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A five-hour guide to Carytown in Richmond, Virginia

We’re always looking for an opportunity to visit someplace new. So when we decided to make the seven-hour journey to Virginia for a baby shower, we carved out extra time to explore Carytown, a small bohemian district lined with vintage shops in Richmond.

Consider this your five-hour guide to Carytown, since we spent most of our time in the car this weekend.

We arrived extremely hangry, so our first destination was dinner. Gyros were calling our names, so we headed straight for Greek on Cary. We ordered the chicken gyro and the classic beef and lamb. I loaded up on the grilled veggies (which I highly recommend), and Asher went for the fries.

After dinner, we hopped in line with all the other millennials for Miracle on Cary Street, a pop-up Christmas-themed bar housed in The Jasper. Everything was decked out in Christmas cheer – even the drinks. It was one of the best Christmas outings I’ve ever experienced. I was like Elf on steroids afterward.

The next morning, we started the day at Sugar and Twine, a local bakery and coffee shop, before exploring the shops. I highly recommend checking out Mamie’s Apothecary, Brick and Mortar, Mongrel (for all your stationery needs) and Rocket Fizz (for all the candy and sodas).

Asher and I had the best five hours this weekend. Thanks for the memories, Richmond.

Carlee Alexandria Travel & Lifestyle

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