FLIP Fest is officially over, and I have finally had time to write a post on some of my latest travels including my trip to Missoula, Montana with Riley and Spencer. A couple weekends ago, we went to Missoula to go to Travelers' Rest - a weekend music festival curated by and featuring The Decemberists. The Decemberists have been one of my favourite bands since I was 12, and once I heard about the festival and the lineup, I had to go and was shocked by how lovely the drive to Montana and the city of Missoula turned out to be.
We drove through Glacier National Park to get to Missoula from Lethbridge, and the sights were breathtaking. While the roads through the mountains were terrifyingly narrow and winding, the views of the mountains, and fields were completely worth it.
Once we reached Missoula, we headed downtown. This city is filled with beautiful early 20th century buildings and character homes. The downtown has cute shops, restaurants, and even a great mural! One group of shops in Missoula is called The Hip Strip. On the Hip Strip was one of my favourite shops, Betty's Divine which carried a variety of beautiful modern and vintage fashions. Betty's Divine also had an amazing cat named Jethro, Swedish Hasbeens, and a picture of Dolly on the door. What else could you need?
Another amazing shop we went to was called Grain. Grain is fantastic lifestyle shop with a ton of vintage clothing, new clothing, prints, homewares, crystals, and apothecary. Every item in the shop is consciously sourced and absolutely beautiful. Plus, there are two cats, a dog, and lovely humans working there! If you ever have the chance of visiting Missoula, I highly recommend visiting Grain. If not, they have a stunning online shop that you can visit here!
I wish I had a chance to take more photographs while we were there, but we mostly spent time at the Travelers' Rest music festival, where I wasn't allowed to bring my camera in (boo). The festival itself was incredible though! I will definitely be heading back to Missoula to find more treasures and take more photos in the future!