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Not too long ago

Silver Sands beach

Silver Sands beach

Silver Sands beach
… we had our first “Spring” day. That one Saturday a couple of weeks ago, we finally had decent temps and everybody hopped in their car and went to the beach (it looks like I was the only person at Silver Sands but believe me, I really wasn’t). It since got cold again but at least that beautiful day melted away all the leftover snow!

McLaughlin Vineyards


McLaughlin VineyardsWine Tasting McLaughlin Vineyards
My computer’s been in the out for repair for over a week and I’m slowly going crazy! Good thing I still had these shots on my phone + a little help from Pixlr, here we are!

But on to this little post: A couple of days before Christmas, my family and I went on a late-afternoon adventure to the McLaughlin Vineyards for a little wine tasting (thanks, Living Social!). This winter-y view here doesn’t seem like much but the property also includes a wooded hill on the other side of the house. Besides wines, the owners also make maple products (needless to say, we walked out of there with lots of food!) and organize outdoors-y events all year around. I just might have to go back for one of these events in the spring/summer and see what’s going on up that hill!

Address: McLaughlin Vineyards – 14 Albert’s Hill Road, Sandy Hook, CT.

Back to School


Schoolhouse at Cannondale Fois Gras at the Schoolhouse
Silly me left my camera in my coat, at coat check, so no good food pictures this time.

A few weeks ago for my mother’s birthday, my parents and I went to the Schoolhouse at Cannondale, a cute little New American restaurant in the middle of the wild and dark forest in Wilton (I may be exaggerating 😉

This place seems to be in high demand around here; we actually tried to get a (kinda last minute) reservation a while ago but no luck then. This time around, my father called much earlier to secure our evening of great food. I had frois gras for starters (picture on the right), then squab with gnocchi & greens, and finally we all shared the chocolate soufflé for dessert. After that amazing meal, my dad announced that this was “the best meal he’s had in the United States” — ain’t that something! My wallet couldn’t handle me eating there too often, but it’s definitely worth the trek!

Address: 34 Cannon Rd, Wilton CT 06897

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