Hey everyone! We’re finally back in Montpellier after extending our spring break to Slovenia to almost 3 weeks. Ooops, haha! We had such a great time, I was really glad the kids got to spend some time with their grandparents and I also got to spend some real quality time with them without that “every day” routine and schedule.
Vid and I also got to escape for the weekend, just the two of us and it was glorious. We try to take a couple trip every year to get some alone time in (last year we went to Rome) but with everything going on and Vid getting injured we were forced to cancel our planned trip to Iceland so we weren’t sure if we were able to get away this year.
Then the opportunity presented itself for us to spend the weekend in Goriška Brda, a beautiful place in Slovenia with gorgeous vineyards and obviously amazing wine. The trip was exactly what we needed after a rather stressful start of the year and it was really good to sort of “reconnect” and take some time for just the two of us. Of course the amazing scenery and the gorgeous weather were the absolute icing on the cake.
I’m all for parents taking some alone time and I encourage it greatly, whether it’s through regular date nights, little escapes like this or just making sure you get some alone time in the evenings. I think it’s really important, at least for us it is, to get that time in and focus on your relationship, not just as parents but as adults. You know, happy parents, happy kids, happy everybody! 🙂
I’ll be the first to admit that trips like this were often met with a lot of guilt about leaving the kids but I’ve really come to appreciate the necessity of it. Knowing the kids are in great hands and spending quality time with their grandparents and just getting a sense of something a little different than what they’re used to every day; I truly believe it’s beneficial for them as well.
OK, so a quick run down of our trip and a photo overload haha!
We drove to Brda on Saturday morning and were there for lunch. We stayed in Medana, at the hotel Belica. We’ve known the place since last year but this was our first time staying there. It’s really cute, the views are spectacular and the food is even better. All local and absolutely delicious. At Belica they make their own wine and dried meats and it truly as the beginning of an excellent culinary experience. The owner took us to visit the grounds the next day and since Vid and I are both nerds about stuff like that it was like a dream come true.
On Saturday evening we had dinner at Nejka & Uroš Klinec restaurant in Plešivo, which I can confirm, is about a good 10 minute walk from Belica. And I’m not kidding when I tell you that our entire evening was AMAZING. I’m still thinking about the food I ate there, no joke. It was mouthwateringly delicious and I have been telling this to everyone that will listen ever since I’ve been there. If you have a chance to go there, GO! The place only has six tables (for larger parties too) but you need to book in advance. I’ve got to give Vidko props here because he took care of everything and really made it an unforgettable weekend. But seriously guys, THE FOOD! The view from the terrace is also incredible, as is the decor and ambiance and we just sat there drinking prosecco and watching the sunset. It was perfect!
On Sunday we drove to a couple of other wineries including Ščurek, where we were lucky enough to get a whole tour of the grounds and do a little wine tasting. Not going to lie, we left with quite a few cases of wine, inlcuding the Rumena Rebula (Ribolla Gialla in Italian), which is an Italian wine grape quite famous in this region. It’s is so, so good and since summer is around the corner, I’m really looking forward to evenings out in the terrace here in Montpellier with a glass of our Slovenian rebula 🙂
It was such a great weekend and even though it was just for one night it was more than enough to recharge and get back into the swing of things. Vid and I talked about it actually and agreed that you don’t even have to go on a super long trip to get that couple time in and a chance to focus on just the two of you. A short trip like that is just enough.