|Simon the Cat, Chief Greeter at the Red Lion Inn|
As for other kinds of shopping, my favorite places are T.P. Saddlebank for clothes and Inspired Planet for gifts of all kinds. T.P. Saddlebank in Great Barrington is the flagship store of designer Tasha Polizzi, who designs gorgeous Western-inspired designs in colorful and whimsical wools and leathers. Think Ralph Lauren on the wild side. I love her stuff. Inspired Planet of Lenox is a store stocking sacred objects, jewelry, art and all kinds of global crafts and cultural items. Dudley, the owner and salesman, has a story for everything in his store and creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere that will keep you coming back again and again. Items range from $1.00 on up and there will be some wonderful things for you and for the people in your life.
|A bald eagle just outside Lee, MA. They're making a comeback!|
And I did some reading in between it all, too! Now I'm happy to be back home and looking forward to a busy week.