It’s always a challenge to find date night ideas in the winter since shivering all night is not my idea of a romantic evening. Luckily, our town’s winter wine walk fell on a rather warm weekend. So Ian and I donned our winter gear and walked up and down the main streets stopping in little boutique stores and sampling wines. Our favorite stop was in a quaint antique store where we flipped through old issues of Time magazine, vintage books and long forgotten postcards. We enjoyed immersing ourselves in days past, but eventually we had to finish our wine samples and head home.
In an attempt to cherish the outdoors before the weather turns bitter, Ian and I drove to a vineyard five minutes down the road. It is nestled at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, which produced a picturesque backdrop for the live music event. Ian and I spent the evening sipping on wine, warming up by the crackling fire and watching the sunset. The night was a perfect transition from the blistering music festivals of summer to the quitter evening of autumn.