Well, hey! I realize that Thanksgiving is now old news but I totally meant to get this post up on Monday. Oops! We had lots of fun over Thanksgiving and I hope y’all did too! I’m actually STILL unpacking (my golly, please tell me y’all take a week to unpack from big trips as well?!) and editing pics from the trip. We took a TON!
If you’re following along on Instagram or Snapchat (@winsomeandgold) you know that last Saturday my best friend, Catie and I took a day trip over to Savannah to celebrate her golden birthday! Also, who knew golden birthday’s were a thing? I totally missed mine (18th). Savannah is just under two hours from us so the trip isn’t bad at all. … Read The Post
I’ve always enjoyed visiting Jekyll Island but didn’t quite fall in love until our first stay at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, for our honeymoon. What was once a winter vacation destination for some of the wealthiest families in the country (think Rockefellers, Pulitzers, and Morgans) is now the perfect mix of historic charm and luxury accommodations. If it’s good enough for the Rockefellers, it’s good enough for me, right?!… Read The Post
I love Asheville! While I don’t feel like I’m “hip” enough to fit in, it’s a really neat place to explore! I’d highly recommend visiting for a romantic weekend away!
We did a bit of exploring but mostly, we ate (I know you’re not surprised!) a few of our favorite’s were: 12 Bones for barbecue, 67 Biltmore for the tastiest comfort food, and the Omni Grove Park Inn for everything else. We stayed with some of our best friends who live right outside of Asheville (and their sweet daughter, Abigail) but if we were to go back and stay in a hotel it would absolutely, hands down be the Omni Grove Park Inn. Pearce and I spent one evening, just the two of us at the Omni exploring the property, dining (go to the bar and order a couple cheese plates and then make your way up to Edison for dinner), and taking advantage of the stunning mountain views + cozy oversized fireplace. It’s nothing short of magical.
While you’re in Asheville make sure you head downtown and visit the chalkboard wall as well as Wicked Weed Brewery. There are a ton of great shops, coffee bars, and breweries downtown that you’ll want to check out. We could have easily spent an entire day exploring this area.
I should also mention a few attractions in the area worth visiting – The Biltmore Estate (be sure to make reservations in advance), Cataloochee Valley (hunt down the Elk, they’re awesome!), and a drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway to check out the stunning waterfalls!