Girls Day Out

Yesterday, was a girls day out with a couple of my best friends. We’d been planning this for a month or so, and were incredibly excited that the weather turned out so beautifully. Our destination was Niagara-on-the-Lake (apparently a lot of people’s destinations yesterday), and the new outlet mall that is quite close by.

We are not fantastic early morning risers when we don’t have to get up for work, however we were on the road by about 9:15 (after stopping for some Tim Hortons. You can’t start a road trip, no matter how small or how big, without some Tim Hortons. It’s just unCanadian if you do.) and on our way to shopping heaven.

Between the four of us ladies purchases were made at Kate Spade (I may have gotten my very first Kate Spade purse…it’s so beautiful), a kitchen store, Nike, some jewelry stories, the list goes on. After the outlet mall we made our way to our favourite winery Pillitteri. We had gone to Pilitteri for the first time last month for one of the girl’s birthday parties. We did a wine tour and tasting, which was a lot of fun. However, we were fresh out of the wine that we bought that time, so we had to go back.

We had a couple of bottles of wine each, when this elderly lady appeared behind the counter and motioned us over. She told us that if we bought a case of win – which was 12 bottles – they give us one of the 12 for free. We were completely on board with that. The elderly lady then talked to us too about the Gewurztraminer Riesling and how it was made, and all of a sudden we had more than 12 bottles. So we decided to make it 24. Two cases of wine. Turns out that the elderly lady is Mrs. Pillitteri herself. Her and her husband started the winery and it’s now in its third generation of Pillitteris’ working and owning the winery.

Post winery, we did lunch at Niagara-on-the-Lake, then we did some shopping. It was a completely beautiful day out, and it was just nice to walk and hang out in the sunshine.

Hanging out with my girls, and enjoying the sunshine, was a perfect way to spend yesterday – as well at completely necessary. I relax with my girls. We’ve known each other for too long to have any filters with each other, and so it just ended up being a perfect day and just what I needed.


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