a trip back home to Utah. It's funny how 5 years ago when I left Utah I felt like I'd never want to go back. I think lots of people feel that way about the place they live their whole lives- but lately I've really missed certain things. I like being able to say I'm a native Utahn and I know all the really cool places to go and see. So heres a small list if you go to utah these are the places I always go to.
My family Lives in Pleasant View Which is by Ogden but a little farther up the mountain.
If you are ever in North Ogden around the 4th of July Cherry days is super fun. They have a big firework show at the highschool thats put to music that I love. Also I love the Eden Baloon Festival they have about 30 hot air baloons that go up along with a market/art show. Very cool and relaxing
The old grist mill- Is a soup place in Ogden. I miss having one of these in Canada so much. I love love love soup and being able to go get that for lunch was so amazing. All I can get here is mcdonalds and wendy's and it gets old. Canadians need more food places that have stuff besides hamburgers. Also more Mexican food. I miss mexican food so much.
The antique stores on 25th street in downtown Ogden. Found many a treasure there.
The gateway in Salt Lake City Is my favorite place to shop. It's an outdoorish type mall - and on Saturdays they have street performers or sidewalk artists. During Christmastime they play music outside and it's all decorated. I love watching the olympic fountain go off and playing in it. Yes even at 24 I still think it's fun. And on thanksgiving night they turn all the lights on downtown- best day ever to be in slc.
Swiss Days- In Midway/Heber- By Park City- It's basically like a craft market for a week in september- all european and people in traditional swiss costume-
So fun I love it!
Bear Lake- This lake is super warm and the beaches have actual sand not rocks. And because of its higher elevation I always seem to get an amazing tan when we go- it's become one of my favorite places.also amazing raspberry shakes- why do most of my memories center around ice cream shops?
ICEBERG Drive in- The best huge shakes ever- This place is in Salt Lake By my grandparents house in Holiday. They also have an amazing hot dog!
Lagoona Beach- I miss having outdoor waterparks it's not warm long enough up here for people to make them and think it's worth it- for outdoor pools- so it's more lakes in Canada. I miss pools and waterslides.
Skinz- A jean store in Layton hills mall- they sell knock off designer denim- and it's the only place I've found jeans that look good on me. Cute big stitching in colors-rock n republic true religions 7's-This store is super fun. And it's only in Layton Hills. They don't have a website and no pictures- so I feel like this store is a real hidden treasure.
Dear Lizzie- A cute little boutique with vintage items and charming decor. In Highland Utah. Also they do tea time on Tuesdays- with scones- It's amazing! 18 bucks a piece or 60 bucks for a table of 4. Trust me it's worth it to have a tea party with your friends or sisters.
Vintage Cupcakes In Ogden Utah- Id love to just sit in there all day- This is what I want my house to feel like- whimsical pieces I love chipped paint bright patterns. I love it! I'm drawn to cupcake shops. I love the feel of them the look. Part of me has a small dream to start a boutique that would look like this- and sell cupcakes and vintage items in it. fun eh?
so there you go a couple of my favorite utah spots.