For seven glorious weeks, my children attended Deer Valley Ski School. Trust me, it was worth every penny. If you need to take out a loan to pay for it, do it. One Saturday, I dropped my kids off at Deer Valley Ski School and was faced with the daunting task of spending six hours in Park City all by myself without those entitled children. I say entitled, because they complained on the drive up that they had to ski all day (at the best place on earth) with only two hot-chocolate breaks and a gourmet lunch. Seriously, I used to drive two hours each way to Spring Mountain in the Poconos with a sack lunch and my choice of three ski hills.
It was time for some quality "me" time, and that means stopping for coffee. Atticus Coffee, Books & Teahouse (738 Main, 435-214-7241, Instagram: AtticusParkCity) is my favorite hang-out on lower Main Street. No matter what town I'm in, I am drawn to this kind of community establishment—a little bit hippie and very local. Atticus serves Millcreek Coffee, as well as tea, smoothies, breakfast and lunch. Atticus is not only coffee; it boasts a large library of used books from $2.50-$12 and a unique selection of gifts and locally crafted note cards and jewelry.
The owner's sister, Summer Sarinova (SarinovaGlass.com), is a glass artist and is responsible for the murals and the funky floor design. Her handmade glass products are on display, of which my favorites are the way-out-there glass straws. I also admire the glass-feather pendants and earrings starting at $30.
Hathenbruck (136 Heber Ave., 435-962-0384, Instagram: @_hathenbruck_) is a men's (predominately) and women's store founded by the super-cute Park City local Caleb Flowers and his partner Brynne Perry. Flowers was the host at the original location of High West Distillery, which has since moved to the back side of Main Street. The new store, Hathenbruck, is minimal and modern with a rustic vibe—it makes me feel like I'm in San Francisco. Flowers is an amazing host and has curated a clothing and accessory collection that is inherently American. Brands like Wolverine, Vintage Levi's Denim, Gitman Bros., Jungmaven, Acne and Filson fill this beautiful space. It is clear that Flowers has a relationship with the clothing and accessories and will tell you a story about the artistry and heritage of each piece and why he's selling it.
For example, one of my favorite items is a twill PC cap made by Seattle-based Ebbets Field Flannels that Flowers commissioned. Ebbets Field harkens back to the golden years of baseball because the company painstakingly reproduces caps and sources fabrics from a bygone era. Every six months, Hathenbruck will release a new Ebbets Field PC Hat ($52). Get yours while they last.
Tree of Life Smoothie at Atticus: $5.79
Because it's green, it must be good for you. A blend of avocado, pineapple, spinach, kiwi, flax seed and agave nectar.
Common Projects Men's Chelsea boot: $470
From Hathenbruck. Made in Italy. Pair with raw or washed denim and a pea coat.
Sarinova Glass jewelry at Atticus: $125
A glass pendant necklace with leather cord in the shape of a feather.
Shop Girl Tip:
It seems like Main Street in Park City is on an up note. I've seen Main Street transition from good to bad to better. Stay tuned for more PC highlights coming soon from Mary Jane's, Cake and Grace.