But wait, there's more! Historic Downtown Overland Park not only has a great farmers' market, but the streets are also lined with cute and unique shops. I had so much fun wandering Santa Fe Drive and checking everything out. I started to regret going to the farmers' market first - those tomatoes and turnips got heavy.
|image from their Christmas display (the store isn't decorated like that now) via|
When I came across Now and Then, a furniture consignment shop, my knees buckled. The owner, Cheryl Hocker, has done amazing things when refinishing some of the pieces! If it were socially acceptable, I would have drooled all over the refurbished chairs and tables. I mean this store is what I dream about. It took pretty much all of my self control not to buy anything. I just kept telling myself that someday, when I have a space of my own, I will be back. And with a vengeance.
From a bakery, to a sewing store (that offers lessons!), to The Culinary Center of Kansas City (more classes offered here!), to a spice shop there was definitely enough to keep me occupied and still feel like I need to go back for more! Overland Park: it's not just a Whole Foods anymore.*
*Don't get me wrong. I l-o-v-e Whole Foods and went there next, but still, it's nice to have a main street and a little downtown.