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Bravo Farms Lunch Date

Last March, Chris and I decided to ~spice things up and we headed off to Bravo Farms for a Friday lunch date! Bravo Farms is located in Traver, California (off the 99 freeway) and boasts of good barbecue and homemade cheeses, as well as their famous seven-story treehouse. We arrived a little after noon, and were surprised that the place was somewhat of a ghost town.

We soon found out that the place was doing some little renovations, which probably explained the lack of visitors. We headed straight for the food and we both got the BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich and sides of the cheese curds and sweet potato fries.

When we started stuffing our faces with our food, more people actually started arriving – mostly parents with their little ones or grandparents taking the youngins out for a Friday treat. After we ate, we explored a bit of the place. Unfortunately, due to the construction, a lot of the places were closed off. I had visited Bravo Farms back in 2014 during a family trip and was bummed that they took off their little Coca-Cola exhibit.

After going around the place once, we headed back inside to check out their novelty and cheese shop. I recently signed up for Postcrossing and I purchased a few postcards to send for that side project. We were tempted to buy some cheese but Chris said, and I quote, “I’d feel bad about having to eat it.” So we ended up just amusing ourselves with the different kinds of cheese they had for sale (garlic pepper jack, anyone?).

We went home shortly afterwards. It was a quick trip but nonetheless, it was a fun lunch date! So tell me, do you have any lunch dates planned soon?

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Bravo Farms

36005 HWY 99
Traver, CA
website / menu

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  • Nancy
    April 18, 2018 at 6:30 PM

    You’re always finding the best low key places around town! Yum, the barbecue and cheese already won me over! UGH I just got home a bit ago and your food already made me hungry XD. Glad you got there before the rush! The treehouse looks so cool! I’d be so scared going up but still a cool adventure for kids!

    You and Chris are adorbs. hahaha that sign about women being always right!! I can totally imagine you starting a postcard collection or something ;). UGH THE SMOKED GOUDA AT VINTAGE CHEESE!!!

    Glad you enjoyed your time at Bravo Farms!

    exquisitely.me

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  • Kat
    April 18, 2018 at 8:48 PM

    Your pictures are always so A+. It makes me want to go visit all the places you’re posting about! <3

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  • Vivian
    April 18, 2018 at 9:17 PM

    yumyumyum, your lunch looks heavenly! and Bravo Farms looks like a really lovely spot!

    Vivian | LIVE IN LOVE
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  • Talia
    April 19, 2018 at 3:05 AM

    AH that looks so cute , I wish I could go to america this summer ! Xx -Talia

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  • Lisa McLachlan
    April 19, 2018 at 3:16 AM

    That treehouse is AMAZING, oh my goodness, I would love to play in that myself! And we all adore pulled pork so your menu choices are spot on too ๐Ÿ™‚ I adore that toilet sign, we could do with signs like that in our pubs over here as well. What a lovely review and pictures, I hope Bravo Farms see it too, thank you for sharing! x

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

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  • Kathrine Eldridge
    April 19, 2018 at 4:36 AM

    What a cute restaurant! Love the decor and the food looks delicious.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  • Simone
    April 19, 2018 at 5:46 AM

    This is such a fabulous place! And I’m really getting hungry here when looking at this yummy food. How cute is this treahouse!

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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  • Annick
    April 19, 2018 at 8:04 AM

    the food looks so good and you guys went on such a cute lunch date!

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  • Yvonne
    April 19, 2018 at 8:45 AM

    The food looks so yummy and I love these photos! This place looks really cute!
    xo Yvonne
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  • Rose
    April 19, 2018 at 8:54 AM

    Ohhhh that lunch looks so fab. I wish I could eat it ๐Ÿ˜‰
    And it looks like a charming place that not everyone finds.
    I’m obsessed with cheese. Me and my friend have a cheese and wine night once in every few weeks.
    I love those. We shop a lot of cheeses and try them with nice wine.
    I do not have any lunch dates planned up, but I think I might arrange one on my bday with friends. It seems like a good plan.

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  • Jessica & James
    April 19, 2018 at 9:13 AM

    We really want to make lunch dating a thing, but weโ€™re always so busy or simply not in the same city. This looks and sounds like a great place for a little date! So eye pleasing and the fooood yes the food!

