12.18.2013

Cozy, Cute, Classy, and Cuddly: 4 #IGTRAVELThursday Hotel Photos You Must See

The countdown is on for Christmas.This will be our last #IGTRAVELThursday until after the holidays so I wanted to end this week with you saying, "AWWWW!"  I have four photos to share this week that I think you will like. 

The Cozy Photo:




I fell in love with this photo from @FairmontHotels. This is the lovely lobby of Fairmont Le Château Montebello in Quebec, CanadaIt looks so cozy. 









The Cute Photo:




Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver got my attention with this cute mug immediately. They really got my love when they said it was an eggnog cocktail. I love eggnog. They shared the recipe with @foodandwinemag for #FWCookbook.  

Recipe on Instagram
4 SERVINGS Ingredients: 4 large organic free run eggs 4 oz organic liquor cane sugar 1 tsp of nutmeg 12 oz of organic whole milk 8 oz of organic heavy cream 8 oz of spiced bourbon, to spice the bourbon empty one bottle of good bourbon to a large mason jar. Add one, split, vanilla pod, one cinnamon stick and twenty or so allspice berries. Close lid tightly, shake, and rest for a minimum of twenty four hours in the fridge. Strain the bourbon back to its bottle and keep chilled until ready for use. Method: 1. Measure all the ingredients and have each item chilled and ready to use before beginning this recipe! 2. Crack the egg into a large blender. 3. Place lid on with the centre removed. 4. Turn on to lowest speed. Allow the egg to incorporate for about thirty seconds. 5. Slowly add the sugar, follow with the bourbon adding a couple ounces at a time. 6. Follow up with the whole milk by poring it slowly into the mixture and finish with the heavy cream. 7. Once all these ingredients are in, continue to blend for about thirty seconds and slightly increase the speed, be careful to not over flow the mixture. 8. Once finished, pour the liquid contents into chilled glasses of your choice and dust with some finely grated nutmeg. For best results allow the egg Nog to rest in the fridge for at least an hour. 9. Serves four large glasses.

Can you say Merry Christmas to me now that I can make this for the holidays. But, mine won't be as cute because I don't have a mug like this. I love the Four Seasons Vancouver, and was a guest in April 2005, a few weeks before I found out I was pregnant with my first child. Happy memories! 

The Classy Photo: 




The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, North Carolina exudes luxury and class. I celebrated the holidays with two foodie blogging friends this week because neither of them had been to the hotel for tea, and I had not been for tea there in many years. Ron of FoodilicioiusFollies and Kristen, a food blogger for Visit Raleigh, and owner of her own blog, Gadabout Food, keep readers up to to date on Triangle food happenings. From food trucks to the latest restaurant news, they have the Triangle covered. Read more about our tea experience on the Visit Raleigh blog. I'm typically a scone lover, but for this tea, I was all about the tea sandwiches and the French Macarons.Top-notch. Tea is served Wednesday through Sunday in the hotel lobby. My friends were nice enough to give me the couch with the view of the Christmas tree, which was the perfect spot for this IG photo. 




The Cuddly Photo




Oh, I'm in love with this face. This is Stanley, and he is the new canine greeter for the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Alberta, Canada.  He will welcome Fairmont guests to the Canadian Rockies.  Let's all say it together, "AWWWWW!"

HAVE a MERRY CHRISTMAS. See you on Instagram!

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