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Wine Tasting in the Lehigh Valley

Hi Everyone! I hope you all have been having a wonderful spring! The temperatures here  aren’t quite as warm as I would like them to be, but the sun is shining and the trees are turning green, so I can’t complain too much.

This past weekend, my girlfriends and I went on a wine tasting tour in the Lehigh Valley. The bus picked us up in Manhattan and drove us to the first vineyard, Vynecrest Winery, in Breinigsville, PA. There, we enjoyed cheese and wine tastings (the cheese was really yummy!) and toured their building a bit. My favorite was a sweet white wine, which is unusual for me because I tend to lean more towards dry reds.

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Once we finished at Vyncrest, we drove over to Blue Mountain Vineyards for more wine tastings and a catered lunch. Here, I really loved their white merlot. Again, this wine was on the sweeter side and I usually don’t like sweet wines. I’m wondering if there was just something funny with my taste buds that day, that all the sweet wines tasted better to me than the dry. The best part about this winery though, was the furry friend that was wandering around the tables, saying hello to all of her guests!

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Once we were sufficiently wine-happy and our growling stomachs were satisfied with pasta and bread, it was time to move to the third winery, Blair Vineyards. Here, they paired chocolate with their wines and my absolute favorite was a chocolate covered ginger paired with their Gewurztraminer. It was spicy and sweet – a delicious combination. Once the wine tasting was over, we got to spend some time outside enjoying the gorgeous spring day before we headed back to the city._DSC0605_Lovely _DSC0653 _DSC0639

Jumping for wine!

It was the perfect spring day, spent with good friends and good drinks!

Until next time…

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Spring in Hoboken

This weekend, spring was in the air! The trees are in colorful bloom, singing birds were my wake up call, and fresh flowers and new plants made their way into my home!

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These yellow sunflowers look beautiful on my kitchen table!

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Saturday was the perfect day to walk around town…

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I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

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Spring and Things

Morning coffee at the kitchen table

Morning coffee at the kitchen table

Bought a pretty bouquet of flowers to bring some spring into my home

Got a basil plant this weekend. There is nothing like the smell of fresh basil

Got a basil plant this weekend. There is nothing like the smell of fresh basil

I love the warm afternoon light that comes in through my kitchen windows

I love the warm afternoon light that comes in through my kitchen windows

Hosted my first dinner party this weekend!

Hosted my first dinner party this weekend! We had bruschetta, fresh mozzerella, roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes, salad and linguini in garlic and oil. And, of course, a whole lot of vino!

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My Week via Instagram

Monday afternoon in NY. Walking near Columbus Circle. Very foggy day.

Monday afternoon in NY. Walking near Columbus Circle. Very foggy day.

Galentine’s Dinner on Thursday with my best girlfriends. We went to a delicious French restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn called Pates et Traditions and enjoyed a three course dinner of scallop and shrimp puffed pastries, salmon, and crepes with homemade chocolate sauce, strawberries and whipped cream.

Galentine’s Dinner on Thursday with my best girlfriends. We went to a delicious French restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn called Pates et Traditions and enjoyed a three course dinner of scallop and shrimp puffed pastries, salmon, and crepes with homemade chocolate sauce, strawberries and whipped cream.

Friday morning in Williamsburg. The light on the street and building was very pretty.

Friday morning in Williamsburg. The light on the street and building was very pretty.

Happy Monday, everyone! If you have the day off, enjoy it! Tomorrow is my first day at Random House so I will be very busy preparing myself!

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If you liked this post, you may want to check out last week’s instagram recap.

My Week via Instagram

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I got a haircut this week…probably my last one for awhile, seeing as how my hairdresser works Tues. – Thurs. and I will be commuting to and from NY for my new job. I suppose I could try to find someone knew, but I love my hairdresser. She is the first and only one I have ever trusted and she does a fantastic job every single time! So, for now, I will let it grow until I can get to her again.

 

I worked on some fun DIY projects this weekend, including a Valentine’s Day shirt for my sister. I am really excited to share the other project with you – stay tuned for a tutorial this week!

 

My fortune from Chinese last night…It’s so true! But, fortune cookie, you’re a little late in telling me this because they’ve already begun developing!

 

I hope everyone has a great Monday! I am SO excited because tonight I’m seeing Ben Howard in NY with some friends! (If you’ve never listened to him before, please check him out. He is amazing.) I think it is going to be a fantastic show. He is so talented and I can’t wait to see and hear him live! I will let you all know how it is tomorrow 🙂

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