Thursday, July 31, 2014

Friday Favorites!

It's finally Friday!  Hooray!   Hope you all like what I've got up on the blog today. And if you do, don't be afraid to leave a comment or follow me!  Have a great weekend everyone!


Number 1:  Favorite hotel/lodge/resort -- The Whiteface Lodge - Lake Placid, NY

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The hubs and I have been making this our annual anniversary spot.   This place is AMAZING.  No exaggeration.  The pictures don’t even do it justice.  I could spend the entire day just laying around in the room, basking in the ambience!    It’s beautiful, it’s relaxing, and there is also a ton of stuff to do on the property (bowling alley, ice cream shop, movie theatre, pool, nightly smores, day spa).  The cheapest rooms typically start at$350-$400, but we’ve been able to find online deals for $170!   It’s a true mountain paradise. 


Number 2:  Favorite Girls day out  --  New York City!

We saw Chicago on our last girls day out


















It’s a 2 hour and 20 minute train ride for me into the city.  There’s nothing I love more than getting some girls together and heading down for some shopping, theatre, and good food (and yes, some NY style cheesecake too!).


Number 3:  Favorite City to visit -- Montreal
Notre Dame Basilica

Montreal was a quick 1 hour trip from where I went to college.  I loved going up for concerts, hockey games, baseball games (anybody remember the Montreal Expos??), shopping and french food of course!  It's a beautiful city, especially Old Montreal (who doesn't love cobblestone streets!).  My husband and I try to make it up there at least once a year; sometimes for the Montreal Jazz Fest or sometimes just to relax.  I am looking forward to taking the boys there soon to see the Biodome and the Botanical Gardens.


Number 4:  Favorite Girls Night Out (Restaurant) -- The Melting Pot


Um, dipping things in cheese and chocolate with your best girlfriends??  Where can you go wrong?!?!?


Number 5:  Favorite Girls Night Out (Activity) --Art on Tap

Or Paint N Sip, Paint on Tap or any of the other countless name variations out there!
I suck at art.  Like really suck.  But somehow, I made a picture that looked half way decent at Art on Tap.  In case you aren't familiar with this concept, you basically hang 0ut with some fun people, paint a picture (following the direction of the teacher), and sip some cocktails!  It's a lot of fun, even if you don't enjoy art!  I promise!! 
This was my class in the pic below.  Can you find me?  :)




Happy to be linking up again with Andrea at Momfessionals, Erika at A little bit of everything and Meagan at All the joys


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14 comments:

  1. Sounds like you're aching for a girls night out! And, perhaps, some time in NYC :)

    Farin
    http://farinvazquez.blogspot.com

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  3. Looks like a fun girls night out! I've never been to NY, but have always wanted to go!
    The Whiteface Lodge looks breath taking!
    XOXO,
    APRIL
    www.lifeinbucklesberry.blogspot.com

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  4. Love visiting New York City!!

    Elizabeth
    www.allkindsofthingsblog.com

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  5. That vacation spot looks amazing!!! Happy Friday!

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  6. Stopping by from the link up :) Love NYC and The Melting Pot is seriously my favorite restaurant! YUM! Have a great weekend!

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    1. It's soo good! I need to go back asap!

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  7. Looks like so much fun!
    Stop by my blog for a linkup every Friday!
    -Jennie
    http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com

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  8. Thanks for linking up! That resort looks absolutely amazing... and I could really go for a girls night at Melting Pot right now!

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  9. Jealous that you were able to visit Montreal so often! I'd love to explore the east coast of both the US and Canada!

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    1. I'm jealous you get to live in Alaska!

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