Monday, August 1, 2016

Mamma Mia!

We visit Abingdon, Virginia a couple of times every year.

My travel day look included a navy whisper light cardigan by Focus via over an old tank by Peck & Peck via Stein Mart. The olive color pants are old from Fabrizio Gianni.

The necklace and bracelet are by French Kande. The bag is old by BCBG via T.J.Maxx. The shoes are old by Gianni Bini from Dillard's.

Abingdon is only a short drive from Johnson City, but far enough to feel as if we got away from it all for a few days.

The Martha is always our home away from home in Abingdon. It is an elegant place to relax on the porch and watch the world go by, get a massage or have dinner.

On Friday evening we had an excellent meal at the Tavern which is a short distance from the Martha.

The clutch is from Cloth, the boutique at the Grove Park Inn, in Asheville, North Carolina. The French Connection shoes are old from Saks Off 5th.

We occasionally enjoy a piece of wild caught salmon for dinner. It is an excellent source of vitamin B12, vitamin D, and selenium. Salmon is a good source of niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, phosphorus, vitamin B6 and also a good source of choline, pantothenic acid, biotin, and potassium.

The moss-covered building which houses the Tavern dates to 1779!

On Saturday morning we enjoyed a Continental breakfast in Sister's American Grill, the restaurant at The Martha.

After breakfast, we took a stroll around the grounds before going down to the Spa for our massages.

I had so much fun exploring the grounds of the Martha after a gentle summer afternoon rain with my camera in hand.

One of Mr. Mickey's favorite things ever is deviled eggs. Sister's American Grill makes some of the best ones ever! That's where we had a lovely evening meal on Saturday.

I wore the white pants again with the white tank top from day one with an old blue cardigan from Saks Off 5th. It has a sheer panel at the lower back.

When we travel for a short distance and stay for one or two nights, I take only a few pieces that can be mixed and matched. I will only be dressed in the pieces for a couple of hours so they can be switched about easily, wearing the pieces in rotation on different days at different times.

On Sunday we had an excellent brunch at the Harvest Table in Meadowview, Virginia before attending the afternoon showing of "Mamma Mia!" at the Barter Theatre

We thoroughly enjoyed the play! If you get the opportunity to see this musical, do. You will not be disappointed.

Later in the afternoon on Sunday, we also walked through the craft show booths at the Highlands Festival. My favorite booth was the Dreamland Alpaca Farm Store where I got to pet an Alpaca for the first time. What sweet temperaments these animals have!

Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!

All words, styling, and creative direction are my own.
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Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing your glorious surroundings! Love the virtual tour. So inspiring to see the many looks with repeated/interchangeable pieces.๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜

Canuck-Girl said...

Perfection ~ 'Nuff said!

bookwormwv said...

I live in Abingdon! What a pleasant surprise to see the lovely pictures on your blog this morning. I'm working on my weight loss journey now and getting tips here that can make me look less "frumpy" along the way.

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful place to visit, along with your beauty ,wow-Paul

Unknown said...

Great blog! I LOVE that "older" blue cardigan with the sheer panel in back. It is very slimming and pretty on you.

Unknown said...

Love the pictures of my hometown. My wedding reception was at the beautiful Martha Washington Inn.

Prairie Poulet said...

Elegant as always. You radiate happiness.

Rebecca said...

What a beautiful place to visit. Just what I needed to see from my home in New York City! You look stunning as always, elegant, polished and perfectly dressed for the occasion.

Anonymous said...

Susan...your fashion sense is wonderful. I particularly love the cold shoulder top with white pants and the bright blue sweater/jacket. You are glowing!

thepoutingpensioner said...

What are beautiful place to visit.
Love what you packed, especially that first outfit.

Anonymous said...

Nice look. My problem is finding the right shoes. Any suggestions how to look classy and feminine with low heal shoes. I'm only 5 foot tall.

Pat said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! You are an inspiration!!!

Unknown said...

Great pictures Susan! Such beautiful places you visit.i love all the looks today. Your mix and match were perfect.

Unknown said...

I love all your outfits. It amazes me how you are able to create so many different looks using so few clothes and how beautiful everything comes together. It's a lovely setting & as always, I enjoyed hearing about your adventures with Mr. Mickey.

Rita C at Panoply said...

You're lookin' fab! We love Abingdon too. My husband graduated from King Univ (College at the time, Bristol TN), going again soon for his 50th (!!). My daughter just performed in our local Guild's production of Mamma Mia and it was fabulous. The Barter, the Martha, the Tavern, and the Highlands Festival are all wonderful venues /places to enjoy while in Abingdon. Great post. Happy New Year.