20 July 2011

The one with the shoes.


This past weekend I tried a new-to-me coffee shop and fell in love. Shoes Cups and Cork Club is located in Old Town Leesburg, across from the Court House, in a building that used to be a shoe-repair store (hence the "shoes" in the name). I loved that they tipped their cap to their history by keeping shoes in the decor...

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Enjoying my black and white frappe

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Their fair-trade coffee was delicious, and it was fun to sit around playing cards and watching the various customers come through.

If any of my local readers would like to try it - this is the weekend. Guess what starts this Thursday? Farm-to-Fork!

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Not only is Shoes participating, but a bunch of my favorite restaurants, including Market Salamander and Red Fox Inn.

If you have a chance you should definitely try to get out and support our local farms and wineries.

Now to anyone, no matter where you live, that loves food and entertaining - have you fallen in love with Kinfolk yet? I've seen a lot of buzz about it on Twitter, but wanted to make sure it got a shout-out from me as well.

The recently released first issue is stunning, filled with thoughts on entertaining and food. It's definitely worth your time to take a look. Click here to view the online magazine. (If they print more, I will definitely be ordering it for my coffee table.)

I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far. I feel like I'm coming down with a little summer cold, so I'm off to make some tea.

That is all.


  1. Thanks for the information on Farm to Fork - I am always looking for things for my family to do on the weekends. If it is not so terribly hot, I think we will go. Hope you feel better. I swear by Yogi throat health tea (put some honey in it!).

  2. Shoes and coffee are two of my favorite things, so this place sounds wonderful!

    I hope you're feeling better soon!

  3. haha "tipping is good for the sole" love it!

    psst you look really pretty! :)

  4. Love this post, it really speaks to my core values...supporting local businesses, food, coffee, and shoes :) Checking out Kinfolk now.

  5. Looks like such a fun place! I love that they kept shoes in the name and decor, keeping in mind the history of the building.

  6. i love that farm-to-fork idea! definitely wish they would do something like that out here in california! and p.s. that little coffee shop looks adorable--love that there are shoes hanging from the ceiling :)

  7. I pass by that coffee shop all the time but hadn't had a free moment to step inside. I'm definitely going to make it a point to visit the place! My boss told me about Farm to Fork. It's such an awesome idea! Feel better, girl :)

  8. I love the shoes hanging from the ceiling along with the lightbulbs! What awesome decor. :)

  9. looks like the perfect coffee date :) love all the photos! also yes i always try and buy local and if i can't my rule is that I can only buy if its grown in a state that touches my state.

  10. this looks like such a cool place!!!
    xo dana

  11. if we ever move to DC I already have a to-do list for the area thanks to you!! :)

  12. What a beautiful little place! I can see why you fell in love with it. I hope you feel better soon! Lots of tea and berry salad. ; )



  13. You are so gorgeous! Hope you feel better soon!

  14. That place looks amazing, lovely space.

    I really like your blog, you have interesting posts here. Do you want to follow each other, I would love that.



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