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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Shopping in Asheville

The sun came out and the weather was beautiful on this Saturday. That means it was a perfect day to go shopping!

With temperatures in the fifties, a blazer, and a scarf was all we needed for outerwear.

We stopped at the North Carolina rest stop on the way to Asheville just to enjoy the sunshine and the majestic view of the mountains. 

Carmel's in the Grove Arcade is one of our favorite places to stop for an early afternoon treat of their yummy spicy pimento cheese.

A yearly ritual for us includes going to the annual clearance sales at Dillard's in the Asheville Mall. We stopped by the men's store where I tried on this fun men's hat. I didn't buy it but it sure was cute!

This is a happy woman! There was a three-day sale which included 40% off their already reduced prices. I bought three pairs of shoes, a white blouse, and four jackets. The total was less than $220!

One of the things I love to do in any city is to drive through the older neighborhoods to look at the houses. Biltmore Forest is a village outside of Asheville which was built on land from part of the original Biltmore estate. 

We watched this house being built a few years ago and it remains one of our favorites.

Looking up from one of the well-manicured holes of the golf course you can just see the top portion of this fabulous home.

This is another newer home. My guess is that wing to the left houses an indoor swimming pool.

Have you ever seen a more artistic mailbox?

Before dinner, we stopped to visit the Blue Spiral Gallery to see my friend Coralie Tweed's collection of beautiful paintings.

We had a wonderful dinner at our favorite vegetarian restaurant in town, The Laughing Seed Cafe. This is carrot cake done the vegetarian way. It was awesome!

Today I wore a fuchsia V-neck long sleeve tee which I found on sale at T.J.Maxx earlier in the week. The darker fuchsia scarf is from Target. The blue blazer is old. The Platinum straight leg jeans are from Chico's. The boots are old from Stein Mart. The bag is by Michael Kors via T.J.Maxx. My moisturizer and almost all of the makeup I am wearing is from Merle Norman Cosmetics. Lip gloss is Plush Plum Colour Riche Balm L’Oréal Paris.

Thank you for reading my blog and for joining me on this fun journey through midlife and beyond.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Dinner At The Club

Since our usual Friday night dinner group of friends are traveling this month, Mr. Mickey and I had a quiet dinner at the Blackthorn Club.

There is no snow and it wasn't that cold so I was able to wear my suede cut out booties by Louise et Cie from Nordstrom. (She is the wife of Vince Camuto who started Nine West.)

The long thin ribbed cardigan sweater is from T.J.Maxx.

The black and white jeweled sweater is from Chico's. 
The straight leg pants are from Stein Mart.

Mr. Mickey is famous for bringing me flowers. This night's occasion was that we have been dating for seven years and eleven months. Note that he also brought a card and candy.

My coat is from Geiger of Austria.

As always we enjoyed our evening sitting by the fire at the club laughing and talking until they were ready to close. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sapphire Blue

You may have noticed that one of my favorite colors is sapphire blue.

Today we attended a memorial service so I wore a black skirt from Chico's So Slimming Ponte collection from last fall with a thin black long sleeve V neck tee I found at TJMaxx last year. The blue boiled wool jacket is from the Chico's outlet in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. The heels are by Nine West.

The beaded clutch is old. I found it at Stein Mart and the mink scarf was a gift from Mr. Mickey a few years ago.

Thank you for reading my blog and for joining me on this journey through midlife and beyond. 

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Santa Makes His Rounds

Santa Mickey completed all of his "performances" during the past few days.

Last evening we first visited the beautiful home of our dear friends and neighbors, Don and Millie.

Then on to our next stop...

Our favorite Sunday afternoon hangout is Carrabba's in Johnson City so we stopped in for a quick visit with very busy Proprietor, Colin Baker. 

These children will never forget the night Santa came to their table at Carrabba's. They were so thrilled!

Then back to Mr. Mickey's home for a few shots of my outfit for an evening as Mrs. Claus. I wore a red wool jacket and long sleeve tee from Talbots last year with old straight leg black pants from Stein Mart and old Madden Girl short boots from Belk.

The beautiful bracelet was a gift from my sweet friend, Millie.

Behind me is Mr. Mickey's study area. All those trophy's and medals are from winning tennis tournaments and from his time competing as an Army Sharpshooter.

