Sunday, April 14, 2013

Shopping in the Biltmore Village

Mr. Mickey and I spent a lazy Saturday afternoon shopping in Asheville, NC.

The historic Biltmore Village is centered around All Souls Cathedral and the homes that were built for the people who worked for many years to build the Biltmore House. Those houses are now unique shops and restaurants. All of the buildings which have been added over the years must comply with the style of the original buildings so even a nearby McDonald's has the same interesting roof lines and details.

An old clawfoot bathtub was used in the landscaping in front of this linen shop.

We also spent time downtown visiting galleries, shopping, watching people and our usual restaurant crawl.

The flying nun of Asheville (Sister Bad Habit) is one of our favorite characters. He has a very theatrical English accent and he wears horn rim glasses with a couple of days of dark beard growth. He rides this extended bicycle through downtown with the biggest smile on his face. Everyone cheers when they see him pass and they stop to take his picture. This is actually his job! He helps to promote LaZoom tours of Asheville. 

I wore khaki jeans by French Dressing with a cream tank top from Coldwater Creek. The purple linen three-quarter sleeve jacket is old from Coldwater Creek. My sandals are from Kenneth Cole Reaction via T.J. Maxx. The faux alligator bag is from Tuesday Morning. The bone and gemstone bangle bracelet has been part of my collection for many years. I love to wear wide bangle bracelets with warm weather clothes.

Thanks so much for all your nice comments on my last post!


Susan B said...

Sister Bad Habit...HAHAHA! That must be fun to see. Your lilac jacket is such a pretty color and looks lovely on you.

Crystal said...

You look so fresh in your periwinkle/lilac! Love that with khaki!
My husband and I used to stop in Asheville on our way to Emerald Isle, but we never saw the Flying Nun! Hysterical!!

Donna said...

Sister Bad Habit, indeed! What a hoot! That bicycle looks precarious to ride.
The color of the jacket (periwinkle, lilac?) looks lovely on you. I'm liking your choice of sandals. Are they comfortable for extended walking? I'm used to wearing flat sandals but would like something a little spiffier.
Thanks for the tour of Biltmore Village. You and Mr. Mickey visit such fun places.

Marta from Barcelona said...

Oh pictures are so nice!!! I just discovered your blog and now I'm going to subsribe :)

Handbag is perfect!!!

Xx! :3