Wednesday, December 28, 2011

asheville, nc at christmas time

We took my parents to the mountains for a memorable day of Christmas festivities and together time.

The town of Black Mountain is just about as cute as they come and the Veranda Cafe is one of our favorite restaurants that we've discovered since moving to North Carolina. The atmosphere is cute and cozy whereas the food is out of this world. Regardless of what day or time of year we go, it's one of those locals lunch spots that's always crowded and has a wait. Their soups and sandwiches are what Bryan dreams of!

We headed to downtown Asheville to walk around, pop into the stores, buy some fresh produce and grab a glass of wine at the historic Grove Arcade wine bar.


We concluded our day admiring the Christmas decor, the massive signature fireplaces and National Gingerbread House Competition displays at the Grove Park Inn. Lastly we enjoyed a festive dinner and 2 bottles of wine before we hopped in the car and headed home.


Love Love Love having my parents in North Carolina with us!

11 comments:

  1. i absolutely love asheville...such a fun little city with tons to do!!

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  2. Nice post and blog. I love to stop and gives your comment here.

    Keep writing and share

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  3. How much fun!!! I bet you are enjoying having your parents there with you. How do you fix your hair?? Do you roll it with rollers curling iron?? You are so pretty!!

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  4. Asheville is so pretty this time of year! My future in-laws went to Grove Park Inn a couple of weeks ago to see the gingerbread houses. They had a lot of fun! Also, I love your vest!

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  5. Asheville looks amazing!! I have always wanted to see North Carolina. We have family friends in SC, but I would love to see both states. Besides Asheville being totally adorable, what else is there to do? I have two babies that we would possibly be traveling with, so it would be good to know if My hubby and I should go alone or if bringing kids would be fun too!

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  6. sounds like such a fun time with your parents and bryan. they had the gingerbread house competition on some channel the other night. i want to go see that shizz next year.

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  7. I love Western Nc! I've seen the gingerbread houses several times!

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  8. Sounds like such a great time! I think I would like to switch it up like that one year for Christmas! Haha, love the 2 bottles as well :-)!

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  9. love how you have taken us all over the country this holiday season!

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  10. asheville is such a pretty town! I haven't been there in years.

    that pic of you and your mama on those rocking chairs is super precious. so glad you got to spend some quality time at home and with the fam.

    btw - loving the outfit in these pics. you always be looking super fly. and by that you know i mean GORGEOUS!!!

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  11. I love Asheville, too! I am there several times a year visiting clients, one of them being right there in Black Mountain. How have I never heard of Veranda Cafe yet?! I wrote down the name so I can take myself to a nice lunch there in January. :)

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