Auburn, NY - May 1st - May 31st, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 28 Apr 2016, 11:56 am
May the Sun bring you new energy by day, May the Moon softly restore you by night, May the Rain wash away your worries, May the Breeze blow new strength into your being, May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life. - Apache Blessing
We’d love to pamper you and your special someone this May. The trees are budding and the grass is such a beautiful green. The warmth has returned to the Finger Lakes, and we’d love to show you around! Here are some events going on around 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn during the month of May :Breakfast for Tiffany, The Center for Wellness, 1 Hoffman Street, Auburn, NY. An elegant ladies' brunch celebrating women in the Auburn area. Brunch provided by OroFino Catering. Wine provided by Chateau Frank. Tiffany necklace raffle with purchase of champagne glass. Raffle baskets valued at over $150 each. Complimentary beverages and decadent desserts provided. Complimentary valet parking available. Event to support the interior restoration of Willard Memorial Chapel and hosted by the Community Preservation Committee.
Tickets $50. Limited seating. Call Kathy Walker at 315-252-0339 or visit www.willard-chapel.org for more info.
May 1st - The Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert, Bristol Valley Theater, 151 South Main Street, Naples, NY. Featuring Grace Frarey the winner of the 2016 Concerto Competition on saxaphone. The program will be Piotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) - Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy-Overture after Shakespeare, Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936) - Concerto in E-flat Major for Saxophone and String Orchestra, Op. 109 (Grace Frarey - Alto Saxophone)Gustave Mahler (1860–1911) - Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Resurrection (1888–94) 1. Allegro maestoso
Tickets $10 for adults, $7 for Students/Seniors, Under 12:FREE! Available only at the door. Check out Bristol Valley Theater for more information!
May 6th - Rochester Lilac Festival, 180 Reservoir Avenue, Rochester, NY. Thousands of fragrant lilacs, over 100 musical acts featuring national headliners, a wine & chocolate tasting, craft brew festival, parade, kids rides, entertainment and more. 10:30am-8:30pm. Admission: Free! Visit http://www.rochesterevents.com/lilac-festival/ for more information.
May 7th - May 15th - Art in the Park, 485 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY. Every Saturday and Sunday. The perfect chance to find the perfect gift for yourself or someone special, Art in the Park, at the Rochester Lilac Festival features the handmade creations of more than 160 artists, makers, designers and craftspeople. You'll discover unique pieces from across a variety of media including ceramics, drawings, graphics, fiber, glass, jewelry, sculpture, wood and mixed media along with specialty packaged foods and body care products. Visit http://www.rochesterevents.com/lilac-festival/art-craft-show/ for more info!
May 7th - Warbler Walk, Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Road, Sterling, NY. As the weather warms and the tree buds swell the woodland warblers return to their breeding grounds. Many of these small and very colorful birds are just passing through the Sterling Nature Center while others will stay and nest. Join the nature center for a relaxing walk along the trails in search of the woodland warblers. FREE and open to the public. Call 315-947-6143 for more information or visit http://www.cayugacounty.us/Community/Parks-and-Trails/Sterling/Sterling-Nature-Center-Events
May 7th - Mother’s Day Weekend Riesling Celebration, CJS Vineyards, 6900 Fosterville Road, Auburn, NY. Treat Mom to a vertical Riesling tasting of CJS's new and vintage estate Rieslings. Mothers get free tasting!
Noon - 5PM. Call 315-730-4619 or visit http://www.cjsvineyards.com/events for more details.
May 7th - Veggies & Varietals, Seneca Lake Wine Trail. This is one of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail's newest wine and food pairing events. Our member wineries will be preparing many innovative vegetarian dishes, and pairing them with their excellent wines. Check in at your chosen starting winery, pick up your ticket, then enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake during this one day event. Regular tickets purchased in advance are $30 per person. Use discount code FLTA when purchasing your ticket to receive $5 off! Visit http://www.senecalakewine.com/events/veggies-varietals-may-7-2016.html for more information!
May 8th - Making Chocolates with Mom, Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars, 9224 State Route 414, Lodi, NY. Join Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars in a special Mother's Day celebration - craft your own artisan chocolates and pair them with their best wines, right at the winery! Make your Mom's day special - or bring Dad, Grandma, or any of your favorite friends - and enjoy making a variety of chocolate delights with chocolatier Claire Benjamin from Rue Claire Artisan Chocolates.
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars will provide exquisite wine pairings for your creations, and offer fun and informative chocolate pairing tips. Sunday, May 8 2016, from 4 to 6 pm in the lakeview tasting room at Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars. $35 per person $28 Lamoreaux Landing Case Club members and their guests. Call the winery at (607)-582-6011 to reserve your spaces now. Seating is very limited for this event - reserve your spaces early to ensure availability.
May 14th - First Heritage Village Craft Beverage Expo, Heritage Village, 73 West Pulteney Street, Corning, NY. The event is a fundraiser for the Corning-Painted Post Historical Society, which operates Heritage Village, and will feature multiple tastings, a home brew competition, and a mix of live demonstrations, workshops and seminars. Ben Keene, managing editor for Beer Advocate Magazine, will be a guest speaker and will lead a discussion on the role brewing played during Colonial times, the landscape of craft brewing today, and the direction in which brewing might be headed. Everyone who attends the festival will receive a special handcrafted pottery drinking vessel made especially for the event by John Keddy, of Rocky Hill Pottery in Bath. Visitors also will have a chance to sample craft beverages from Keuka Brewing, Steuben Brewing, RailHead Brewing, Four Fights Distilling and other local craft beverage producers. Special beer-friendly food, including a cheese plate, vegetarian chili, Bratwurst, burgers and shredded barbecue chicken sandwiches, also will be available. Noon to 4pm. $25 admission fee. All attendees must be at least 21 and be able to show valid id. Call (607) 937-5281 for more information.
May 14th - Varick Winery’s Honey Bee Jubilee, Varick Winery, 5102 State Route 89, Cayuga Wine Trail, Romulus, NY. Celebrate one of our hardest workers, the honey bee, with complimentary honey-inspired food. 9:30am-6:00pm Free admission. $4.00 to taste six wines. Call (315)-549-8797 for more information.
May 14th - Auburn Public Theater presents: John Gorka, 8 Exchange Street, Auburn, NY. In 1991, Rolling Stone magazine called Gorka “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the New Folk Movement.” From New Jersey, John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. John has graced the stage of Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, etown and has appeared on CNN. His new song “Where No Monuments Stand” is featured in the upcoming documentary Every War Has Two Losers, about activist and Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 315-253-6669 for more information or visit www.auburnpublictheater.org/
May 21st - Fingerlakes Celtic Festival, 4925 Collett Road, Farmington, NY. Finger Lakes Celtic Festival” has undertaken the task of producing a unique family friendly happening in the Rochester/Finger Lakes area. We are a consolidation of three different events from this area; learning from them and striving to move forward this festival was created. 930am-8pm. Admission: $10 pre-sale or $12 at the gate. Check out http://www.flceltic.org for more details.
