Hey there! This past weekend we went to Wilmington, OH. What a neat town! Other than the cold temps outside, we had an amazing time!
We had been to Wilmington a couple of times during Mason’s cross country meets while he was at Urbana University. We had always wanted to come back and see the town and shop in the stores and finally accomplished this goal this past weekend. It was definitely worth the drive! Our hubbies went with us so that made the trip even more enjoyable.
We started the morning in Wilmington with a stop at L. Combs Bakery. As you get to know us, you will discover we are obsessed with donuts (and I mean obsessed!). My husband, Jim, is the most donut crazy, but he passed his love for them on to all of us.
Lots of options to choose from. They had cream and custard filled, sugar and cinnamon twists, iced donuts, the favorite for Jim “the original glazed,” and many more. L. Combs Bakery had drink options as well. This had the old fashioned donut store set-up. The bakery is pretty plain on the inside and outside. There are very few decorations, the focus is on the donuts. This was fine by was. We all love the old fashioned donut shops that look and smell like you step back in time! If you have never been to one of these types of donut shops you really are missing out.
We tried several different varieties and our favorites came down to glazed for Jim, cream filled for Sydney’s husband Austin, and the cinnamon sugar twists were a hands down favorite for both Sydney and I. They were so soft and flavorful. You almost moaned when you ate them. If for no other reason than this, we would have to make a trip back to L. Combs Bakery in Wilmington. The next time we will take an extra dozen home for later!
The lady helping us said that they have been in business for 8 years. It was obvious that the locals thought as much of the donuts as we did. It was non-stop traffic the whole time we were there.
Their hours of operation are: Monday & Tuesday they are closed. Wednesday – Sunday they are open from 5:00 am to 2:00 pm. If you are ever near Wilmington, and hungry, this is a must stop!
Next stop was the Everyday Chic Boutique. Wow, were we in for a surprise. This boutique, which is right downtown, was truly amazing! We could have shopped in there for hours.
They had a huge selection of jewelry. So much to choose from. We loved the bracelets and necklaces. The store itself is very large so there were tons of cute clothing. I loved the display in the back with boots and shoes on it. So cute!
They had an area with gift ideas and different trinkets and stationery. Truly, this store has something for everyone. Even the pickiest buyer!
As hard as it is to imagine this store gets even better!! The back half is all country home decor. Oh my gosh! I was in heaven. There were benches, tons and tons of wall decor and signs, greenery, tea towels, lanterns, jars, stools, metal pieces, pillows, trays, and the list goes on and on. Seriously guys, I can’t even begin to describe this to you! I was like a kid in a huge toy store. I wanted one of everything! Unfortunately (and I do mean it was unfortunate), we were packed tight and didn’t have much spare room to bring things home 🙁 . By the time we finished at this store, and we were in there quite awhile, I had already made my mind up that between the donuts and this awesome store we would be making a trip back here (and this time the van would be empty!).
Everyday Chic Boutique is located at 64 W Main St, Wilmington, OH 45177. Their hours are: Monday – Friday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Sunday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
If the donuts themselves didn’t have you talked into a trip here, I’ll bet the Everyday Chic Boutique did it for you.
Next we went into the Patterry. It is a cute, little store that specializes in collectibles and gifts. We got to speak with the owner Pat. She was a really nice lady who explained that the store is named after she (Pat) and her husband (Terry).
She showed us her bestselling item – Troll Beads. They are rubber linked bracelets with decorative pieces in between the rubber pieces. When put together you have a really cute bracelet.
They also carry a lot of Ohio State University items. All kinds of trinkets and decorations for the OSU fan.
They had some of their Christmas items left over from the holiday season. All their ornaments were hand crafted by local artists. This was really neat! I purchased a few hand-painted ornaments for next year.
The Patterry is located at 164 E Locust Street, Wilmington, OH 45177. Their hours of operation are: Thursday-Friday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Our next stop was the Kava Haus. We wanted to warm up and rest our feet a bit. What a really neat coffee house.
Jim may be our donut man but I am our coffee woman (Austin is right there with me on the coffee!). Austin and I both decided to try their best seller. We had the salted caramel latte. It was so yummy!!
They also make homemade scones daily. Each day they offer different types of scones. They looked delicious but we decided not to have any since we had already had donuts earlier. On Saturdays they make artisan pizzas. They looked amazing!! When we come back the next time we are definitely having these for lunch!
The atmosphere here is so neat. It had a rustic vibe but at the same time was very warm and cozy. They had a large fireplace in the corner, which was lit, and it really added to the ambiance. It was really hard to leave here, but we had one place left we wanted to see before we left.
Our last stop was Wilmington College. Even though it was really cold we wanted to walk around the campus a bit and take some pictures.
We had a great time on our road trip to Wilmington and will definitely be going back!