Monday, December 10, 2012

Asheville Weekend

I never get a chance to get away and relax.  Lauren's sister had her bachelorette party in Asheville this past weekend, and I was lucky enough to tag along.
Here's the crew!
Lauren and I have been good friends since High School and I've known some of these ladies since
THEY were in middle school.  It's hard to believe most of them are married and that Lauren and I used to chauffeur some of them around back in the day.
I think it's so great that these beautiful ladies have stayed friends since they were little and continue 
to be close after so many years! 

We stayed at a cabin in Candler that was ON the mountain.
I was a little scared that Lauren's Honda wouldn't make it up the winding road to the house, but
the view from the porch was great!
Friday when we arrived, the girls had decorated the house and had appetizers ready.
We had a little shower for Kristen, and Liz made gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches that were to.DIE.for!

{By the way, Liz, need those recipes...}  
Have you ever spoken with my husband on the phone?
He's not very good at wrapping up a conversation.....
At lunch on Saturday 

Fuzzy picture due to low light.
Now that we both are mommies, it's even harder to find time
to spend with friends!
We both had a great time, but were reminded just how OLD we are!! Manning....
Chad and Mr. B took a weekend trip to hang out with Gigi and Doc.
Beckett had a great time making the rounds catching up.
Chad sent me this picture on Saturday of Beckett and Landry hanging out.
How precious are they?!  

Saturday we ventured out for a little shopping in downtown Asheville.  Kress Emporium is an art gallery.  Lots of beautiful ornaments for Christmas, artwork and original pieces.  Downstairs from Kress is a home decor store that I believe was called "Adorn?'  Anyone remember?
I really loved this pottery by  Julie Miller Gootman at Kress.
How cool are these windows/doors hung to divide a space?  
Beautiful striped pillows......with quite a hefty price tag attached! 
Are you aware of just HOW much antlers are in style.....still?
If you've got a husband or boyfriend who likes to hunt, you might just be in luck right now.
I didn't get the price on these in this centerpiece display but I can almost guarantee
they were outrageous! 
Beautiful bed set-up.
Love the quatrefoil design in the head and footboard. 
Lauren and I drove home through Charlotte so we could do a little shopping at one of my favorite places on earth!

If only Columbia had a Nordstrom!!!
....and a J.Crew
.....and Potterbarn
....and Gap Kids
....and Aldo
.....and a Belk that even held a candle to the one at South Park!

A girl can only dream I guess!

Thanks girls for the fun weekend!!!

Happy Tuesday!


  1. Amen to South Park!!! Love their stores! I live in Columbia also and I'm so disappointed that I have to drive over an hour to shop at Aldo, Pottery Barn, etc. I love to go to the HomeGoods across the street. They carry better things than the HomeGoods here. I guess we both can only dream! Ha! - Elesha

  2. OMG!! Just catching up on the blog and SO excited that I got a shout out!!!! Whoop whoop!!

    Ps...I need that postmark post ASAP! ;)

  3. OMG!! Just catching up on the blog and SO excited that I got a shout out!!!! Whoop whoop!!

    Ps...I need that postmark post ASAP! ;)