It’s always nice to take a few moments to admire the architecture while wandering around. To me, arched doors and ornate windows are portals to intriguing places. 🙂
We stayed in a bit of a hipster hotel near RVA’s Arts District, but if I went back I would look into a stay in Carytown. It was lively and filled with vintage boutiques and trendy little shops. Plus, it looks like there are some cute and very affordable Airbnbs nearby.
You could while away an afternoon sifting through piles of antiques or reminiscing in a retro candy shop. Or sip specialty coffee tucked away in the back of a high-end handmade pottery and jewelry shop.
One more thing…should you ever find yourself in need of a bakery while in Richmond.
Sub Rosa in the historic Church Hill area is worth a visit. It’s a little wood-fired organic place where I snacked on a delicate fig croissant and drank what I think was Turkish sparkling water. It’s the kind of place you could sit and conjure up a romance novel.
Right next store is a dreamy gift shop called Dear Neighbor. The shop keeper was adorable and full of tidbits about local art events. In true southern style, she wished us well while inviting us back to visit!
“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.”
– GK Chesterton
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