Best of Summer 2018 in Winter and College Park

My Summer Break has officially come to a close (I’m a teacher.) I didn’t go anywhere new or cool, but I did accomplish my goal of knitting and crocheting like crazy. I binged on Netflix’s Jessica Jones (it’s sooooo gooood!) I finally finished the Appalachian Baby Blanket that took me an entire year. Other cool activities included:

-The opening of Gratitude Coffee Shop in College Park! Still the best cold brew and so reasonably priced. I actually had a dream some big company bought her out and was charging $7 for a cold brew but everyone still gladly paid it.

-The opening of The Heavy in the old Lombardi’s spot. While the aesthetic is supreme, it’s mostly overpriced plants and pots. I’ll stick to my trusty Florida Cactus Inc. in Apopka. While it’s a bit of a drive and there’s no coffee bar, it’s a whole experience that can’t be duplicated.

-32789 lunches that include Black Bean Deli, Mediterranean Deli, and my new favorite, Soho Juice that whips up heavenly smoothie bowls that stay on your mind.

-and of course… more crystals because I’m officially obsessed.

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Gypsy Apothecary Herb Shoppe in Orlando

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Stunning foggy water feature surrounded Amethyst and Himalayan Salt lamps.

I checked out Gypsy Apothecary in Orlando today and it definitely tops the list of crystal shops I’ve been to. It was well stocked and organized with anything and everything you’d ever need in the metaphysical category; incense (sticks and cones), feathers, sage, polished, tumbled, raw crystals, wands, points, eggs, herbs, tea blends, oils, jewelry, dream-catchers and more. And did I mention a room of selenite? They also have salt lamps GALORE. Their bracelets were buy 2, get 1 free along with other specials posted. I left with a Fluorite bracelet, a very reasonably priced chunk of Amethyst, Lemurian Quartz seeds, and Aventurine. Definitely worth another visit.

Gypsy Apothecary Herb Shoppe

3540 Orange Ave S.

Orlando, FL 32806

Crystals

Charging crystals to keep in my purse
Charging crystals to keep in my purse

I’m recently new to the world of crystals and am already addicted, like I need another hobby. I haven’t found my favorite place to buy them locally (above is a place in NY). I’ve been to Avalon and Ancient Artifacts on Fairbanks, and purchased on Etsy. I’d like to find *one* place to buy them where I know I’m getting good quality stones at good prices. There is a mineral, gem, bead, and fossil show coming up in April in Orlando I plan on attending.

IMG_3522My triangle shelf from JDrewSilvers houses my little collection so far.