ASHEVILLE [NC]

like i mentioned in my last post, my boyfriend and i traveled to Asheville, NC for a little weekend escape. while i love my city, it’s nice to get away and get a breath of fresh air in new surroundings. Ryan and i had both only spent a very brief time in Asheville prior to now so we wanted to make sure we soaked up as much as we could in our 2 short days.  Friday we arrived relatively late so we checked into the Renaissance Marriott, hit up the Asheville Barcade 2 (barcade=bar+arcade), had a dance off and a few beers and called it a night. Saturday’s ‘schedule’ was packed with brunch, breweries and exploring downtown as well as West Asheville. i had the new lens in tow and captured a large majority of the trip minus Saturday evening, unsure why the glam cam didn’t make it out, but per usual i’m going to let the photos do (most) of the talking!
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The 13 String Band!
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too busy guzzling down the first beer flight at the Thirsty Monk i didn’t snap any pics but here is our tasting card, complete with silly notes!
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was real excited to bring my new Sanctuary jacket on our ‘mountain’ trip!
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second beer flight of the day-WEDGE brewery-in the River Arts District!

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sweater by Staccato via SQ/FT in Decatur, undershirt by Toska, H&M jeggins, vintage boots, Clothing Warehouse sunglasses
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Ryan wears: H&M jacket and knit, slacks from ASOS
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-Wedge brewery notes-
this beer flight is not for the faint of heart as all the beers weigh in at an above average ABV % (alcohol by volume), average being near 5%. my favorite tipple was easily the Vadim. it is heavily reminiscent of an Earl Grey Tea Infused Italian Chocolate Mousse w/ Raspberry Port sauce i recently made for a friend’s birthday. just…YUM.
-Ryan, Native Crave

we weren’t really in a rush to head back home after our checkout Sunday morning, so we headed down the road to the Biltmore Estate. while it’s not a super cheap day trip, at $60 per ticket, you get to tour the entire Vanderbilt mansion and the Antler Hill winery + a ‘complimentary’ wine tasting at the end of the tour.
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outfit: H&M jacket, Arden B. jeans, Kate Spade bag, MIA boots
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Ryan wears: Banana Republic knit, vintage pocket silk, J.Crew button down, ASOS jacket & slacks, ROGUE boots
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we were sad to leave but our time spent in Asheville is one we’ll cherish!

have a good pre-Christmas week!
-Flashy

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