For us, the travel bug is not something we're easily able to shake. We have many wonderful trips planned this year that we can't wait to show you, but in between the big vacations it can be nice to scratch our travel itch by visiting neighbouring cities.
Last weekend Lousje and her partner Glenn headed over the boarder and along Lake Ontario to Rochester, NY. If you're not from the Niagara Region you may be surprised to know that Rochester is only an hour and a half from the boutique, you may also be surprised to know that their signature dish is called a Garbage Plate.
Lousje loves to experience the different cultures, cuisines, and personality of the places she visits - at first glance, it can be hard to find those things in Rochester. Upon arrival she was disappointed to find the downtown area reveals very little evidence of social activities or liveliness. Like many cities, Rochester's shopping, dining, coffee shops and night life have been pushed out towards the suburbs, opting for shopping malls over bustling cultural centers.
Not all was lost as Lousje is able to see the beauty in everything. She spent her Friday evening enjoying a stage production of Ain't Misbehavin', a Tony Award winning musical revue in tribute to Fats Waller. She spent her Saturday morning wandering for hours in the Rehouse Architectural Salvage store to get inspiration for her new house. They left empty handed in hopes to return when the house is father along.
In the afternoon they visited the George Eastman (Kodak) Museum, home to one of the world's oldest film archives. Outside the museum she was greeted by a statue of her favourite actor, the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman. The home as well as it's displays of photography and cameras are stunning and worth a visit. Lousje plans to return in the spring when the gardens, and especially the tulips are blooming.
February 11, 2023

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