Champaign, Illinois is a great place to live. There are so many things to do, great restaurants, cool shops, entertainment, amazing live music scene, artists of all kinds, community events...I could go on and on. The climate leaves something to be desired at times, as does the topography (flat). There is natural beauty here, even so. It's only a couple of hours away from Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. It's a college town with a wonderfully diverse population.
Did I mention shops? There are so many cool and unique stores, boutiques, and shops. One of these is owned by good friends Matt Peckham and Erin Barkley, and it's called GO RETRO. I can spend hours in there! Rather than describe the store, here is an article that was recently written about GO RETRO:
Smile Politely Article about GO RETRO
I just saw this article today and decided to dedicate today's phrase to Matt and Erin who do such a great job with GO RETRO. Be sure to visit them if you are in the area. Address and Facebook info are at the bottom of the image.