A few Sundays ago, my girlfriends and I went on a tour of some of my favorite places in Kansas City. They're very patient and let me pose and photograph them with my Instax, which was wonderful. I thought I'd share the results and detail a bit about our day just in case you ever visit :)
Megan, Kayla and I first went to Donna's Dress Shop for her annual Garden Party, the event at which the store rolls out their new Spring inventory. Donna's is like a brick-and-mortor Modcloth. It's amazing. I didn't buy anything that day, but my friend Megan snatched the most beautiful silk floral frock ca. 1940. Insert clapping emoji here.
Next we visited Prospero's Books (located just a stone's throw from Donna's). I always say that Prospero's is Kansas City's answer to New York's Strand. It's filled with a vintage assortment of books on every topic imaginable. I'm always impressed by their gardening and art inventory. The colorful spines of the books make the ladder-lined ailes look like candy. We could have easily spent several hours here.
But we were hungry. There is a crêpe place in the crossroads, Chez Elle, which is delicious and has outdoor tables shaded by big red umbrellas. The only downside: sunshine and two crêpes (one sweet, one savory) are a deadly combination and will cause naps.
We couldn't take naps because had to stop at Hall's, a beautiful independant department store that sells the best of everything. I was on a mission to find the perfect "I'm-not-wearing-lipstick" lipstick. In the midst of the hunt, Megan introduced me to Creed's Spice and Woods, a $710 perfume that smells like heaven. When I'm an old woman, this is what I'll wear. I did find my lipstick, by the way: Givenchy's Rouge Ectasy #509. It's worth every bit of the $35 price tag.
After a long weekend in Chicago, I was happy to come home to my little city. We may not have an Hermès, but we make up for it in kindness. Come visit soon.