#CTVISIT: EXPLORING CONNECTICUT

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By Jess
3 Aug 2015

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY CRAIG MACKAY

A few weeks ago Craig and I took a trip to Northern Connecticut for a tour of some fun places to visit around the Northeastern part of the State. Our first stop was Brownstone Park, a waterpark featuring Swimming, Wakeboarding, Cliff Jumping, Zip Lines, Rock Climbing, Land-based Obstacle Courses & Kayaking. So basically something for everyone!

Outfit details: Stripe Tee // Denim Shorts // Sandals // Sunglasses

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Next up we headed to Taylor Brooke Winery in Woodstock, CT. The winery features over 7,500 vines and takes great care in producing quality wines on a local farm. The owners, Richard and Linda Auger were so generous with their time, giving us an in depth tour of the vineyard and treating us to a tasting in their tasting room. 

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Of course Craig and I fell in love with one of their winery dogs, Addison. We took home a bottle of the Woodstock Hill White and Wine Dog 1, which the owners donate $1 per bottle sold, to the Worcester Animal Rescue League in Worcester, MA.

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The scenery on the drive from Taylor Brooke to the Inn at Woodstock Hill was so beautiful from beautiful old barns to cattle grazing in the fields.

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We absolutely fell in LOVE with the Inn at Woodstock Hill. From the wonderful staff to the quaint decor and unbelievable grounds it is a hidden gem. The Inn’s main house was originally constructed in 1816 by John Truesdell for William Bowen. The Inn is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and is certified as a Connecticut Green Lodging Facility.

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Loved the decor in our room. Below, pre-dinner selfie. Why are we so serious?

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We ended up being late for dinner (sorry!) because we could not stop exploring the gardens on the property. The dahlias were absolutely out of this world.

Outfit details: Silk Blouse // Jeans

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Before we left we made a quick stop at Roseland Cottage on our way out of town. The gothic revival style home was built in 1846. The grounds and gardens are absolutely beautiful. We had so much fun exploring Northeastern, CT. It’s nice to take an adventure so close to home! For more information about things to do and places to see in Connecticut visit their website here.

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10 Comments

  1. Allie wrote:

    What a gorgeous place! I definitely wouldn’t mind staying there <3

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    8.3.15 | Reply
  2. Natali wrote:

    Wow!! What na mazing flower field?! Loved this post, fantastic photos and your blouse is so 70’s and so pretty!

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    8.3.15 | Reply
  3. This is beautiful! Sounds like such a fun trip! I’ve never been to Connecticut, but I’ve heard it’s breathtaking.

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

    8.3.15 | Reply
  4. Bella B wrote:

    What a gorgeous place to visit. I love all the photos.

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    8.3.15 | Reply
  5. That place looks so cute, I would love to stay there
    xo

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    8.4.15 | Reply
  6. Rach wrote:

    I love the room decor! So shabby chic! I really love how laid back your outfits were!

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    8.5.15 | Reply
  7. All of these pictures are wonderful!
    Taylor Brooke is my favorite vineyard here because I love every single one of their wines and everyone there is always so nice and hospitable. And Addison is such a love!
    Roseland Cottage is another wonderful place. Love the look and their gardens.
    I haven’t been to the inn yet, but I must make a stop there now after seeing your pics.
    Thank you!

    8.6.15 | Reply
  8. Cynthia wrote:

    calm and warm colors of your photo, comfy lifestyle.
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  9. Diana Bartelt wrote:

    Our parents bought an old farm in Woodstock as a summer place. 71 years later we are still summer residents. From these pictures you will begin to see why we keep coming back.

    8.10.15 | Reply
  10. Pauline wrote:

    Locally the house is referred to as the “Pink House”. You can not stay there but you can take a tour of the house. In the summer they hold events there such as art festivals and various other venues.
    I live in CT. about a half hour from the “Pink House”. I left Ct. once for a short while and couldn’t wait to get back. The only drawback for CT. is the winters and the taxes are high.
    All of New England is beautiful.

    8.12.15 | Reply

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