Thursday, June 2, 2011

Essex

As I mentioned, I’m the process of moving right now and so I don’t have much in the way of outfit posts to showcase so I’ll leave you with this. I recently took a trip to Essex with some friends to have dinner at the historic Griswold in (and, for my Connecticut readers, I highly recommend it. Go on Mondays because that’s sea shanty night and, come 8 pm, you will be treated to people dressed up like they’re on their way to a Renaissance Faire belting out Irish sea shanties). Before dinner we spent some time strolling around town and I snapped a few photos. Tomorrow I will share the ones of scenic Essex and my dinner ensemble but today I wanted to show you some of the humorous local signs that made me giggle. Look carefully!


An elated me in front of the Gris


Toys Ahoy!


Bizarre cards


That's the Spirit


Ye Olde Timey Banke


I want nothing more out of life than to shop at the French Hen and the Peddler


Finally, the perfect store for me!

25 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

What a lovely name for a store: The English Lady! Love that. Have a fantastic afternoon, sweetie
Kisses

Nav said...

I love the 'English Lady' place, what a neat name. love the first pic.

xo Nav
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Emma said...

This looks like a lovely place to visit! Great pics!

Michelle said...

Essex looks like so much fun!! Happy moving. :-)

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh how fun!
My ex boyfriend lives in Griswold, haha...well actually he moved to California, but his parents are still there
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Isabel said...

looks like so much fun!

laura said...

These all look like awesometastic places to visit! I am really curious about the Peddler because we all know that I am one with exceptional taste... in cards, it seems, because that "love the cock" card got me squealing in delight.

LyddieGal said...

Essex is such a cute town! And I've only ever had bruch at the griswold - i'll have to check it out after dark sometimes.

Ellie said...

This looks like so much fun! I've never been to Connecticut but it looks great!
Have a great day!
Ellie

Mizdragonfly said...

Looks like a lovely place! :)

K.

Bonnie said...

Aaaaaahahaahahahaahahaaa.
"Love the Cock."
That is my kind of card.

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Katie said...

Good luck with moving - I know it gets stressful!

this free bird said...

When you said Griswold I thought of the Griswolds. So declasse I am.

xo,
C

StyleID said...

It looks like and adorable town. Loved the architecture, the streets .... Hope moving goes well and fast.
Great pictures.

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Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

Pardon me, but I have to steal your coat.
Also, I WANT TO GO THERE! Hahaha, I will totally try to get up there on a Monday. Hope you're move is going well :)

Rebecca said...

That is such a cute town!

Jessica Weingarten said...

Aaah, so picturesque!

Ashleigh said...

Clever names, I really like Sail in for free checking :)
You look so cute!!

Kavery said...

Those cards!! LOL! Hope the move goes off fine.

Miles Of Style said...

i love how quaint and quiet Essex comes across to be in ur pictures!

Persis.

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Penny Dreadful said...

That looks like SO much fun. We need a store here called American Dame xx

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i love little interesting towns like this--so cute! and that leopard print trench you have on is very pretty on you!

Pop Champagne said...

fun name, and HAHA love the cock! I want that card!

jess said...

It looks a great little town.

Sandy Joe said...

I love quaint little towns like this! I'm not sure I understand that greeting card though.

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