This morning, I had a really sweet breakfast date with my friend Stephanie (an old TWLOHA intern from three summers ago) and afterward, I decided to explore parts of Cocoa Village that I hadn't been to before. Isn't it funny how you can live in a place for nearly two years and there are still little parts of your town you haven't ever seen? I swear, I've driven past this one particular section of the Village hundreds of times and thought to myself, "Oh, I really need to go there sometime." And today was that day!
So, after venturing past some of the spots I know and love, I popped into a handful of shops and boutiques, and chatted with the local business owners. Learned a bit about how long they had been there, and even got to share some information with a lady whose son is studying psychology and wanted to get connected to some of the work I've done. I stopped in a little jewelry store and bought an orange necklace for a buck. Little pieces of costume jewelry remind me of my sweet grandma. When she passed away last year, my mom and I were able to go to her funeral, and I took a ton of photos of her room the way she had left it before she died. That moment was one of my favorites - to share stories about grandma with my mom, and go through all her old cards, jewelry and photos together. (I'll have to do a special post for her later this summer and share some of those photos with you.)
Then I spent a really long time in a tiny record store (that no one really raves about). It was fun to sift through the fifty cent bin and find a handful of records I either like to listen to, or just liked their overall aesthetic. I must have brought a ton of their dust home with me too, because I've been sneezing a lot in the last 10 minutes. Womp womp.
I came home with Paul Simon, Cat Stevens, and my main man, Elton. I also ended up grabbing an album by a girl named Melanie. Not sure who she is, but her sparkle top and dreamy portrait were calling my name. (i.e. I want to do a photoshoot inspired by that album cover!)
What a great morning. How has your Saturday been so far?