|Packing strategy: wear all the accessories you think you'll need for the whole trip on day one. This gorgeous little dress was found at an antique mall somewhere in Illinois. Look for it in the Etsy shop soon.|
|Some beautiful finds from another Illinois antique mall. This bag needs some work, but the leather was so gorgeous I couldn't leave it behind!|
|Another gorgeous dress from Southern Illinois which will also be in the Anatomy Vintage Etsy shop soon.|
I've been meaning to take a little trip to Saint Louis for a couple of years now. It's the new home of one of the most awesome people I know. Meet Whitney.....
Whitney is the brilliant personality and hard-working hands behind Global Farms in Saint Louis, an inner city farming project. I'll give you a little sneak-peek here, but stay tuned for another post for more info about her project.
|A not-quite-ripe tigger melon.|
|A ripe tigger melon.|
Even in late September things were sprouting.
Tips for travelling on a budget:
* Make friends with someone awesome who will steer you to all the right places
* Get that person to let you crash at their awesome apartment
* Charm them into using their mad skills to make you dinner
After a great dinner at Whitney's, we took the next gorgeous day as an opportunity to explore the Saint Louis vintage scene. It's really inspiring to see what other people are doing with their shops. I'm really wishing for a little more space some time soon.
|A gorgeous store for rent. Maybe some day there will be an Anatomy Vintage in St. Louis..... One can dream.|
|I'm a sucker for a good window display. These little paper boats are so fun! Oh, and there's a reflection of me and Matt.|
|GLOBES! One can never have too many. Sporting price tags from $85 to $250ish, these were a big out of my price range.|
|The Mud House is a great little lunch spot on Cherokee Street. I highly recommend it!|
|I just loved this street sign. I can haz?|
|Self-portrait wearing fireplace|