Mr. Mickey's daughters gave him a weekend at the fabulous Windsor Boutique Hotel in Asheville for his birthday/father's day gift. Lucky me! I got to tag along.
The first stop along the way was the Johnson City Farmer's Market to pick up a special order from a local glass etching artist for Mr. Mickey's wine room.
I am always drawn to the flowers.
Our next stop was at the top of the mountain for a rest stop. The views along Interstate 26 are awe inspiring. We never tire of this journey.
My look for the first part of the day includes a light weight cardigan, tank and cropped pants all from Stein Mart's Peck and Peck collection. The shoes were found at T.J. Maxx. The necklace is from Chico's.
We took a break from shopping and walking at the Grove Arcade to have some of our favorite spicy pimento cheese at Carmel's. It was great weather for visiting a sidewalk café!
At last... it was time to check into our room at the elegant Windsor Hotel. The two girly girls are reunited! With me is Laura Cousins, the Creative Art Director for the hotel.
A bottle of local wine was Mr. Mickey's birthday gift from the hotel management!
A beautiful Paris note pad from Laura was a gift for me!
The city of Asheville has many buildings that date from the 1800's.
We visited Art in the Park in the center of Asheville in Pack Square Park.
For our afternoon stroll through the city I changed into a light weight tie front blouse from Chico's.
No surprise here!
I am checking out the jewelry.
More street performers at Pack Square.
This is a new place we plan to try for dinner the next time we visit Asheville. Rhubarb has a sidewalk dining area as well as a newly decorated inside dining area that is very elegant. We had a glass of wine and a delicious cheese plate as we took another afternoon break from walking about and shopping.
These street performers were probably the best we've ever heard. They are the Carolina Catskins.
After a short rest it was time to get ready for dinner at the fabulous Strada.
I am wearing a long white tunic blouse and a silver and white long light weight cardigan with white ankle zip jeans from Chico's. The turqouise and silver necklace and silver cuff are also from Chico's.
Another landmark across from our hotel. Tressa's has been around for many years.
On Sunday we had brunch at another favorite place, Pasano Café
For the trip home I wore a black and white sheer light weight top and black jeans from Chico's.
I love visiting with dogs on the street. It seems everyone has a dog or two. These were so cute!
Another great street performer. He made this hammer dulcimer himself!
One last treat for the afternoon. We have been wanting to visit Old Europe for a long time. It did not disappoint!
I'm not going to eat again until Tuesday!
I thought you would enjoy seeing Mr. Mickey's socks. Shows his sense of humor, don't you think?
Thank you for joining Mr. Mickey and me on this fun journey through midlife and beyond.
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