Cait and I had such a great day yesterday! After getting some work done at Daybreak, we set out to explore her charming town of Glastonbury. We browsed through a few local antique shops and had a blast “oohing” and “ahhing” at things we wanted but had absolutely no reason to buy. Stories of our lives, right ladies?
First up was The Silver Dahlia, a small, cutesy store with lots of jewelry and Vera Bradley items. I found a tower of charms that were very J’adore la vie and made me smile.
I called Cait over when I spotted two corny-but-fitting charms for us. We exchanged googly eyes and made sure to snap a picture of them.
Naturally, I managed to spot an owl wallet! We can ignore the fact that it’s made for 7 to 10 year olds, right? Right.
Next up was Emmy Lou’s. The entrance to this antique shop was so fitting for the upcoming season! it instantly made me feel comfy and at home.
The second we stepped foot in the store, I saw a Corgi and squealed with delight. Matty and I are going to own a Corgi someday and we always send each other pictures, screen shots, etc. of anything Corgi-related. This Corgi’s name was Tasha and we got off to quite a rocky start. I literally spent about 20 minutes trying to get close to her. She had some serious attitude.
Emmy Lou herself came over to Cait and I, at which point I told her about Matty and I’s slight obsession with Corgis. She grabbed Tasha’s leash and had me hold it so that I could get a good picture of the two of us. While she wasn’t thrilled about it, Tasha did eventually warm up to me! Kind of.
We were relentless about getting that photo taken! Ha. Matty appreciated it. We then walked around the gift shop and pointed out fun decor that caught our eyes. I don’t even like cupcakes but totally wanted to covet this.
Cait purchased a cute postcard for her sister and then we waved goodbye to Emmy Lou and Tasha, who had plopped herself down in the back corner of the store. She rolled her eyes at me like a 13-year-old girl, sighed, and looked away. Some battles we just can’t win, my friends.
Our final stop was Caribbean Charm Boutique, which is located next door to Daybreak Coffee Roasters! We climbed up a steep flight of stairs and were greeted by a display of cider and cookies propped on an adorable vintage chair.
How precious? I wound up purchasing two unpictured charms (one says “love” and the other is a treble clef) for a total of $2.00! We left the store just in time, because it started raining buckets when we arrived back to Cait’s house.
I especially love hanging out with Cait because we simply “get” each other. When we got back to her house, I was craving a couch session: just me and my book. Cait told me to have at it, so I did just that while she hung out with her mom. I nestled myself on the couch, propped my feet up, and got lost in the pages of Spirit Junkie. I’m loving this book so far. It’s already inspired me to do a couple of reflective posts!
A couple of hours later, Cait and I set out for a memorable night of delicious food and drink at Rooftop 120. Cait is friendly with one of the restaurant’s bartenders, Andreas, and he had her sample their new Stoli Hot, a jalepeno-infused vodka. She’s a champ and loved it. I just watched her enjoy it. Vodka and I aren’t really good friends.
Cait loved the sample so much that she ordered a drink for herself, featuring the Stoli Hot! I opted for my beloved pinot grigio.
Cait ordered a Tilapia ceviche, which came with plantain chips. When I saw the plantain chips on the menu, my eyes lit up and we asked Andreas to include a few on the side for us. I had one and they were perfectly crispy and delicious!
We also split a gigantic side of Brussels sprouts roasted in olive oil (instead of butter) and miso, as well as a hummus and baba ganoush platter with veggies (and no pita).
We had the best time chatting away and laughing. The alcohol hit both of us a little hard, so that definitely contributed to our giddyness. Exhibit A…
Our time together flew by. We were both so perfectly content and didn’t want the night to end. Despite spending almost 48 hours straight together, we still managed to talk non-stop. It’s just how we do!
A big thank you to Rooftop 120 for such an amazing night. Everyone was so kind, genuine, and accomodating to my vegan-friendly requests! It was a night to remember – definitely my favorite part of my trip thus far!
We capped off the evening with a few episodes from season four of The Hills before calling it a night. Now, we’re off to a farmer’s market, where Cait is going to be guest judging a Farm to Shaker cocktail competition! It’s going to be awesome and I can’t wait to share it with you! Until tomorrow.
P.S. – Meg wrote an amazing post this morning, highlighting J’adore la vie! Her post totally captures the essence and spirit of this project, and inspired me to do a more detailed vlog on what J’adore la vie is and what I plan to do with it. I’ve been getting a lot of questions on it (which I love!!!) so keep an eye out for that vlog within the next couple of weeks!