I’m back! There’s been a lot of good changes going on in my life, and while they’ve been good, they’ve made me extremely busy. After the proposal, I got busy finding (and landing) a job, and looking for our first apartment together (which I someday hope to write about). It’s been a busy, but productive few months as I’ve been settling into my new life, and I highly discourage moving and starting a new job at the same time unless you like living in insanity.
Moving on, today, Daniel and I finally got the chance to check out the Farmers and Christmas market in Smithfield, which is about 30 minutes from our apartment. The drive was scenic enough for a cloudy day, with a few good bridges and waterfront properties to admire.
The market was pretty cute with lots of tasty freebies. I ended up buying a Christmas cactus to pot and fresh mistletoe to decorate our place! The shops on Main Street were my favorite attraction, with Wharf Hill being my favorite shop on our trip! The shop was so perfectly curated, with different themed Christmas trees in each room. We found some really amazing, one-of-a-kind ornaments to fill our tree and a new favorite spot for me to visit in the future.
We also checked out some great antique and Christmas stores on the street and strolled into a brewery/restaurant at the end.
Wharf Hill Brewing Co. was a great surprise for two people who thought it was literally just a brewery. The service was attentive and the food was amazing! I ordered fried green tomatoes as a side and they were everything. The Interstellar IPA made a perfect combo with my beer, and I’m so excited to make this place a new go-to.
Lastly, we checked out Yummaries, a bakery on the way back to the car. When you walk in, you can just smell that amazing sugar, butter scent. They had an impressive display of 3 layer cakes, delicate cupcakes, and other assorted sweets. We took home a slice of red velvet, though everything else also looked tempting.
Our first time here was super charming, and I look forward to returning to try out some ham and checking out more shops. If you’re in the Hampton Roads area, I think the trip is worth it to find your own gems in this town!