Anniversary fun, part 1
This past weekend, C and I headed out of town to celebrate our anniversary. I have class this weekend and will be leaving for the US straight after, so we wanted to spend a bit of quality time together beforehand. We had a Wonderbox to use up, and ended up selecting a fantastic little place near Epernay/Reims.
As you may or may not know, my family is of Finnish origins, so when I came across an imported Finnish hunting chalet nestled in the middle of a vineyard, I knew that was our spot. C was worried that we wouldn't be treated very well (as is sometimes the case with these sorts of "boxes"), but our hosts were absolutely lovely.
The entire chalet had been very thoughtfully decorated, and the whole thing was just so darn cozy.
There were bathrobes and slippers, an adorable little bedroom and reindeer skins on the walls.
biodynamism. He used mainly natural remedies for his plants, as well as other elements -such as quartz - to attract the moon's energy to the roots of the vines.
Their champagne was also very tasty, and he made a few special champagnes that were "extra-dry" and "nature", ie low-sugar champagnes that are supposed to help you avoid hangovers. He also stamps the date the champagne was bottled on the label so that consumers know how long they will be able to keep it. The prices were reasonable too, starting at around 13.50€ for a bottle.
They also have a gite that can hold up to 20 people and a B&B with three rooms, and the chalet can be rented out just for an evening BBQ. I'd highly recommend this place if you are looking for a weekend getaway or if you're heading to the Champagne region for some tastings - though the one downside is that you do need a car to get there. But I left there Sunday feeling so relaxed, and it has been ages since I have been able to so thoroughly disconnect from the world and just be.
Here is their website in case anyone would like to check it out: http://www.la-boulonne.com/