Sometimes it’s nice to spend a Saturday close to home, and we’re lucky enough to have several options to choose from, including our go-to destination for many a Saturday throughout the year, Baxter Village. With a Charleston-esque vibe, Baxter has many things to offer along it’s charming Main Street from eateries and boutiques to a salon and spa where we love to unwind at the end of a long week.
The entire village is very walkable, so just park and set out on foot. There are plenty of places to take a rest and enjoy the fresh air, including the tables and wrought iron benches scattered around the water fountain just in front of the Fish Market.
We usually like to find a parking place nearby when we have pedicure or hair appointments at Dolce Lusso. It’s the perfect distance between the salon and spa and another favorite spot of ours, the Chocolat Boutique. We always make a visit to this delicious sweet shop either before or after our pedicures and we keep our guilt at bay by limiting ourselves to a four box. There’s just something special about savoring delicious handmade truffles and Chocolat Boutique is always introducing new flavors that we like to try out from season to season. I can never pass up the honey lavender or cappuccino truffles.
When it comes to dining, there are several restaurants in the village that we’ve tried out, including our favorite Italian eatery in Baxter, Fratelli’s. It’s an intimate dining experience, and on Saturdays we love it when we have the place to ourselves for awhile and it’s the perfect spot if you’re looking to pick up dinner on your way home.
Need a few ideas on what to order? The lasagna and bolognese always go well with their fresh garlic bread.
This gingham jumpsuit from LOFT (which is sadly no longer available) is the perfect option for walking around the village and the breathable fabric is perfect for those warm humid summer days that the South is known for. Another thing to love, IT HAS POCKETS!
If you’re still on the lookout for the perfect jumpsuit, I also like this Keyhole Halter Jumpsuit in Navy and this Smocked Wide Leg Jumpsuit. And if you love hats as much as I do, I like Straw Fedora and this Striped Ribbon Floppy Straw Hat.
For a bite to eat…
Fratelli Ristorante & Pizzeria
Killington’s Restaurant and Pub
For something sweet…
For a bit of RNR…