Spring finally hit Richmond Virginia this weekend, and after an unexpected midweek snowfall, the change in temperature was warmly welcomed (if you'll excuse the pun). Streams of people left their coats at home and flocked to the city's many outdoor offerings, the parks, the river, and of course, Carytown, the hip, outdoor shopping district.
Carytown is about eight blocks of pure commerce. Consignment apparel, fair trade merchandise, locally owned restaurants, used bookstores, novelty toys stores, locally designed merchandise, homemade ice cream and record shops make up just a small part of what Carytown has to offer.
While it remains popular shopping year round, there is nothing like the first nice day to inspire a little outdoor spending.