“I’M GOING TO MAKE EVERYTHING AROUND ME BEAUTIFUL—THAT WILL BE MY LIFE.”
– ELSIE DE WOLF
DON’T YOU WISH YOU LIVED THE LIFE YOU PINNED?
Recently, those wishes came true… at South Pond Farms.
Tucked away in Kawartha Lakes is a magical place called South Pond Farms, owned by the lovely Danielle French. South Pond Farms is a venue perfect for day trips, corporate events, and of course weddings.
I’ve always dreamed of an outdoor fairytale wedding — just have a look at my Pinterest account! Although I’m not getting married anytime soon, it was nice to experience firsthand the South Pond Farms treatment which consisted of an unforgettable aesthetic, a friendly staff, and a mouth-watering brunch sourced from the farm and local area!
Of course I had to dress the part, so I showed up looking EXTRA in a Kimchi Blue lavender empire maxi dress from Urban Outfitters, and lace-up sandals from Call It Spring. I know what you’re thinking, but i’ll tell you what I told my Uber driver who assumed I was going to Prom— It’s a fancy farm.
We started the day off with the Hotter than Hades Signature Strawberry Mojito— I had 2 of course, plus a glass of white wine 🙂 We were then served delicious canapés in the garden which included Stinging Nettle Chèvre Truffle, BBQ shades of Gray Rabbit Rilette, and the Wild Leek Pide— sorry vegan friends, I couldn’t resist.
For the main course, we had a fresh salad topped with Carlyle’s honey and pumpkin vinaigrette; Maple Smoked Beef Brisket with Silo BBQ Sauce; and Rhubarb Strawberry Shortcake made with Sumac Chantilly and Garden Peppermint Sugar for dessert.
Sorry, I ate all the food before I could take any pictures— Couldn’t wait!
After lunch, we visited the Iron Horse Ranch which is a beautiful work in progress not yet open to the public.
After spending the day at South Pond Farms, I grew to appreciate the culture and identity they built around the brand which focused on nature, agriculture, and family. I felt very welcomed and at home. The rustic decor definitely helped.
Thank you so much for having me, and I look forward to the next time because I will be back!
Most importantly THANK YOU for the complimentary spiced honey— I AM ADDICTED!
All photos of me are taken by the beautiful Jessica Lam.
For more information on South Pond Farms, Please visit their website.