Agenda ~Moms’ Martini Getaway, Haliburton Highlands

 

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PRICE of $420.47 per person includes the list below! with the exception of 3 items with a ** ($)

  • 10% service and 13% HST are IN the total price, NOT on top of it!
  • A copy of Martinis & Motherhood: Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF?!
  • A coupon for a martini or mocktini of your choice, used anytime
  • Hors d’oeuvres before dinner served both evenings
  • Two breakfasts chosen from a full hot choice menu
  • One lunch chosen form a two choice menu served with soup & salad
  • Two dinners chosen from a three course “Chef’s Choice” menu; served with a choice of a glass of house wine, a pop or a juice.
  • Coffee, Tea, Water & Punch in the main building from 8AM – 12AM
  • Reading & Martini Sipping Session with Shannon Day (a book reading and mom-chat with the opportunity to order some of the **($)martinis from the book)
  • Saturday morning Zumba class & Sunday morning Yoga class with the wonderful “Suzanne”
  • A Guided “Mindful Hike” with incredible life coach & adventurer ‘Johnny Waite’
  • Two nights of shared accommodation with other great moms. (2 per room, 3-4 per chalet; these will be worked out once we know how many are coming! If you want to share with someone specific let us know!)
  • **($)Massages are available from different travelling RMT’s. Please contact the inn to help you book one!!
  • **($)Cash bar open for any type of drink purchase 11AM – 12AM daily
  • Contact The Bonnie View Inn to book: bonnieview.inn@sympatico.ca / 1-800-461-0347

 

 

MOMS’ MARTINI GETAWAY ~ WEEKEND AGENDA

Friday April 8th

3:00- 5:00 PM         Check- In (receive your book and a welcome TGIF  martini/mocktini)

6:00 to 7:00 PM      Meet & Greet in the Lounge.  (Hors d’oeuvres. Mingle. Cash bar.)

7:00 – 8:00 PM       Dinner is served

9:30 – 12:00 AM     Moms’ Social (Music. Games. Martinis. Wine. Cash bar)

 

Saturday April 9th

8:15 – 9:30 AM       Breakfast is served

9:30-10:30 AM        Zumba in the lounge with ‘Suzanne’

11:00-12:30 PM       Guided Mindful Hike (or book a massage)

1:00 PM                  Lunch is served

2:00-4:00  PM       Free time (Hike. Chill. Read. Have a Massage.)

4:00 – 5:30 PM        Martinis & Motherhood Reading & Fun Mom Chats + the chance to order some of the martinis from the book ie. The Pelvic Floor Martini and the Motherhood Paradise.

6:00– 7:00 PM        Meet & Greet in the Lounge.  (Hors d’oeuvres. Mingle. Cash bar.)

7:00 – 8:00 PM       Dinner is served

9:30 – 12:00 AM     Moms’ Social (Music. Games. Martinis. Wine. Cash Bar)

 

Sunday April 10th 

8:15 – 9:30 AM       Breakfast is served

9:30 – 10:30 AM     Yoga in the lounge with “Suzanne’

11:30 AM                Check-Out

 

 

Contact The Bonnie View Inn to book: bonnieview.inn@sympatico.ca / 1-800-461-0347

 

 

 

About Martinis & Motherhood: Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF?!

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Stories that inspire, entertain, and make you laugh ’til you pee. Plus martinis! And not just any-old-martinis—these ones were designed just for moms!

These tales of Wonder, Woe and WTF?! share a little glimpse into the lives of other moms, who are a lot like you. Through their tales, we’re reminded to savour the little things (like capturing extra morning snuggles), to let go of the stresses (they won’t be in that unfortunate phase forever), and to be grateful for the laughs that the unexpected brings (because laughing is better than crying and it may be the only workout our abs get!).

So shake up an easy-to-make martini, put your feet up (quickly, before the kids find you) and join us on our journey as we toast to the many clink-worthy moments that motherhood brings.

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About The Bonnie View Inn

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The Bonnie View Inn is a small family-owned and operated 28-room country inn nestled in the Haliburton Highlands on beautiful Lake Kashagawigamog, only an 8-minute drive from village shopping. Open all year round catering to every season.

Gourmet dinners are prepared by our gold ribbon chef and served in our lakeview, fireside, candle lit dining room with a full menu to choose from. A traditional full breakfast is a delicious delight on any morning. Enjoy wonderful service with a smile.

There is a cozy licensed non-smoking lounge with a fireplace, pool table and board games beside the dining room. Relax on a cold day with a hot drink in the over-sized chairs by the roaring fire in the winter or escape the outside heat with the central air conditioning on a hot summer day…

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 About Shannon Day

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When she’s not spooning her kids on the couch or complaining about the crunchiness of the kitchen floor, former bartender-turned-teacher Shannon Day can be found cocktail-shaking and story-making over at her site, Martinis & Motherhood. There, she ponders the meaning of life, while poking fun at her handsome British hubby. Shannon is co-author and editor of Martinis & Motherhood: Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF?! She is a regular contributor to BLUNTmoms, and her writing can be found in various online publications including Mamapedia, The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Mamalode, Pregnant Chicken, and Sweatpants& Coffee. Connect with Shannon on Facebook.

