Recently, at the suggestion of The Orlandoan, we decided to check out the local area of Ivanhoe Row and it's Friday night event, Virginia Street Live. Ivanhoe Row is known for it's antique shops, small cafes, and even one of my favorite bars that poses as an antique shop by day.
We strolled around Virginia St, taking turns down roads we've never been on before. Virginia backs up onto a lake and across that lake is where we hold wedding ceremonies at the museum. It's humbling to see it from the other side.
Among the event there were food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, a wine walk, and a beer garden. The beer garden had a live DJ outdoors spinning music on the lawn. In this area there is this rustic structure that resembles a tree and held lit lanterns. It made the space kind of magical the darker the evening became.
Even though the evenings are still warm, it was nice walk around with the sun setting, with the rest of the community, with nothing to rush to. We casually walked and I ended up breaking one of my new sandals on the uneven stone sidewalks, but it was nothing that super glue (and a glazed doughnut) couldn't fix.
I've been working at the museum a lot in the office, as well as last weekend for a really fun wedding. The guests drank a lot, a sign of a fun group of people. It was one of the weddings in which we had tons of cars left over in the garage overnight - people carpooling home safely or grabbing taxis. With summer, tons of my friends are finally finding the time to go out, even on week nights. There was last week where we were home only one night together, the rest of the week I was out with friends or out with S. What else is summer for if not week night outings?