People are shopping early like never before. And it’s not just Black Friday or Cyber Monday. This year, shopping early is far more accelerated because the supply chain is so backed up.
Note these headlines:
Christmas at Risk as Supply Chain ‘Disaster’ Only Gets Worse, Bloomberg
The World Is Still Short of Everything. Get Used to It, NYTU.S.
Supply Chain Too Snarled for Christmas Fix, Reuters
Starting now will ease your mind. Here is a sampling of great gift experiences in the South Wedge:
–Artful Gardener Not just for gardeners, it’s a combination of Craft Gallery & Garden Design Studio offering an ever-changing selection of Fine Art & Craft, Home Goods, Garden Accents, & Unique Gifts.
–Cheesy Eddie’s Incredible desserts made with the finest natural ingredients-FROM SCRATCH!
–Tea class at Happy Earth Leaf Tea. Curious to know more about tea: the different varieties of tea, their origins, quality markers and best ways to make them?
–Designs by Bradley James Floral designer, interior designer, photo shoot stylist , collector of antiques, good wine, and cats. Specializes in floral for corporate events, weddings and special events.
–Hedonist Artisan Chocolates, for hand-crafted, exquisite chocolates.
–Historical House Parts Supplier of architectural salvage: doors, hardware, mantels, registers, cabinets, plumbing fixtures, lighting, woodwork & more; antique & reproduction.
–Mt Hope Cemetery tours. Special-themed self guided walking tours.
And now you will need a home base…so make way for that Rochester Experience at the Ellwanger Estate B&B.
And during your stay you may wish to embrace a greater sense of well-being, with a Spa massage at the Ellwanger. Enjoy a massage in the comfort of your room.
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Ever had trouble sticking with your New Year’s resolution? We have a remedy: Go on vacation or staycation! At the Ellwanger Estate B&B there’s a solution for every resolution you could make, from healthier eating, a great escape, changing our perspective, find meaning and break with our day-to day routines, to discovering your adventurous side. So in 2017, why not pair your self-enhancement with an amazing stay? The Ellwanger Estate B&B is where you can launch the New Year, check off your to-do list and finally make a change.
- Eat Your Breakfast
From the Ellwanger Estate’s roasted pear with poached eggs to the mouthwatering spicy sausage frittata (along with every delicious dish in between), the Ellwanger Estate B&B serves amazing breakfasts that put to shame your local chain motel’s stale cereal selection. Enjoy a gourmet farm to table breakfast.
- Get Fit
There’s a surge at the local gyms at the start of each New Year. In 2017, do something different and try your hand at a brand-new sports skill while on vacation. Discover your inner self at Ellwanger Estate, where you can hike, bike, row and walk the Genesee river trial or the Eire canal. Afterwards head to College Town for cocktails or Swiftwater for a local brew and dinner.
- Become an Artist
This is the year to explore your creative side. You could take a class at the Ellwanger Estate B&B where you’ll paint to your heart’s content. Consider outdoor studios at the Ellwanger Estate-perfect for plein air painting. Or attend an artist-led encaustic workshop held every Fall.
- Finally Finish Reading a Book…or Writing One
Spend an entire vacation reading? Sounds great to us. There is that book that is just begging to be finished this year. Ellwanger Estate B&B library stocks books galore! Grab a stack of books, a chair, and a cooling glass of the Ellwanger Estate B&B homemade lemonade, and then read to the sound of serenading birds.
Ellwanger Estate B&B also bills itself as a writer’s retreat, where beautifully decorated rooms come with antique writing desks and few distractions. Or sequester yourself on our veranda, watch the sunset and natures finest views, and be utterly inspired for your poetry, prose, or screenplay … as long as you don’t get distracted by the view.
- Go Green
Whether it’s to get eco-inspired and learn some new strategies or to reward yourself for recycling and conserving throughout the year, you deserve a green getaway in 2017. Check out Ellwanger Estate B&B eco-friendly where we are 5 out of 5 leaves green with Audubon.
- Learn How to Relax
Kick off the year with a day of renewal, grab a friend or your loving spouse, and embark on a rejuvenating B&B getaway. Try a massage or Yoga on the front lawn (every Saturday morning form May- September) at Ellwanger Estate B&B.
- Live a Little
If 2016 felt a bit dull, make sure 2017 is anything but. Unleash your inner adventurer and book a stay. You can charter a sunset cruise of the Erie Canal on the Sam Patch, paddled board at the Irondequoit Bay, hot air balloon on Canandaigua Lake, plus many more adventures awaiting you.
- Renew Your Love
It doesn’t have to be a big anniversary year if you’re looking to renew your vows. Plan a ceremony under the beech tree or on the veranda, with a champagne toast for two at the Ellwanger Estate B&B. It’s a perfectly simple way to underscore your lifelong commitment to each other.
- Just Splurge
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with stretching your budget. Historically, my splurges have always included: 1. Something luscious- like a massage with Brenda Washington followed by dinner at Rooney’s. 2. Something athletic-like a visit to Midtown Athletic Club. 3. And lastly something scholarly-like a visit to Artisan Works or Memorial Art Gallery.
- Spend More Time with Friends.
A getaway with your friends may be the key to renewed sanity. Gather your BFF’s, soul sister, partner in crime and the list goes on, and spend a vacation shopping, golfing, hiking, biking, and exploring the local breweries and wineries, and just catching up. Your friends’ getaway will create memories that last a lifetime and is sure to become a yearly tradition.
What do you get when you mix teens and pre-teens together with a kitty litter cake, soap making demonstrations, pizza party and an all night slumber party? Not much slumber for sure! It probably had something to do with the ghost stories told by the guests. Can’t wait for the next teen event- a sweet sixteen slumber party next week!
Speaking of ghost-we don’t have any. Sorry. If that disappoints you there is always the Lizzie Borden B&B. How exciting that would be for ghost lovers.
Ah and for excitement, life at the Ellwanger has certainly been that and more. The month of May has been chock full of guests celebrating anything from a U of R or RIT graduation, to a Mother’s Day Tea, RPO events, and a couture wedding dress photo shoot.
While May has proven to be more like April, the only thing that has been hampered is Lilac Festival. The Lilacs themselves have flourished. Please come see for yourselves!