A few days before New Year's Eve, Nuno, the girls and I went on a little getaway to Niagara-on-the-Lake to celebrate my 35th birthday! We left our snowy city of Barrie and drove approximately two hours southwest, to the town of Niagara-on-the-lake (20 minutes from Niagara Falls).
I've celebrated many of my past birthdays in Niagara Falls because it's one of our favourite getaways. It's far enough away from home, but still close by, and the girls and Nuno are always on holidays this time of year, so it works out splendidly!
Before arriving in N-O-T-L, we stopped off at Niagara Falls to visit one of our favourite shops - the Hershey store! No visit to Niagara is complete without a stop in here.
In my bag is a little something for the giveaway. You will see it at the end of this post!
Our beautiful room in the historic
Prince of Wales Hotel
This painting was hanging in our room. It reminded me of
the girls and I.
Shortly after checking in, Nuno and Annabel enjoyed some relaxing time in the room. Anita and I, similar, the way we are, couldn't wait to get out there and browse the shops. Here are a couple photos I took along our walk.
Exiting our hotel
The Cenotaph town clock is located in the centreof the main road. It is a memorial built to honor
those who died during World War 1
On our little walk, we went into one of my favourite hat shops
and I bought myself an adorable knit hat with a rose on it.
And in two other shops, I found a couple of other things for my giveaway!
Once we arrived back at the room, Annabel was already waiting for us, with her swimsuit on
our dinner. Isn't it beautiful? This was our first time staying here. Some of you may remember
we had a "proper" tea in this hotel last year, in the tea room. It is incredibly beautiful, inside & out!
We had lunch at The Olive Garden in Amherst and browsed one of the huge outlet malls in the area.
We didn't find any better deals on the US side, so we headed back over to our side.
They did not know it was my birthday, but how fitting!
It was time for dinner, we hadn't made any reservations, so we went out for a walk. And look...it started snowing...just for me (one of my wishes, by the way)!
I was pleasantly surprised with their food and ended up eating
THE best grilled salmon I've ever had! I will defintely be stopping
in here again.
the front doors of our hotel
houses her beautiful paintings and prints! She's a favourite of mine!
My New Year Giveaway...
Everything you see here, I purchased in Niagara Falls & Niagara-On-The-Lake (except for the candle). You will receive one Hershey's Black Cherry & Almonds milk chocolate bar, one package of 3 assorted dish towels, a 64 ml jar of Greaves pure strawberry jam, and a champagne bucket candle to officially commemorate the start of the New Year!
All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment on this post and become a follower, if you are not one already. I will enter all of your names in a hat, and my girls will help pull out the winning name on Friday, January 6th! I will anounce the winner later that day!
Good luck, everyone!
Happy New Year to you all! Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful first week of the year!
I will be in touch again soon. xo