Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I Heart Bloomington!

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Bloomington is, hands down, my favorite place in Indiana.
Mr. Hoff and I went to college in Bloomington, at Indiana University, and also got married in Bloomington.  I have so many happy memories tied to this place!
Mr. Hoff, myself, my sister, and her fiancee took a trip down to Bloomington last week.  My parents got us all basketball tickets for Christmas, and we decided to make an overnight trip out of it.
I found several new spots that I will add to my growing list of must-stops in Bloomington:
Oliver Winery opened a new restaurant on the square, Oliver Winery Downtown.  It is gorgeous, they serve all of their wines, they do wine-tastings...what else could you want?
Look at that gleaming bar, those bottles of wine, and exposed brick.  Perfection.
Farm Bloomington has been a favorite stop for a couple of years now.  They use local ingredients to make the most wonderful meals...I've never had a meal there that wasn't delicious.  We went for breakfast, but they have a full bar for evening fun too!

I am absolutely obsessed with their eclectic, country-vintage decor.
....and they have a whole shelving unit dedicated to milk glass, so you know I'm a fan.
I was so excited to stumble across this little gem, Vintage Vogue by GW (GW = GOODWILL!!!).  I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. 
As it was explained to me, this little store isn't a drop-off location for Goodwill, but they hand-pick treasures from other Goodwill locations and bring them to Vintage Vogue...I mean, how cool is that?!?!
See that green fork & spoon set on the bottom shelf?  I snatched those up for $8!!!  I plan on painting them and mounting them to the kitchen wall at some point.
Lots of neat stuff!
 I can't wait to go back...maybe in the spring?

Have a great day! :)


  1. My brother used to live in Bloomington, IN for about 8 years!

  2. That looks like so much fun! What a great get away!

  3. Love that GW store! I wish they open up a few more of those across the continent! I've been to Bloomington twice. My best friend and her hubby did their Masters of Music degrees at IU. I visited twice and loved its small-town charm.