Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Weekend With My Sister


As I mentioned in my last post, I spent Friday and Saturday at my sister's house, which doesn't get to happen too often. We always have a blast together. Somehow, we also always end up grocery shopping together, so Friday after a junk food run, we watched Blue Like Jazz.  

Saturday was the day that I started taking pictures (mostly because we weren't in our PJs, like Friday!) So, enjoy! 



It was a gorgeous day, so first my sis took me to her "secret spot" when is a like park that overlooks the Susquehanna River


Then we drove into Lancaster City, where they have eleven custom piano placed around the city for the summer. Melissa has played piano for a long time, so I convinced to play for about a minute! (Read more about the pianos here.) 





We got to see some gorgeous spots near the Lancaster Central Market that just make me want to live in the city so badly. 



We went to look around in the most gorgeous bead shop ever. 



Had a bit of a tear-y moment here. Zap and Co was this amazing vintage store in Lancaster that I went in probably twice. I can't usually afford to buy anything from a vintage store, so I just like to spend time and look around, but in high school, I had a bonus check or birthday money. So, I had splurged and bought this amazing 1960's sequin beanie hat. (I need to show that off soon!) During my freshman year of college, my sister had texted me with the horrible news that the building and all of the gorgeous clothes had burnt to the ground. The store owner was injured and was in the hospital for quite some time. They are now trying to rebuild and get more inventory. (Read more about the fire here). You better believe that I will be there when they re-open. 


There is also a store right across the street that is called Mommalicious. The have excellent vintage and the prices aren't that bad; just more than my college student budget can afford. But, I would love to come back to buy a dress for our winter formal, Madrigal. 


We also, went to this awesome and huge antique store, where a bunch of different vendors could sell in one spot. We took this picture for one of my brothers, who works at the park and likes antique things as well. His favorite antiques are amusement park memorabilia. 



Finally, we ended up at Rachel's for some Nutella hot chocolate and a banana, peanut butter, and Nutella crepe! Yummy! 




It was a wonderful day to spend with my sister. She isn't all that much into vintage/thrifting, so I'm so appreciative that she would spend a day doing something, just because she knows I love it. I have the best sister in the world. Next time, we will have to do something you want to do, Sis! 

xoxo, 

Laura




12 comments:

Dandelions & Things said...

Could this day have been any more perfect? I love everything about it! The sights, that dress! The food.

Thanks for sharing, this is now a must visit sight for me!

Anni said...

That bead shop looks like heaven - I kind of love it when places are organized by color and I just know that one day when my broke college art school ass finds enough money to buy a really nice apartment that it will be freakishly color coded by room.

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Morgan Brooks said...

Such a fun post! Looks like a fun day!
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Benlovesting said...

Lovely blog! x

Ester DurĂ£es said...

wow such a lovely place to visit! hope you had a great time :)

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Rachel @ Making Life Fabulous said...

Sounds like you had a great time! I love spending time with my sister, she's my best friend! That piano is amazing, I've never seen anything like that.

Beau said...

the pictures are so nice! amazing landscape *_* your blog is very interesting and good :)) keep in touch!

xx
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Amy said...

thanks for sharing!

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Alissa said...

That vintage dress? PERFECT!

The Preppy Student said...

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Seeking Style said...

Sounds so fun!

xo Jennifer

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