Anniversary at Angeline’s

Happy second anniversary to my amazing husband! I have loved the past two years and can’t wait until we are celebrating our 20th and 30th and 40th 🙂

I love to look back at our wedding photos and remember our special day at the cottage. One of my favourite reminders of the day is the Canadian Bride website, where our wedding was featured under the “real wedding” section. Click here to have a look!

This past weekend, we were lucky to be able to leave our kids with my husband’s parents while we took off for a night to the tiny town of Bloomfield.  For those of you who don’t know Bloomfield, it is in Prince Edward County, and just happens to be right across the bay from the cottage.  It has some great wineries, some of the cutest little shops, Sandbanks, and of course, some really lovely B&B’s.  One of our favourite places to stay is at Angeline’s Inn.  Angeline’s is an old home that has changed through the years and has been converted into a beautiful inn and restaurant.  The co-owners are brother and sister, whose family immigrated from Switzerland to the Danforth (our ‘hood!) in Toronto.  Angeline’s has such a great story, along with some fun, historic tidbits about some of the rooms, like the Bijou Room, where we just stayed. While doing renos on this room, Alex, one of the co-owners found a small aquamarine stone that had been stashed under the floor boards, so they named the room “bijou”, the French word for gem. I love it there.

One of the things that I love about Angeline’s is the quirky décor.  They have all sorts of neat lamps, rugs and blankets in each room.  Last year, on our first anniversary, we stayed in the Green Room and my husband really liked the blanket that was at the foot of the bed.  It was an orange wool army blanket. Alex told us to make him an offer and the blanket would be ours!  It is a great souvenir from our first anniversary. (This year, our souvenir from PEC was a skim board.)

It was a great place to celebrate our 2nd anniversary!

Some of my favourite things at Angeline's Inn

After we checked out, we drove down the road to Picton, another adorable little town in PEC.  We walked around Picton and looked all the houses for sale and dreamt about what it would be like to move from Toronto to Picton.  We could get so much more bang for our buck compared to Toronto, where people pay close to a million dollars for a postage stamp sized lot. We agreed that small town life could be fun but that we have a great thing going in the city. Maybe one day, in a long time from now,we will retire there!

Surfer hubby

Surfer dude

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Some of my favourite things (besides this handsome guy) from along the main street in Picton…

Bonkers - a pop up store we discovered last summer.  They sell all sorts of goodies from fun signs for your house or cottage to corkcicles

Bonkers – a pop up store that we discovered last summer. They sell all sorts of goodies from fun signs for your house or cottage to corkcicles

Picton Fabric World

Picton Fabric World

Rosehaven Yarn Shop - recently revamped by a new owner.  Great little store that offers classes and even Sock Camp!  My Aunt Kim would love this place.

Rosehaven Yarn Shop – recently revamped by a new owner. Great little store that offers classes and even Sock Camp! My Aunt Kim would love this place. The owner sells various knitted items from local people, including a 92 year old woman who  knits socks. Check them out at rosehavenyarn.com. Adorable!

Books & Company - one of mine and Tom's favourite places to spend some time.

Books & Company – one of mine and Tom’s favourite places to spend some time.

A trip to downtown Picton isn't complete without a stop at the Bean Counter Cafe.  We grabbed some watermelon and s'mores gelato here.

A trip to downtown Picton isn’t complete without a stop at the Bean Counter Cafe. We grabbed watermelon and s’mores gelato for a snack.

There are so many great things about Prince Edward County.  I didn’t even get into the wineries and the antique shops – that will be another post.

I can’t wait to go back 🙂

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