    Jessica & James | http://www.foodandbaker.co.uk / http://www.foodandbakertravels.co.uk

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  • Rachael
    April 19, 2018 at 9:19 AM

    That looks like the cutest lunch spot and oh my goodness those sweet potato fries look AMAZING!! I wish I was devouring some now, theyโ€™re my favourite! I love going on lunch dates, I donโ€™t think weโ€™ve anywhere as cool as this to go though!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

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  • Jo
    April 19, 2018 at 9:32 AM

    What a lovely place! It’s so unique looking too, food looks so yummy and your photos capture the place beautifully :’)
    Jo | http://www.mindfuladventures.co.uk

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  • Neve Smith
    April 19, 2018 at 9:32 AM

    That food just looked so good oh my! It sounds like such a fab little lunch spot!

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  • Bexa
    April 19, 2018 at 9:37 AM

    Sweet potato fries are the best! This looks so delicious and exactly the sorta thing I would order too. Your photography is fantastic, this is such a cute little lunch spot. Fab post ๐Ÿ’– xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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  • Emily
    April 19, 2018 at 9:44 AM

    Omg that tree house play area is so cool! This place looks hella good. I feel like I can taste the food as I type haha.

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

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  • jennyinneverland
    April 19, 2018 at 10:17 AM

    That food looks divine! And I would go to TOWN on the cheeses! What a lovely looking place ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

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  • Shauna
    April 19, 2018 at 11:22 AM

    Wow, this looks INCREDIBLE and your photos are absolutely gorgeous! Very much enjoyed reading this! X

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  • Colleen Welsch
    April 19, 2018 at 12:33 PM

    This looks like the cutest little place! It kind of reminds me of White House Fruit Farms where I live…except you can’t get lunch there. Unless you count donuts as a lunch food (I do).

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  • Morgan ๐ŸŒต (@JustMorgsx)
    April 19, 2018 at 12:53 PM

    Everything about the way you edited these photos is so gorgeous! Loved this little snippet into your day x
    Morgan // http://www.justmorgs.com

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  • Anna
    April 19, 2018 at 12:58 PM

    This place looks great! Love the decorations and there is nothing better than cheese…lol

    Have a great week!
    Anna / http://atlifestylecrossroads.com

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  • Kat
    April 19, 2018 at 1:15 PM

    This place looks fab! The food looks so good. Cheese is probably one of my weaknesses, so I would LOVE to go there!

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  • Kate
    April 19, 2018 at 3:56 PM
  • Sophie Wentworth
    April 19, 2018 at 4:19 PM

    That place looks absolutely incredible! That treehouse is adorable too. The decor is perfect x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  • Tara
    April 19, 2018 at 6:06 PM

    YUM. I just woke up and now this post has made me hungry!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I am not a big BBQ pulled pork person, but that looks super delish!

    I like that tree house! I’ve always dreamt of having one and that’s the kind I would want!

    All those cheese — the varieties are amazing! I’m not a big cheese fan, but there are a couple I do like! Mmmmm. Goat cheese. Thanks for making me crave food now! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • Alessa
    April 19, 2018 at 9:49 PM

    Looks delicious! I love your pictures the place looks amazing!

    http://www.alessabernal.com/
    Alessa Bernal

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  • Melissa
    April 20, 2018 at 5:17 AM

    My family loves Bravo Farms! When my husband uses to race in tha valley, that is where we would go for lunch! Such a cool place!

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  • Jessica
    April 20, 2018 at 8:30 AM

    What a cool place this is. That treehouse is the cutest!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  • Catherine
    April 20, 2018 at 12:15 PM

    I absolutely love road trips, and although I live in Canada, I would love to visit there someday! That treehouse looks so fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • andthenzen โœจ
    April 20, 2018 at 12:17 PM

    Oh wow, this place not only looks super interesting but the food looks absolutely incredible as well?! Iโ€™m a sucker for anything BBQ Pulled Pork.. ๐Ÿ˜

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  • Melanie
    April 20, 2018 at 12:30 PM

    Wow this food looks and sounds AMAZING ๐Ÿ˜ and such an unusual playhouse my little one would love it!

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

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  • Eva
    April 20, 2018 at 12:35 PM

    Omg how good does this look? That food omgggg! ! I absolutely love the deco of this place too!

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  • A la folie.
    April 20, 2018 at 12:38 PM
  • Ain
    April 20, 2018 at 1:06 PM

    Oh God, I’m actually craving for some cheese right now! Haha. Love all your pictures! And glad you had a fun lunch date despite the renovations and all! x Ain

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  • Courtney Hardy
    April 20, 2018 at 1:36 PM

    That place looks so cool. The food looks so good too.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  • Rach
    April 20, 2018 at 2:39 PM

    Such a shame there was construction. I guess more incentive to go back later. It sure looks really cute there based on your photos and the food looks delicious!

