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This past weekend I spent a fun weekend away with a bunch of friends in the quaint town of Chelan, Washington. Normally my friends and I spend summers there, swimming in the lake and sunning ourselves on the beach. But more recently it seems the town has decided to team up with the neighboring town, Manson, for a festival called Winterfest. It takes place over two weekends in mid-January and focuses on fun wintry outdoor activities and celebrating local food and drink.
On Saturday, we headed over to Manson for the ale tasting and chilifest. It was extremely cold out (it actually dropped down to 10 degrees at night) so we warmed ourselves by the fire and listened to live music while we took in the spectacular views. Then as it got dark, everyone headed down to the water to send off their Chinese wish lanterns into the sky. It was pretty special, I have to say.
Here are some photos from the past few days, if you’d like to see…


Our main view from inside our condo at The Grandview on the Lake. So impressive and beautiful.
I lived in my Sorel “Caribou” boots (on the left) the whole weekend and my feet stayed toasty the entire time!


We were able to make breakfast every morning and enjoy the view (below) as we ate and chatted.
Thanks for spoiling us Blake!


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Three of my very good girlfriends from college. Nothing like amazing company to make a weekend getaway complete.

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Manson, one town over from Chelan, where the festivities were held.


Karen Walker “Super Duper Strength” Sunglasses / F21 Scarf (similar versions here and here) / J.Crew Sweater / Rugby Jeans / Zara Jacket / Sorel Caribou Boots

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Time for chili and ale tasting!




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What’s not to love about a highlighter yellow sweater in the middle of winter?!


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Photos by me, Blake Martin and Lacy Stafford. Thanks for your help with photos guys! xo
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