Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Before moving to St. Louis, I was set on renting a loft apartment.  I love the exposed brick, the large windows, and the industrial look. I love the idea of living in the city near the local shops and trendy restaurants. I had my list of prospective places, and I was ready to apartment shop. Until...

The hubs so kindly brought me back to reality. Did I really want to drag a baby, groceries, and all of my other weekly errand finds through a parking garage and up an elevator. Mmm-no.  Did I want to have to pay $100 per parking spot.  Probably not. And, how would I feel if I had to make an emergency run to the grocery store in the middle of the night if Stella were sick, and he was on call? I wouldn't. That one was the kicker. Living in the city would be awesome, but I don't need to be wandering around with my child at night in it.

So, we live in the burbs where I park six feet from my front door, park for free (both spots), and I would feel fine running to the Target that is one mile from my house in the middle of the night (IF I really had to...and by run I mean drive). I still LOVE the idea of a loft apartment, but it's just not for us. I guess there's a time and a season for everything. Maybe our time will be retirement. Ahhh, just imagine being able to walk out of your building just steps away from good shopping...
image from Gypsy Mind
image from Cococozy
image from West Elm


  1. We have lived in a loft...I loved every minute of it! I share your eye for the unique raw details that a loft offers. We enjoyed all the restaurants, bars, and boutiques. We did have to plan our grocery shopping because there are usually no grocery shops downtown. And there are many homeless people who tend to roam the down town areas. Since we are empty nested, It fit our lifestyle.

  2. I totally agree with you! I have always loved the way they look too. For me however, I don't think that it will ever be in the cards to live in one. But one can hope, right?

  3. I so agree...love the idea of living in a loft and walking to restaurants and shops. The high ceilings and exposed brick...charm and character personified!!


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