I took the weekend to travel to Richmond, Virginia and though skeptical at first, Richmond is slowly coming up on the radar as a quick and relaxing weekend getaway. We had dinner at Can Can Brasserie where I had an amazing Salmon au Poivre. The crust was delicious and I can honestly say perhaps one of the best salmon dishes I've ever had.
Later that night we had margaritas at Cha Cha's which is a staple for the under 25 scene in the city. Once the music hit 10 decibals we were out of there, but the it's a great place if you need a meat market bar scene.
The next day we ventured to the 17th Street Farmer's Market and had brunch at Lu Lu's. For less than $10 a person you can have one of the most filling brunch's and the digs are pretty industrial with an interesting design concept.
Later that afternoon we went shopping on West Cary Street which has a number of little shops and vintage stores. I stopped into Bygones Vintage Clothing and picked up a gorgeous antique turquoise bracelet. The store was very affordable and had unique clothing and jewelry. It reminded me of a little vintage store that I love in San Fransisco. So I recommend Richmond if you need a quick getaway that's less than a two hours drive. We all know I'm in love with Philly, but this time I thought I would give Virginia a chance.