Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Coffee at the Peabody Hotel

Last week The Husband, The Daughter, and I went downtown to have coffee and do some people-watching in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel. It's been said,
”The Mississippi Delta begins in the lobby of The Peabody Hotel and ends on Catfish Row in Vicksburg. The Peabody is the Paris Ritz, the Cairo Shepheard, the London Savoy of this section. If you stand near its fountain in the middle of the lobby ... ultimately you will see everybody who is anybody in the Delta...” -Author/Historian David Cohn, 1935.
Given that, how can you resist?

Here's the gingerbread house display:

Here's the lobby menu:

I had coffee and lemon meringue pie:

We were there when the late afternoon duck march took place. This daily ceremony is when the Duckmaster takes the ducks back up to their rooftop quarters. A delightful experience, I'd certainly recommend it if you're ever in Memphis.

As we left the Peabody, we passed by the side entrance:

on the way back to the parking garage. You can see how dreary and drizzly it was, but it wasn't actually very cold:

Downtown has nice Christmas decorations, and we enjoyed our stroll.

Please join us at the weekly T Stands for Tuesday blogger gathering hosted by Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog. Share a drink of holiday cheer with us.


  1. I love your annual visits to the Peabody Hotel. I remember one year you took us to the roof where the ducks live. They are certainly well behaved for being wild and only living there three months. I also enjoyed seeing the menu for the first time. Coffee and ladyfingers, what a treat. And of course, I love lemon meringue pie, too.

    A walk through downtown Memphis was fabulous. There was so much to see in each of these photos, including the ones from downtown. Thanks for sharing your trip to the Peabody, your coffee, ladyfingers, and pie with us for T this Tuesday. It's always fun when you take us to the Peabody.

  2. ooh, love that gingerbread house!The pie looks amazing..what a gorgeous place to visit!

  3. This is awesome and wow the lemon meringue pie is so amazing! this brought back childhood memories-my parents would always drive us all into downtown Chicago-to view the amazing windows in the dept stores back then Marshal Fields was the best-and we people watched too, enjoyed everything Christmas in a big city-always a fun day
    Happy T Day Kathy

  4. I have been to the Peabody once in my life a loooong time ago and what i remember is the DUCKS! So cool! Thank you for a trip down memory lane Divers! Great post! Happy T day! Hugs! deb

  5. You've taken us to the Peabody before and I love it every time, D. I'd love to see it and watch the duck march. The lobby is simply gorgeous! And the almost life size gingerbread house is really impressive. I wonder if the lobby smelled of ginger and cinnamon.

    I'm getting around late because I linked up late. Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  6. That looks like a swank hotel. The Christmas tree and the gingerbread house is WOW! The lemon meringue pie looks so pretty. Bet you could just sit in the beautiful lobby and people watch all day. Have a Happy T Day

  7. Oh my, I loved visiting the Peabody Hotel with you! I remember your post last year and I can see why you visit every year as it's just so stunning and seems the perfect place to get in the Christmas spirit 😁. Your coffee and lemon meringue pie looks so scrummy and those chocolate dipped biscuits caught my eye too ...lol 😉. Your Downtown stroll looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing the holiday cheer and wishing you a Happy T Tuesday! J 😊

  8. What a treat - the lemon meringue pie looks delicious! I Loved seeing the hotel and your walk to the car park! Happy T day! Chrisx

  9. Wow. I think you were smart going out for Tea (coffee) at the Peabody. What a gorgeous place. It looks like a fun festive thing to do. Too bad it was raining and not snowing, but maybe if it had snow the roads would be too dicey to drive on. Hope you had a great holiday and Happy T day. hugs-Erika

  10. What a special, fancy place to visit. Fancy looking foods, too. What fun! Beautiful Christmas trees, too :)

  11. It was a wonderful visit you had, the Gingerbread house looked amazing.
    Hope you had a great Holiday.
    Belated T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx