Monday, April 18, 2016

Picnic in the Vineyards + WIN A TRIP TO CHATEAU ELAN!




Last week, my mom and I headed to Chateau Elan Winery & Resort for some pampering and wine - it was the perfect pre-Mother's Day getaway (if you've been following me for a while now, you're probably aware that my mom and I are best friends!). If you're not familiar, Chateau Elan is a little bit north of Atlanta - it's about a three and a half hour drive from Charlotte, which isn't bad at all. When you first drive in, the winery is absolutely stunning - it looks like it's straight out of Italy! There's also an inn and a spa right on the property, and shuttles run to and fro each so that you never have to drive anywhere. My mom and I stayed in one of the spa rooms, which I highly recommend. There are fourteen suites located in the spa... each room is beautifully decorated with tones of blue and white, and big comfortable beds. The thing I loved about it most was the calming sense throughout the whole spa - there are no coffee makers anywhere in the spa (because they want to keep it quiet!) so they deliver coffee and/or tea each morning right to your room. 

My mom and I both had the "seasonal facial" at the Chateau Elan spa - it was absolutely magical. Not only was my skin glowing afterward, but it was one of the most relaxing experience I think I've ever had. The facial itself is amazing, but then they give you a hand and foot massage with chocolate paraffin (so good I wanted to eat it!). After our spa treatments, my mom and I headed to a wine tasting at the winery - that was probably our favorite part! We learned the proper way to taste wine (how to "chew" and "slurp" the wine), and got to taste a lot of different ones. We both ended up buying a bottle of the Dolce Rosso and the Summer Wine (a muscadine wine with peach added). Not only was the wine amazing, but the food was out of this world! My mom said over and over again how they were the best meals she had ever eaten. I highly recommend lunch at Fleur-de-Lis and dinner at Cafe Elan. Definitely check out their website for more information on the wines, the winery, inn and spa. If you live in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina or Tennessee, you can even order their wine online! 

Now for the best part! Today Chateau Elan is giving away THREE wine tastings & tours for two. If chosen, you can bring along a girlfriend, boyfriend/husband, or mother :) for a getaway to Chateau Elan. And there are three chances to win!

Enter the giveaway below:

My mom and I seriously can't say enough good things about Chateau Elan - it was an awesome experience. A few more photos from our trip are below! Good luck everyone!

 lunch at Fleur-de-Lis in the Chateau Elan spa
printed romper (less than $45) // platform sandals

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39 comments:

  1. What a stunning hotel! Loving the picnic, totally one of my favorite things!
    Kari
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  2. I thought this post was awesome and so cute to include your mom and her outfits. The free people dress was my favorite!
    Danielle
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  3. All of these pictures are gorgeous, looks like such a fun trip!

    xoxo,
    Katie
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  4. sounds like you had a great time.

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  5. That sounds like an awesome getaway! Love the white off the shoulder dress. So cute!
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  6. That looks like such an amazing trip! Love that you and your mom are best friends...just like my mom and I! And I'm loving your pink off the shoulder dress :)

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  7. What a fun mother-daughter getaway! I love days at the vineyard with my mom & being from VA there are a ton of vineyards to visit! LOVE your white dress, so pretty!

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  8. I'm a 1st time commenter & reader of your blog, Caitlin. I live in Braselton, Georgia!!! I LOVE Chateau Elan. If you ever go back, give me a shout - I'd love to meet you there! It's seriously divine there.

    Love your blog & cute style! ;)

    Thank you for the chance to win!

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  9. Sounds like a lovely getaway! x
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  10. You and your mom look darling in those sundresses! A winery visit is perfect for some Mother/Daughter bonding time!

    -Morgan
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  11. You and your mom are adorable and the Resort sounds/looks amazing!

    xo, Nina
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  12. What beautiful shots, Caitlin! I love that you and your Mum had such a lovely time. It's so sweet that you're doing a giveaway too. I would enter, but I'm from the UK and not sure if I can!

    Grace xo
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  13. this sounds like it's not too far from me! i'll have to go visit!

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  14. This seems like such a great day trip!! I love all of your and your mothers outfits. It was such a great mother daughter trip for you guys! I also so surprised that I am from Atlanta and I have never traveled to Chateau Elan, I really need to take a trip. The spa sounds amazing and that is something that my mom and I both love so I will have to convince her to go one day soon.

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    Danielle
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  15. gorgeous photos! looks like such a great trip
    xx
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  16. Definitely in need of a facial! Gorgeous eyelet dress!

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  17. Love the sundresses you wore! And your mom is so cute!

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  18. Wow this look amazing. Love all of your outfits.
    XOXO, Rachel
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  19. When my parents and I were car shopping we actually stopped by the Chateau Elan! It was such a beautiful place and would love to go back! Also, love how close you and your mom are!
    xoxo
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  20. This looks so relaxing and perfect for a gals getaway! My gals and I are headed to Kiawah Resort for a girls weekend in a couple weeks. Can't wait!


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  21. These photos are stunning!!! Love that white dress and your hair always looks perfect!

    My mom is my best friend too!! And we also love our little wine getaways haha-- we had the best one ever when I still lived in SF. I'm happy to know there are some beautiful places to visit now that I'm back in the South too! A friend from college lives in ATL and she is always visiting the wine country just north of her...

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  22. This is so Beautiful.we had also a picnic last week. I will show the pictures next week on my blog. I love your outfit and the one of your mom. You both are so cute. Have a great week

    Greetings from Germany

    Johanna

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  23. These photos are perfect! Your white dress is perfect and your getaway looked so much fun!

    xoxo Brooke

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  24. Everything looks AMAZING! Your mom is gorgeous!

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  25. What an amazing giveaway!!! That entire trip looked like a blast. Fingers crossed.

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  26. You and your mom are so cute!! This looks like the perfect trip. Love these pictures.


    How Gorgeous

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  27. Oh my goodness what an amazing giveaway- everything looks so picture perfect! And that white dress- stunning!
    xoxo
    Brooke|LookBrooke

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  28. Love that y'all visited Chateau Elan. As an Atlantan, we know it to be a true gem! Where did your mom get those cute shoes she's wearing with her white jeans?

    Y'all are the best!

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  29. Such a beautiful picnic location!
    Love,
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  30. so many beautiful looks
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  31. This looks like such a fun mother-daughter weekend. My goal in the future is to plan more weekend getaways with my mom, and a winery + spa sounds like a great start!

    Cat
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  32. Such a sweet idea to pamper your mom at the winery! Absolutely love that white off the shoulder dress! Perfect for spring! <3

    xoxo A
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  33. You and your mom are seriously the cutest!!

    Best,

    Candace
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  34. What are the sunglasses your mom is wearing in the last photo of you two??

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  35. What an amazing experience! The scenery's just beautiful, and love all the gorgeous dress that you and your mom wore <3 Have a nice day! xx

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  36. I am obsessed with all of the dresses in this post! The pink off the shoulder one is definitely my favorite though :)

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