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  • Susie @ Mile High Dreamers
    April 20, 2018 at 7:22 PM

    This place looks so cute! I love local shops that have awesome and unique novelty items too. Those sweet potato fries look SO GOOD!
    It’s always fun to have a spontaneous date to a new spot! You and Chris are so sweet :).

    Susie | http://milehighdreamers.com

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  • Rae
    April 20, 2018 at 8:50 PM

    the food and the place is just too beautiful not to go to! how i wish i am not from Asia right now haha

    xoxo, rae
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  • E.
    April 21, 2018 at 8:43 AM

    This place look awesome! I love its old style and this tree house can’t be more cute.
    Kisses,
    E.
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  • Andrea
    April 21, 2018 at 10:35 AM

    That place looks really charming and the food looks delicious!!

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

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  • Anouk
    April 21, 2018 at 10:37 AM

    What a beautiful place! Would love to visit one day when doing a California road trip.

    ANOUK

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  • Emma
    April 22, 2018 at 5:36 AM

    Love your pictures! Bravo Farms looks so rustic and unique! The food looks delicious!

    Thank you for sharing!

    Emma xo

    http://www.pinkpretender.co.uk/

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  • Gabrielle
    April 22, 2018 at 11:17 AM

    This truly does look like the perfect spot to enjoy a seriously feeeeel good meal! Love the relaxed atmosphere and vibe to this place ๐Ÿ™‚

    aglassofice.com x

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  • Clementine
    April 22, 2018 at 12:11 PM

    The food looks so good and the tree house looks really cool. I’ve never been to California but would love to go.
    Clem x
    http://www.clemloves.co.uk

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  • Annie
    April 22, 2018 at 12:11 PM

    Loved this post! Bravo Farms sound like a place my family and I would love to eat at! It has such a cool and quirky feel to it! I like the sound of that seven-storey treehouse! It has such a cool exterior!

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  • Zoรซ
    April 22, 2018 at 12:32 PM

    Wow this place is beautiful! The food looks amazing, its actually making me so hungry! I love these sorts of quirky places! Even better that it was quiet! Plus the tree house looks so pretty!! Loved this post! xx

    http://zoe-ware.com

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  • Stephanie Jay
    April 22, 2018 at 12:39 PM

    The place looks beautiful and the food looks absolutely delicious! Lovely post x

    https://iamstephaniejay.co.uk/

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  • Lindsey
    April 22, 2018 at 12:40 PM

    That looks like such a cool place! Glad you had fun even if it was a quick visit.

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  • Roxanne
    April 22, 2018 at 12:41 PM

    This place is so cute! The food looks amazing๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคค Love sweet potato fries!

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  • Lea
    April 22, 2018 at 12:46 PM

    Such a cool spot to have a date and the food looks amazing. I love the play area, so cool and everything else makes it quite an interesting spot.
    Lea, xx

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  • Anne
    April 22, 2018 at 12:51 PM

    Wow! I love the look of that treehouse! Looks like a really fun adventure you guys had!

    Anne // http://www.basifpa-and-did.co.uk

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  • Hanna Mai
    April 22, 2018 at 1:18 PM

    I haven’t eaten pulled pork in ages! Looks like you had fun, great post! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Katy
    April 22, 2018 at 1:47 PM

    Looks great, I would love to visit!

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  • Lauren
    April 22, 2018 at 1:58 PM

    Wow ok that looks amazing! Love your photos and the food looks incredible โค๏ธ

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  • Kaisy
    April 22, 2018 at 2:13 PM

    This looks AMAZING!! The food, the place, and everything ๐Ÿ’• love your photos too! Will definitely have to come whenever Iโ€™m on your side of the world ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • Jodie
    April 22, 2018 at 2:28 PM

    That treehouse looks so cool! Your photos are beautiful and that food looks AMAZING! I’ve just read a few of your stories, your travels look absolutely incredible!

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  • Phoebe Rowan
    April 22, 2018 at 2:55 PM

    That food looks amazing, I could honestly eat it all right now! x

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  • Amelia
    April 22, 2018 at 3:18 PM

    Oh Eena this looks divine! We have some similar places where I live so if youโ€™re ever on this side of the world give me a shout!

