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A Weekend in Whistler

November 11, 2015

Growing up, at the end of the winter season, my mom would take my sister away to the mountains in Alberta for a little getaway. She would always treat us to a stay at a Fairmont hotel, and this has lead me to become obsessed with Fairmont as an adult. The service and feel of the chain is just beyond, and super consistent, as well.

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We stayed at Fairmont Chateau Whistler this weekend in Whistler for Cornucopia, and we had some much needed rest, relaxation, and reconnection with each other. We enjoyed a gorgeous brunch (with bubbles!) at the Wildflower restaurant.

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It was such a low-impact three days away – their concierge, shuttle, and amazing staff really make you feel pampered. And seriously, I didn’t know how much I needed it! I turned off my email, and really relaxed. OK, well, except for Snapchat… I was pretty much spamming the whole time (I’m erincsousa if you’d like to find me!).

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I even started a new tradition of a hotel spa visit for a massage – I think this will be a new must for me on holiday!

Cornucopia… wow. I posted about my excitement to attend, and I was blown away. We loved learning about Portuguese wines (my fave was the ‘vino vert or green wine’ which is unripened grapes; very crisp!), hopping around finding new wine and restaurants to love… it was just good for the soul, pure and simple.

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I hope you’ll experience it one day for yourself (and it’s also happening this weekend as well, so there is still time if you’re into the last minute thing!).

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Here’s to getaways an hour or two from home that really give you a breath of fresh air!

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