Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New York Trip-Girls Day Out

Usually anytime my sister Tabitha or I are in town, we always go to Skaneateles, an absolutely lovely and well kept town located on one of the finger lakes.  AND...we always eat at the Sherwood Inn, at this point, it's tradition.  A sea blue Inn and Restaurant with a view of the lake, they have rustic American fare and SUPER yummy french fries.  And, what about the children, you ask?  Haha...NOT included!  My dad was brave and spent ALL day with them at home, yes, an entire 8 hours with my three year old, Tabitha's 18 month old, and my 7 month old.  Thanks daddy!

 A picture of the front of The Sherwood Inn.

 And, we NEVER get dessert at The Sherwood Inn....we simply swing out the back door and walk over to La Patisserie.  The name should tell you it's good, no?  Breads and pastries and cakes, oh YES! 
 Here we all are in front of La Patisserie.

 Yes, that's the dessert I chose, soooo Samantha, I know ;)
 One of their cases of confections.
 *ahem*....right, so uhhhh, who put this in here?!  This is uh, well, I don't know who these crazy people are, nor why we took a picture of them with my camera....*ahem*......

 After dessert, we drove over to the gallery and farm of MacKenzie Childs.  If you have never heard of them, they are kind of like a Pottery Barn, but their items are *crazy* decorated and almost fantastical in design...think of Alice in Wonderland.  Really.  If you like their stuff, be prepared to spend a pretty penny!  One goblet?  $78.  Yeah.
 Their grounds were absolutely breathtaking.

 So serene.
 You can see the lake in the distance.

Ok, their vegetable garden?  Gorgeous!!!  My sister and I were drooling over all of the amazing vegetables that were proliferating there.  They had everything...cabbage, peppers, swiss chard, kale, beets, carrots, onions, tomatoes, lettuce.  I was so tempted to find a vintage wicker basket, load it up with veggies and make a run for it!

 Ummm, gorgeous (insert arm waving head shaking).

 Yes, I'd like to nap riiiight....here.
 Our little visitor in the garden.  He was VERY friendly and loved the attention.

 It was a VERY relaxing day with my mom and sister, I always love going when I come home.  And my dad DID survive the day, although he was a little tuckered out that evening!

1 comment:

Mairi dhubh said...

I love Skaneateles, it is such a charming little town! It looks like you three had a perfect day out! I'm glad you were able to have a nice NY trip!