Three Places to Visit in Winter Park
Today, Jason and I made a little trip over to Winter Park. There are so many adorable spots to see there, and I have a feeling we didn’t even scratch the surface.
The first place we stopped at was propagation.
Jason and I were fortunate enough to meet the owners, which were the only two people working. They were super friendly and made an excellent latte for me, and a flat white for Jason.
Not only was the coffee fantastic, but the space was absolutely beautiful. The design was minimalistic, and had touches of vintage throughout. (Of course, I loved all of the gold accents.) Oh, and the natural light was GORGEOUS.
If you’re in the area, definitely stop by for a coffee. It is SO worth it.
Our Next Stop:
East End Market: Central Florida’s Food and Culture Hub
The outside garden was beautiful, and full of life. Porch Therapy does a wonderful job making the market look fresh.
Regrettably, I was too preoccupied with all of the great (and delicious) things inside, that I didn’t capture too many great photos of the market.
The businesses that the market included are :
(looked super cool, but they were booked for the day, so perhaps calling ahead is a good idea.)
(Which is where propagation got their supply of coffee from. Yum.)
(Holy Moly, fresh homemade pretzels…. and we just HAD to take home a loaf of fresh bread.)
(MUST try the carrot cake smoothie… it’s drool worthy.)
(has a surprisingly lovely selection for being in such a small space)
They also have an array of event coordinators, food catering, designers, and photographers.
Jason and I repeatedly said that we wished we had something like this in Tampa. I would be here every day! The local food, the fresh bread, sauces, juices, raw meals, locally roasted coffee, books, plant life.. it was breathtaking!
If I am ever in Winter Park again, I will be hanging out here.
They also have various cooking classes to offer, and they host other community events. I am so sad that I probably won’t ever make it to any of the events because of the distance, but how lovely for the Winter Park community.
This place is a definite must-see. Check out their site to see (better) photographs and for more information.
Our Next Stop:
I will have to say, this was the saddest part of our day. I have been waiting to stop into Rifle Paper. I love their products, and I have heard such wonderful things about their location in Winter Park. I was practically jumping up to the front door, and as I tried to pull it open, I realized it was locked. I just about cried! They are closed on Sundays! No! It couldn’t be! (But it was to be.) I peeked through the windows and promised I would be back.
It is still on my list of must-see places in Winter Park, because I still believe it is. Even though I haven’t ACTUALLY seen the inside. So what.
(I might be a little bitter still.)
For more things Rifle Paper related: https://riflepaperco.com
Winter Park was quaint and full of beautiful little spots, and if you’re ever finding yourself in the area, you’ve got to see these places!
(Oh, I also highly recommend BB Junction if you’re looking to grab some grub while you’re in town.)