Asheville is a city in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s known for its vibrant arts scene and historic architecture, including the dome-topped Basilica of Saint Lawrence and the vast 19th-century Biltmore estate, displaying artwork by masters like Renoir. Its Downtown Art District is filled with galleries and museums, and in the nearby River Arts District, former factory buildings house artists’ studios.
I have been a sand in my shoes girl all of my life – never wanting to get too far away from the smell of the ocean or the chance to sit by the water and ponder the blessings in my life. Then my daughter went to North Carolina for college. Our first trip down was full of wonder at the beauty of the mountains and the trees. We didn’t spend a lot of time doing much more than moving her in to her college dorm before heading home.
Over the last 8 years, we have come to love this area. The small towns nestled in the mountains but close enough to the city to have some fun. We have been exploring parts of Asheville each time we visit – from shopping to the farmer’s market to the quaint little restaurants. We had an AWESOME breakfast here….
Of course no trip to Asheville is complete without stopping by the Mellow Mushroom
I love to use my Go To Tote to hold those little treasures that we find while strolling through the Farmer’s Market. It has LOTS of pockets on the outside and room on the inside. So when I am not keeping my treasures safe, I can use it as my purse.
Along with my Double Up Crossbody which is great for shopping hands free!
I am counting down the days till we head back to the quietness of the mountains and get to explore more of what Asheville has to offer. If you have visited this area or better yet, if you are a local, what are some of YOUR favorite spots? We would love to check them out on our next trip.
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!
Source: Courtesy of Free People