Sunday, September 25, 2011


Serendipity is when someone finds something they weren't expecting to find.  A "happy accident" or "pleasant surprise".

When you hear this word what comes to mind?  For me, I immediately think of the famous, delicious and creamy, frozen hot chocolate from Serendipity 3 in New York City!  A few years ago we stood in line for almost two hours in freezing January temperatures in NYC to taste this frozen treat.  Let me tell you it was worth the wait, we were not disappointed!

I fell in love with this sweet bowl of delicious chocolate and have been a fan ever since!  We have even gone as far as purchasing the mix on-line and replicating the frozen treat at home, though I have to say that the experience is even sweeter at Serendipity 3.

Last November we were in Las Vegas for a weekend to see Garth Brooks and as we were driving down Las Vegas Boulevard I noticed the bright pink banners of Serendipity in front of Caesar's Palace!  It had been a couple of year's since our last trip to Vegas and this was a surprise to me.  Of course we had to try it!  And I was pleased to find that it was just as good as I remembered it to be in NYC. 

So last week I had the opportunity to travel to a Gift Show in Las Vegas.  One of the things I had looked forward to most about visiting Las Vegas, outside of the work I was there to do, was getting a chance to eat at Serendipity and share my favorite chocolate frozen drink with two friends who had never tried it before.  It was a hit!

Some of you might also remember the movie Serendipity with Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack.

"Two people meet while shopping for gloves in New York. Though buying for their respective lovers, the magic was right and a night of Christmas shopping turned into romance. He wanted to explore things further but she wasn't sure their love was meant to be. They decided to test fate by splitting up and seeing if destiny brought them back together..."

I'm a big fan of this movie.  It's a great story, has a lot of humor, and is set in New York City.  What's not to love?

So now I have this great idea to plan a girls night to watch this movie and drink home made frozen hot chocolate!  I think we'll plan this for a night during "mud season".

For those of you not familiar with the Fraser Valley, "mud season" is what we call the time of year before and after winter.  It's rainy and snowy, but the snow is barely starting to stick because the temperature is still too warm, so the roads are wet and muddy.  There isn't much to do in town because businesses close, there aren't many tourist visiting, and there isn't any activity going on at the resort.  So we have found that this is a month to travel and to come up with fun activities to get through this season.

Here's to a night of Serendipity!