Summer Garden Mixer: Shades of Rose`, New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY. Located in the Garden Tent, in celebration of the perfect warm weather wine - Dry Rosé! Across New York State, wineries are creating world-class Rosé in their own unique ways. On this evening, you'll have the opportunity to taste a variety of Rosé, along with other wines, from a great line-up of wineries. The New York Wine & Culinary culinary team will create delicious small bites that pair perfectly with the pretty-in-pink wine that's making a name for itself across New York State - and beyond! Bring your friends and truly celebrate Wine Wednesday. You'll even be able to purchase your favorite wine by the bottle and take advantage of Bring Your Own Bottle Night at Upstairs Bistro (no corkage fee)! $10 per person in advance. $15 per person at the door. Check out NYWCC Summer Garden Mixer for more details.
May 29th - Majorpalooza & Catch Me if You Can 5K, Downtown Auburn, NY. The race will start at City Hall on Grover Street and end in front of City Hall on South Street. The race will pass by many historic homes on South Street, The Seward House, Veterans Memorial Park and Downtown Auburn. Event immediately following the 5K and children's run. Vendors, Live entertainment and children's activities!! For more info visit http://www.majorpalooza.com.
Babymoon Bliss - New Pacakge at 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn, Auburn, NY 23 Apr 2016, 1:52 pm
Escape to romance and Babymoon Bliss at 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn in New York states breathtaking Finger Lakes region.
The Babymoon Bliss Package is available year round with stays of two or more nights in either English or Equestrian Suites for only $350 and includes all of the following:
- 60 minute couples massage (prenatal for mom and Swedish for dad) in the privacy of your suite
- Daily special movie selections and special treat from our Cravings Menu for 2 days
- A plump body pillow for mom to enjoy during your stay
- Candlelight, rose petal & chocolate turn down service
- Breakfast served in your room two mornings
- Late check-out by noon instead of 11
- Special welcome gift for baby
- Special in-house made, super moisturizing, Baby Belly Bliss Bar for mom
- Special Chocolate "cigars" for dad
- Two 10 Fitch mugs for mom and dad to remember your stay.
Book Your Babymoon Bliss stay today!
10 Fitch InnSider Secret - How To Create An Amazing Sleep Experience - Part 2 8 Apr 2016, 12:45 pm
How To Create An Ahhh-mazing Sleep Experience - Part 2
10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn so, back in January I began sharing with you the answers to some of these questions, the secrets that make our beds, and our guests sleep experience exceptional so that you can recreate the same experience for yourself at home. If you receive our monthly newsletter and clicked the link in the section titled "More Padding Please" or maybe even clicked the live demo link, about the new mattress pads that I had just ordered, you probably thought I was quite possibly just a little overly excited about them! Well, they came in and the first one went right on my own bed so I could give it a test drive before our guests experienced them. I am actually quite shocked at how much of an improvement this mattress pad is over the one I had on my bed, which I thought was pretty nice! Now, I haven't laundered it yet so I can't comment on the EZ zip off top and how well that works but so far I am more than happy with the purchase and look forward to feedback from our guests.
I also gave you info about our mattresses, amazing sheets, and that we use faux feather beds. Now I'll finish building our bed and the rest of the 10 Fitch sleep experience for you.
- Blankety, blank blank - We have one blanket on each of our beds, just one. We love an all season microplush blanket like these on the beds, because they are warm in the winter yet light enough for summer when the air conditioners are running. One side is microfiber and the other side is plush like velour. They wash great!
- Pillow Talk - We like faux down again because it's hypoallergenic and makes cleaning super simple. I bought most of our pillows at Bed Bath and Beyond and they were between $60 - $70 a piece. I got side sleeper pillows so they are soft but not too soft. We have zip off pillow covers on all the pillows, again so we can wash them easily.
- Icing On The Cake - Each of our beds is topped with a coverlet in the summer or a comforter or duvet in the winter. Faux down of course. We wash our bedding frequently so I look for durable and easy to care for but also luxurious looking and feeling fabrics.
- Beyond the Bed - I think the bed is a major key
component for a great nights sleep but there are some other things
that we've paid special attention to that I think combined with our
great beds work together to provide for our guests a stellar
- We use relaxing color tones and patterns, nothing too vivid or bright, in our decor.
- Windows are covered with window treatments and shades that are pulled down to filter out bright morning sunlight. Upon request we also provide sleeping masks for our guests to use during their stay.
- Dim the display - Our iPod docking station alarm clocks have a "brightness" button to adjust the digital display. You can dim it or even turn it completely off if those bright numbers bug you. If you don't have this feature on your alarm clock use a sticky note to cover it.
- An iPod with a selection of excellent, relaxing, playlists is provided for each guest room - instrumental relaxation, spa sounds & sleep sounds as well as a Love Songs playlist.
- We provide ear plugs to block out all sound if that's how you sleep best.
- Clean The Noise - Just like light, unwanted sounds can disrupt your sleep. Hubs and I have an air purifier in our bedroom that emits a constant, fan-like sound, providing excellent white noise, which helps to mask any unwanted sounds. White noise machines with adjustable volume are installed near the bed in each one of our guest suites. To recreate this at home you don't even need a machine because now you can just download an app for your smartphone. Does the sound of gentle rain on the roof lull you to sleep? How about a crackling campfire and the sound of crickets? Ocean waves? Wind chimes or the wind through the trees? That's the kind of thing you can experience with these apps. A really nice one, and it's FREE, is ipnos softwares Sleep Melodies. It can help you with more than just relaxing and sleeping too. I have it installed on both of my office Macs and use the Binaural beats to help me concentrate and keep distractions at bay since my computer/offices are located in my and hubs living room and in the kitchen, where there is often plenty of activity going on around me.
- Aromatherapy - Scientific evidence suggests that aromatherapy with lavender may slow the activity of the nervous system, improve sleep quality, promote relaxation, and lift mood in people suffering from sleep disorders. Each of our guests is given a lavender sachet which they may take home with them. During their stay, we place it on their pillows when we do their evening turn down.
- Clean & Tidy - Clean & uncluttered is the environment that best fosters healthy sleep. Believe it or not, messiness and clutter produce stress, which you definitely don't want in the bedroom. You can rest assured that when you come to 10 Fitch you will check in and find your suite clean, uncluttered and inviting and unless you tell us otherwise, we will refresh your room daily for you during your stay.
See these online resources for more in depth information on how clutter and messiness can affect your sleep.
How A Messy Bedroom Can Sabotage Your Sleep
Can't Sleep? Try De-cluttering Your Bedroom.
How To Get Quality Sleep By Improving Your Bedroom
Is Bedroom Clutter Interfering With Your Sleep?
