Yesterday, I spent the day browsing through the shops in the quaint river town of Lambertville, New Jersey.
What better way to spend a day when the temperature is 96 degrees?
Yeah, I guess that was poor planning on my part but the good thing was, there were no crowds and plenty of parking!
There are tons of antique stores in Lambertville.
And plenty of beautiful historic homes.
Great restaurants and bars.
So many unique places.
I love this restaurant.
There are some great stores along the river.
This antique store opens up to a wonderful backyard patio.
Inside they have beautiful lighting.
Check out these fountains out back.
The back patio faces the river…how pretty!
This is looking back from the river.
It would be fun to live here!
Then I walked down to my favorite store.
They have a website: http://www.blueraccoon.com/ if you want to check it out.
The store is located right on the canal.
Love the old brick on this side of the building.
Here we are inside.
Love this vignette.
A martini please!
How adorable is that?
I will show you what I bought in a minute…
After we walk thru another gallery…
At least it was nice and cool in here…
96 degrees…what was I thinking?
Out back is the cutest little bar, The Boat House!
They make the best margaritas!
And my absolute favorite restaurant, Hamilton’s Grill Room!
Too bad they are only open at night.
This is another area of the restaurant which is so charming back the way it’s tucked away behind the stores.
Every time we visit, I feel like I’m hanging out in someone’s backyard!
So then I headed back home to the country.
(Not quite what you expected from New Jersey, huh?)
And unpacked my bag.
My only purchase of the day (besides ice cream), 3 seagrass baskets.
Not sure what I am going to do with them, maybe hang them on the wall or something.
They just seemed kind of beachy to me.
Overall, it was a fun day exploring around.
But I think the next 96 degree day will be spent at the pool!
What is the temperature like in your area?