Glamping

Glamping: In a nutshell, it’s glamorous or luxurious camping. Instead of sleeping on the ground, you get to sleep on an actual bed, with fluffy pillows and a cozy comforter. You have access to water, rest rooms, showers, and maybe even Wi-Fi with a continental breakfast. Though some believe it defeats the purpose of camping, I disagree for the simple fact that it’s not camping — it’s GLAMPING. The whole purpose is to enjoy the outdoors more comfortably. It is especially great for people who don’t have the skills to be out in the wilderness with nothing more than a tent and a lantern.

*This is a Sponsored post for Seneca Sol Glamping, but all opinions are my own.

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I just had my first experience glamping right here in NY. Perfectly placed in the middle of the Seneca wine trail, you will find Seneca Sol Glamping. With over 30 wineries to choose from, there is plenty to do! 7 minutes from Watkins Glen (home to the famous Watkins Glen gorge trail), and Only a few minutes from Grist Iron Brewing Company where you will find delicious beer and a chill environment to grab food.

The check- in desk/lounge area is located in a tent, holy CUTENESS!

 

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The cherry tent is a homemade safari tent equipped with a little stand up closet with hangers, a desk, 3 lanterns, a queen size bed, a decorative chair, a bench, a chest, AND a back patio with table and chairs.

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You know you are glamping when you can charge your phone with a lantern.

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There is a beautiful bath house located a short distance from the camp with fresh water as well as individual showers and toilets. Towels, washcloths, shampoos and conditioners are all provided for you.

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On site, you will find a 10 – 15 minute nature trail. SO incredibly gorgeous in the fall!

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You had me at COFFEE BAR.

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Other perks:

  • Includes free breakfast.
  • Each night around 7:30 pm a communal campfire is lit for glampers. Firewood is supplied.
  • Free Parking
  • Free cancellation within 48 hours
  • You can choose to stay in a Teepee
  • Free Wi-Fi

Although they are officially closed for the season, they will reopen in May 2018! To book your stay next season or for more information, check out Seneca Sol and all they have to offer. To find out which wineries are located on the Seneca wine trail click here.

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Need cute glamping gear? Get this teepee vibes shirt at Reelnomadic. You’re welcome.  🙂

 

-E

 

Best Desserts of CNY: Sugar & Co.

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Lemon meringue bar, flourless chocolate cake, and cookie-dough brownie layered dessert. Just a little taste of what Sugar & Co has to offer. The vibes are great — Modern upbeat music, especially attractive to a younger age group. Most dates these days are dinner and a movie, but I find this to be a more UNpopular way to get to know someone without the typical restaurant meal. PLUS there is an exquisite wine list, and we all know you can’t go wrong with wine. Appetizers & desserts are what they serve up at this prime downtown location in Syracuse, NY.

The pastry chef is definitely not one to be over looked. This well-known artistic creator is what separates Sugar & Co. from the rest. She goes by the name ‘the little cake artist’ on Instagram. Her talent is very evident — not just in the quality of the desserts, but the beautifully crafted presentation as well. Probably the reason she has gained 41k followers and counting! Wow, AMAZING. The service goes above and beyond expectations. I had the pleasure of meeting one of the owners who was working at the time and she just so happened to have the same name as me. Obviously the reason why they made the list. Kidding, the bar is perfectly stunning. I never would have known she was the owner had I not asked. GO see why they are one of THE best dessert places in CNY. Be sure to follow their sweet journey on Instagram. Did you my last dessert post?! Here it is “Best Desserts of CNY: The Sweet Praxis.”

 

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Lemon meringue bar with graham cracker and hazelnut crust & Chambord macerated berries

 

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Cookie dough brownie with edible cookie dough layers

 

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Flourless chocolate cake paired with a Bavarian cream & raspberry sauce

 

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Sliced prosciutto, caramelized onion, goat cheese, & a drizzle of balsamic glaze
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Macaron monday?

Best Desserts of CNY: Dani’s Dessert and Wine Bar

I am noticing a trend of modern-type restaurants popping up lately that have recently grabbed my full attention. Dessert & wine bars. Can I just say that I am 100% on board. Whoever came up with this idea deserves an award. I mean I love wine. I love dessert. Both in one place is almost overwhelming. It’s genius, a chick-magnet if you will.
So, I have visited a few different dessert and wine bars. I was ALL over that — There is nothing better than bonding with my girlfriends over a glass of cabernet. This specific dessert and wine bar stuck out to me in Baldwinsville, NY. Dani’s Dessert and Wine Bar is truly a hidden gem. Nice intimate feel with tasteful decor. The staff is full of local, friendly faces.

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Chocolate Raspberry Cake
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Soy Dumplings

 

On to the menu — Perfecto. They serve up more than just desserts. You pick any shareable Tapas 3 for $22 OR 4 for $30. A scrumptious dessert can be among one of your choices. I am typically not a sea-food person other than the fact that I see-food and I eat-food, BUT the Salmon Crostini with cream cheese, capers, and pears was something I couldn’t leave without at least trying. A unique combo that I had to dive right in to. OH my goodness so this is what heaven is like. One thing to know about me is that my love for food is unwavering, If only I were as dedicated to fitness. For dessert I chose the raspberry chocolate cake and you can guess that it tasted just as decadent as is sounds. Wine speaks for itself, sometimes it makes me speak to myself. Anyway, ATTENTION MEN: Just about every girl loves wine and chocolate, so if you’re looking for a special date — hint hint you will score some brownie points here, no pun intended. Seriously go check this place out, you’re missing out! Dani’s Dessert and Wine Bar Facebook Page. Love donuts? Check my last post “Best Desserts of CNY: JUST DONUTS”.

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Honey Mustard Tenders

 

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Enjoying a glass of Cab Sauv.

 

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Tasteful Décor