I haven’t posted in over 5 days! This is terrible! The past few weeks have been INSANE. Between planning four TV segments for back to school, hosting my event with A&E last night, and working on a project that is getting released soon…I haven’t had as much time to just simply sit down and write. I just submitted my idea for a TedxTeen talk, and it was around the lines of taking time for yourself and speaking. When things get crazy, I always make time for a few things…good, wholesome food (paleo blondies & salad are my go-to, talking to my friends and my boyfriend), going to the gym, and being alone. I’m one of those people that could be alone all of the time, so when I’m spending most of my time crazed on set, I don’t have as much time for myself. Going to the gym is my one hour to be alone (or with my best friend, Gabe) and I make sure I make time for that each day.
That being said, sometimes you have to say no to different opportunities and not feel bad about it. I’ve always struggled with feeling bad about silly things, and one of my goals for this year was to simply stop feeling bad, and start feeling happy for the opportunities I do have! It’s hard to say no, but it’s important. If you miss out on one opportunity, I can promise you that a new one ALWAYS ALWAYS comes around.
Last week, I traveled to Milton, NY to have a staycation at Buttermilk Falls Inn. I’m not sure how I came across the Inn, but I think I spotted it on Instagram and when I saw the site, I knew I had to pitch a staycation to them. I’ve never been to upstate NY, so I wasn’t sure whether to expect a rural, woods resort, or whether I’d be expecting a mini Manhattan in the middle of the woods. I was wrong on both of my expectations: because Buttermilk Falls Inn literally exceeded any expectation I had. Immediately upon checking in early evening Monday night, we went right to dinner at Henry’s, which is their on-site restaurant. Breakfast is included with your stay, so when it comes to dinner/lunch, you only have one restaurant to choose from. Usually I’d freak out when I would think I only had one restaurant to choose from…until I saw the menu at Henry’s. The lunch and dinner menus are totally different, and since everything is farm to table and local, you can expect to get the freshest meal each time you dine. For the dinner, we started with truffle fries that were the most unreal fries I’ve EVER eaten, as well as mussels. For my main, I went with grouper and my boyfriend got steak (I think, I ate so many fries I’m kind of forgetting what we ate)…and each bite got better and better. I was so full and tired after my main dish that we oddly skipped dessert, but I made sure to make up for that on Tuesday night.
After a perfect and calm night of rest, we woke up on Tuesday and had breakfast downstairs. Buttermilk Falls is like a B&B but not, so the breakfast was different than a regular B&B. You got to choose from three different entries, and then they suppled tons of pastries, coffee, juices, and fresh jams to pair with your main. Their dining room is perfectly sized and quaint, so you can easily chat with other people or you can talk to whoever you’re with. After you eat breakfast, you can play tennis (like I did, for the first time ever) or go for a swim. If you’re in the mood to be a little more adventurous, treat yourself to a massage or a facial and spend the rest of the day eating gluten-free food by their indoor pool.
My boyfriend and I ended up extending our stay one night, so we stayed until Wednesday before we drove back to Connecticut for me to fly to D.C. I got a lovely massage on Tuesday and spent the day outside and by the pool before eating every dessert for dinner. Likeee…every dessert. I tried both ice creams, apple crisp, and the flourless chocolate cake. Of course, I ate the entire flourless chocolate cake and the “maple” ice cream, that’s actually from mushrooms and not maple, and then stole half of my boyfriends ice cream too. Man, I love dessert.
If you’re looking for an uptown getaway from the city, or simple a perfect night out with your boyfriend/girlfriend or parents, I would suggest Buttermilk Falls Inn. There is NO place better to getaway than to here.