Salt Lake City WRITTEN BY JAIMEE ROSE
Abode Home & Garden
Abode promises a fun afternoon of affordable treasure-hunting: vintage hats, dresses, gloves, dishes, and trinkets galore. We brought home a gorgeous lion-head door knocker and a gold-leafed condiment set that our friends wanted to steal out of the suitcase.
959 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT
The headquarters of Utah good taste, Alice Lane is a glamorous land filled with tufted linen sofas, luxe ottomans, and fur pillows with pale pink trim. We get in big trouble in the accessories department, where we covet the geode slivers encased in gilt frames.
1350 South State Street, Orem, UT
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The good stuff is here: BCBG, Greylin, LA Made, even jewels by Kenneth Jay Lane.
955 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT
Willy Wonka meets FAO Schwarz at this candy and toy emporium. We probably shouldn’t admit how much we enjoy it as adults, but it probably has something to do with the old-fashioned vibe. Spotted: Charleston Chew, Fruit Stripe Gum, and giant plush giraffes.
15 South Rio Grande St, Unit A, Salt Lake City, UT
Capital City Antique Mall
Secret’s out: this is where SLC decorators and bloggers find all that cool stuff we envy.
959 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT
You’ll need an hour or two, at least, and don’t miss the jewelry cases.
627 S. State Street, Salt Lake City, UT
Fun kitschy pieces organized by color and priced to take home.
801 S. 8th East, Salt Lake City, UT
The Green Ant
Mid-century classics and accessories priced so well, you may be shipping a sofa back home.
179 E. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT
Ribbon, buttons, fabric, yarn and pretty party goods galore reign supreme at Harmony, where Utah Valley’s empire of crafty women find all that cute stuff we admire on their blogs. Yeah, you know you read them, too. Check the class schedule if you want knit and crochet instruction.
315 East Center Street, Provo, UT
Hip & Humble
Oversized clocks, rainbow-hued measuring cups, and stylish gifts galore.
1043 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT
Koo De Ker
Cute tops and statement jewelry that are not only fun, but affordable too.
1037 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT
Liberty Heights Fresh
This specialty grocer has everything you want for a fabulous picnic: jams, mustards, cheeses — and Liberty Heights even serves prepared meals, too. Consider this appetite inspiration.
1290 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City, UT
The Sweet Tooth Fairy
Famous for vanilla cupcakes, cake bites, and sugar comas in general. Any bakery with frosting shots on the menu deserves special attention.
1334 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, UT
Food + Restaurants
The Copper Onion
Have the special and sit at the bar to watch the chefs work. This is as good as eating gets in SLC.
111 E. Broadway, Suite 170, Salt Lake City, UT
Order the Kouing Aman — this bakery is famous for it all over the western U.S.
216 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT
The fantastic farm-to-table offerings here include a pizza covered in butternut squash, Gorgonzola cheese, and bacon. The speck pizza is not-to-be-missed, and we have dreams about the Brussels sprouts.
320 South State Street #185, Orem, UT
Known for macarons and sugar cookies. Don’t miss the beignets, served only on weekends.
863 E. 700 South, Salt Lake City, UT