A weekend in the woods

Well everyone may be all excited about PSL’s and riding boots, but I checked and the first day of fall technically isn’t until the 23rd, so technically it’s still summer and TECHNICALLY I can still recap the wrap-up of our summer activities without being considered late. Technically.

A few weeks ago I went to a little cabin in the woods with some girlfriends to relax and celebrate our friend Geraldine’s engagement. It was so nice to be in the middle of nowhere, just enjoying each other and (for me) disengaging from the city life. Thanks to Anne for hooking us up with the cutest little cabin for the weekend!


It was an adventure getting my little Civic up the 89 degree gravel driveway, and it took some help but we finally got it up there. Thank goodness it wasn’t winter! Pretty much as soon as we arrived we headed out to Pippin Hill Vineyards before it closed. Even though I’m not a big wine drinker, I LOVE wineries and had heard great things about Pippin Hill. Definitely was not disappointed!

It was a stunningly gorgeous day and not surprisingly there was to be a wedding there later in the afternoon. Luckily we still had time to sit and have some apps and of course wine!

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I just loved the nature feel to the whole trip. It was a brief trip but so effective. Not being able to hear any highway noises or car alarms was sublime. I didn’t even mind the bugs hiding in every corner because hey, they’re the ones that are supposed to be there! Thanks for having us, bugs. We spent the night watching old Hollywood classics like Bridesmaids and woke up to crisp mountain air which was perfect for porching. We porched all morning, listening to music and chatting and soaking up the stillness. Breakfast of french toast with Nutella syrup was the perfect cap to soul-recharging couple days.

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It was fun to celebrate Geraldine’s upcoming wedding as her bridesmaids and also because our hostess has moved back to France once again, and won’t be around for other wedding activities as we get closer to the big day. I’m thankful for friends like these and thankful that places like this exist. Until the day we live on a horse farm (a girl can dream), little getaways like this will do just fine.

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2 Responses to A weekend in the woods

  1. lindakay2728 says:

    Sounds like the ideal weekend! Love the photo of you four girls. Photo #5, with the table and wine and glasses overlooking the mountains, made me think of Col Dovigo and other wineries in Italy…which we will go to in a few days! Such a tranquil scene. I know what you mean about the blissful quiet that exists in the country. There’s nothing like it to recharge your soul.
    Keep wishing for the horse farm, you just never know what might be around the corner.

  2. Marcia Ellis says:

    Stunningly fabulous photos. Really outstanding. Love the etched glass in focus and plate behind. Well done!! Love all my girls. xoxox

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