I love it when small towns are surprisingly charming, and Prince Edward County was nothing less. Approximately a two and a half hour drive out from Toronto, I never thought to visit this area of Ontario until I saw the most adorable motel pop up on Instagram. And thanks to Samsung Canada, I was able to visit and capture the beauty of Prince Edward County on my new Galaxy S8.
SAMSUNG IN PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY
As a blogger/content creator, it’s important to have the best devices and equipment to capture that feeling of wanderlust. We mostly count on our mobile phones for those quick snap moments and if you know me, you know that I have been an avid Samsung mobile user for a while now. I mostly depend on the camera feature and the Samsung Galaxy S8 is absolutely amazing. The HDR (high dynamic range) is an important function to have in order to capture greater detail from bright and dark areas in your photo. If that’s not enough, the device is also dust and water resistant, which was perfect for our time at Sandbanks beach. Finally, I’m now able to enjoy what ever I am reading or watching on the new infinity screen. Mobile life couldn’t be more perfect. 😀
Many of the photos below were shot with my phone, and the rest on our Canon DSLR and Mirrorless camera. You can find out more about the Samsung Galaxy S8 here.
STAY AT THE JUNE MOTEL
The June Motel truly is the most instagrammable motelier I have ever come across. On top of that, the service was impeccable and the owner was very sweet and helpful during our two night stay. We checked in and was immediately offered a glass of rose. YUM. We stayed in the classic suite and was pleasantly impressed with the charm and the modern decor, mixed with loads of boho chic character. I loved all the little pops of rose gold in the all the right places and the word play throughout was just the right amount of humor. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with plant life, and this room really spoke to my obsession. And if you love this room, then you will go ga-ga for the lobby. You can tell how much love was put into the design of this motel and their booming popularity and success is well deserved.
FROLIC AT PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY LAVENDER
We were lucky to have come at an opportune time in early July, as the Prince Edward County Lavender fields were in full bloom. It was my first time visiting a lavender field and this one transported me to those found in the South of France (definitely on my travel wish list).
SUNSET AT SANDBANKS BEACH
Once you arrive at Sandbanks Provincial Park, you will need to pay a $20.00 permit for your car to enter into the park. The park is quite vast, but we found the best sunset photo opp beach side. It’s the “world’s largest baymouth barrier dune formation” and is among Canada’s best beaches with shallow waters and the softest sand. We captured the phases of the sunset starting at 8pm and ending around 9:30pm. Being a popular tourist destination, expect it to be very busy during the summer.
DINNER AT THE DRAKE DEVONSHIRE
Thanks to Samsung Canada, we arrived at the Drake Devonshire for dinner, drinks and all around good times. It’s Prince Edward County’s very popular boutique hotel known for good eats, trendy hipster accommodations and impeccable service. The interior was both impressive and charming, and we were greeted by the friendliest staff. If you love girly drinks like I do, then I recommend the Strawberry Sake Spritz – teeeelishhhh!
OTHER PLACES TO VISIT
Below, I’ve provided you with more places to check out whether just for a quick coffee, drinks, food cravings or something fun to do. It also helps that they have pretty adorable aesthetics.
The Vic Cafe on Mainstreet for coffee and light eats.
Mustang Drive In, a cool retro drive in movie theatre if you’re feeling like a late night movie.
The Courage for coffee, drinks and/or nomzies.
VISIT THE WINERIES
We never got to check out the wineries as we were only there for a couple days and one of the days my husband had to work. But I have listed below places that have had great reviews and ones I wanted to check out myself for the aesthetics.
1. The Grange Winery looks so idyllic with rustic vintage charm.
2. Waupoos Winery overlooks the vineyard with a view of the water.
3. By Chadseys Cains Winery has a barn with the most adorable twinkles!
You can also check out Prince Edward County Wine’s website as they list most of the wineries found in PEC and have direct links to their website.
I hope you all enjoyed my wanderlust tale of Prince Edward County! I know I will be back to visit again and hopefully check out more of the wineries!
Next up, Montreal!