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Auburn, NY - April 1st - April 30th - Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 27 Mar 2016, 6:00 am
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Spring in Auburn New York is one of the best seasons we have! The warmth, the peacefulness, is what we are all about here at 10 Fitch. Won’t you come join us for a day or two? Here are some things to do while you are here :
April 2nd - April 3rd - Maple Weekend with Smokey Hollow Maple Syrup, 8597 Pierce Road, Jordan, NY. Come celebrate Maple Weekend! Pancake Breakfast April 2nd & 3rd - 8:30 am to 1 pm.
Menu: coffee, orange juice, pancakes, home fries,sausage, real maple syrup.
Fee $6 per person. Kids under 5 yrs old free
From 10AM - 4PM come learn about making maple syrup - maybe wax on snow, maple granulated sugar, maple cream, other maple products. All new this year: demonstrations will show sap gathering the old way with buckets to the more modern tubing and vacuum system. Smokey Hollow also has an evaporator with an energy efficient steam system, and a reverse osmosis system. Offering maple popcorn, maple soft ice cream, maple cotton candy, and molded maple sugar.
Check out the heated pancake house, try good old pancakes with pure maple syrup. Call 315-689-9833 or visit http://www.smokeyhollowmaplesyrup.com/
April 3rd - Tiffany Sunday Concert Series Presents : Perform 4 Purpose, Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY. Featuring Perform 4 Purpose. Sunday at 2pm, admission $10 per person unless otherwise noted. Children 12 and under are free. Refreshments served during a brief Intermission. Main parking lot off Nelson Street; fully accessible entrance & additional parking off Seymour Street. Tickets may be purchased at Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY during their regular office hours Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm or call 315-252-0339. Visit http://www.willard-chapel.org/Events.html for more information.
April 9th - Raise a Glass to Riesling: Single-Vineyard Riesling Experience, 9224 State Route 414, Lodi, NY. CASE CLUB EXCLUSIVE EVENT Join us for a unique opportunity to celebrate Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars' single-vineyard Rieslings. Current, library, and pre-release vintages from our Yellow Dog, Round Rock and Red Oak vineyards will take center stage during this special vertical tasting event. Each Riesling tasting will be expertly paired with small plate offerings designed to bring out the best in each of these dynamic and expressive wines. Reservations required.Spaces are available for Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars Case Club members and their guests, at $50 per person To reserve your spaces, call Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars at 607.582.6011. To learn more about joining our Case Club, visit www.lamoreauxwine.com/Wine-Club/Case-Club or https://lamoreauxwine.com/ABOUT-US/Events.
April 9th - Varick Winery’s Pasta Party, 5102 State Route 89, Cayuga Wine Trail, Romulus, NY. Pleasure your palate with a variety of complimentary pasta dishes made with Varick Winery sauces. Free admission. $4.00 to taste six wines. 9:30am-6:00pm 315-549-8797. Check out http://www.varickwinery.com for more information.
April 15th - Auburn Chamber Orchestra Presents : Music from the Small Screen, Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin Street, Auburn, NY. $5. Call Cayuga Community College at 315-255-1743 or visit http://auburnchamberorchestra.com/ for more information.
April 16th - April 17th - Opening Weekend at Watkins Glen International, 2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen, NY. Don't miss the official kickoff to the 2016 season on April 16-17, 2016! Drive your car on the new Watkins Glen International racing surface for just $25. Proceeds benefit the RACE Foundation. Check out http://www.theglen.com for more info!
April 22nd - Spring Wine & Cheese, Seneca Lake Wine Trail. This is an incredibly popular event, combining the classic tastes of wine and cheese into one delectable weekend. It is a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake visiting over 30 unique, participating wineries. You start this event by picking up your gift item and tickets at your chosen starting winery and receive your first sampling of wine paired with a sample of a cheese-themed dish the winery has prepared. Regular tickets purchased in advance are $40 per person. Use discount code FLTA when purchasing your ticket to receive $5 off! (Discount codes may not be combined with any other offers. Only valid for online ticket purchases. Discount valid for ticketed events, not Trail Passports. Tickets purchased without a discount code cannot be retroactively discounted later. Restrictions and exclusions may apply. Void where prohibited.) Check out http://www.senecalakewine.com/events/trail-events/spring-wine-cheese-weekend.html for more info!
April 22 - April 24th - Country Folk Art and Craft Show, Empire Expo Center, NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse, NY. All juried show featuring top quality handcrafted folk art and crafts by hundreds of outstanding artisans from across the country. Includes Primitive and French Country, Americana, Chabby Chic, Victorian, Northwoods Rustic, Traditional, Contemporary Folk Art and Fine Art. Hours: Fri. 5pm-9pm, Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm. Admission: Admission Charge. Phone Number:(248) 634-4151. Check out http://www.countryfolkart.com for more information.
April 23rd - Creating a Butterfly Habitat, Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvold Road, Sterling, NY. Learn how and get started building your own butterfly habitat with a PowerPoint presentation followed by the planting of flower seeds to take home with you. Supplies for the program will cost $10 per participant and includes a 10 peat pellet greenhouse which you will plant two sets of five different butterfly attracting plants. This mix will give you some easy to grow plants, some that will bloom this year and others that will bloom year after year. Please pre-register for this program by April 18th. Call for more information 315-947-6143. Visit http://www.cayugacounty.us/Community/Parks-and-Trails/Sterling/Sterling-Nature-Center-Events for more information.
April 24th - 26th & April 29th — April 30th - Wine & Herb Festival, Cayuga Wine Trail. If you have a green thumb, and even if you don't, you definitely don’t want to miss our 24th Annual Wine & Herb Festival. Build your garden full of fragrant herbs and veggies. You’ll receive a wine glass, a garden plan and a plant carrier at your starting point winery plus potted herb or veggie plants from each of the 16 participating wineries.
As you savor herb-prepared cuisine, you’ll be offered a wine that compliments that dish and be able to take home the recipes, so that you can be the highlight at your next get together. You’ll also be offered up to 3 additional wine tastings. Click here for more information!
Friday 1-5pm, the following wineries are participating:
Six Mile Creek
Saturday 10-6pm, ALL 16 wineries are participating.
Sunday 10-6pm, ALL 16 wineries are participating.
On Saturday, you can start at 9am at both King Ferry and Long Point wineries only.
Each ticket is good for the whole weekend, to visit each winery once.
Single tickets are $40 and include: 1 souvenir wine glass, 1 herb or veggie plant, 1 garden plant, 1 plant carrier, and 1 recipe collection. You will also get 1 wine and food pairing at each winery and up to 3 additional wine tastings per winery.
Couple’s tickets are $60 and include: 2 souvenir wine glasses, 1 herb or veggie plant, 1 garden plan, 1 plant carrier and 1 recipe collection.. Each person will get 1 wine and food pairing at each winery and up to 3 additional wine tastings per winery.
Discounted designated driver tickets are available. The DD gets all the same perks as a regular ticket, minus the wine. They also get a DD travel mug, rather than a wine glass. $20 for a single, $50 for a couple. A couple’s DD ticket consists of one person who drinks and one person who does not. Be sure to buy your tickets early, we have a limited amount available per weekend.
