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Rochester Fringe Festival opening night

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September 20, 2013 at 10:48 pm Leave a comment

Downtown Skaneateles Walking Tour

Doug's has the least wait around 3pm.

Doug’s has the least wait around 3pm.

Downtown Skaneateles is charming AND tasty! Making stops at Doug’s Fish Fry, the Skaneateles Bakery,  and the Patisserie would be way too much food for one day, but great if you are here for a week. While you are here, stop in at Rhubarb and Pomodoro to check out the great gifts.

Delicious breakfast or lunch

Skaneateles Bakery — Delicious breakfast or lunch

Best Donuts in town — made fresh while you wait.

Skaneateles Bakery — Best Donuts in town — made fresh while you wait.

Best Granola, beautiful baked goods and cakes

Best Granola, beautiful breads, baked goods and cakes

Wedding cakes in the window of the Patisserie

Wedding cakes in the window of the Patisserie

Great ideas and gifts for the kitchen and garden

Great ideas and gifts for the kitchen and garden

Creative gifts, and the  guys can sit outside on the porch in rocking chairs!

Creative gifts, and the guys can sit outside on the porch in rocking chairs!

Beautiful landmark restoration, landscaping and repurposing into townhomes

Enjoy beautiful landmark homes

September 17, 2013 at 11:40 am Leave a comment

Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars

View from the winery

View from the winery

Of all the wineries in the Finger Lakes Lamoreaux Landing is my favorite. The winery is situated on top of vine-covered hills rolling down toward the lake.

The tasting room is a simple but elegant structure, simply decorated with the windows capturing the best views. The tasting bar area is very open with lovely art on the walls. I felt like we had all the time we needed to enjoy the tasting.

The tasting room was more inviting than any other winery I have ever seen.

The tasting room was more inviting than any other winery I have ever seen.

We purchased a 2010 Cabernet Franc, the 2009, 42 North, and a bottle of Red Meleau Port — which is a $40 investment for a tiny bottle, but is a spectacular taste from start to finish. This is not on their website and I’m not sure if they make this “Semi-Dry Specialty WIne.”

The 42 North is described on their website as “bursting with aromas of orange blossoms, jasmine, and coriander.  A sweet citrus core structure is highlighted with subtropical flavors of orange, peach, and honeydew melon.” I would not have been able to identify all of that upon tasting, however we had a great server who had insights about the chemistry of wine-making and how that affects what you taste. He greatly improved the experience.

When we started our journey our destination was Red Newt’s tasting lunch, but Lamoreaux eclipsed all our wine stops that day.

If you are wine-tasting on Seneca Lake, swing over to the East side of the lake so you can try Lamoreaux Landing.

Located:
9224 Rt. 414 Lodi, NY 14860

Phone:
607-582-6011

Tasting Hours:
Monday-Saturday 10-5
Sunday 12-5

September 9, 2013 at 1:17 am Leave a comment

Time Traveling Routes 5 and 20 on The Antique Mile, Chapter One

I took a different kind of trip when traveling the Bloomfield Antique Mile on Routes 5 and 20, with my cousin from South Carolina. She was hunting with a purpose, but I was an instant time traveler when upon spotting a Creedence Clearwater Revival Record, Lincoln Logs, Looney Tunes Glasses and Golden Books.

Continue Reading September 1, 2013 at 1:59 pm Leave a comment


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