It was Lauren from Blooming Leopold. How much of a strange coincidence is it that only days before I had also bumped into Rhiannon, her sister totally by accident too. What is even more weird is that just before I stepped into the store I was looking at the window display and remarked to Caleb how the equestrian pants in the widow looked just like the pair that I had seen in one of Lauren's posts earlier that week!
Lauren was wearing the most lovely outfit! Both of the girls are just as stylish and pretty in person as they are on their blogs. She was so very nice, talking to me about Nashville and our trip and writing down for me the best vintage places in Nashville to visit. I have only realised now how I never look as excited in photos as I really was! I again was talking a mile a minute and probably not making much sense!
We wandered downtown some more, grabbed lunch at a great country themed bar with a bluegrass band playing. I had my first pulled pork sandwich (delicious). After we raided the gift stores for Caleb to find a Johnny Cash T-shirt where he is pulling the finger. As we were heading back to the car the sky opened up and we ended up sprinting back to the car, Caleb getting drenched and me looking ridiculous with a plastic bag over my head.
Before we left I said we must visit Venus and Mars and the places Lauren had so kindly written down for us!
Venus and Mars was everything I had dreamed and surprisingly cheap! I tried on a few things on the sale rack, but they didn't quite fit so I left empty handed. Next we went to a Vintage store where they had the most amazing array of vintage summer dresses on sale. It overwhelmed me so much I only left with one 60's dress!
After trekking to a few thrift stores we were quite tired so we ended up at the most amazing movie theatre I have ever seen and saw Scott Pilgrim Vs The World. Then prepared for driving through the night back to Virginia. It was sad heading back, knowing that this magical trip would soon be over and we would be back on a plane to New Zealand before we knew it. I hope I have not rambled too much about the trip on here! I just had so much to say about how magical it all was. The people are so friendly, the food is amazing and the scenery is ever changing and insanely beautiful! It is something I will never forget and I can't wait to visit again!