Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Connecticut Weekend Getaway

Once I got back from Arizona, I worked a Saturday dayside reporting shift. Scott and I hadn't seen each other much all month so we decided to make a weekend getaway of our time in Connecticut. I love any chance I get to show Scott around the area I spend so much time in. He picked me up from work and we went straight to Terrain in Westport. It's a home and garden sister store of Anthropologie with the cutest, coziest cafe. This was my first time there and I was in awe of all the charm. Even in the dead of winter it was fun. Our food was delicious and my favorite part is that they bake bread in a ceramic flower pot. If you ever find yourself in Westport, Connecticut - GO. HERE.

After dinner, we stayed at this charming bed and breakfast, the Roger Sherman Inn, in New Canaan. Roger Sherman was a lawyer, Founding Father, and the first mayor of New Haven, Connecticut. It was a classic colonial building with cozy rooms. We loved our time here and even caught the evening newscast so Scott could watch my story for the day. Because we don't get News 12 CT in the city, this was a special treat! We had a delicious breakfast the next day before attending the New Canaan Ward.

We went on a drive just admiring all of these gorgeous homes. They are stunning. I remember first driving through these neighborhoods while hunting down a story and thinking this place is straight out of The Stepford Wives. (It actually is - the author of the book based the town of Stepford on Wilton, CT, which is in our coverage area.) So many beautiful New England homes. I had been dying to show Scott. He enjoys these drives even more than I do. And if you think these homes are pretty in the winter - just wait until autumn! My favorite! 

We ate a yummy brunch at Rosie in downtown New Canaan. Rams pride runs deep.

And before heading back to the city, I had to show Scott the famous Stew Leonard's! It's a huge grocery store that used to sit on a dairy. They have talking characters in the aisles, the biggest ice cream cones you'll find, and even a petting zoo outside. Certainly, an experience! I think we even went crazy and bought laundry detergent here - something we'd never do at a city grocery store because it's outrageously expensive. Go crazy!
We hit up Penseys Spices across the street - on of my grandma's favorite stores. She was fresh on my mind and it did my heart a lot of good to go inside. This weekend consisted of some much-needed alone time with my number one guy. I loved having him all to myself for the weekend - a rare occurrence. These quick trips are always such a reminder to me of how important it is to break away from real life for a bit and just have fun with one another.


1 comment

  1. The staff here is actually competent and friendly, unlike other places with their pretentious staff guys. The Chicago event space was magnificent and modern, and the seating was comfy. Truly, the food was heavenly and as a visitor I am glad for finding this one.


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