Tickets can also be purchased by calling 1-800-684-5217.
April 26th - April 28th - Riverdance, The 20th Anniversary World Tour, Clemens Center, 207 Clemens Center Parkway, Elmira, NY. The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in RIVERDANCE – The 20th Anniversary World Tour . Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland – in rock, music, theatre and film – nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of RIVERDANCE . Check out http://www.clemenscenter.com/event/riverdance-the-20th-anniversary-world-tour/ for more information.
April 30th - Table Top Day, 15380 Jenzvolt Road, Sterling, NY. In honor of International Tabletop Day the Sterling Nature Center is hosting its fourth annual Board Game Extravaganza. This program is open to the public and board games will be provided or you can bring your own. This is a great opportunity to have fun with your family & friends while seeing what new or old games others are playing while enjoying the scenic beauty of the Sterling Nature Center. FREE and open to the public.
Call 315-947-6143 for more information or visit http://www.cayugacounty.us/Community/Parks-and-Trails/Sterling/Sterling-Nature-Center-Events
Auburn, NY - March 1st - March 31st, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 29 Feb 2016, 6:00 am
“March on. Do not Tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and Fear Not the Thorns, or the Sharp Stones on Life’s Path” - Khalil Gibran
We are Marching on here at 10 Fitch into SPRING! Can you tell we are excited?? There are a lot of events to attend springing up around our town, here are some of them :
March 1st - Opening Day for the Seward House Museum, 33 South Street, Auburn, NY. The Seward House Museum opens for the season on March 1, 2016. This year we are celebrating 200 years of history at 33 South Street. This property was purchased in 1816 by Judge Elijah Miller in the up-and-coming city of Auburn, New York. A ten-room Federal style townhouse was constructed for his family, which included two daughters, his sister, and his mother. Little did Judge Miller know that the house would become home to one of the most important politicians in the 19th century and his eventual son-in-law William Henry Seward. New exhibits this year celebrate the architecture and history here at 33 South Street over the last 200 years. Visit http://sewardhouse.org/ or call (315) 252-1283 for more information.
March 3rd - Leo Kottke, Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange Street, Auburn, NY. The incredible Finger-picking Leo Kottke will be at Auburn Public Theater for one night only! Tickets: $42 in advance, $45 at the door. For more info visit visit http://auburnpublictheater.org or call (315)-253-6669.
March 4th - Annual IGNITE the Winter!, Genesee Center and Auburn Public Theater, Exchange Street, Auburn, NY. This IGNITE event is co-sponsored by the BID, The Citizen, the City of Auburn & Chamber of Commerce. Chili, soup & chowder cook-off, with Fresh Guac and A.D.D. on the showmobile stage, family fun in Genesee Center, an ice sculpture demo, horse-drawn wagon rides, and local wine & craft beer sales & more. Plus BID sponsored "afterglow" party at Auburn Public Theater with music by Modus Operandi from 8:00 – 10:00 pm and an exhibit by Auburn Photography Club. Live music. Beer and wine. Fun for the whole family! Free. 5:00 – 10:00 pm. For more information please contact the BID (315)-252-7874. www.auburndowntown.org
March 5th - Hot Cocoa and Snow-Moonlit Snowshoe, 2295 Route 89, Savannah, NY. 6 pm - 8pm. Get ready for a moonlit snowshoe adventure! We'll travel along the trails at the MAC looking and listening for wild creatures of the night! Afterwards, we'll warm up in the Center with hot cocoa! There is a fee for this program. Call (315) 365-3588 for more information.
March 5th - Red Red Wine, Seneca Lake Wine Trail. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. This is one of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail's newest wine and food pairing events. Embrace the many terrific red wines our region is rapidly becoming better known for, all paired with innovative dishes prepared by the many participating wineries. Check in at your chosen starting winery, pick up your ticket, then enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake during this one day event. Regular tickets purchased in advance are $25 per person.Click here to purchase tickets. $20 for designated driver tickets (alternative non-alcoholic beverage offered).
Spring Walk, Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Road, Sterling, NY. What signs of spring are we going to find at the nature center? There could be nesting great horned owls, courting great blue herons, migrating blackbirds or other surprises to discover. Join us for a walk to seek out signs that spring is almost upon us. FREE and open to the public. Call (315) 947-6143 for more information or visit http://www.cayugacounty.us/Community/Parks-and-Trails/Sterling/Sterling-Nature-Center-Events
March 12th - March 13th - The Greater Syracuse Antiques Expo, 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse, NY. Since 1996, Features 200 antique dealers selling all antiques and old collectibles. All price ranges and something for everyone. A wide variety and an enthusiastic buying crowd makes this a Spring show not to be missed! Hours:Sat. 9am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. Admission:Admission Charge. Phone Number: (315) 686-5789. Alt. Phone Number: (315) 487-7711.
Tiffany Sunday Concert Series Presents: Pat Kane “Balladeer of the Southern Tier” Irish Country Music, Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn NY. Sunday at 2pm, admission $10 per person unless otherwise noted. Children 12 and under are free. Refreshments served during a brief Intermission. Main parking lot off Nelson Street; fully accessible entrance & additional parking off Seymour Street. Tickets may be purchased at Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY during their regular office hours Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm or call 315-252-0339. Visit http://www.willard-chapel.org/Events.html for more information.
March 19th - April 3rd - Maple Sugar Weekend Open House, Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm, 8064 Coates Road, Naples, NY. Recurring every 2 weeks, Saturday and Sunday. 8 am - 4 pm. Spring means sugar maple season and why not take some time to learn about how that delicious treat is made? Enjoy this free open house with samples galore of different maple products: moxilicious maple cream, syrups, maple mustard and more. Visit the sugarhouse for a tour and take a walk through the woods to see how the sap is gathered. Breakfast will be served for several hours each morning, featuring fresh maple syrup (for a price). Breakfast is served 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Open House is 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Click here for more information!
2nd Annual Bacon on the Lakein, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. The follow up year to our highly successful Bacon event is here! You’ll receive a souvenir wineglass at your starting point winery and recipe cards at each of the 16 wineries as you savor all the delectable bacon! Besides sampling bacon infused dishes, you’ll sample a wine that compliments that dish, and also be offered up to 3 more additional wine tastings.
In addition, make sure to visit each of the 16 wineries to be eligible to win a BBQ themed gift basket containing BBQ sauces, utensils, and so much more! Just tear off a stub from your ticket at each winery and deposit into a Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Piggy Bank. The more wineries you visit the more chances you have to win! Saturday 10-5pm, ALL 16 wineries are participating. Sunday 10-5pm, ALL 16 wineries are participating. Tickets $15 and up. Call 800-684-5217 or visit www.cayugawinetrail.com
March 23rd - March 26th - Sister’s Easter Catechism, 8 Exchange Street, Auburn, NY.
