Shop Secrets ft. evy + ro

Hey cuties and welcome back to the blog!  I hope you’re having a wonderful month so far; I can’t believe we’re so close to Christmas already!  Today, I have an adorable, local shop to share with you and I can’t wait to see what you think!  It’s the perfect addition to all that holiday shopping we’ve been up to recently.  Keep reading to find out more!
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The shop I’m featuring today is in Chesapeake City, Maryland and it’s called evy + ro.  evy + ro is a shop that’s a jack-of-all-trades.  They have clothing, they have home decor, they have jewelry… they have everything!  I came across it when I was wandering around the shops in Chesapeake City and I’m so glad I did!  Their style is very shabby chic and falls right in line with the trends that women are all about these days!

In talking with Lauren, the owner, I learned they’ve only been open for a little over a year but you’d never know it!  They have so many fun, cute items in the store, it seems like they’ve been around for years.  Lauren opened the shop after realizing she had an eye for decorating on a budget and she wanted to share that with the community; how cool!  I’d say she’s done a great job because I wanted to take home everything I saw!

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When I was in the store, I purchased a hanging white, paper star for my apartment (you can see a little bit of it in the top right corner of the second photo) and I also got a string of firefly lights to put inside it.  It was extremely affordable and I’d never seen anything like it before!  That’s how a lot of their items are, cute and unique!

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Another section of the store I loved was their bath and body section!  They had all sorts of sprays and lotions and soaps and they all smelled so good!  I also had to include a photo because I was dying over the lightbulb covered with the wire basket.  That’s so rustic and wonderful and I want to make one for myself!

Well, that about wraps it up for this week’s post.  I hope you’ll check out evy + ro if you’re visiting the area because it’s definitely worth the trip!  If you go, let me know in the comments and be sure to say hi to them for me!  Talk to you next week! 🙂

Sweetlife Festival: 2016

Hi everyone, I’m back this week with a post about a music festival that my boyfriend and I attended this past weekend!  I’ve been wanting to go to a festival for a while now and this one was too good of an offer to pass up!  The tickets were only $100 and there were so many cool artists coming!

The festival was in Columbia, Maryland, at Merriweather Post Pavilion, and it’s called the Sweetlife Festival!  Sweetlife is a one-day festival, run by SweetGreen, a local restaurant chain.  Since Sweetlife is put on by them, they wisely combine the music with food, and make it a combination music/food festival!  This year, they had The 1975 and Halsey headlining and they drew such a great crowd because they featured a variety of artists on the three stages at the venue.

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It started around 12 but we didn’t end up getting there until a little after 3 because we wanted to watch specific people and didn’t want to tire out too early!  As it turns out, a thunderstorm started right when we got there and it poured for about two hours.  Even though we tried to take cover under a tree, we still got soaked.  After the rain stopped, the sun actually came out so that helped to warm us up as we walked around to see different performances and get some food!  We mostly stayed on the lawn by the Main Stage, where Blondie, Grimes, The 1975, and a few others performed.  Flume and Halsey were back on the Treehouse Stage, so it was very nicely spaced out.  The different stages were all really different from each other which made the venue perfect for suiting the various artists!

All in all, I really enjoyed the day!  The vibe was a lot different than I was expecting but it was still a ton of fun to experience, especially since it was my first festival.  I would definitely recommend it to the younger, high school/college crowd and would consider going back in the future – although, I will definitely be checking the weather before buying tickets.  🙂

Thank you for reading today’s post and I’ll have another one for you next Tuesday!  Have a great day!