Last week, I thought I saw a picture on Instagram of this place but forgot what it was called and where it was. I drove up and down Park Ave looking for it and couldn’t find it. I tried googling it but was searching “General Store” and came up with nothing. I gave up and thought maybe I imagined it or something but then my cousin texted me about it and told me where it actually was. It’s right down from Luma next to Colonial Drugs. I can’t remember what the building used to be. It’s so cool, it’s almost too cool for Winter Park, but is Winter Park becoming dare-I-say ‘that’ cool? It has everything we love right now; cacti, neutral colors, ridiculously high priced leather goods, canvas, clogs, and tiny wooden bowls. Oh and coffee. The cold brew was delicious, very strong. I only tasted it since I’m off coffee right now and my cold brew heart belongs to Gratitude Coffee.
Journal catch-up with some knitting and FiloFaxing in Central Park
Nightly Gilmore Girls x Chamomile Lavendar Tea with honey
Finished a hat in this weekend’s soccer knitting session
Checked out a new yarn shop on Fairbanks called “Gabriella’s Yarn Shop.” They carried the typical bright, tacky, shawl and sock yarns. I didn’t even see a lick of bulky yarn and it’s not like anyone was assisting me to find it. The entire time I wandering around, the woman working didn’t even acknowledge my presence. Can’t see myself stopping in for a 2nd visit.
A Saturday morning ritual for me is to take my coffee with me down past the Farmer’s Market to this hidden little gem, the Winter Park Benefit Shop. It’s nestled in a building next to Winter Park City Hall (across from the Gap) on Lyman Ave. The hours are very limited and they only accept cash or check. Seventy five percent of the time, I walk out empty handed, but on the occasions I do find something, jackpot! Some of favorite knick-knacks, sweaters, and shorts have come from here. Hardcover books and mugs are 50 cents, and there’s always a half off or super cheap special.