Celebrate the Easter Season with Sister as she answers the time worn questions of the season like “Why isn’t Easter the same day every year like Christmas?” and “Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?” Part pageant, and wHOLY hysterical, this latest of the sinfully funny Late Nite Catechism series unearths the origins of Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, Easter bonnets, Easter baskets, and of course those yummy Easter Peeps. Sister answers questions about pet heaven and the significance of those adorable baby chicks! Classroom participation is a must, so don’t forget to wear your Easter bonnet and join Sister for this seasonal treat! Wed 2pm, Thurs & Sat 2pm & 7:30pm. Admission: Tickets: $35 in advance/ $38 at the door, call for group rate.
March 26th - May 22nd - Made in NY, Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee Street, Auburn, NY. Made in NY is an annual exhibit at the Schweinfurth Art Center located in Auburn, New York that features work by New York artists. This eclectic exhibition showcases two and three-dimensional work including, but not limited to, photography, sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, fiber, installation and video. The exhibit encourages creativity and innovation, and includes all mediums. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm. Admission: Exhibit Admission is $10 Adults. $8 for Seniors. Free to members of the Art Center and children under 12. Click here for more information
10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn ~ Top 10 Marriage Hacks To Keep Your Love Thriving 1 Feb 2016, 3:37 pm
Top 10 Marriage Hacks To Keep Your Love Thriving
Yeah, not just alive but thriving!
|Me & hubby|
June 2016 hubs and I will celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. We were very young when we married, 17 and 20, and everyone we knew said it would never last. Truthfully, for the first 7 years there were many times when all that kept us together was not wanting all those people to be right! But during that time, and all the years since, we learned a few things about marriage, love and commitment that have helped us weather all the storms and have kept our love for each other thriving. I hope you find them helpful too.
- Plan for physical intimacy. This is absolutely critical. As time goes on and our lives get busier and busier, passionate, spontaneous sex just doesn’t happen much. Maybe you’re just too tired or there really hasn’t been an opportune time for all the stars to align and put the two of you in the mood at the same time with little or no chance of interruption. There is nothing wrong with scheduling your intimate rendezvous with your spouse. In fact, to do so is very thoughtful and loving. Physical intimacy is so important in a marriage, that deep connection and time set apart for the two of you to be focused on nothing else but each other and deepening that bond between you. If it’s not happening on a regular basis then you definitely need to plan for it.
- Make a Marriage Bucket List - write down everything you want to do together. Trips you want to go on, hobbies to take up, projects to complete - spend some time talking about things you’d like to do as a couple and make a list of the ones you both agree are things you should do. You will learn a lot about each other as you make your list and you will have a lot of fun doing it. Try to set a general, tentative, date for the completion of each thing on your list - for example, next week, next spring, by 2018, before we celebrate our 25th anniversary, etc.
- Make a game out of doing the chores - Come up with a prize, either something you agree on as THE prize or agree that whoever wins gets to choose something. It can be anything - favorite treat, a full body massage, you agreeing to do one of their chores for a week, dinner and a movie, cleaning their car, you get the idea. Next, assign each other, and agree upon, a task or list of tasks to complete. The first one done gets the prize or gets to pick a prize ;)
- Make your marriage a priority - Have regular date nights. Actually put them on the calendar, at least once a month, doesn’t have to be expensive or fancy but it should be just about the two of you…together, for several hours, talking (but not about jobs, kids or money), connecting, laughing, sharing. This is soon important and is one of the reasons why 10 Fitch is an adults only, romantic escape. We know how vital this is. and want to be a part of helping couples connect in meaningful, lasting ways with each other. When our boys were young we couldn't afford to do much, even paying for a sitter was often out of the question, but we did what we could to make special time to be together and not let anything else intrude. Maybe just snuggling up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and a romantic movie that we watched after the kids were in bed. Later, it was going out to dinner, just the two of us, and whenever we could we would pack a bag and take a little romantic escape, even just for one night at a nearby motel, so we could reconnect and be totally away from all the demands of our lives.
- Say I love you every day, throughout the day. Not just in person and face to face, leave a note where your spouse will find it, in the bathroom, car or on the fridge. Text or message them. Call and say, “I just wanted to tell you I love you and am thinking about you.” When you do say it in person you should always punctuate it with a kiss :)
- Hold hands often. This warm, skin to skin contact is not only romantic but also reassuring, comforting, calming, and it re-establishes an important physical connection with the one you love. Without saying a word, when you reach for someones hand you send a powerful message that you are there for them and want to be near them.
- Hold hands when you are arguing. If things are getting a little heated in your discussion call a time out, take a deep breath, make eye contact and lovingly reach for your spouses hand. Now don’t let go until you’ve finished your discussion. It will then be much harder for anger and harsh voices to intrude.
- Learn & speak frequently your spouses Love Language. This can feel like learning a foreign language. Seriously! The truth is that we all feel love in different ways and we tend to express it to others in the same way that we best feel it. But this can be a problem if your spouse doesn’t feel or receive love in the same way that you do because your love language won’t “translate" to them the same. If you are going to express to them that you love them you want them to hear you, you want them to feel it right? So, you need to know their Love Language which according to Dr. Gary Chapman, there are five - physical touch, quality time, acts of service, words of affirmation, receiving gifts. You may think you are letting your spouse know that you love them but If you are not speaking their love language they just aren’t hearing you. Let’s say your spouses love language is physical touch but you aren’t very affectionate, you can shower them with all the gifts you want or help them with chores around the house and they still are not going to feel loved by those expressions no matter how genuine or sincere they are. You and your spouse can download an app for your smart phone to find out what your love language is and then complete the 5 week challenge to learn how to express love to them in their language. Pretty cool! You can find out more here.
- Don’t let them get away! It’s so easy to fall into the mind set that once you are married you don’t have to try so hard to win over the one you love but if you do that you are probably going to run into problems. Don’t you remember what it was like when you first met your spouse? Think back now… I’ll bet that you spent a lot of time thinking about them right? You paid special attention to your appearance (and theirs!) when you knew you were going to see them. You were interested in finding out as much about them as you could so you asked questions right? You wanted to be with them and you did everything you could to win their heart didn’t you? And do you remember what that felt like, being with them then? That’s what it was like to fall in love. Well for goodness sake, don’t let them get away now! You won your spouses heart but it’s a fact that you still have to work to keep it!
- Love and be more committed to your marriage than you are to your spouse. What? I know, it sounds odd but truthfully, in this day and age of disposable marriages and couples leaving one another for practically any reason or no reason at all, if you truly want your marriage to last you
10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn - February Finger Lakes Romantic Getaway Specials 29 Jan 2016, 10:20 am
Valentines Day is just around the corner! This year it falls on a Sunday but Monday is Presidents Day so it makes for a nice long holiday weekend. Can't get away that weekend? Not to worry! We celebrate this romantic day of love all month long here at 10 Fitch located in New York's beautiful Finger Lakes wine country, so if you need a little break after the holiday frenzy, February is definitely a great time to come stay with us. You know that one of the best ways that you can improve your relationship is by spending quality time together. To help you plan your romantic escape, totally hassle free, we've created some very special romantic packages, which we are offering for the month of February only.
