Last week we skipped town, packed up the Phil & Ted’s travel crib, and went for a little getaway to Whistler. We stayed at Nita Lake Lodge and had no real plans except to relax. It was great to have a change of scenery and to stay in a hotel, with no laundry, dishes, or cleaning to do… having someone to make the bed and fresh towels every day felt like a luxury after my last three months with a baby taking up a lot of my time and energy. It was sunny for half of our time there and rainy for the rest, which was fine by me as that was the perfect excuse to sit by the fire and drink wine and eat baked goods from Purebread. Usually I like to go to the spa when I’m in Whistler (either at Scandinave or the Four Seasons) and go to a yoga class at YYoga NeoWhistler, but neither of those things happened this trip. Instead, this trip was all about family time, leisurely walks, and happy hours. Here are a few iPhone snapshots from our trip.
Like it or not (I know there are some strong opinions on this holiday), Valentine’s Day is just one week away. If you’re in a relationship, that means it’s time to turn your mind to it if you haven’t already. I actually like this holiday – there’s something nice about taking the time to celebrate love and to have a romantic night. My ideal Valentine’s Day is pretty basic: having some wine at home, exchanging cards and a small gift (like chocolates, macrons, or other sweets), then heading out for dinner and champagne. This year, D and I will be in NYC – our dinner reservations are booked, and it will be so fun to be in a different city and on vacation. That’s a perfect Valentine’s Day if you ask me and I can’t wait. If you don’t quite have a weekend away in New York to look forward to, I’ve included a few ideas below that might inspire you and help you figure out what to do for that special someone: