Hello friends! Two weeks ago we were housesitting in Asheville for a well-traveled couple and their two spunky cats: Thai Foo & Rosebud. The crisp Fall air and changing leaf colors left us refreshed and inspired. We hope that you all can squeeze in a quick trip yourselves before the busy holidays are upon us.


Mini Cooper Adventures

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If you have the chance to go to Asheville for a day or weekend trip, NOW is the time. Recent political uproar may have put a slight damper on some outdoor activities, but the Blue Ridge Parkway is still open. You just have to bring your own TP!!



Asheville, North Carolina


Whether Asheville is a romantic getaway or fun for the whole family, here is a quick rundown on things we enjoyed in Asheville:

– Blue Ridge Parkway is kicking off it’s symphony of magical colors
Eliada Corn Maze – 12 acres of spooky fun
Waterfalls abound – most are a quick day hike
Apple picking – just in time for the upcoming holidays

Mast General Store – an Asheville classic, enjoy barrels of candy and local wares
Minx Boutique – curated collection of fun; pick out your favorites online before you go
Frock – save room in your suitcase; perfect for date night
Custom Boutique – I snagged a pair of locally made silver earrings; great for gifts

Tupelo Honey Cafe – enjoy a leisurely breakfast turned brunch while people watching
White Duck Taco Shop – new spot in town with a fab patio; order one of each!
The Admiral – reservations for a romantic dinner

Thirsty Monk – pumpkin brew flights
Breweries abound – rent a bike and explore them all
Double D’s Cafe – pumpkin lattes in a doubledecker London bus



Pumpkin Beer Flight – Thirsty Monk


Moment of truth: never have I missed a cat so much! Thai Foo the fluffy kitty moonlights as a masseuse. Yep, that’s right. I woke up Tuesday morning at the crack of dawn to kitty paws working their magic up and down my back.



Asheville, North Carolina


We loved our mountain retreat, but my mermaid tail was starting to twitch! So it’s back to Charleston for THREE full weeks = staycation (post is now up here). What is your favorite haunt in Charleston?