Dec 12, 2017

~ hillary update / whitefish window shopping

Well, Hillary is moving to Whitefish, Montana! I have posted about Hillary's whereabouts enough on this blog for most of you to know she is my daughter. Her apartment journey has been well documented for the last 7 years from Lincoln, Nebraska to Chicago. Never in my life did I think I would be posting about her moving to Montana!

If you are interested, you can see the evolution of her living situation through these past links. (See her Whitefish house at end of post!)

Lincoln apartment 2011 here
Chicago Hancock apartment 2013 here
Hancock update 2013 here
Hancock update 2014 here
Hancock update 2015 here
Chicago LaSalle apartment 2015 here
Chicago Clark apartment 2017 here

Moving on...
Whitefish is a picturesque resort town in the Northern Rocky Mountains of Montana. Glacier National Park may be what attracts people initially, but it's easy to see why they keep coming back. They most certainly fall in love with the breathtaking scenery, the charming ski town, and that crisp mountain air. Hillary loves all of the above, and also her boyfriend, who lives in Whitefish :)

Shopping is not necessarily an accurate representation of what Whitefish is all about, but when Hillary and I travel together, we shop. I'll share a few of our favorites below with links to their websites for more information.

First stop: Hunter & Co

We instantly fell in love with this adorable shop while casually driving by. The outside is as charming as the inside! This is the kind of shop you make a u-turn for.

Full of adorable home furnishings and decor...

Loved the elk salt and pepper shakers...

Hillary is dying for that pillow!

Can't wait to go back when Hillary moves in!

Next stop: Tate Ineriors

Such a beautiful shop in downtown Whitefish!

Next stop: The Bungalow

That hanging wreath!

Those topiaries!

Downtown Whitefish features several quaint boutiques, specialty stores, and some really delicious restaurants. I never got a good pic of Main Street while I was there, but here's a stock photo showing what it looked like for the Christmas Stroll on Friday night...

We found that darling tassel at The Village Shop ~ so cute!

Hillary's new Starbucks :)

Moving from Chicago to such a small town will require a few adjustments, especially the housing situation. 

This is Hillary's new house!

It literally looks like a storybook cottage!

The above pics are from the listing in warmer weather. Below are from the current winter weather... Still charming!

The white picket fence...

So excited to share her move-in pics! I can't believe she is moving to Montana! After almost 5 years in Chicago, and loving that city with every ounce of her being, she is definitely ready for a calmer, simpler way of life. 

 Stay tuned for updates!

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Connie said...

I visited Whitefish about 15 years ago and have always wanted to go back. Your post certainly inspires me to do that. These pictures are wonderful:)
Merry Christmas!
Connie :)

DeeDee said...

That is so exciting for your daughter!My son and his girlfriend live in Whitefish.They are probably around the same age.My son is a Fluvial Geomorphologist with River Design Group in Whitefish.The owner of his company is the Mayor of Whitefish.It is such a neat small town.We live in North Carolina and visit several times a year.Tell her if she runs into Ryan Richardson that is my son��Their paths may cross on Big Mountain❄️❄️⛷⛷��❄️❄️