Last weekend, my husband and I took a little jaunt to North Carolina. Go on, cue the music. He had to go to Charlotte for work, so I used it as an excuse for a little getaway. After he took care of business, we drove over to Asheville for the rest of the weekend. Have you been to Asheville? It reminded me a lot of Austin. It is a really cool little town with a hippie vibe. Think art galleries, book stores, euro style street cafes, somebody playing guitar around every corner...you get the idea...immediate relaxation.
We had a late lunch at Modesto. Oh. my. yum! Mussels Diavolo done perfectly! Oh, and the maitre d' sings Italian opera on the doorstep, no biggie....yeah, I could have sat here all day!
Walkin' the streets of Asheville.
We stopped at Mayfels for dinner. Yep, "black and white stripped awning...we are eating here" I'm pretty sure that is how this restaurant was picked :-)
Fried green tomatoes with spicy red pepper aioli and goat cheese...wow, these were good. I had butternut squash soup. Perfect with the crisp mountain air!
The next day we drove a short 10 mins to see the Biltmore Estate. I thought I was going to have to drag my husband, screaming and kicking, but he was surprisingly down to check it out too.
Extraordinary wealth at it's finest.
I walked around barefoot on the front lawn...had to bring a little bit of that Texas class, y' know.
Frank partaking in acting like we lived there :-)
Me and the hubs.
I couldn't get enough of that herringbone ceiling. I looked at it forever!
That's quite a view you've got there Mr. Vanderbilt.
Some of my favs...