There’s something about grabbing someone else and going on an adventure. I think it has to do with the spontaneity, seeing someplace new, and of course those car chats while you’re on your way, that gives you a little extra energy and only helps you grow with the person you’re adventuring with.
While we might not have woken up one Saturday morning and decided to go exploring around New England (pretty good weekend if you ask me), Will and I did recently plan a day trip to Westport Connecticut. And let me tell you I wish that town was a bit closer because I loved it.
We stopped at the Serena & Lily Design House, which was my motive behind the whole trip, and it kept getting better from there. We grabbed a coffee, and explored the shops, from trying on a fabulous jumpsuit at Lou and Grey (this one is also surprisingly very neat on), to a beautiful blue chino suit from J.Crew for Will, and a few others in between.
But Anthropologie fans look out. It seemed like the artistic/french inspired home and clothing store had taken over this town, and I think that speaks for itself how cool it probably was. They are opening one of the largest all-inclusive stores in the country at the end of March! The refurbished YMCA will now hold this wonderful place, complete with the clothes, kitchen, bedding, etc, BHLDN, and even a restaurant.
At an entirely separate location, we paid a visit to Terrain, Anthropologie’s home and garden location. Thank you to my new friend Caylen from Westport for the recommendation! It’s a mix of everything from personal care items (hello lavender), and beautiful plants, to home wares and items in between.
The story behind it makes you love it even more. The founder of Anthropologie had a habit of visting a greenhouse in his town, when it happened that the family owners were no longer able to care for it. Rather than seeing it disappear, he purchased the greenhouse, and kept the vision of the owner alive by creating Terrain. The website says it’s “deeply rooted in nature and plant life,” and after having one of the employees explain the core values behind Anthroplogie, it made my passion for the company grow beyond their warm and artistic products.
If you live in the New England area, I hope you’ll pay a visit to Westport, and I’m happy to chat with you before you go! There’s day trips and weekend getaways that are waiting to be had, and I bet a lot of friends who would love to hop in the car and go with you too. What are your favorite spots to explore? I’m ready for another trip!