1. Sweetheart of a Deal Package -
For the ultimate romantic experience, and for a very limited time, you can save BIG, up to $425 off the retail price, with this all inclusive, 2 night stay, romantic, indulgent package for two!
On the day of your arrival imagine entering your suite to find a dozen roses and chocolate covered strawberries & sparkling juice to share. After you're all settled in, our licensed massage therapists will arrive to spoil you both with a 60 minute couples Swedish massage right in privacy of your suite. Later you can enjoy dinner at one of the many nearby and excellent and restaurants before returning to 10 Fitch where you'll find romantic music playing, your bedroom illuminated with flickering candlelight, silk rose petals strew on your bed, a box of chocolates and a goodie bag filled with fun romantic items to enjoy during your stay and take home to enjoy later.
The next day enjoy a gourmet breakfast in your room before your driver picks you up and takes you out on a private 6 hour tour of the Cayuga Wine Trail region. Bring your Vino Visa coupon book and enjoy discounts and free tastings at participating wineries.
After a day of exploring you can return to 10 Fitch and relax in your suite. At the appointed time we will deliver to you a charming rattan picnic basket filled with a bottle of sparkling juice, cheese & crackers, fresh fruit, grilled panini sandwiches, chips, and homemade soup, all the fixings for a romantic in-suite picnic, especially nice in front of your fireplace. After dinner we will return with your warm sweetheart brownie and vanilla ice cream, dessert to share, how romantic! The rest of the evening is yours to relax and enjoy each other!
You will enjoy breakfast in the dining room before checking out and you will take home two 10 Fitch mugs as a keepsake so you can remember your stay each time you drink from them. Plus we will give you a $50 Gift Certificate to use on a future stay or give away as a gift! Now THAT is one big sweetheart of a deal!
This package may not be combined with any other special, discount, or offer.
The Sweetheart Of A Deal Package includes all of the following-
- Any available Suite for just $199 per night, 2 night minimum required - (excludes Valentines Weekend)
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries & Sparkling Juice
- A Dozen Roses
- Candle light, rose petal & chocolate turn down service
- Private in suite couples massage
- Romantic en-suite picnic dinner
- 6 hour winery / sightseeing tour of Finger Lakes Region
- BONUS: Vino Visa Coupon Book to use on wine trail
- Romantic & Fun Goodie Bag
- Box of Chocolates
- Two 10 Fitch Logo Mugs
- gratuity for Massage therapists
- gratuity for winery tour driver
- BONUS: $50 Future Stay Gift Certificate
2. Truly, Madly, Deeply In Love PackageSave $66 off the regular price PLUS an *additional 10% off the regular room rate on a 2 night minimum stay, with this limited time special!
Celebrate your deep and abiding love for each other here at 10 Fitch with this romantic add on package, available only for the month of February. It's the perfect way to treat the love of your life to a special and unforgettable romantic escape in one of our three suites, each with cozy fireplaces to snuggle up in front of, the most comfortable beds dressed in amazing linens and luxurious, private baths.
The Truly, Madly Deeply Package includes all of the following:
- A Dozen Red Roses
- Candlelight, rose petal & chocolate turn down service
- Breakfast in-suite one morning
- In-suite 60 minute Swedish couples massage
- Cheese plate & sparkling juice
- Box of chocolates
- Romantic Goodie Bag
- Gratuity for massage therapists
- 10% discount off your room rate
To check availability or book this package CLICK HERE
3. Sweet On You Package - Available with Stays of just 1 or more nightsCan't get away for more than 1 night or maybe you just want to add a little extra something to your stay? You can make it extra sweet by adding this package to your romantic escape at 10 Fitch and save $36! Room rate and taxes are in addition to the package price.
The Sweet On You Package includes:
- Dozen Red Roses
- A Box of Belgian Chocolates & Sparkling Juice
- Romantic Goodie bag
- Our romantic candlelight, rose petal & chocolate turn down service
- Our complimentary gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay
To check availability or book this package CLICK HERE
Auburn, NY - February 1st - February 29th, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 25 Jan 2016, 6:00 am
10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn is the place to be in February! Our specialty is love & romance, as is February in the Finger Lakes. We would love to pamper and take care of you and your special someone.
Here are some events we found going on around 10 Fitch for the month of February:Feb. 3rd - Movies at The Mack : Bringing Up Baby, Theater Mack, 203 Genesee St, Auburn, NY. Theater Mack Presents Movies at the Mack. First Showing at 2:00 PM & Second Showing at 7:00 PM. $3 Admission. Showing Bringing Up Baby (1938) Directed by Howard Hawks, starring Cary Grant. Call 315-253-8051 for more info or visit http://theatermack.org/events.php
Feb. 11th - 21st - Syracuse Winterfest 2016, Syracuse NY
From the center of downtown Syracuse to surrounding areas throughout Onondaga County, everyone joins in the celebration. Kids will be kids, even when they’re middle-aged. And there are no age limits when it comes to enjoying the displays, entertainment, games and culinary delights created by hundreds of hands. What a Party!
With more than 100,000 people attending dozens of indoor and outdoor events, parties, cook-offs, various competitions plus an abundance of other activities, Syracuse Winterfest draws the second largest audience in all of Central New York. Lucky Us! It was 32 years ago when winter in Central New York was not such a wonderful time. We still have the snow, the ice, and the cold, but now that Winterfest is here, you can delay your southern vacations to enjoy the celebration.
Feb. 11th - Feb. 21st - The Post Standard Treasure Hunt! The 29th annual Treasure Hunt, presented by The Post-Standard and syracuse.com, begins Thursday, Feb. 11th and ends when the medallion is found or at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21st. if it’s not found. A 1.5-inch plastic medallion is hidden somewhere in Onondaga County. Follow the daily clues in The Post-Standard, ePost-Standard, syracuse.com and Twitter @syracusedotcom. Join the conversation at #PStreasurehunt.
Find the medallion and you’ll win $1,000. Double that to $2,000 if you’re a home-delivered subscriber. See The Post-Standard, ePost-Standard and syracuse.com/treasure-hunt for complete contest rules. Call (315) 676-2496 for more information!
Feb. 13th - Starry, Starry Night Wine Dinner, Vineyard Restaurant at Knapp Winery, 2770 County Road 128, Romulus, NY. Twinkle lights and flickering candles- just a couple of nuances to set the tone for a very special Valentine Dinner for your Valentine. Our chef promises to create a special dinner made for family, friends or your special someone in mind and he guarantees a better idea than roses and chocolate. This five course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayette Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot. $74.90 pp, includes tax and gratuity. Call 1-800-869-9271 for more information.
