Our second full day in Saint Louis was probably my favorite. It was more of a casual day spent with bloggers, chatting, touring the city, drinking mimosas on a party bus and checking out some amazing sights. During the evening, we went to Savers and each received a $25 gift card to spend. It was so much fun! $25 goes a long way in a thrift shop. I got a plaid blanket, a cute skirt/top matching red gingham set, and an autumn flannel. Plus, our dinner afterwards was my favorite meal of the entire trip. It was a family style setting at Winslow's Home. So good.
Our first stop was to Brown Shoe for a quick brunch and Q&A with their team. I've heard of many of their brands (Naturalizer, Dr. Scholl's, Sam Edelman, Vince, Fergie, etc.) but I haven't actually heard of Brown Shoe before! So it was great to see their office, grab a bite to eat and hear them chat about the shoe lines.
After brunch, we all boarded a bus to take us to different spots in the city. Our first stop was the Saint Louis Art Museum! It was pretty amazing to see - even for just a few minutes. We walked around quickly, snapped some pictures and got a good glimpse of what was inside. Plus, the museum is always free! It has a collection of original works of art spanning five millennia and six continents! (I love Elizabeth looking up at the horse statue in the background. Haha!)
Our second stop was to Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis! It was wonderful. The cathedral is over 100 years old and took 7 years to build from 1907 to 1914. It has one of the largest mosaic collections in the world. I was in awe at the detail and beauty of this cathedral. So amazing to see.
Our third stop was to the Saint Louis Public Library. The original 1865 collection started with 1,500 books, growing to 4.6 million books, 85,000 cardholders and 2 million visitors annually. We walked around for a bit, checking out the incredible renovation work that was recently completed.
Our third stop was The Gateway Arch. This is one of my favorite things to see in Saint Louis. I love driving into the city and spotting the arch. It looks so unique from every angle. Just perfect! It was finished in 1965 and was built as a monument to Thomas Jefferson and all the pioneers for who Saint Louis was the Gateway to the West. I got all of my facts today from a wonderful set of illustrated photos from Muzio app! The Muzio app curates your favorite images, videos, notes and voices; arranging them into a cohesive story called a "muze". Check it out here!
Floral summer dress c/o Deb
Ruche necklace (similar)
Samantha Pleet Blixen Boots c/o Wolverine