Spending one night in Charlottesville, Virginia didn’t leave us much time to explore – so we headed straight downtown to check out the bustling pedestrian mall and see the sights before dinner.
Charlottesville City Hall had installed a huge chalk wall for the public to celebrate the First Amendment of the US Constitution. We took a moment to exercise our freedom of speech – or freedom to doodle!
Then we hit the shops! I was so happy to come across Caspari’s American outpost (the other is in Paris). I used to shop their products at Partridge’s in London – and this was my first visit to their bricks and mortar store.
Where interior design inspiration abounds!
My little head was on a swivel – so many ways to beautify a home!
I had to stop and coo over these preppy dog accessories – and ponder the question ,“Exactly when will we ever get a puppy?”
As the shops shuttered up for the evening, we traipsed down to dinner at a little French bistro called Fleurie.
The perfect quiet little spot to dine al fresco in downtown Charlottesville!
I’ve been mostly steering clear of sugar and gluten this summer, but when I’m out at a nice restaurant all rules fly out the window.
Not one to be put off by an imminent sugar crash, it was time for dessert…
Summer nights like these are the sweetest!