When my partner in fun (Mr. Mickey) says, "We are going away for the weekend in the Roadster," the challenge begins.
The first order of business is to check the weather for Blowing Rock, North Carolina and then choose the colors for the weekend. They must interchange and look great on their own for any occasion. Black and white, with silver gray, always seem to work well for me.
For our first weekend trip of the year to Blowing Rock, I wore coated black jeans from Chico's, a surplice wrap style black and white top and a white cropped moto style jacket both from White House Black Market. I would only wear this cropped jacket layered over a long, lean top such as this one. The reason is that I have no backside (no "junk in my trunk" at all) and I do not wish to show off that fact.
Since there was no room in the car for more shoes, I wore these booties which are old from Nine West via Saks Off 5th. The sunglasses are old by Michael Kors. The small bag is old from Express.
My all-time favorite place to shop in Blowing Rock is Finley House Couture.
They have an amazing collection of beautiful jewelry. The earrings shown below were my Easter gift from Mr. Mickey.
Finley House Couture is also known for their fabulous collection of handbags and totes.
Below, I am surrounded by bright summery prints from their collection of beautiful clothing.
If you enjoy shopping in elegant surroundings with the best of service, you will love Finley House Couture as much as I do.
Mr. Mickey and Mr. Mark always have so much fun visiting and laughing together.
On to the next shop!
I discovered an incredible new line of jeans/leggings called Jag Jeans at The Fig Leaf. They are styled just like a pair of jeans but instead of that big button, zipper, loop combination that shows under every single top I wear; there is a smooth wide band. I nearly squealed with delight when I tried on these jeans!
Mr. Mickey is keeping watch over my stash as I shop for more treasures.
After we were exhausted from all of my shopping, we checked in to the luxurious Westglow Resort and Spa. The mansion was constructed in 1917 and was originally the summer home of famed artist and writer Elliott Daingerfield.
Our view from the Portico Suite balcony.
Rose petals on the bed along with a personal note from the manager.
The gorgeous light fixture in the suite shown above.
View of the balcony from the sitting room.
The landing of the grand staircase.
My look to wear for dinner and on the second day included a silver/gray sweater and pull on more dressy pants; both are old from Chico's. The Evan-Picone white trench coat is old from Stein Mart.
Tea and coffee are set up on
this table each morning.
The living room of the mansion is huge but so warm and welcoming.
The grand staircase as seen from the entry.
The view of the sun setting from the Portico.
We shared a beautiful chocolate dessert after dinner.
I am sitting in front of the fire after a brief walk after dinner.
The view was very different on Sunday morning!
As we departed the next morning, the mountain wore a thick shroud of fog, and there was a light rain falling. The bellman loaded everything back into the snazzy car that looks like it is going fast even when it is parked.
Men will also suffer a little for fashion. This car looks great but it is difficult to get in and out of, and there is no room for luggage. On the plus side, if the weather had been a little nicer we would have put the top down to enjoy the warmth of the sun. We will look forward to that next time.