I told you guys last Friday that I was packing my bags for Williamsburg and jetted off Friday evening for a short weekend trip. If you were following along on Instagram, you’ve already seen an eyeful, but today I have all different photos to share from my trip!
It was my first time to Williamsburg and I was spoiled! We got the royal treatment from the wonderful people of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Benjamin Moore. They brought just five bloggers out to Williamsburg to get a front row seat in their collaboration. When I signed up with these two notable brands for the trip, I had no clue what I was in for, but my expectations of the town were blown out of the water! They had a perfect itinerary planned so that we were able to get the most of Williamsburg (which meant eating a lot!!!!).
We started the weekend Friday night checking into the Williamsburg Lodge, then walked across the street to a cocktails and an appetizer tasting menu at the Taste Studio. This was a wonderful, interactive event space where chefs from some of the best restaurants in town showcased small bites with paired drinks. I highly highly recommend this experience. It might have been my favorite of the weekend. Chef Travis’ Bourbon Pumpkin Ice cream (topped with pumpkin brittle) was the most indulgent thing I’ve tasted in…. who knows how long.
Dinner followed at the Golden Horseshoe where we had a chance to sit and chat with everyone in the group and I absolutely loved getting to know the Benjamin Moore team better – what a fascinating job! One of the men who sat with us, Carl, is responsible for creating and naming the colors… how awesome is that?
(The butler’s pantry at the palace painted Governor’s Gold)
Up bright an early on Saturday, we met for breakfast and had a chance run in with Patrick Henry. I just love the touristy stuff like that! After breakfast, the group toured the colonial town and our minds were blown. [Read more…]