last weekend, justin & i went on our first fall adventure to prince edward county! what a perfect weekend it was. we stayed at the drake devonshire, which i have been dreaming of going to ever since it opened. it was more beautiful then i could have ever imagined. such a different vibe from the drake hotel in queen west. you enter the inn through the most perfect yellow door & it only gets better from there. anything with a bright yellow door gets a gold star in my books!
the drake devonshire, is the former devonshire inn which was built in the 1800's. the drake kept the original house on the property, but expanded it to include additional guest rooms & the restaurant. we got to stay in the creekside room which is located in the original portion of the inn! when you enter the yellow door, you are greeted by the original staircase in all its wood glory. i have a thing for old staircases (ok, i have a thing for old homes period) & the details on this one gave me some serious staircase envy.
the room had an artsy, country, colourful vibe. the bathrooms were farmhouse modern & included matte black faucets complete with my dream marble hexagon floors. when i got home i was ready to tear up our own bathroom floors so i can switch them out to the same marble hexagon floors as the drake (50% joking, ok 2% joking). even justin wouldn't stop talking about the bathroom sink haha i think i have rubbed off on him a little too much.
we had both lunch & dinner on the drake propety, but didn't get a chance to try the brunch because we were way too full from the night before. for lunch i had the reuben sammy & poblano caesar salad, both were so good. justin tried a few of the sea food dishes, including the crab cakes. for dinner i got the half chicken + gravy dinner (obviously), which was loaded with flavour & justin had the lamb shoulder. while i personally don't eat lamb, he said it was one of the best he has ever had. we can't wait to go back to try the lobster rolls & country club next trip up! we just didn't have enough time to eat it all. i think my overall favourite part of the stay was getting to eat in the dining room that overlooked the water! i can't even describe how stunning the view of the water was. i felt like i was dining in the middle of the lake. if only i could wake up every single day to this view!
we spent the saturday town hopping! as far as the county goes, we explored as much of it as we could, including wellington, bloomfield & picton. each town was just so charming! talk about a real life stars hollow. we hit up every coffee shop, brewery & boutique that was on our path. to start the day we grabbed a butter tart + tea from the general (located just around the corner from the devonshire), plus i found the most festive halloween cookie cutters here too. we hit up antique shops, gift shops & clothing stores in each town. a few of my favourites included OAK clothing + parlour studio in wellington & kokito in bloomfield.
i feel like i could go on for paragraphs on end about our perfect stay in PEC, but i think you will just have to go experience it for yourself! as someone who grew up a stone throw away from old town niagara-on-the-lake, i can assure you the vibes in PEC are completly different. both equally beautiful, but different. this weekend we are heading up north to alliston for thanksgiving. i hope i get a sneak peak of the leaves changing colour. happy canadian thanksgiving! have a lovely long weekend everyone.
p.s. i will link to a few of my favourite places below