Today 2 of my Soapy Pals, Donna from Ekoaromas and Eva from Soapistication and Gnosis Body Care went on a day trip to Pleasant Valley Lavender Farm located in Morganville, NJ. Eva and I were traveling in from Astoria, NY and it took us no longer than 1 hour and 15 mns. Of course these 2 city girls missed the right hand turn we needed to make and then of course we found our way and again missed the farm which was on the left hand side. We just laughed and realized GPS is so important for moments like this!! Donna was already there awaiting us and luckily didn't have to wait too long.
We were so happy to be out of NYC and enjoy NJ air, lavender all around us, 10 acres of greenery and great people. Ellen and her husband were gracious and hospitable. Their daughter made amazing sugar lavender cookies which were sooooo gooodddd!!! We also had a great lavender infused lemonade and lavender infused butter with bread.
We cut lavender and bought some soap, and received samplings of their soap and culinary lavender. We sat for about 2 hours on the tables and chairs just talking and relaxing. It was a perfect day and a great opportunity for us to build our friendship.
We look forward to going back!