Our last stop of several this evening was with our sweet friends at our favorite restaurant in town Gourmet and Company. We are pictured with proud new Papa, Chef Jacob Berry. 

Mr. Mickey and I hope that your Christmas is filled with joy.

Susan Street is the President of

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Annual Progressive Dinner

Our holiday season always begins with the annual Progressive Dinner in Jonesborough, Tennessee's oldest town.

Our temperatures dipped into the twenties last evening so I wore layers of red and black, knowing that we would be spending a bit of time outside as we visited each house on the tour.

The tour begins at the Chester Inn Museum.

At each stop along the guided bus tour there is live music, one course of the meal and a self guided tour of each of the historic homes.

This reclaimed barn wood table in a foyer was a work of art.

Old houses often have original hardware that prove hazardous for my high heels, such as this grate with huge holes. I experienced free falling for a moment in this 1920's house before I realized where I was standing!

The main course was served at Jonesborough’s new McKinney Cultural Arts Center at the historic Booker T. Washington School.

The highlight of the evening is always singing along with The Jonesborough Novelty Band.

A train traveled under this tree!

I am wearing a Geiger boiled wool jacket, a Talbot's long sleeve tee, a necklace from Coldwater Creek, a red scarf and black wide leg pants from Stein Mart, with black short boots from Belk. All the items are a couple of years old... (beauty of basics!)

Thank you for reading my blog! Have a lovely Sunday.

Susan Street is the President of

Friday, December 6, 2013

Mr. Mickey's Place

Some of you asked for a peek into Mr. Mickey's new home.

Last evening we attended our neighborhood pot luck Christmas dinner held at our clubhouse, so we snapped a few pictures in his foyer before leaving.

The sculptures on the wall behind me are by J. Cotter.

Not many bachelor pads have a crystal chandelier. This one has hung in several of Mr. Mickey's dining rooms over the years.

There are so many pieces of special art, he has not yet found a place for many of them but he is still working on it. The bust behind me to the left is a sculpture of Mickey done many years ago. The artist now lives at the end of the block. Small world indeed!

It was 75 degrees here last evening so I was actually sorry I wore the sweater. The necklace, sweater and tank are from Chico's last year. The gray slacks are from Stein Mart last year. The Vince Camuto flats are from Nordstrom.

Eight years ago Mr. Mickey and I met at a neighborhood Christmas party in our old neighborhood. It was the party that changed my life.

For that first party I took bacon wrapped chestnuts which I almost burned. I had second thoughts about even going to the party after that! For this party I took something much more simple, southern cornbread and roasted Brussels sprouts. Mr. Mickey made his world famous deviled eggs of which none were left. 

Thank you so much for reading my blog. 
I hope all your dinner parties are wonderful!

Susan Street is the President of

Sunday, August 4, 2013

It's Greek to Me!

The town of Weaverville, North Carolina is just a short pleasant drive across the mountains from Johnson City.

Mr. Mickey and I especially enjoy the Stoney Knob Cafe, one of several really good restaurants there. They offer a menu of American, Greek and European cuisine.

They serve the most awesome focaccia bread and olive oil dip before dinner. Supreme olive oil is poured over fresh herbs, sun-dried tomatoes and feta. We could make a meal from just that and a glass of wine. It really is over the top good!

I haven't worn these Vince Camuto shoes very much this year so I wanted to style an outfit around them for our Saturday date night before summer slips away from us.

Weaverville is a surprising little town with sidewalk cafes, art galleries, gift shops, excellent pottery galleries and the Well-Bred Bakery & Cafe where we stopped in to pick up a fresh baked loaf of wheat bread.

  We have already picked out the next restaurant we will visit in Weaverville. We have heard really good things about The Glass Onion and their menu looked really interesting.

Voted one of the top 200 Salons in America, Aabani Salon is also located here in Weaverville.

There was still plenty of time after our meal to take the ten minute drive into downtown Asheville. We had an after dinner Scotch and water at a side walk cafe where we sat for more than an hour watching all the people passing by. We also really enjoyed visiting with two lovely women sitting at the table next to us. We make new friends wherever we go!

The light weight jacket and matching tank are both from Chico's. The side zip ankle pants are from Talbots. The clutch and Oscar de la Renta sunglasses are from Stein Mart. The awesome coral cuff was a gift from my sweet friend Lois.

Thank you for reading! I hope your day is going well.

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