Niagara Falls

My boyfriend is constantly looking for ways to make me feel special. A knock on the door could mean anything: a bouquet of flowers, or sushi and my favourite white Riesling- he's just that kind of man. 

That being said, he surprised me with a little getaway to Niagara Falls. We stayed at the Embassy Suites Fallsview and, as the name suggests, our room overlooked the American and Canadian falls. The suite was great and it even had a jacuzzi overlooking the falls. Très romantique! 

We checked in, put our bags down and walked around to check out the falls, the casino and shop a little bit. After a little power nap, we headed out to the Keg for a late night supper. It. Was. Delicious. I'd been craving a little red meat+wine combo (sorry if you're any kind of vegetarian). After dessert, we rolled each other out of there and headed to the casino. 

I'm not really the gambling type, I don't see the fun in losing money (because I inevitably lose). Casinos make so much money, they need not my funds. It also makes me really uncomfortable when I see people sitting at slot machines betting over and over again. Personally, I would rather buy something and have a material possession than play on the off chance I'd win. 

The next morning, we had breakfast and drove to the Niagara Outlets and shopped our little hearts out. I love shopping, but my boyfriend loves shopping more than anyone I have ever know, equipped with the stamina and skill to outshop ANYONE. Despite this, I really enjoyed the outlets and the prices were really great. For example, my boo bought a Calvin Klein suit for 150$. So, if you're ever in that area, stop and shop. Hey, that should be their slogan. Niagara Outlets: stop and shop. K, maybe not. 

All in all, the little trip was just what we needed. When we picked up little Marley from the babysitter's, we realized how all those nights she kept us up or the accidents she had in the house meant nothing in the big picture. Even though we feel like parents sometimes, she's so worth it and we wouldn't change a thing.

On that note, have a lovely day,

Tara Salloum