Sunday, August 30, 2009

A rare day...























This past weekend I got the chance to hang out with my pal, Dave. Dave is my partner and we have been married for 8 years. Recently, I have been so busy with my little one going to preschool and Chakra P. bizz that Dave and I have not spent much time together at all. I realized that we needed to make an effort to just chill out because - from what I can remember - we are the best at that!  

On Saturday, we decided to grab some coffee downtown and take a stroll on 4th Ave. I have not been out of my studio for so long and discovered that there were some fantastic places that I have not yet discovered!  






















With iced coffees in hand, Dave and I walked to the most incredible little used book shop called The Book Stop. This place was a dream and has actually "served readers since 1967!" We opened the door and were greeted with the lovely smell of old books. We gazed on the concrete flooring , comfortable decor, and amazing lighting. I found three Early American Design books! Two on wood carving and one on candle holders. I was completely in love. We strolled around 4th a bit more and ended up catching an afternoon film. I was in love with the day and just had to share!

9 comments:

Fringe said...

It sounds like the perfect day. I'm so glad you were able to take time out for yourself and your honey.

The bookstore looks to me like a dream come true...

xo

alexkeller said...

so nice you got to spend some time together. it looks fabulous! we used to go to a great little shop in our neighborhood in Chicago. i love the smell of old books, too. we'll have to check it out! thanks!

Jesse said...

It sound like a very lovely day! And what a beautiful book shop... sigh...

Caitlin said...

I love the Book Stop -- used to go there a lot when I was in college. I'm so glad to hear they are still in business!

Summer said...

What a lovely day...and thank you for sharing! My guy and I really need to do the same!

Regina said...

we drove down 4th just a few days ago and saw that little bookshop. My bookish hubby really wants to check it out. We'll have to go.

Kendra Zvonik said...

That's my idea of a good day, too! I need to make some time to do exactly what you have done- just chill with my husband and best friend.
Thanks for the inspiration lady chakra :)

bubbles said...

On the (rare) occasions my husband and I have "dates" we nearly always end up at a bookstore. :)

Chakra Pennywhistle said...

Thanks everyone :) Yeah, it seems that Dave and I always end up at a bookstore too. They are just so comfy :)