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  • Jenny
    April 22, 2018 at 3:28 PM

    The burgers look insane, and I’m always a sucker for some sweet potato fries! It’s a shame about places being closed off due to the construction, but the treehouse looks amazing!

    Jenny x

    http://www.theconfessionsofanonlineshopaholic.com

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  • Britney
    April 22, 2018 at 8:57 PM

    That tree house is so cute! The food looks delicious as well.

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  • Heather Rowland
    April 23, 2018 at 12:07 AM

    This place looks stunning and I’m having major food envy right now too – it all looks so delicious!!

    Heather xoxo
    https://www.hefafa.me.uk

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  • Tia Teilli
    April 23, 2018 at 1:34 AM

    It looks like a really lovely spot! Love your photos. xx

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  • Laila
    April 23, 2018 at 5:19 AM

    That place looks really cute and shabby! If I’m ever in America, I shall check it out.

    fleurdelailis.wordpress.com

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  • Tessa
    April 23, 2018 at 6:21 AM

    This looks like a lovely place, I have no idea how you resisted that cheese though. I just can’t help but buy some when I visit places like this!

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  • Lena Dee
    April 23, 2018 at 9:42 AM

    Lol I really need that sign that says “men to the left cause women are always right” =’) Totes hilarious! I love that this place is an actual treehouse, definitely very creative. The food looks amazing and you guys look like you had a blast. I’m pretty sure this post has striked my lunchtime clock tehe ๐Ÿ˜€ THanks for sharing with all your wonderful photography! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

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  • Bambi
    April 23, 2018 at 11:29 AM

    This place looks like from old movies! Like all the westerns ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Jeannette
    April 23, 2018 at 2:17 PM

    This place looks awsome! I am from Miami and now have another reason to visit California!

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  • Mercy
    April 23, 2018 at 11:21 PM

    What a nice and fun place! I like that there’s a cheese and antique shop on top of food stalls. I just went on a lunch and bay exploration last Saturday with the family, it’s really nice to discover new places to stroll and find good food.

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  • jane
    April 23, 2018 at 11:55 PM

    This place looks so cool
    I love the designs and cool stuff.
    Food must be bomb

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  • Stevia
    April 24, 2018 at 2:09 AM

    bbq and cheese sounds so good right now!
    it looks like a nice place for a little getaway
    too bad the place is under renovation
    and what a bummer about the Coca Cola exhibit!
    I LOVE coca cola hehe

    <3
    The Sweetest Escape

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  • Gary
    April 24, 2018 at 4:01 AM

    Hey, looks like such a cool quirky place to eat! Love sweet potato fries, cool post, thanks for sharing!

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  • Alice
    April 25, 2018 at 2:41 AM

    Very interesting place! I think it was a wonderful and delicious holiday ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Freja
    April 25, 2018 at 12:38 PM

    This place looks so cute and those sweet potato fries looks delicious. I love the tree house!

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  • Chanel
    April 25, 2018 at 1:18 PM

    This place looks so cool. Those fries ugh, looks so good!

    x,
    S | Je M’appelle Chanel

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  • Valerie
    April 25, 2018 at 2:16 PM

    This place looks like such a fun place to explore! The food looks amazing, and I love the cool treehouse! Amazing photos!

    http://roadesque.com

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  • Sara
    April 25, 2018 at 3:51 PM

    I am obsessed with the pictures on this post and the food looks amazing!

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  • April
    April 25, 2018 at 4:27 PM

    Mmm, cheese curds! I’m jealous. That looks like a cute date.

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  • Juliet Ly
    April 25, 2018 at 4:35 PM

    Oh, that place looks sooo cute! And those fries looked so yummy. I can’t resist some crispy sweet potato fries.

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  • Shannon
    April 25, 2018 at 6:52 PM

    This place looks really cool. It kind of reminds me of these little amusement towns they have all over Thailand. That treehouse looks really fun though! That would be the dream as a child!

    SHANNON VALLE life + style blog

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  • Elica
    April 27, 2018 at 4:34 PM

    This looks so cool! I love all your pictures :’) It must’ve been super fun having a lunch date there, it seems so unique <3

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  • Kim
    May 3, 2018 at 11:40 AM

    That place is SO cute! I wish we had something with those farm vibes where I lived. Really jealous of that treehouse!

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

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  • Monique | SkeletonWeirdo
    May 9, 2018 at 12:33 PM

    OMG! This is something so unique, it’s like nothing i’ve ever seen before! and it’s sooo cool! I love it!

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