I've got a restless feeling. Looking for Elements? Your favorite vintage furnishings store has moved uptown, taking Butler Street's best-kept secret with it.
There's nothing like Sundays. Brunch at Coca, then browsing at Elements. But did you take a last sip of your latte this morning and leave Coca only to find that Elements was gone? Don't worry, it's not gone. It's just up Butler Street.
5171 Butler, to be exact. Opposite the Obama office. You can't miss it.
And you don't want to miss it. It's definitely worth the walk -- or a bike ride or hop in the car -- to see Elements' new space. Besides, Elements has something special to show you: summer's happiest accessory.
Not too long ago, I trekked through L'Ville on a gloomy, rainy day searching for something to cheer myself up. I had my heart set on a colorful, playful handbag for spring and summer. And to my surprise, I found the best selection of must-have summer bags at Elements. Who knew!?
Do you have a favorite vintage fabric? Rags and Bags can make a bag to order too.
Of course, Elements has plenty of other stuff to please the eye. The items that we all know and have grown to love: The vintage cameras. Vintage trinkets. Vintage housewares. And Elements' new space gives owner Shelly Maiese more room for the vignettes that she likes to create in her store. She even has a warehouse space in back where she plans to display more furniture.
LoLa's loss is UpLa's gain.
Besides, there's nothing like a leisurely stroll on a Sunday to help you work off the Challa French Toast at Coca Cafe.
Elements will be open Wednesday through Friday from 11 to 6, and on the weekends from 11 to 4. Its new phone number is 412-408-3907.