Morning H I K E: South Table Mountain. Golden, CO.

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Mornings Out: Biltmore Gardens. Asheville, NC.

July 29, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Mornings Out: H O L E. Asheville, NC

June 22, 2016 § 1 Comment

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It’s not too hard to mess up doughnuts, but it is not easy to make a perfect doughnut. (Does that sound like bad advice printed in a fortune cookie? Maybe.)  More or less, that’s my attitude regarding the breakfast confection.  Lucky for everyone living or passing through Asheville, NC– all you have to do is drive (or bike) to HOLE doughnuts. It is one of those shops you’ll keep thinking of long after you’ve left it’s sunny picnic tables.

HOLE makes their doughnuts fresh to order meaning you get them hot. The doughnuts are light and a little crispy on the outside– similar to beignets (apparently? I’ve actually never had a beignet…) and though appearing relatively simple (less is more!), the flavors were balanced and exciting. Think toasted sesame seeds and spices. We ordered coffees and one of each doughnut (they only offer four flavors a day) and each one was great. Like really great. So yumz.

Where is your favorite doughnut shop? Asking for a friend.

p.s. Stay tuned for an Asheville Weekend Guide.

p.p.s. How cute are Corey & Sav?

Retreat

April 1, 2015 § Leave a comment

Reality check necessary after spending some time in snowy mountains with my favorite people. Who needs the beach for spring break when there are mountains? Danny and I drove to Asheville Friday night for a Father John Misty show (our second time seeing J.Tillman at the Orange Peel!) and went North towards Boone. Love these friends and pancakes.

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Isle of Mull

October 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

Spent Tuesday driving up and down an Island on a single-lane road, which I learned makes hearts do weird things. There is nothing natural about moving toward Argyll animals or vehicles at such speed. I also learned that people have been hanging out on the Isle of Mull since the last Ice Age. There are fun legends and castles and other things you might expect. So stunning. So humbling. This place would have a lot of birthday candles on its cake.

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Co, pt II.

August 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Before leaving Colorado, we made sure to get a few hours outside of Denver. We drove to Redstone and Marble. As a girl who spent approximately four months hunting down the perfect marble coffee table, I can say with confidence that being in a town where giant slabs of the stone casually appear under shrubbery, in the creek, as basketball court benches was one of the best experiences ever. Dozens of sculptors work on pieces under pitched tents… power-drilling and chiseling away- so neat. We couldn’t breach the gate of the Marble quarry at the top of the mountain, but we did have a picnic spread overlooking the hills and forrest. And then there was that rainbow. Preeeetty magical.

 

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CO

August 9, 2014 § Leave a comment

Whenever I visit my aunt in Colorado I never, ever want to leave that place!  Denver is seriously so cool it hurts. Last week I hiked, maintained a regular sleep schedule, partook in an herbal tinctures class (we imagined lab coats and goggles…we were wrong), ate fresh vegetables from the garden, spent way too long in Innisfree Poetry Bookstore in Boulder, got reprimanded for sneaking photos of the Tom Wessleman exhibition at the Denver Art Museum, and drove through windy, rainy mountains in Golden.  More importantly, spending any time at all with my aunt feels like a spiritual retreat (she has degrees in horticulture and chinese medicine, is a practicing acupuncturist and full time nurse at a center for juvenile boys- where she started a book club….. you get the idea.) with a good bit of hysterical laughter. Nothing better.

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My favorite pieces in the whole DAM, by Oliver Herring

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