Feb. 13th - Sweetheart Snowshoe and Bird Friendly Chocolate Tasting, 2295 Route 89, Savannah, NY. Love is in the air this Valentine's Day. Bring your sweetheart, friend, neighbor and family for an adventure to explore Montezuma's winter wonderland. Sample delicious bird friendly chocolates and discover how these sweet treats protect important wintering warbler habitats. Fees apply. 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm. Call (315) 365-3580 for more information.
Feb. 14th - Special Valentine’s Day Sunday Tour and Shore Package, The BoatYard Grill, 525 Old Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY. Join us for a special Tour and Dinner package, featuring our Seneca Vinifera tour featuring wines paired with chocolate, followed by a Valentine's Day dinner at The Boatyard Grill. Together, Experience! The Finger Lakes and The Boatyard Grill are offering a Sunday Tour and Shore Package! Enjoy one of Experience! The Finger Lakes half-day wine tours on either Cayuga or Seneca Lake followed by dinner at The Boatyard Grill. Tour departs at 12pm right from The Boatyard Grill and returns by 5:30, just in time for a dinner and a sunset. Guests will receive a welcome local wine or beer upon arrival for dinner. Includes: - One seat on a half-day experience, $30 gift card towards dinner that evening. - Welcome glass of local wine or beer upon arrival for dinner after your tour. Price: $125.00 per person. This price includes the above and the transportation, tasting fees, added services, and special food pairings. This price is associated with our public tours which require a minimum of 5 guests. Alternate pricing and touring options are available for tours that do not meet this minimum. Website : http://experiencefingerlakes.com/packages/sunday-tour-and-shore-package/
Feb. 14th - Canandaigua Classic Antique Show and Sale, 5857 Ny-96 Farmington, NY. Here is a perfect antidote for cabin fever: On Sunday, February 14, 2016 the 17th annual Canandaigua Classic Antique Show and Sale will be held at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack. There will be over 40 quality antique dealers displaying their wares. Wares typically include country and period furniture, clocks, lamps and lighting fixtures, jewelry, postcards, paintings and books, linens, and all kinds of antique accessories. 9 am - 4 pm. Admission: $6.
Feb. 16th - Winter Bird’s Nest, Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenvolt Rd, Sterling, NY. Now that the leave are off the trees it is easier to find them and you might be surprised at how close they are to the trials you hiked this summer. Come out to the Sterling Nature Center for a winter birds' nest walk and discover their not so hidden secret nesting spots and learn how to identify the bird from the nest.
FREE and open to the public. Call 315-947-6143 for more information or visit http://www.cayugacounty.us/Community/Parks-and-Trails/Sterling/Sterling-Nature-Center-Events
Snowshoe Hike, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling, NY. Come to the Sterling Nature Center
and explore the winter landscape on our new snowshoes. Learn how to navigate safely while wearing snowshoes and venture out into the winter world to observe signs of wildlife. If there isn’t enough snow for snowshoe we will still go for a winter hike to explore the fields and forests of the nature center. The programs are free and open to the public; please remember to dress for the weather; snowshoes will be available if needed. 1pm-3pm. Admission: Free. Call (315) 947-6143 for more information.
Feb. 19th - Feb. 21st - Chocolate and Wine, Seneca Lake Wine Trail, 2 N. Franklin St. #320, Watkins Glen, NY. Enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake. Pick up your gift item at your chosen starting winery then start sampling chocolates, or foods prepared with chocolate, creatively paired with wine. Over the 2-1/2 day event, visit 30 unique participating wineries and enjoy a weekend of fun and relaxation. And with the event's proximity to Valentine's Day, spending the weekend with a loved one, sampling wine and eating an diverse variety of chocolate and chocolate-themed dishes, there is no better way to your love for each other than by enjoying this weekend-long event, together. Regular tickets purchased in advance are $40 per person. Use discount code FLTA when purchasing your ticket to receive $5 off! (Discount codes may not be combined with any other offers. Only valid for online ticket purchases. Discount valid for ticketed events, not Trail Passports. Tickets purchased without a discount code cannot be retroactively discounted later. Restrictions and exclusions may apply.
Feb. 20th - Feb. 21st - Cayuga Wine Trail’s 14th Annual Mardi Gras, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Travel winery to winery to sample their Mardi Gras-inspired dish and sip their fine wines. You'll also take home a recipe card featuring that dish, beads and a chance to win a prize at each winery!
Figure out the clues or riddles in a 16 clue scavenger hunt for a chance to win a case of fine wines from the Trail. Saturday 10-5pm, ALL 16 wineries are participating. Sunday 10-5pm, ALL 16 wineries are participating. Tickets $15 and up. Call 800-684-5217 or visit cayugawinetrail.com/
Feb. 27th - Walking in a Winter Wineryland, 5986 State Route 89, Romulus, NY. Join us as we host the Montezuma Audubon Center for a guided snowshoe trek through the wood and vineyards, led by an Audubon naturalist. Come in and warm up with a wine and cheese pairing, then meet some owls and hawks up close with KrittrKris and Feathered Friends. $35/per person includes snowshoe rental and wine/cheese tasting ($30 without rental). Rain or shine (will become a hike if no snow). Pre-paid reservations are required - (315) 365-3588, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.buttonwoodgrove.com
10 Fitch InnSider Secret - How To Create An Amazing Sleep Experience - Part 1 22 Jan 2016, 9:15 am
Creating An Ahhhmazing Sleep Experience Part 1
Innsider Secret - Your Mattress Pad MattersIt's that time of year when I am bogged down with trying to enter a years worth of Quickbooks data to get ready for tax time. It happens every year! My intentions are always to take the time at the beginning of the month to put everything into QB from the previous month but it never happens because..... LIFE happens! LOL So, here I am at the end of the year scrambling again.
"A mattress pad is one of those things that our guests never see and probably don't think about when they come here but it's extremely important part of their whole sleep experience during their stay."
The other night, after spending several hours in Quickbooks, I got in my PJ's and settled down on the couch to watch a few minutes of TV as I unwound before going to bed. It was right around mid-night. I was flipping through the channels and saw that HSN was getting ready to reveal their "Todays Special Value" so, out of curiosity (uh oh) I paused to see what it was and boy am I glad I did! They have a line of exclusive bedding called the Concierge Collection and they were offering these amazing, super thick, zip-off-top mattress pads, any size, for just under $65! I was so excited! I ran back to the computer and spent the next 20 minutes or so placing my order, 2 pads for each of the guest room beds and 1 for both beds in our quarters on 3rd floor. You are probably thinking, "Really Cheryl? it's a mattress pad! Whoopty-doo!" right? But these were not just mattress pads!
