Over the river and through the woods to… New Albany we go.
I did it. I made it to New Albany WITHOUT the Sherman Minton bridge. It was fine going. Coming back, well, not so pretty. But, that is a story for another time. I have a little birdie that has been telling me about all the shopping and restaurants in New Albany. So, I gassed up the car and headed over there for a day trip. It was delightful.
Dress and Dwell is a boutique and a home decor store all in one. Amanda Gibson, the owner, shows off both talents for interior design and clothes. I was in love with everything there.
My New Albanian friend (a.k.a. the birdie) Erin Walthers tried on so many cute dresses and tops and belts and jewelry, oh my.
Here’s more of her belt selection that I coveted. Note how she displays clothes on the home decor. You can buy everything in the store.
She carries W&M Jewelry and plenty of other beauties as well.
While we tried on clothes, we were admiring all the great things for our home. It was a one-stop shop.
We meandered next door to Colokial. Their tagline is “Expressions from the World” and this is true. They sell everything from jewelry to sweaters, knit items to knick-knacks and they are, indeed, from all over the world. As Erin best described it, “a perfect place to buy a gift” mainly because there were so many unique items there and they were very inexpensive.
We walked around the corner to The dandy lion, a vintage store. We found vintage clothing, handmade and vintage art and great gifts here as well.
One block over from shopping is Market Street, where all the new restaurants are. Toast has a location here, as well as Habana Blues, sister restaurant of Havana Rumba and Mojitos in Louisville. There are three stores here as well: Billow, Thorpe Woodworks and Antiques Attic.
Billow is a cigar shop or man heaven, complete with a huge walk-in humidor and a cigar lounge with leather sofas and a flat screen to watch sports.
Thorpe Woodworking makes custom wood cutting boards that range in price from $45-150. They are beautifully hand-made and will last you a lifetime.
We ate lunch at Toast and then packed up the car and headed home with all of our goodies. All in all, field trip was a success.
I’m going to do a future post on all the restaurants there, but felt that I needed to personally sample a couple more of them before I wrote about them. Any takers for my next field trip?