Hi everyone!  I'm sorry for the lack of posts over the weekend but Mr. Crazy Blonde and I left on Friday afternoon and drove about an hour to the Umstead Hotel!  We had the most wonderful weekend!  The trip was actually a birthday present from Mr. Crazy Blonde and I have really been excited about it because we don't get a chance to get away often enough!  We arrived at around 5 on Friday, got unpacked and headed down to have a glass of wine outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds the hotel. We ate delicious food, sat by the pool, enjoyed the spa and had a leisurely and much needed restful time!


We were greeted in the lobby by these wonderful flowers!

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Every afternoon at 5:00 the hotel serves champagne in the lobby!


There were fabulous macaroons waiting for us in the room!

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We almost forgot to take pictures on Friday evening, but remembered just in time to get these two of our food at Herons, the restaurant located inside the hotel.  Herons is a five diamond, five star restaurant and the food was almost too pretty to eat!  This picture is of an oyster appetizer.  I will admit that we were having such a good time at every meal that I didn't take many pictures.  I only remembered after about half of the food had been eaten!


We were much too full for dessert, so they brought this goodie platter out at the end of the meal.  Hidden between the river rocks, were chocolate truffles and homemade marshmallows.  The presentation was stunning!

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I was so happy to finally be going to the pool.  This off the shoulder top was the perfect bathing suit coverup!


My coverup in this picture is Ale by Alessandra!  It goes with everything!


The hotel feels as if it were in the middle of nowhere, but is really a retreat right in the middle of Cary!


This Michael Star romper was perfect for Sunday morning.  The temperatures started off a little cool, but the day ended up being so perfect that we didn't want to leave!


We met the cutest couple that had just gotten married the night before.  They were nice enough to take our picture at breakfast!  Does it sound like we did nothing but eat and drink?

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Before we left on Sunday, we had one last fabulous meal!  Charred Beet Salad, Shrimp Cocktail with Mango Relish, and a Crabmeat Cobb Salad!





As we were pulling out to come home, a couple of deer ran from behind the hotel sign.



I hope that we will be going back to the Umstead Hotel and Spa very soon!

Have a great week!  Remember to follow me on Instagram @crazyblondelifeblog!