I can't tell you how many mattress pads we have purchased in the 8 years that we have owned 10 Fitch. A Lot! A mattress pad is one of those things that our guests never see and probably don't think about when they come here but it's extremely important part of their whole sleep experience during their stay. It has to be fresh and clean for every guest and it needs to be super plush and cloud-like and must also protect our expensive, luxurious mattresses. But even expensive pads have been a disappointment to me because they have failed to hold up to even routine wear and wear. Many of them literally have fallen apart after just a few washing's. Or they stay together but the filling migrates bunches up making the pad lumpy, bumpy and very uncomfortable. Or they just did not protect our mattresses from spills and stains they way they should have. So when I saw THESE pads on HSN I was seriously excited. The 4 inch super fluffy top is guaranteed not to shift or bunch up or fall apart in the washer and dryer. It's made up of 2 layers, picture 2 slices of bread - the bottom slice (bottom 2 inches of the top) is attached to a cover that can accommodate mattresses up to 20" thick.
Here's the recorded live demo. They are no longer at the Special Value price but as of today, January 22, 2016, they are selling for $69.95
I am not affiliated with HSN or their Concierge Collection in any way and am not receiving any compensation for sharing this information with you, I just think that in theory, it's the best mattress pad I've ever seen and if it lives up to the demo then I am going to be one happy innkeeper. They are on their way and I will let you know in a future blog post how we like them once they are on the beds.
"Did you know that one of the biggest triggers for night time allergies and asthma is dust mites?"
So now that I have gone on and on about my purchase I'll tell you why I decided to share this with you. It's because I believe that a good quality, thick, fluffy mattress pad is one of several key elements to having an ahhhmazing sleep experience. That's exactly what we want every single guest to have when they come and stay here at 10 Fitch and in fact, we hear from our guests frequently that they did indeed have their best nights sleep ever, or in a very long time, while they were here. There are many things that we have implemented over the years to help provide that for our guests and I was thinking that I could share this knowledge with you so you can have a better nights sleep at home.
But why is a mattress pad so important you ask? Besides adding a layer of cushiony softness mattress pads -
- Protect your mattress warranty
- Keep your mattress clean & dry (moisture in a mattress is not a good thing, not good at all.)
- Prolongs the life and comfort of your mattress
- Help keep night time allergies in check
In the January 2016 newsletter I listed for our subscribers everything that makes up our "comfort cloud" beds here at the inn and give suggestions so that they can re-create the same sleep experience at home. If you are not already subscribed to the newsletter you might want to sign up for it. There's a place to do that right on the right hand side of the blog.
Auburn, NY - January 1st - January 31st, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 23 Dec 2015, 7:00 am
It sure is getting a little chilly ’round these parts! Did you know that 10 Fitch has 7 fireplaces in the Inn? Why not come for a night or two and cozy up with your honey :) We found some things to do while you are here also, around our town!
Jan. 2nd - Fred Eaglesmith, Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange Street, Auburn, NY. Eaglesmith is an award-winning performer who combines funny, poignant stories and rockin’ music into an unforgettable show. Tickets: $25 in advance, $28 at the door. For more information call 315-253-6669 or visit http://auburnpublictheater.org/
Jan. 8th - Peggy Guggenheim : Art Addict, Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange Street, Auburn, NY. Lisa Immordino Vreeland follows up her acclaimed debut “Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel” with Peggy Guggenheim : Art Addict. A colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to her family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists Friday 1pm & 7pm, Saturday 3pm & 7pm, Wednesday 7pm. Tickets $6 For more info visit www.auburnpublictheater.org or call 315-253-6669
Jan. 9th - Owl Prowl, Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Road, Sterling, NY. Come to the Sterling Nature Center and learn more about Owls. Nesting season has begun for the great horned owls. Join Naturalist Jim D’Angelo for an indoor introduction to the great-horned owl and other New York State owls. Then venture out on an owl prowl looking and listening for the nocturnal kings of the sky. The program is free and open to the public; please remember to dress for the weather; snowshoes will be available if needed. Call 315-947-6143 for more information or visit www.cayugacounty.us/Community/Parks-and-Trail
Jan. 9th - Wine and Movie Night, Treleaven, 658 Lake Road, King Ferry, NY. Treleaven Movie Nights are back! With a glass of wine or craft beer in hand, and some movie theatre snacks to share, relax on our couches and watch movies on our big screen! The cinematic good times will run every Saturday, January 9th through February 6th at 7pm. Admission tickets are $5. 6:00pm - 8:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door the day of the event or in the Tasting Room Monday thru Friday, 10AM-
5PM. Please call 315.364.5100 to purchase tickets or for more information. Limit 50 tickets per event so please RSVP today!
Jan. 9th - Jan. 18th - Bargain Bash on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. The Seneca Lake Wine Trail's 2016 event season launches with our annual Bargain Bash! Unlike our other events, this week long sales event does not require tickets. Think of Bargain Bash as being like a big, Trail-wide spring cleaning, garage sale where the early bird gets the proverbial worm! Participating wineries take the opportunity to clean out their inventory and drop prices on select items consisting of everything from wine, to wine glasses, clothes and other retail items. This event will be held January 9-18, 2016 during each winery's regular business hours. Website : http://www.senecalakewine.com/events/trail-events/bargain-bash.html
Jan. 14th - Loren Barrier and Austin Graveling, Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange Street, Auburn, NY. 7:30pm - 9:30pm. The songs of Austin Gravelding in an evening with Austin & Loren. New songs, old stories, and a good time. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15. For more information call 315-253-6669 or visit http://auburnpublictheater.org/
Jan. 15th - Jan. 17th - Pasta and Wine Weekend, Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake, sampling delicious pasta themed dishes paired with wine at 33 participating wineries. Pick up your gift item at your chosen starting winery then start sampling pasta dishes paired with delicious award-winning wines. Regular tickets purchased in advance are $40 per person. Use discount code FLTA when purchasing your ticket to receive $5 off! (Discount codes may not be combined with any other offers. Only valid for online ticket purchases. Discount valid for ticketed events, not Trail Passports. Tickets purchased without a discount code cannot be retroactively discounted later. Restrictions and exclusions may apply. Void where prohibited.) Website : http://www.senecalakewine.com/events/trail-events/pasta-wine-weekend.html
Sunset and Moonrise Walk, Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Road, Sterling, NY. Today the sunsets at about the same time as the moon rises just a few minutes after 5PM. The Sterling Nature Center invites you to enjoy a nice winter hike encompassing these two celestial events. "Whooo" knows what you might see or hear during this twilight walk; owls, fox, deer, fisher, turkey or other creatures of the winter might be about. Even if we do not see any wildlife it will be an interesting way to observe the wetlands, woodlands and fields by the light of the setting sun and the rising full moon. Snowshoes will be available if needed. 4:30pm-6:00pm. FREE and open to the public. Call 315-947-6143 for more information or visit http://www.cayugacounty.us/Community/Parks-and-Trails/Sterling/Sterling-Nature-Center-Events
Jan. 31st - 8th Annual Bridal Show at the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars, 5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY. 12:00 to 3:00pm, Free Admission to the Public! Enjoy complimentary sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres, a strolling bridal fashion show and a plethora of fantastic vendors from florists and cake vendors to photographers and DJ’s! Admission is free to the public. Couples are encouraged to pre-register at http://www.glenora.com/Weddings/Bridal-Show-2016