Contact The Bonnie View Inn to book: bonnieview.inn@sympatico.ca / 1-800-461-0347

 

 

Moms’ Martini Getaway, Haliburton Highlands

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I have an exciting announcement to make! On Friday April 8th until Sunday the 10th, we (Martinis & Motherhood) will be hosting/partaking in a fun-filled, rejuvenating, martini-sipping weekend at Bonnie View Inn, in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands!

And, of course, you’re invited to join us!

There will be yoga, Zumba, and hiking. There will be eating, drinking, and laughing. There will be a book reading/talk and the chance to order some of the martinis from Martinis & Motherhood: Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF?!  (Will you go for The Pelvic Floor Martini, The Shit-Storm or The Motherhood Paradise?) There will also be mocktinis and other drinks to suit your fancy. For a look at the planned weekend agenda, click here: What’s On?  Continue reading

BOOK CLUB Questions for Martinis & Motherhood: Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF?!

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Shake-up some Aftermath martinis or a round of Pelvic Floors because “Moms’ Night In” just got even better! Here are some discussion questions to get the conversation started at your own Martinis & Motherhood Book Club.

Why not host a night of Wonder, another of Woe, followed by a final WTF?! night? Or you can cover the whole book, all at once, martinis (or mocktinis) in hand!

We’d also love to have you join us at Shannon Day’s Martinis & Motherhood FB each Tuesday night from 8:00 – 9:00 EST where we’ll feature a story/author each week! 

Tales of Wonder

Best Laid Un-Plans (p. 5) ~ Alison Huff

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  1. What was the first emotion you felt when you found out you were going to be a mother?
  2. What frightened you most about becoming a mother?

Purse Person, Plural (p. 10) ~ Jocelyn Pihlaja

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  1. In your experience, do males and females have different…

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Huffington Post Book Review for Martinis & Motherhood (By Sarah Cottrell)

She likes us!  She really, really likes us (and our martinis). I am super excited to announce that Martinis & Motherhood: Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF?! has been reviewed by The Huffington Post’s Sarah Cottrell!  This is how the review begins!  Be sure to head over to Huff Post to read the rest…

Martinis & Motherhood Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF?! published by Tipsy Squirrel Press and edited by Shannon Day and Tara Wilson is the newest addition to the world of parenting anthologies. This book is filled with 37 stories that are heartwarming and heartbreaking, humorous and jaw dropping, and encourages the reader to lift up a drink in a toast to the solidarity of motherhood. At the end of each story is a delicious martini recipe complete with a moving or funny toast inspired by the author’s tale…

To read the rest of Sarah Cottrell’s fab review, click here and head over to The Huffington Post.

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Martinis & Motherhood: Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF?! (Now Available)

So excited to announce: THE BOOK IS AVAILABLE!

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Martinis & Motherhood: Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF?! is now available on Amazon (CanadaUSAUK and more) in print and Kindle version. * Note, Canadians who’d like to buy the print version of the book will need to order from amazon.com as it is not yet available on amazon.ca.

Martinis and motherhood go hand in hand, but not in a drown-your-sorrows sort of way. We view the relationship, between mom and martini, sort of like that of child and ice cream sundae. It’s a treat! One that busy moms deserve to indulge in. Martini (or mocktini) sipping is a celebratory, and victorious, act best enjoyed in the company of fellow mom friends. Here, within the pages of Martinis & Motherhood you’ll find heart string yanking stories of wonder, coffee spewing tales of woe, and utterly ridiculous accounts of WTF?!; all written by moms who are a lot like…

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Introducing the WTF?! Contributors

Meet the WTF!? contributors! for our upcoming book: Martinis & Motherhood – Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF!? #WonderWoeWTF

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Sarah del Rio is a comedy writer whose award-winning humor blog est. 1975 brings snark, levity, and perspective to the ladies of Generation X.

Despite being a corporate refugee with absolutely no formal training in English, journalism, or writing of any kind, Sarah manages to earn her daily bread as a freelance writer and editor. She has also contributed to several anthologies, including I STILL Just Want to Pee Alone, the latest installment in the national-bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series.

Sarah’s blog est. 1975has won several awards, including Funniest Blog in The Indie Chicks 2014 Badass Blog Awards. She contributes regularly to BLUNTMoms and has made frequent appearances on The Huffington Post Best Parenting Tweets of the Week List. She has also been featured on Scary Mommy, TODAY Parents, In the Powder Room, and the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. You can also…

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Introducing the Woe Contributors…

Meet the Woe writers for our upcoming book: Martinis & Motherhood – Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF!? #WonderWoeWTF

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Woe Shannon DayWhen she’s not spooning her kids on the couch, complaining about the crunchiness of the kitchen floor, or perfecting her towel folding skills, Shannon can be found cocktail shaking and story making over at her site: Martinis & Motherhood. There she ponders the meaning of life, while poking fun at her hot hubby.

Shannon is co-founder of Tipsy Squirrel Press and co-editor of Martinis & Motherhood – Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF?! She is a regular contributor for BLUNTmoms and her writing can be found in various online publications, including: Mamapedia, Scary Mommy, Huffington Post, Mamalode, In the Powder Room, Pregnant Chicken, and Sweatpants & Coffee. You can also find some of her stories in print as she’s a contributing author to a few anthologies. Connect with Shannon Day on Facebook and Twitter.

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Tara Wilson is an always-distracted Canadian mom of three tween girls, living in the same suburban town outside Toronto in which she grew up. She writes about raising kids…

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