Monday, March 19, 2012

A Mini Weekend Escape

Happy Monday friends! I'm feeling refreshed and relaxed, and ready to face the week ahead. I was so thankful that B and I were able to squeeze in a little time away this past weekend - and it was fantastic!

On Saturday morning, my parents came out to pick up Halle and the pups and B and I were off to Niagara on the Lake to meet my brother and his wife for a fun little weekend. We started off at Rockway Glen for a little wine tour and tasting, and followed it up with a nice lunch in their restaurant...

Niagara on the Lake - March 17, 2012
{My sister-in-law and I, split this half bottle of Patio 9 - a nice white wine spritzer. Perfect on a nice Spring day... will be even better come the summer!}

When we were done we continued on with the wineries and paid visits to Flat Rock Cellars and Henry of Pelham. We were happy with all three wineries, and B and I wish we could've splurged a little more on some wine, but thought better of it. We already have a few bottles here at home, and the fewer bottles we have to bring across country, the better.

Niagara on the Lake - March 17, 2012
{B and I at Flat Rock Cellars}

With the wineries behind us, we made our way to our accommodations for the night. We found a sweet little B&B online, and B and I were sold after reading about their breakfasts. We booked rooms at Finlay House, and we were so pleased with everything about our stay! The couple who own the B&B were so sweet and welcoming, and our room was just lovely...

Niagara on the Lake - March 17, 2012

Niagara on the Lake - March 17, 2012

We were a short walk to all of the cute shops in Niagara on the Lake, so we headed down there for a stroll once we were all settled. After a bit of walking, we headed back to our rooms for a short cat nap. Let me tell you - it's been so long since I've had a proper nap, where I was able to sleep and wake up by my own accord! It was fabulous, and so nice to leisurely get ready for our dinner.

We had reservations at 7:30pm at benchmark - Niagara College's restaurant. If you've never been, I am sure you are wondering why we decided to eat dinner at the College? Well, for those not in the know, Niagara College has fabulous programs in culinary, wine making AND beer brewing. The menu was incredible... and the food did not disappoint. This was actually my second time here. My sister-in-law and I, had dinner here back in September as part of her bachelorette party. In the end, we were all stuff and incredibly pleased with dinner.

Being so full, we spent the rest of the night lounging around in our room watching TV and just enjoying a quiet night. I was also thrilled to be able to sleep right through until quarter after 7 without having to get out of bed at all... and then leisurely get ready for our yummy breakfast.

It was especially nice to get away in advance of all of the craziness that we have coming our way. It's down to crunch time. I need to get the house in order this week... not long before those movers are here packing up all of our stuff.

What did you get up to this fabulous weekend?


  1. You two make a cute couple! I've tried Niagara College's restaurants a few times and loved it. They are my client so I went there usually once a year to sponsor their wine tasting event. Niagara, Georgian and Algonquin Colleges' culinary programs rock!

  2. What a nice weekend away! Glad you all had such a good time!

  3. mmm, wine, but you probably DID make the best choice b/c of your move. this sounds like a fabulous weekend. we just went out to dinner, relaxed, and did our taxes. not too exciting, but i'm glad they're done now.

  4. it's so nice and refreshing to have these little getaways! sounds like such fun! such a cute couple~

  5. Thanks for sharing, I love reading you should post more often...

  6. Oh wow - I have heard excellent things about Benchmark! Glad to hear that you agree with the rave reviews...sounds like you guys had a great weekend


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