New General

New General, Winter Park FL

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.

fullsizerender-6Knitted soap mit thingy, $18.

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Spring Break So Far…

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Obligatory Winter Park Rose Garden Art Festival Pic…
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Spring Break 2016 kicked off with Art Festival that was accompanied by very fickle weather…

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.

Thrifting in Winter Park, FL

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.