A quick visit to Chagrin Falls

Hello friends of the CLE! I hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed this early fall weather that is starting to linger in the air.

Over the weekend my family took a few days away to celebrate a birthday and explore the windy city…Chicago! We ate some over-stuffed pizza, walked for miles and miles, hung out with the penguins and seahorses at The Shed and played hard at the child-approved Maggie Daley Park. We also got in a bit of shopping for fall fashions and perhaps a cocktail or two when the little guy fell asleep. It was a great mini-getaway but like they say…it is always wonderful to come back home.

Last week I had a meeting in Chagrin Falls and a few minutes to kill. I hadn’t really been down near the falls and the adorable shops in some time, so I picked a few and stopped in for a bit to see what fun treats they had for fall shopping.

img_7686img_7688A few of my favorites…
Nola True : A clothing and accessory boutique for all types of fashionistas. For the chic, homecoming/party dresses to the everyday slouchy sweaters, this store has something for all types of women. I picked up a great transition sweater to wear over a summer tank top and can’t wait to throw it on for a brisk evening walk.

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The Little Monogram Shop is one of those stores I have always wanted to go in and explore and it was totally worth it. From gifts for new little ones (side note, I am a new Auntie! Hooray & congrats to my sister & brother-in-law Rebecca & Frans Kobus!) to back-to-school monogrammed supplies to these adorable key tags…I loved the girl boss one. So sweet.

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Gypsy Sole : Filled with a bit of cowgirl, a touch of hippie and a dollop of shabby chic, this little boutique made me smile from the moment I walked in. I love their selection of cowboy boots and sweaters but ended up walking away with a stack of letter-pressed greeting cards. The store has many area artist goods as well as a section of well-known brands…the perfect place to spend the afternoon browsing through every nook and cranny.

Long story short…I MUST schedule a weekend morning outing with my gals to fully explore all of the incredible shops by the falls. Perhaps a little brunching and mimosas are in order as well. Cheers friends to fall shopping and exploring a new part of town! Thanks Chagrin Falls for always being so adorable…can’t wait to come back real soon. :)