We typically make a day of it, and since Saturday was gorgeous (50+ degrees, where now it is barely 20+ degrees!), we planned our little trip on Friday night. Q had to work a little in the morning, so we didn't want to go too far away. We ended up settling on Leesburg, VA, about 40 minutes from us.
Leesburg is a big place--they have popular outlets and lots of typical suburban areas. But they have a great historical downtown area with restaurants and shops, and that's where we explored. We had lunch at a local brewery (any menu with fried pickles on it and I'm game) and then spent most of our time at a big antique/vintage shop.
Here is a little peek into our afternoon:
a few pretty little spots in town (those are crabs/crayfish on those windows--it's a Cajun restaurant!)
my silly loves...and a cool old diner/sign on the way to lunch.
SO many treasures...
The best part for me: two or three rooms full of authentic vintage. I got a few things for the shop PLUS an early birthday present from the husband (you'll get a closer peek later this week, but it's 1940s and polka dots, so that should tell you a lot about its awesomeness.)
We are excited for future trips to Leesburg since it's such a quick trip--there are many more shops we didn't get the chance to visit, as well are more restaurants to try!
Our next adventure is to Philadelphia for my 31st birthday + Valentine's Day. I can't wait!