Monday, November 10, 2008

A few days away | Wine Country
So we took a few days off last week to celebrate that we had finished designing all our new products. Everything is off to the printer and most of our big Xmas orders are shipped to retailers all ready - phew, it has been a very busy 6 weeks!
We headed to wine country which is about a 4 hour drive from here in the Okanagan valley. Its a great drive and we stayed at a little, lakeside, boutique hotel that we love called the Eldorado. Here is a picture of the original Eldorado and then, the modern Eldorado. It is very stylishly vintage inside with lots of great old furnishings and pictures combined with modern comfort and luxuries.

This is the breakfast room, above, with the original rowing boats on the ceiling(they even have the shoes in them!) The windows on the left look out to the lake. The walls and ceiling are original wainscotting and the floors are reclaimed fir. It's a lovely spot to have breakfast.

We took a great trip out to the Quails' Gate Winery and had a superb meal(and wine!) at the gorgeous, new, post and beam Old Vines restaurant looking over vineyard. We had read a great review of the restaurant in the Wine Spectator and the New York Times so we were excited to go - and it didn't disappoint. It was perfect! They also have a great little store at the winery in this cute, original log cabin. All the views are to the Lake, it's just lovely! Can't wait to visit again in the summer.

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