure in September! If you have stayed with us recently, then you know about our trip and how excited we are! Some of you have even given us … Continue reading

A Day in the Life of an Innkeeper

Well here we go…our first attempt at blogging! The most compelling reason for us to blog is to keep in touch with the many wonderful friends we’ve made during our years of innkeeping. For those who follow our blog and … Continue reading

American Queen Steamboat – Travel the Mississippi River!

The Great American Steamboat Company offers amazing voyages to different cities – even themed voyages including the Civil War & a Polka Cruise! There’s no more unique way to enjoy a Mississippi river cruise and experience the history, heritage and … Continue reading

Baked Eggs with Brie Cheese & Bananas Foster French Toast

Baked Eggs with Brie Cheese and Black Forest Ham 1 Serving (easily multiplied) 2 heaping tablespoons chopped Black Forest Ham 1 ounce chopped Brie cheese 1 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley 2 XL eggs 1 tablespoon heavy cream Salt and pepper … Continue reading

Baked Eggs with Ham and Gruyére Cheese

Bake in individual baking dishes about 4-2/1-inches square on the bottom, or oval ones 6-7 inches long. Ingredients: 6 thin slices Black Forest Ham (1-2 ounces each) 12 large eggs ¼ cup cream 4-1/2 ounces Gruyére cheese, shredded (about 1-1/4 … Continue reading

Baked Eggs with Herbs & Parmesan Cheese

Baked Eggs with Herbs & Parmesan Cheese 1 serving 2 Large (or extra large) eggs 1 T heavy cream ½ T butter Fines Herbs (pre-packaged herb mixture found in most groceries) or fresh herbs Kosher salt Pepper Grated Parmesan cheese … Continue reading

Blossom Blast in the Park

At the Missouri Botanical Garden, there is a plenitude of early blooming trees and shrubs that catch consecutive waves of warmth and excitement and fill the landscape with bursts of bright and joyous color: especially golden yellows from daffodils and … Continue reading

Bottega Di Lornano Osteria in Chianti