Tyler spotted the most amazing vintage clothing store that had super reasonable prices! I had to show some serious restraint, but did manage to snag this gorgeous 1940's linen dress.
Guys, I found the bookstore of my dreams. Well, that's Powell's in Portland, really, but Prospero's on 39th is a darn close second. It has the perfect bookstore atmosphere: creaky floors, rolling book ladders, and that worn-in old book smell. I could have literally stayed all day.
I know it's too soon to say this since I haven't been down to West Bottoms during first weekend (although it's on the calendar for March!) but Westport just might be my favorite part of KC. It just has so much character! Maybe I'm a little deprived since we live in the land of suburban sprawl where every.friggin.house looks identical and there's an Old Navy and a Starbucks on every corner, but that is my favorite thing about the area. I miss local shops so much since moving from Springfield, and Westport just fills that need so well.
Of course we had to throw a coffee break in there. We stopped in at Broadway Café and I downed an iced chai in about 3.5 seconds. It was pretty close to heaven. (I really need to explore the KC coffee scene more. I think Thou Mayest is next on my list--I mean, I have a "timshel" tattoo on my arm, so it's meant to be, right?)