My second day in Ashland was spent with the boyfriend's family, who had driven down to join us the night before. The sun decided to come out even more this day, which obviously made everything even better!
For day two, I decided to wear a colorful maxi dress that is sheer halfway down with side cut-outs. I absolutely love the lace detail found on the skirt part of dress, which matched perfectly with my fave lace kimono that I tossed on to complete my semi-boho look. For shoes I again put on my trusty cognac Just Fab sandal boots (I challenged myself to only bring one pair of shoes this trip!), and as usual they were perfectly comfortable to walk around in while still allowing me to look cute and put together. I accessorized with my favorite statement necklace from chain & charcoal and, of course, my carryall bucket bag. (You can shop this look using the links above!)
After clearing our stuff out of the hotel, we meandered around downtown a bit through some of the shops and galleries. One of my favorites was a cute little resale clothing place called Avant Garb. They had so many cute trendy and vintage clothing items, shoes and accessories -- I almost left with a tan floppy hat, but I am trying my best to save my spending money for the real shopping that is to be had in California this week!
We once again stopped for lunch before the play (I have enough trouble as it is sitting still for three hours on a full stomach), but this time it was a place we had visited the last time we were in Ashland a few years back. Not only is Zoey's Café a great downtown lunch spot, but they have even better ice cream! It's also nice that they are located so close to the theater, so we weren't in a rush to talk and eat. I had a melted croissant with ham and cheddar, but they also have delicious soups and salads!
The play we saw was Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, which I don't think I have seen or read before. It was an excellent modern rendition of the classic tale, and it was very well done. Between the beautiful costumes and set design, the incredible acting, the perfect musical selection, and the enticing lighting and effects, I'm not sure what my favorite part was! Overall it was the perfect mix of hysterical and emotional, and the ending left you wanting the right amount of more.
After the play we hit up the Starbucks next door, because who isn't a little drowsy after sitting around for hours?! I also went back to a shop I had visited on day one, Village Shoes, to snatch up these adorable A.J. Morgan Eyewear sunnies that I am too excited to wear next week in Cali! I love everything about them, from their cat-eye shape to the color of the lenses to the way the see-through yellow frame matches my new hair color.
Overall, this trip was the perfect escape from reality, and it was exactly what I needed coming out of a busy winter term. After having so much fun, it's crazy to think that my spring break is really just beginning! I'm back home for the next three days for work, but then it's off to sunny California for shopping, tanning, swimming, visiting my dad and more! Be sure to check in on the blog this week to see round 2 of my Spring Break Travel Essentials series, along with more posts about my upcoming travel adventures!
Thanks for following along on the first leg of my Spring Break Vacay!
P.S. ICYMI, here's Part 1 of my Ashland adventures!
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