If all these shop tours in Asheville don't have you pining for a trip there then I don't know what will. Here is a peek into another lovely shop called Flora that I visited, whose walls were covered in ripped out pages of vintage botanical artwork and every blank space covered in plants. . . .
A gorgeous home interior, antiques, and lighting shop I stumbled upon on my three day trip to Asheville last spring was Splurge. Located behind the Wedge building, their expansive space housed folk art paintings, stunning light fixtures and striking furniture that was perfectly cohesive in . . .
Old North is a mens clothing store in Asheville, North Carolina that I visited this past Spring as well. Their downtown brick walled space is filled with rugged bespoke jeans, leather wares and accessories. Their branding and graphic design is especially nice. You can see their logo gracing . . .
Heather Knight is a ceramicist based in Asheville, North Carolina. On my visit there last spring I stopped by her studio, Element Ceramics. Her textured and organic patterned pieces are made exclusively with porcelain. She sticks to a white color palette but then on some pieces incorporates . . .
Whenever I visit a new city I like to check out their arboretum. Here are photos I took last spring at The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, North Carolina: I thought this living roof was particularly cool. These pictures make me eager for Spring's arrival. . . .
Bonsai, the Japanese art of growing miniature trees in containers fascinates me. It is such a beautiful craft, and many of the tiny ornamental trees are cultivated over long periods of time. I have killed approximately two of them. And though I thought I had learned my lesson, I would like to try my . . .
Some recent instagram photos while out on a walk this past weekend: I found this green bark and was taken with its color and texture. This huge branch was another find that I'm going to take to Gather and use for a project. I used to make fun of my Mom for collecting bits of nature . . .
One of my favorite things to do is to explore without purpose and see where the day takes me. Recently, I happened upon Dear Hearts, an uber hip shop located on Foster Street in the DIY District of Durham where I snapped these photos on my iphone. Awash with vintage clothing, antlers, . . .
A few more iphone pictures that I've taken and shared on instagram recently. Nothing grounds me more than solitary communes with nature. I find that it's easy to get sucked into the day to day, but when I take a moment to step out and away to notice the changes of season and weather, and how they . . .
I bought some tulips from Trader Joes for Cookiefest. A little out of season, perhaps, but the pop of red feels so festive and pretty right now. Also, iphones are amazing. I took the top photo with my phone and the bottom with my regular camera. . . .
I'm a huge fan of fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier. His work never ceases to inspire me. Aren't these recent photos of Alexa Chung in couture shot by Patrick for British Vogue magazine just stunning? Such beautiful presentation & styling of exquisite clothing on a perfectly neutral . . .
We are really fortunate to live in the Piedmont, North Carolina area where out of this world delicious food is easy to come by. Not only do we have a bounty of great restaurants, food trucks, farms, CSA's and farmers markets to choose from, we also have an abundance of food entrepreneurs as well. . . .