I am a fucking. SUCKER. For pink walls and pretty green plants. Since I moved I’m trying my hardest to decorate my place with pastels, greenery, and metallic accents. SoooOooOo when I saw photos of the newly opened June Motel in Prince Edward County I opened my laptop and booked a weekend away, like, immediately.
It’s about a 3-ish hour drive and luckily, Riley’s mom lives in Prince Edward county we were able to grab a Zipcar (do you guys have Zipcar in America?), drop the dog off to have the time of his life in her big backyard, and head over for a lovely weekend.
The Motel is located in Picton, a little wine town of FOUR THOUSAND PEOPLE, in Prince Edward County. The local wine is amazing (they pour you some sparkling rose at check-in) and the town is adorable. Places I super recommend (everything is within a 15 minute drive of the motel):
The Miller House– gorgeous patio right next to the bay, and amazing charcuterie. I’ve been craving meat cheese, bread, and olive oil every day since I’ve been back.
The Vic– adorable little cafe on Main Street (I highly recommend just walking along Main St in general).
Kelly’s Shop- The owner Kelly is super nice and her shop stocks really cute straight size AND plus size clothes (like vintage looking circle skirts with donuts all over them) as well as patches, pins, ban.do stuff, and a bunch more accessories. Also her dog Henry is part wiener dog and part yorkie and he’s ADORABLE.
Slickers Ice Cream– Homemade ice cream and there’s a BENCH OUTSIDE THAT LOOKS LIKE AN ICE CREAM CONE.
Sand and Sumac– I honestly spent like an hour and a half in this small-ish shop. They have furniture, housewares, clothing, accessories, and a million other things either handmade in Canada or in other places around the world (I got a pair of mules handmade in Morocco.) If you go anywhere I REALLY suggest this place.
Also, a million vintage/antique shops. There are just way too many to name.
Overall if you live in Ontario (or outside of Ontario if you’d like a little bit of a longer trip?) I highly suggest this place. Everything was perfect and relaxing and quiet and the perfect summer weekend away.