Woodstock, VT | April 9, 2013 | Comments (3)
Heading to the picturesque, quaint town of Woodstock, VT for Easter weekend was the perfect way to kick winter to the curb. Despite its tiny size (population 3,048), it has three little distinct villages, and that actual population number hasn’t changed much since 1859, which is fascinating!
The glorious Ottauquechee River runs through it, and this covered bridge is one of a few in the area. They are very charming, covered bridges.
The Ladies Home Journal called it The Prettiest Small Town in America, and we stayed at the lovely Woodstock Inn & Resort, apparently built long ago by the Rockefellers. Who knew?!
We were giddy as we drove into town, quickly checked in and oohed and ahed at our darling room and the grand lobby with its massive fireplace (“a small forest dies every day in this fireplace” is how M put it), and then set out to explore the little boutiques, antique shops and markets dotted along the main street.
It was warm enough out for just a light blazer and tights, and we admired the river views from the bridge, as well as a little path down the side of another tiny bridge with a big wide rushing creek underneath. So peaceful and serene!
I almost immediately stumbled upon a brand new, bright red coat from BB Dakota for $25, and we found an enormous vintage framed fox hunt print for a song as well. It’s going up in the office and will be outstanding above the chesterfield sofa! Score! M couldn’t pass up some quintessential Vermont flannel, and then we called it an afternoon after finding some snacks and beverages for the rest of our stay.
This is the first and last dress from Forever 21 I’ll ever buy. It’s cute, but I don’t shop there on principle and had to burn a gift certificate. I loved the cut and stripes, and then scooped up some basic tanks in black and white for layering. The dress is soft and easy to wear, and paired well with my vintage navy schoolboy blazer, the ridiculously sunny Kensie tights and a pair of red suede penny loafers by Dana Davis.
The Duro Olowu for JCP tote was an easy choice because of its bright colors and I could dunk my camera, a couple of books, and other road trip items into it and still have room for more. The hat is a vintage treasure I picked up at a consignment store near home!
The rest of our stay was filled with lots of lazying about, dinner and drinks at the Red Rooster, an Easter trip to the spa to treat the petite with a bright new mani, more walks around town and a leisurely drive with lots of stops to see the sights – but that’s for the next post! Here are some snapshots from lunch on the road, heavy on the nails and accessories:
Tiny gold bow ring, Madewell
Nude leather and gold cuff, Lori’s Shoes
Watch, Kate Spade Saturday
Skull bracelet, Brandy Melville
Plus, Chiclets and the kiddo’s orange sherbet nails popping against a pink lemonade background. So fun! Hope everyone’s been having a blast welcoming spring back. We have a few brave flowers blooming in the front and back yards, have dusted off the front porch furniture and re-christened it tonight with Pimm’s Cups at sundown. It’s going to be 70°F tomorrow and I’m in a femme panic over which dress to wear! They’re all dying to get out there in the warm sun!