Local Places, Local Faces
Jessica’s wedding is in a few weeks and most of my recent adventures in Citrus County have been meeting with caterers, discussing prices with tent people, and checking out queries from our out-of-state guests “exactly where is this rental house?” (There are a lot of houses for short-term rent in the Old Homosassa area!)
Last week I was headed off to a bridal shower in far-far away and totally unprepared. No gift for the bride or even the groom’s parents and I’m staying at their house! Between packing and blogging I decided that I needed to squeeze in some shopping. So I headed to Heritage Village in Crystal River—twenty minutes away and I knew I’d find the perfect present.
I love Heritage Village. I’m all about shopping local and they have all these unique stores and cafes. I love that the owners are there and greet me like they know me. I’m excited when a new place opens and disappointed when a shop closes. I think the owners do a great job marketing the place. I bring my guests here, especially on Market Days when we can get fresh produce and check out some local artists. I just wish more Citrus County residents would shop here so my favorite places wouldn’t be in danger of disappearing!
On this trip I was on a limited time budget and my objective was Heritage House, the heart of Heritage Village, to buy a unique gift.
Mission accomplished and I had a few minutes to peruse La-Te-Da’s and the Cotton Club. (A girl can’t have too many clothes—especially with a wedding coming up. ) Then I saw a new shop, Dayz Gone By, that has both new and old wares that I quickly looked through.
Time was up and had to get to an appointment so I didn’t have time to go to Just a Cupcake to turn in my card for a free birthday cupcake—I’ll save that for after the wedding and dieting is over!
Also had to skip Backporch Garden Wine and Tea bar where I usually enjoy a glass of iced tea. I’ll be back!