One of the highlights of summer vacation are the day trips you are afforded to take - no time limit, no pre-planning necessary - you can pack the car in an instant, pack a light picnic lunch and be out of the door in minutes flat. This summer, like plenty of summers before it, was filled with picnics at the beach, theatre in the park, car trips, sightseeing, antique hunting, and plenty of small-town adventures. The best day trips are also the ones that were not planned - they're the small towns you stumble upon as you make the transition from city life to country life, and they are often the very places that you'll find plenty of treasures and favourite shops.
At the beginning of the month, we spent one morning debating on what to do and where to go until we finally decided to hop in the car and venture out of the city. We didn't know where we were headed, but hey, that's part of the fun, right? Well, that afternoon we happen to have ended up in Perth, Ontario, a small heritage town with lots to offer in the way of fabulous shops. One such shop was a vintage-inspired furniture/jewellery/home decor store, so you can just imagine my and mum's delight when we found it! A French mold and antique white birdcage adorned the display case, while a beautiful refurbished vintage kitchen table sat outside. With white and pink accents galore, we knew we had to stop in and visit. Antique pictures and books, costume jewellery, refurbished armoires, dressers and bed frames...ohh la la! This store met all of our needs, and gave me plenty of design ideas for my own apartment.
So, no matter where you end up you are bound to have an adventure. And, who knows, along the way you may find a favourite destination spot to visit in the years to come...I know I did!