On our last evening at Primland, we had a fabulous meal in Elements and then visited the observatory afterward.
I wore this elegant Damee NYC lotus soutache on lace bolero black jacket. Purple Poppy, a boutique in Cape Cod supplied the jacket.
The pants are Chico's Travelers, and the tank is by Clara Sunwoo. ShopMyFairLady supplied the tank last year. This tank can be worn with the scoop in the front or with the V in the front. The jacket converges in a round neckline which isn't flattering for my face shape so I left it open and wore the tank with the V in the front which gives me the straight lines I need. The pants and the tank are fluid and smooth with no details. The shoes are very simple Kenneth Cole Reaction sandals. I found them on sale at Dillard's a few years ago. The plain silver clutch was purchased at T.J.Maxx last year.
When I wear a piece of clothing or perhaps a pair of shoes that are very ornate, I let all the other elements of my look "stand back" to allow that one piece to shine. One focal point per look works well for me. The French Kande necklace was a Christmas gift from Mr. Mickey last year. The Michael Kors watch is from Nordstrom.
Our purpose for staying at Primland on this particular weekend was to celebrate ten wonderful years of dating. Mr. Mickey is the perfect life partner for me.
The soothing fire in the center of the room in Elements restaurant is fully encased in glass.
The amuse bouche was crawfish and polenta. The chef sometimes offers an amuse bouche which is a small bitesize complimentary appetizer to tempt your palate for what is to follow.
The artfully served salad included the freshest of greens.
The next course was lobster and grits.
We shared a delightful mousse dessert simply called peanut butter.
After one of the best evening meals ever, we climbed the spiral staircase to the observatory. We were the only guests, so our guide was able to give us the grand tour.
The clouds drifting by prevented us from seeing into deep space for long periods but we did get to see a few planets and a glowing supernova.
One must drive for another six miles after entering the gate to arrive at the lodge. The remote location on the top of a mountain makes it an excellent spot for an observatory since there is no light pollution from nearby cities.