Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Saturday Exploring: Geneva

I don't know about you guys, but we couldn't have asked for better weather for this long weekend.  It was amazing, and definitely a nice treat.  High 70's low 80's and sunny everyday, cooling off at night, it was seriously perfect.  We had a little rain Monday evening, but that is ok by me after a weekend of more then perfect weather.

With more than perfect weather it was hard to want to spend any time inside, but I did a little bit, and there was some progress made on the bathroom (I will be back to share that tomorrow).  Living in the Chicagoland area there are so many great towns near by with quaint historic downtown areas made for strolling and exploring, and that is what we did Saturday.

On Saturday we went to Geneva, which is maybe a half an hour drive for us, not far at all.  It's a totally different feel from what we're used to, and I love that.

During this visit we spent most of our time in the historic downtown area on 3rd street eating and exploring.

We ate lunch at Fiora's, which we had never been to before, but it has this huge outdoor patio making it the perfect spot to enjoying the amazing weather.

After a nice lunch, we strolled around exploring the little shops.  3rd Street is filled with little shops in old historic buildings and houses.  This was The Paper Merchant, filled with tons of cute stationary and odds and ends.

I love wandering from room to room looking at all the little treasures.  Another favorite store was Cocoon.

It is filled with every little odd and end, from home decor, to beautiful lotions and scents to funny gifts and everything in between.

Everything was just so beautiful with how it was displayed, I could have taken it all home.

Upstairs they even used one of the bathrooms to display all of these bath products that they were selling, loved it.

After wandering through many shops we capped off the afternoon with some ice cream from Graham's, which was delicious.

All in all it was a nice relaxing afternoon out and about, though there were a few sore feet after all of the walking that we did!  Did you do any exploring this weekend?  Hope your weather was as great as ours!


  1. I love Geneva! Isn't it the cutest town? My sister and her shop isn't too far away in Elburn, and we have other family that live near Geneva, so it's always fun to visit when we have an excuse.

  2. What pretty pictures! This looks like such a fun day!


  3. It's so cute, I'd love to live in one of those old houses full of all that character!