Monday, March 2, 2015

Valentine's Day 2015

Tim and I aren't normally big celebrators of Valentine's Day.  We started dating when we both worked in restaurants, so we were always working on the holiday, and our anniversary is in March, so we usually save all our fancy festivities until then!

But this year, we happened to be heading to Lake Chelan with my parents for Valentine's Day weekend (and it fell on a Saturday this year!), so it was the perfect opportunity to go all out!

We went to a fancy dinner at Sorrento's, which is part of Tsillian Cellars, one of the most popular wineries in Chelan! 
It was a nice fancy Italian feast!  The food was delicious and I highly recommend a meal at Sorrento's while in Lake Chelan!

We also got each other some gifts!  

My half birthday is 2/13, and my friends and I always used to jokingly celebrate our half birthdays growing up, so Tim and I have continued the tradition a little bit!  So I got two sets of earrings!!  Such a lucky girl :)

I got Tim a new wedding band...don't ask....he lost his old one....twice!!  He's been ring-less for a couple years so it was time to get him one!

And the most important part of Valentine's Day weekend.....Mia's birthday!!!  Our little snuggle love bug turned two this year!  Happy birthday Mia bo Bia!

My mom got her this giant soccer ball, which she loves!  She also loves the dinosaur toy her dad picked out for her, but not so much the cute flamingo I picked out!

Honestly, her favorite toy right now is the little squeaker she dug out of some other toy...she carries this around day and night...
 Love her!
Hope you all had a lovely love day!!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Lake Chelan Highlights

On Wednesday, I recapped our long weekend in Lake Chelan.  I wanted to showcase the hotel we stayed in, as well as our very favorite crepe shop and winery (we go to them every single time we're in town!)

We usually stay at Campbell's Resort; this time around, we opted for Grandview on the Lake, their sister property.  We shared a two bedroom condo with my parents for a very reasonable price.  
The hotel was very roomy, complete with a fully stocked kitchen, a table for six, big patio and living area, and a Jacuzzi tub!

The location is great; right in downtown Chelan.  You are just a few minutes walk to our favorite restaurant (below!), the movie theater, and lots of other restaurants, bars, and shops!
We happened to have amazing weather that weekend, which only made the beautiful view even better!

The also have a pool, a lake side beach, and a giant hot tub!  We got to have a nice relaxing soak in the hot tub one night!  Loved it!
Our only complaint is that they're not pet friendly!

Next is Bear Foods Natural Foods Market & Cafe Creperie. We come here every time we're in Chelan because the crepes are soooo good!!  They have new flavors all the time, so you never really know what you're going to get!  They always have the typical sweet flavors, and then a nice selection of savory crepes.

Yum!  Must try!

Lastly, I wanted to share our favorite winery, Karma Vineyards!  We are members of the champagne club here (so delicious!)  and stop by every time we're in town, just like with Bear Foods!

 Not only is the champagne amazing, but of course the wine is to die for!  And the food of course!
We really love the tasting room.  In the summer, they have a huge patio filled with comfy chairs and an outside bar.  Inside, you can tour their awesome cave room!

 Champagne flight, red wine flight, and a delicious cheese platter!

These pictures are making me smile thinking about our favorite weekend destination!  Can't wait to go back!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lake Chelan

Nothing says love like all your favorite things:  trips, your husband, wine, crepes, chocolate, and more wine! Oh yeah, and three day weekends!
Lake Chelan has always been one of our favorite destinations.  It's the perfect getaway from Seattle.  We spent the last few days of our honeymoon here, after getting back from Costa Rica.  We've camped here as well, but usually come in the off season to take advantage of great hotel rates.  

This presidents day weekend, we went with my parents to our favorite weekend spot!  They had never been before, and asked us to be their chauffeurs for the weekend.
The hotel we stayed at had an amazing view, but more on that later!

The main reason to come to Lake Chelan is their amazing wine industry.  There are 20 wineries set around the lake, all the way over to neighboring Manson.  This was our fifth time to Chelan and we still haven't visited them all!!

It was my dad's first time ever wine tasting too, so that was fun!
We went during the red wine and chocolate fest!  Yummy chocolate and wine pairings!
Fielding Hills Winery was a brand new winery that we got to visit.  It was nice and big with plenty of tasting room!  There was a nice fire pit outside, gorgeous views, and the best part: wine!

Tsillian Cellars is probably the most popular winery in the region (it's pronounced Chelan!). 

The grounds are the perfect place to relax in the sun with a glass of wine!

This is also where we had a wonderful Valentine's Day dinner!  More on that in another post :)!

In case you can't tell, the sunsets and lake views are to die for!!  No matter where you go, you have breathtaking lake views with snow capped mountains in the background. 

The hotel we stayed at had an amazing view, but more on that later!

We took a walk along the river walk as we waited for our favorite crepe place to open.  Such pretty views!

We met an adorable service dog named Abbey!  She is still a puppy and so cute!

See you next time, Chelan!  Tim and I may be back very very soon!!!