Sunday, June 30, 2013

A brief journey to the middle of nowhere...



Ok, so it's not totally the middle of nowhere... but it's far enough away from what I would call "civilization" that I briefly found myself panicking at the lack of wifi and Starbucks (because really... wifi + Starbucks= civilization, right?).  

I wandered my silly self all the way from Chicago to said Middle-of-Nowhere to enjoy some outdoor theatricals wonder at American Player's Theatre in Spring Green, Wisconsin (for real... if you get the chance to take in a show here, DO IT).  Since I had two evening shows booked on different nights, I got a whole day to go for a drive and found myself landed smack dab in the middle of a town where history has been frozen (aka Mineral Point, Wisco).  Aside from my ability to find anything resembling espresso, I will say that I really enjoyed my day.  Most of the shops were closed, but I met a weaver who was kind enough to give me a brief lesson on the workings of her loom, got the best pasty I've been able to find outside of England (mmmmm, rutabagas!), and stumbled upon an antique armoire that had been painted the exact same colour as my nail polish.  

All in all... a lovely place in which to while away a day!  I need more of these!  15 days and counting until I move to Germany with Soldier Boy!!! 












Dress BeBop c/o Plato's closet
Shoes c/o JC Penney
Bracelet & Necklace c/o Charlotte Russe

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37 comments:

  1. Looks like such a nice place.
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    1. It really was lovely to get away and be secluded for a bit!

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  2. Love this post :)

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  3. just wow!

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  4. There is not a single starbucks in the federal state of germany where I live..... :D Hehe

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    1. Oh, I was being slightly sarcastic because where I live now, there is at least one Starbucks every few miles! If I really get desperate, I always know I can get Starbucks on base and there is one in Munchen!

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  5. amazing dress !<3
    nice pictures ;d

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  6. You look lovely - and what a sweet place! :)

    Best,
    Danielle
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    1. Well thank you for your kind words! It was lovely to get away from the norm for a bit!

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  7. Love your necklace!! I also love that bird house with the books inside!!!

    xo, Delightful Sunnflower

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    1. How adorable is that little library? My mum and aunt walked right past it until I called their attention to it! I was actually surprised at the books inside... Kafka and Virginia Woolf!

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  8. Hola!!acabo de conocer tu blog y me quedo a seguirte para no perderme las novedades!!
    Te invito a visitar el mío por si quieres pasar!
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    Muchas gracias!

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  9. I'm so excited for you! And I love that necklace. :)

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    1. I can't wait! Thank you! I always trick people into thinking I'm wearing a lace collar, when really it is actually just painted metal from Forever 21!

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  10. that's a great post!
    would you like to follow eachother with GFC and Bloglovin? just let me know
    xoxo

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  11. Not so far from civilization as you may think. What (in my humble opinion) is the greatest family-run Japanese restaurant in the Midwest, maybe in the whole U.S.A., is right there on High Street in Mineral Point.

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    1. I noticed the Japanese restaurant and wondered at it! I feel like Mineral Point really wouldn't be the place to go for Japanese food, but it certainly smelled good! We definitely enjoyed our sandwiches from the Grey Dog! They packed big-city style, for sure!

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  12. First of all, you necklace is absolutely stunning! I am swoon by it.
    This town looks adorable, The cutest library ever and loving the brick facades of this town.
    Will look into that trip.
    XX,

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    1. Thank you! I keep forgetting that I own the necklace! It was an absolutely adorable town. It is frozen in time!

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  13. "Middle of nowhere" looks like such a cute little town! Love your outfit here too; very pretty summer look!

    You recently asked me what camera I use. Here's my answer: I use a Nikon D3000 with the basic lens that comes in the kit. I want to invest in a better lens within the next few months. I assume you asked because you liked my picture quality, which makes me really, really happy! If you asked for another reason it's ok too, haha.

    -Nathy
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    1. It was adorable! I would love to go back, but I'm running out of days in the states!

      Thanks for the camera info! Yes, I was astounded at the photo quality and was curious!

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  14. I absolutely love your blog and I am in love with the Book Trading Post, how adorable! I'm now following you on bloglovin and really can't wait to read the rest of your blog :)

    Love, www.mycuriouslittlemind.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Jillian! How sweet was that tiny lending library? There were actually a few of them scattered around town and most of the shops had their own lending libraries, as well!

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  15. Looking lovely. Love your outfit; the summer dress is really pretty. It’s a fab colour. Your photos are so good too! Love the loom! Xx
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  16. Great photos + comfy outfit = Perfect!

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  17. Great blog! Where in town did you have your nails done?
    I'm just a friend of Kathleens's. Come back soon! Jony

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  18. Thanks for the blog and visit! Jony

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  19. Love this pic! Lovely pics! Xoxo.

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