I had been walking up and down South Broadway with my sisters for hours stepping into stores and scavenging clothing racks. We had just taken a break at the famous Sweet Action Ice Cream, and I was merely following my sisters south down the block. They soon darted into a store called “Rosehouse”. I had never heard of it or been inside, but the minute I stepped inside I was transformed into a world of sweet smells and lush gardens.
It was kind of a surreal moment when the door closed inside of me. My eyes were filled with green plants and wooden tables, and I felt almost as if I had entered into a greenhouse just off of the bustling South Broadway. In a way, my experience in Rosehouse almost felt as if it were some sort of escape. As cheesy as that sounds, it was a moment for me to stop for a minute and just be present with where I was. I was no longer worrying about the traffic or what I was going to do when I get home, but I was actually stopping to (literally) smell the roses. The relaxing essence of the store allowed me to soak up its presence and for me, moments like those are few and far between.
Rosehouse not only provides for an excellent escape, but also a way to explore the South Broadway area. My siblings and I stopped into Steadbrook and Buffalo Exchange… surely a nice weekend outing!