It is always a treat to go to PEI. I have gone there almost yearly my entire life and while many delight in the warm summer beaches, I find it particularly wonderful in the fall, when the leaves are turning and there are fewer tourists.
We stayed at the Great George, which describes itself as Charlottetown's Historic Boutique Hotel. I had never stayed here before, but I will certainly stay there again!
I have never seen a hotel quite like this - it is comprised of 15 very old houses in a two block radius which have been lovingly restored and joined in really imaginative ways.
There is an inviting lobby, where they serve breakfast each morning and have a complimentary happy hour for all of their guests each evening between 5 and 6 pm. Free wine - if only I had known of this place in university!
Beautiful rooms, suites and even stand-alone houses. Room prices range from around $189 to $350 CDN per night for this time of year, but I believe they offer specials. You can see more about this wonderful inn complex here.
It is all very lovely and for dinner, they took the meeting participants to Sims Corner Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, which is apparently where they took Will and Kate for dinner when they visited PEI in 2011.
We ate in the room pictured below:
The food and ambiance were great and you can visit their website here.
Finally - what I wore on the day of the meetings:
My super 120s pinstripe navy suit - Aubrey style jacket and little skirt. I had to wear the Cole Haan boots again purposefully - our meetings were being held at the Atlantic Veterinary College and they toured us through the cow and horse barns!
I will be curious for opinions, but I think the Aubrey cut is the cut for me, as opposed to the 1035 or schoolboy! I am wearing the navy polka dot tie blouse (a Boston purchase) and felt quite comfortable all day!
I hope you all have a wonderful Monday and I also hope you get to visit PEI someday (and stop in New Brunswick on the way by!)