August 23, 2019

Last Sunday we made our annual eight mile journey to north Asheville for our anniversary trip to Omni Grove Park Inn.  It's hands-down one of my very favorite weekends of the whole year.  The Grove Park Spa is my happy place, so relaxing and rejuvenating.  I learned once I became a mom that there's a difference between a "trip" and a "vacation" once kids enter the picture.  Our couples trip to the Grove Park for a romanti...

August 16, 2019

This Sunday Mike and I will celebrate our seventh wedding anniversary at the Grove Park Inn.  We go there every year for our anniversary even though we already live in Asheville, it's just our tradition.  For two parents constantly on the go, we love parking (no, valeting!) our car and not moving it again until we leave.  With so many restaurants and a world-class spa on site, everything we could ask for is right at our finger...

August 9, 2019

Happy Friday lovelies!  I'm capping off my week of all-things bourbon with a recap of every outfit I wore on our trip to Kentucky.  I already shared with you a preview of my looks in my 'What To Pack For The Bourbon Trail' post, so today I'm showing you those outfits in action!  And the best part: every single piece costs less than $80.

As I mentioned in my packing list post, when you're traveling to Kentuck...

August 7, 2019

Bourbon is America's spirit, in more ways than one.  Not only is bourbon enjoying a surge in popularity across the country, but bourbon - by law! - must be made in America.  And 95% of it is made in Kentucky. 

When you travel to the Bluegrass State, you'll soak up more American eye candy than you can imagine.  Corn stalks wave across rolling fields, horses graze in green pastures,  country roads curve around smal...

August 6, 2019

Happy Bourbon Week, Day 2 here on the blog!  I'm beyond excited to share this Bourbon Trail vlog video diary with y'all!  Mike and I filmed at all 12 distilleries we visited so we could show you exactly what it's like traveling the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.  Every distillery encouraged taking all the photos and videos we wanted, except Maker's Mark which asked us not to film during the tour itself.  Womp womp.  But we did g...

August 5, 2019

It's taken me awhile to get this Louisville travel guide post up because there's so much I want to share about our trip!  Mike and I have wanted to do the Kentucky Bourbon Trail for years, a trip we finally took over a long weekend with some great friends.  Long story short: the Bourbon Trail experience my greatest expectations!  

Aside from wanting to tour their famous bourbon distilleries, visiting Kentucky always f...

July 16, 2019

Mike and I are going to Louisville, KY with some friends to do the Bourbon Trail this weekend!  It's been a bucket list trip for all four of us and we're stoked!  Packing has taken some real forethought since temperatures average in the 90s and we're going to be sipping hard booze and eating Hot Browns for four days.  Aside from all the eating and bourbon boozing, Louisville is full of fancy places like The Champagne...

June 3, 2019

Good morning friends!  So it's officially June now and this year feels like it's flying by.  Yet somehow Harlow's only been out of school for two weeks and it feels like two months.  One thing they never tell you about mom life -- it's a time warp no matter how you slice it.

We just got back from our trip to Atlanta for Mike's cousin, Jordan's, bridal shower.  You may remember how HOT it was last week across the south...

May 13, 2019

Oysters, local IPA & sparking rosé from Bull and Beggar

We've got ourselves a proper foodie scene here in Asheville, so much so that it's hard to choose where to go sometimes!  My list of new restaurants to try is growing by the day, and of course, there are always old favorites I love to go back to when I get the chance.  I have my go-to spots I like to recommend but I know there are so many places I haven't tried yet that nee...

February 25, 2019

Over President's Day weekend we packed our bags and set up shop at 45 Asheland Avenue for a one-night family staycation.  Our young family doesn't get the chance to explore downtown like we wish we could during this busy season of life.  Getting to stay downtown without rushing home for naps or finding parking is a huge treat!  Even better is staying somewhere that feels like home instead of an impersonal, spartan hotel room y...

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