American Express Delights

Amex helps us enjoy memorable moments with the ones we love and we’re thoroughly delighted

Janelle American Express Delights with Shaw Festival. 2015.

One of the comments I hear regularly regarding my social posts is that people like to follow along as I document what’s happening in my day-to-day life, and when I do a series of live posts, it often makes them feel as though they were along the journey with me.

Being in the spotlight, people also know how often I’m out and away from my family, so it was a special treat to be able to share an all too rare date with my hubby this past Saturday when the two of us made the most of our Delights Package from American Express.

Janelle American Express Delights with Shaw Festival. 2015. TheSceneinTO.comAfter dropping the kids off, we got in the car and made our way to Niagara on the Lake to do a little shopping followed by dinner, and a show at the Shaw Festival. One of the best things about our daytrip was that we didn’t have to worry about planning a thing. Amex arranged everything for us from start to finish. The Delights, one of many Amex perks, offers a variety of special exclusive offers and experiences for card members.

Our excursion out of the city was a wonderful way to get in some much needed bonding time, without having to worry about the kids, deadlines or what to do next. We made the day all about catching up with one another, and honestly, reminding ourselves that we need to make much needed time out for each other.

After we shopped, we made our way over to supper at Prince of Wales Hotel, if you haven’t been, pop in next time you’re in the area—it’s gorgeous, with period furniture and dozens of fresh roses throughout the main floor. I made sure to muse quite loudly (so hubby would make a mental note) that I wanted to come back. The Dining Manager at Escabèche Restaurant greeted us warmly, gave us an overview of the history of the hotel, and saw us to our seats. As part of our Delights package, we were treated to a glass of crisp Niagara sparkling to begin our evening and to open our palates for our personalized menu.

After supper we walked over to Festival Theatre to catch Pygmalion. You all know I love the theatre—unfortunately, husband doesn’t. I also typically don’t like modern versions of historical plays, so I was slightly sceptical about our level of enjoyment. It turns out there wasn’t any need for worry, the play was very well done. As we redeemed our complimentary drinks during intermission, husband enthusiastically turns to me and said, “This is the best play I’ve ever seen.” After 20 years, I wasn’t sure I’d ever experience that moment, but I did. It was perhaps equally as delightful as the entire excursion. So, thank you Amex Delights and Shaw Festival for making a girl’s dream come true.

Why not experience the fun for yourself? American Express Delights packages offer a variety of exclusive events to select from, including screenings, dining experiences, and packages for the family.

Unlock your unforgettable experiences and make memories by exploring Take the worry out of planning and leave it all to the folks over at American Express to give you the template for enjoying each and every moment of your outing. 

Go make some memories,


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