6.14.2010

a weekend away...













After spending the weekend in a little town by the lake, and staying in a lovely B&B tucked away in the countryside, I have a sudden urge to pick up and move out of the city! Absolutely loved how quiet and peaceful it was out there, with the fresh air and all of nature's surroundings. The B&B we found was owned by a really sweet, Swedish woman and her family, with a huge property and a beautiful home – all white decor with the odd pop of colour of course. Housed on their farm, they own all kinds all animals including horses, goats, sheep, cows, rabbits, chickens, 2 dogs and a lama. "Play time" as her husband described to me, since they used to lease a dairy farm with 160 cows, yikes!

During our stay we visited a multitude of little, unique boutique shops, from natural made soaps and garden decor, local bakeries and late-night ice cream, to antique markets and book stores. Had a little adventure through the woods, where a couple owns a huge property filled with little wooden cottages, sunrooms, and adorable displays they've built themselves... all for you to enjoy, as you follow a trail throughout the forest. It was such a unique little place...

Also, had the time to visit a lavender farm, which was by far my favourite outing. I unfortunately, accidentally deleted some of the my photos from this stop, but it was just beautiful with the sun shining down and all the lavender just starting to bloom. I picked up a ribbon tied jar of lavender bath salts, and a little drawstring pouch of dried lavender – perfect for under the pillow for a sound sleep... hoping to get back out there soon once all the whole garden has bloomed!

Have a few errands to finish for today, but officially off on vaca till Wednesday... hope your week has started off well!

Photos: All photos taken by myself.

31 comments:

Caitlin @ Sacramento Street said...

This B&B looks amazing. I always want to move out to the country when I get back to the city - there is something about the country that makes you completely relax and enjoy every little moment in time.

Enjoy the next few days off!

mostlypolished said...

that sounds and looks like a dream!

♥Simply Seductive said...

So happy for you... it sounds like you had an amazing experience. Love the photographs.

All the best,

Linda

The Design Dish said...

sounds so nice!
The DEsign Dish

Luna and Chloe said...

Such pretty pictures! Sounds like you had an amazing time. Love all the animals - REALLY makes you feel like your in the country!

xoxo
kristi

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Oh,my...SOooo nice and fabulous place where you was!!!-)*
It's just joyful loittle vacation time here...

Very fascinated about you sunny photos:-)*

Love,
***Violetta***

Dustjacket Attic said...

This looks and sounds perfect, no wonder you want to relocate!
xoxo

nyc lu / clothesure said...

hah, i just posted about wanting/needing an escape from the city! this looks like a perfect remedy to creepy-guy-on-the-street-blues

Marcie said...

Amazing! These photos are just delightful.

:) Marcie

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

gorgeous photos — you've got a gift, girlfriend! welcome back :)

Annette Piper said...

Looks so peaceful and inviting! Glad you had such a wonderful time :)

amy goodhouse said...

You take lovely photographs. You should post your photos more often!

Gintare said...

That sounds like a lovely weekend! Beautiful photos.

Gintare

Sasha {Everything Fabulous} said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time!! The B&B looks amazing..and loove the lavender farm!!!..but mostly your pictures are unbelievable!! Enjoy your next days on vacation!!!

SogniSorrisi said...

Looks gorgeous! Where did you go?

Sarah Klassen said...

So pretty... lovely pictures, Daniella! Isn't the countryside so refreshing? Sounds like a much–needed, restful time to me... I hope you have a few more adventures :)

xoxo

Fiona said...

Hey Daniella, can you reveal the name and location of the charming B&B? I want to show off southern Ontario to my boyfriend and he's a farm boy at heart!

modHello! said...

This place is so...so...I'm without words...while I'm working in a rainy Milan...
Lovely photos!!

kisses, gaia

http://modhello.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

Lavender field!! That must have been so beautiful! Does it mean we're old when we start loving lavender? lol. You've gotta check out this adorable lavender shop in the distillery district the next time your in Toronto... i think you'll like it.

Amanda said...

Nice shots, by the way! iPhone-ed?

Sandi said...

looks like you had a lovely time! Tony and I have been dying to do this in the country too, just take a little break.

Mona Thompson said...

Looks like heaven to me!

Jess said...

Wow - this B&B looks absolutely gorgeous! My husband and I are going to one this weekend for our first year anniversary - I hope it comes close to this one!!

xoxo
jess

http://CheapButChicClothes.blogspot.com/

Georgina Dollface said...

What lovely and yummy photos! I've always thought it would be so cool to live in a brightly painted house! Especially set amongst a row of bland, boring beige ones.- G

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh that sounds and looks wonderful! Glad you had a great time. Enjoy your last day off :)

Mariah @LadyLUX said...

All your photos are beyond gorgeous! Looks like the perfect getaway :)

define1lady said...

Glad you had a lovely and relaxing weekend. You images are so amazing. Happy day!

Miz.November said...

Wow. Your photos are gorgeous. I would love to grow my own lavender. It would have to be a calm place to be.

Nicole* said...

a lavender farm? i bet it was wonderful!
all of your pictures are fabulous and so dreamy.

Daniella said...

Caitlin - Yes, so true! I just wanted time to slow down out there...

Mostlypolished - It totally was, such a sweet little place! (Well, a rather large farm though, lol)

Linda - Thank you! It was nice to have some time away from everything...

Design Dish - It totally was!

Kristi - Oh definitely! lol... I think all the sweet animals topped it off...

Violetta - Thank you! Glad you like the photos!

Dustjacket Attic - There's just something about the quiet of the country that makes you want to move!

nyc lu - hahaha... oh my! there's always "creepy guy in the street" in every town! sound like you should plan a little getaway!

Marcie, Amy & Mackenzie - Thank you! I'm glad they weren't boring! lol...

Annette - Peaceful indeed! I had such deep sleeps there! lol...

Gintare - Thank you!

Sasha - Oh you would loooove the lavender farm, it was sooo beautiful and all the plants weren't even totally in bloom yet. I'm hoping to get back there this summer...

Connie & Fiona - I'll email you!

Sarah - Refreshing is a great word to describe... I don't want to go back to reality! lol...

ModHello - Ah, but Milan! Lucky you!

Amanda - Hahahaha I hope not! I loved this place! It was so pretty... I think it's the fresh, dried lavender that smells so nice. I don't like that Shoppers Drug Mart old lady cream! lol... (used my little point and shoot for these ones... )

Sandi - You should totally plan a trip then! It was sooo nice...

Mona - Totally!

Jess - Aw, thats sound wonderful! Hope you have fun!

Georgina - That yellow house was actually a little garden shop... it totally stood out from all the rest, so sunny and bright!

Alternative Wife, Mariah, define1lady - Thank you! It was great while it lasted!

Miz. November - I'm totally thinking of picking up a few plants this week... i'm just not sure if it'll bloom in my partial sunlight... it was such a lovely little place though...

Nicole - Yes! I never really thought about where all that dried lavender would come from, but of course they have lavender farms! It was such a great find...

Daniella said...

Fiona - Just realized your blogger profile isn't available, lol... it was Conny's B&B on the Farm, in St.Thomas, just outside the village of Sparta. I can email you more info and photos of the rooms if you like, just send me a quick email...

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