How lucky am I!?! First, as someone who paints & appreciates a good paint, and then as a blogger. By the way, I had no idea what this trip was going to entail. I was pleasantly surprised... Join me in the 1st of many parts of this trip...
Dagmar & I flew out on Friday into Richmond, VA and was met by a gentleman that would be driving us to Williamsburg, VA to meet up with the Benjamin Moore team.
By the way, we had a 3 hour layover in Philly, but scored a pass to enter the lounge by a very nice passenger. We were able to sip on coffee, eat a snack & work on our blogs.
Once we arrived at the most beautiful Williamsburg Lodge we were almost instantly greeted by Ashley, Jackie & Kelly. They gave us a bit of the low down on the weekend. We were off to our room to settle in & to get ready to head off for a fun evening at the cocktail reception and dinner.
We met up with the other bloggers, the Colonial Williamsburg team, along with the other Benjamin Moore team at Taste Studio to kick off what was to set the tone for the remainder of the weekend..... All good stuff!
|Theresa and Carl chatting with Matt who is the Director of Architectural Preservation|
|Kelly from Benjamin Moore getting her yummy Virginia wine poured by Executive Chef Rhys Lewis|
|Chef Travis Brus serving Theresa the dreamed up Pumpkin Bourbon Ice-Cream|
|Theresa enjoying her ice cream.. If I said I love this lady...it'd be an understatement!!|
There were pan seared scallops, a cheesecake topped with goat cheese (not what you'd expect, but oh me oh my...I had 2)....
|Executive Chef Rhys Lewis welcoming us and his amazing dishes|
....pulled pork on a cheddar jalapeno biscuit, brie on a pecan butter spread
|Chef Anthony Frank with his yummy goodness|
and a bourbon pumpkin ice cream with pepita brittle.....
|Chef Travis Brus - he was telling us that many times his recipes come from a dream!|
All of the above paired with wines and Old Stitch beer!
|This turned out to be on my list of favorite beer. It was so yummy!|
Heaven I tell ya!!
And... We still had dinner to attend to!
We headed off to Golden Horseshoe Clubhouse for dinner... Luckily it meant we had to walk a little to get there. It was night but you could tell the view was spectacular!
|Carl - Benjamin Moore|
The evening wrapped up and we all headed back to get some rest before we gathered for breakfast Saturday morning...
Stay tuned for our day of touring... I will give you an insight of just how vibrant the 18th century was and a sneak peek into the science behind the color. I promise it is not boring!! I have never been one on science & history, but this trip brought it out in me!
Until next time...
With much love, peace & happiness