This past week in Aurora, New York has been magical. Memories to last a lifetime. I was so excited when I was invited on this MacKenzie-Child’s trip with LVPR! For the last week we (myself and 6 other social media influencers) have been able to really learn the history of MacKenzie-Child’s & the beautiful quaint town called Aurora. There is so much history here & I love the story.
SHOES WITH A VIEW
The views out of the Aurora Inn are breathtaking!
They look right onto one of the finger lakes.
BTW: One of my new favorite ways to showcase my shoes when on travel.
This town has a population of about 250 and is nestled right next to the beautiful Cayuga lake, which is one of the finger lakes.
There are a few Aurora inns that are walking distance from each other and each one has its own style, charm & feel. We stayed at the Rowland house. It is the most charming Nautical house I’ve ever seen. It was built in the 1800’s but was renovated in 2004. It’s so homey and comfy & was hard to leave this morning. The turn down is amazing. You walk in your room late night & the curtains are drawn, the lights are low, classical music playing & there’s a mini white porcelain tray on the bed with an inspirational saying and a silver wrapped chocolate. But can we please talk about the heated marble bathroom floors. That is my new luxury in life…wow! And I have to say Cody is the best Inn keeper ever. She took such good care of us and you can tell she really loves what she does. She also has a heart of gold. Cody I miss you!
The wrap around porch of my dreams
I got in a day early and had the morning to explore while I waited for the other girls to get in. I rode a bike into the town which is literally 1 min away. There are 2 restaurants, a little market, a bank & a boutique. Later that day we toured all the inns of Aurora. It was very cool to see all the differences in each home. Around sunset we took a fun little Boat ride. The captains name was “double D”…and he said it is just like the bra size. We had wine and cheese and toured around the lake. After we had dinner (Halloween theme) at the moose room in the town. This was a special place to eat because back in the 80’s that was where MacKenzie-Child’s all started.
I can’t even begin to tell you how generous LVPR and the MacKenzie-Child’s team were. They made us all feel so welcome, treated us like family…. and they definitely spoiled us. Just look at that spread below!
We started with a delicious breakfast at the Rowland house. After we Toured the MacKenzie-Child’s facility. This is were you’ll see a mound of clay turn into a beautiful creation of art. We also had the chance to paint our own MacKenzie-Child’s piece. I can’t wait to see the final product :). We also had the chance to shop at the MacKenzie-Child’s store. It’s beautiful in there. Later that evening we all went wine tasting at a local winery. Then we had a Formal dinner (thanksgiving theme) at the main Aurora inn. The food was amazing & the cocktails too. This was such a beautiful day.
Breakfast at the Rowland house. Preview the Spring 2019 collections. Then we went back to the MacKenzie-Child’s facility and filmed a Facebook LIVE sharing our holiday traditions and table settings we put together. Later that evening we all hung out at the house and had a Pj party, appetizers & dinner (Christmas theme) drinks, pictures on the dock, label making, ornament painting. Then we did a tea reading & cheers’d champagne. Late night we raided the kitchen because we all got hungry. It seriously reminded me so much of my sorority days. We all ended up hanging out by the fireplace and sharing ghost stories. Had to pack and in bed by 1:30.
I’m so grateful for this amazing experience & all the girls I met and got to really know on this trip!
I’m linking their accounts for you below…
- Ali Stone
- Liz Adams
- Cathy Williamson
- Sabrina Tan
- Kathleen Post
- Karina Reske
Travel style. Easy, comfortable and warm.
Again I just wanted to give one more BIG thank you to the amazing MacKenzie-Child’s team and LVPR!!
Thank you so much for reading my post and I hope you have a great day!