We had every intention of making a trip to Lucketts to celebrate my friend Liz's birthday. But two people (who shall remain nameless but let's just say it wasn't me) had a little bit too much fun the night before and we got a later than anticipated start to the day. Our fave restaurant in Leesburg is called Lightfoot. It's an old bank they've converted into a restaurant with an awesome outdoor eating area and food there is delish. So, per my suggestion, we started our day in Leesburg so we could eat there.
My favorite thing is their daily grilled cheese combo. This time they did a grilled cheese on raisin bread with manchego cheese, strawberry jam, onions and tomatoes. It was served with homemade tomato basil soup and a fresh ceasar salad. Why don't we have any where like this around here?!
The birthday girl had a delicious looking oyster salad. And Lane had a chicken salad with just about every ingredient known to man...forgot to take a pic of that one!
Despite the fact we didn't make it to Lucketts, there was plenty of shopping to be had in Leesburg. Liz and Lane had the most luck with clothes from a cute boutique called Madisonbelle.
Other shopping highlights for me were Creme de la Creme which had one of the best cards selections I've seen in a long time so I picked up quite a few of those to have on hand. They also had the coolest plastic plates I've ever seen - you could've sworn they were real vietri or italian china but nope, plastic. Great for outdoors!
Blackberry's was in a cool old house and will soon have a coffee shop inside as well. They offer interior design and had some cool things - my favorite being the way they framed their pictures with the printed mat like this one:
But the highlight of my day was at The Cottage. Awesome finds for reclaimed furniture, old ladders, garden supplies and gifts at very affordable prices.
Cool ribbon display - love some ribbon!
My favorite shot of the day was from the Cottage - loved this sign!