Back in March, Sheryl Cornelisen won the Big Smiles, No Miles staycation sweepstakes. She finally took her vacation a few weeks ago, and sent us this email!
Aisha, Nicole and everyone else at MCCVB- I just wanted to thank you all SOOOOO much for everything you did to put together my Staycation prize package. My husband and I had a FANTASTIC time, the weather was perfect and I felt like a queen for my birthday celebration! Our room at the Monterey Plaza was beautiful, our massages heavenly and the food exquisite. We had a great time on our limo ride, with our driver Tony (we ended up taking it from the Sanctuary Beach resort to Big Sur and Nepenthe so I included everyplace I mentioned in my itinerary (except for Monterey Live of course) All the food and all the service was AMAZING....Casanova, Phil's, the Ol'factory (our first time there, and what a fun place it is!), Montrio, Latitudes, and our room service from the Duck Club....must have gained 20 pounds, but oh well!!! Got a great deal on wine at Taste of Monterey (8 bottles with my gift certificate....woo hoo!!!) I couldn't have asked for a better time! So thanks to all of you for making it happen! And please have another contest I can try and win next year!! I am sending you some photos of our incredible Staycation for you to use if you like. Thank you again! Sincerely, Sheryl Cornelisen
The staycation she designed included a stay for two at the Monterey Plaza Hotel, a ride in a limo, an array of wines delivered to her room, lunch at Casanova, and many other activities. Click here to see her full itinerary - or just look at the photos below to see what a great time she had! In front of the dolphin fountain at the Monterey Plaza Hotel Enjoying wine from A Taste of Monterey Making the most of the spa Brunch at Casanova Enjoying wine in the limo