The Vineyard at Florence
Happy Sunday! I guess the world is not yet ending and you still have more time to live life and go on adventure's and make IT (life) count! Had you heard the rumor that the world was ending yesterday? I heard that one and also that the rapture was happening yesterday? I see the world is still turning, and I don't know if the rapture happened but if it did EVERYBODY I know is in for the trials and tribulations...LOL. Which makes me feel a little better about myself. I always joke with Sam that he will definitely get taken up and I'll be the one left behind, which wouldn't actually funny for me, but I find it humorous given it hasn't happened. Anyway, where do people come up with making these grand predictions?
I guess we never really know WHEN that could all happen (even though some people like to throw in their predictions), so it's best to just live life fully either way. And I hope the world isn't ending anytime soon because there is still too much that I want to do and see, big and small!
Anyway, I'm glad I was able to experience a bit of Florence Italy right here in Texas before dooms day.
About 45 miles from Austin, TX sits a place that was dreamt up by two best friends while visiting Tuscany - to bring us a mix of Texas and Tuscany through award-winning wine and a relaxing, picturesque atmosphere at The Vineyard at Florence.
They offer wine tours and tastings, delicious food (Sam and I ate three pizza's during our stay!) and a charming Sunday Brunch, a place to getaway for a special occasion or a vacation/staycation, spa services, a space to host an event or have your Wedding, and special events throughout the year - like The Harvest Run that we enjoyed last weekend with my family and some friends.
Our stay at The Vineyard at Florence
We started our time at the Vineyard with The Harvest Run. I LOVE season centered events, especially here in Texas where we can use a little help getting into the new seasons while we wait for the weather to catch up with the Calendar.
The run was 2.5 miles around and through the vineyard. It was such a gorgeous setting that the run felt like it was over before it even started, but the icing on the cake was crossing the finish line to a glass of Sorrisso waiting for me at 11AM. THIS is my kind of event... but seriously.
After the race we enjoyed the afternoon with live music, a food truck, corn hole, cheese, pizza, and more vino before Sam and I checked into our room!
We stayed the night in a Vineyard Room and had one of the most peaceful and relaxing nights that we've had in a long time.
The Vineyard Rooms: "Large, beautiful, sun drenched rooms with panoramic views over the vineyards. These rooms are 500 square feet with king sized beds, ensuite bathrooms with large walk in showers, lounge chairs, dining table, the latest in guest room technology and wide balconies or patios. Close to Villa Firenze, Villa Ella Amore and The Winery, Vineyard rooms are non-smoking and accommodate up to two people, some are accessible by stairs".
It's so hard for me to just relax sometimes (especially when I forget to bring a book on a trip...). Does anyone else have this problem? It's like if I don't have something to do, I don't know what to do with myself sometimes! Because when we are at home or on a trip there is ALWAYS something to occupy our time...cleaning, cooking, walking the dogs, blogging, emails, work, hiking, sightseeing, etc. But JUST taking the time to be still and clear my mind and enjoy it - that's something that I could definitely stand to work on!
We took a nice afternoon nap, went for an evening bike ride, ate more pizza for dinner (when in Florence 😉 right?), savored a couple more glasses of Sorriso with the sun setting and the views, and then enjoyed the evening on the patio of our Vineyard Room.
Sunday morning before leaving we had a Jazz Brunch with live music and a really awesome buffet with mimosas and three different kinds of fresh juice to choose from.
It was the most perfect and peaceful getaway.