ASHEVILLE NC


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Snow days, amirite? There’s a blizzard outside but I’ve been snuggled in bed nursing cups of earl grey and reading and remembering this trip to Asheville with Mike a few weeks ago. It wasn’t much warmer there but the skies were blue and it’s always the most fun to explore new places with him. We stayed a night in a lodge (+bubble bath which was heaven), ate so much good food, and took time to soak in (get it?!) some sweet art and book shops downtown.

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First order of business was obviously cappuccinos-we drove to Waking Life Espresso, which was a little outside of the downtown but so worth it. Listened to some music that Mike deemed “so Olivia.” Because, ya know. Weird songs with high plucky little notes are obvi so me.

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Walking around, looking in aforementioned sweet shops.

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I really loved Hannah Dansie‘s work. Such a fan of the collage/painting/illustration thing + her style is super cool.

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Dinner at Cúrate nom nom nom. 

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Logs in the morning

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Mike had three shots of espresso in that cappuccino and proclaimed it the best of his life. I had a salted caramel hot chocolate which was, as it sounds, divine. Three cheers for the French Broad Chocolate Lounge!

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Hehe little plants.

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Feetz.

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Ya know, this magazine looked rad but was less rad to read. Sigh. I’m absolutely always in love with good design, though. Which this cover has. So. There’s that.

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A tour of the Moog factory. I thought it would be not quite my cup of tea but, I tell you what, that stuff is pretty cool. The tour guide was good. And Mike was enthralled. And his pants match the factory? Definitely he coordinated that ahead of time.

Finally got some tea and headed home. Overall quite a spectacular trip, I would say (and one of the best Christmas presents ever, thanks babe). I’d love to go back in the summertime when hiking and seeing beautiful green things is an option. Do you have any recommendations? I’d love to hear!

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