DC: When we were leaving DC, we somehow started going in a different direction and wound up in Woodley Park! As soon as we were driving through, we knew we had to stop. This area was SO beautiful and homey. But I will be honest, once I found the Vintage Boutique “Via Gypset“, I didn’t really go much further into town! The collection was perfection and Isabella who runs the shop was SO nice. There were vintage brand name items, amazing coats, and such awesome unique pieces – I really could spend the whole day in there.
Fredericksburg, VA: On our way to Richmond, we saw signs for Fredericksburg and obv. we had to drive through to see the sights (??? – LOL, clearly Colby’s idea). As we were driving through, we saw this amazing place called “House of Milk & Honey” and Colby & I knew we had to get out to explore it. The shop was in the cutest little house PLUS the smell of donuts surrounded the area as it was right next to a “Sugar Shack Donuts” which is an amazing donut shop. The House of Milk & Honey had everything from handmade soaps and Christmas decorations to very old cameras and guns.
Richmond, VA: Or “RVA” (as they call it) was the perfect quaint city/town I was searching for! When we had planned out this trip, this picturesque town was exactly what I had envisioned where I wanted to stop (to be honest, I did NOT think Richmond would be like this). There was this street that had TONS of vintage shops, great coffee cafés, and so many great food options. This place literally had everything. Needless to say, RVA was my favorite stop on the whole trip!
Durham/Raleigh/Charlotte, NC: Not our favorite stops, but we were glad we visited. We saw colleges, got fast food we can’t get in New York (ie. Jimmy Johns, Chick-fil-A), and stopped in a few vintage/consignment and thrift stores. Once in the city of Charlotte, we just hung around the area and pretended we were one of the locals. We hung out in the Historic Arts district (NoDa) and got fish tacos…
Visit the PRETTYPROPERQUAINT ETSY SHOP and scoop some of the sweet new additions I picked up along the way!
Happy Vintage Shopping!