Asheville is a magical place. My brother Davis just moved there and I'm so proud of him for taking on a new adventure, especially in a city that's just so COOL (seriously, why is everyone so cool there?). Although it was a short, VERY COLD trip, I feel refreshed and rejuvenated by that lovely mountain air.
Favorite parts of the trip:
Getting to celebrate TWO birthdays
Seeing friends (and running into some unexpectedly)
Trying some great food and some great beer
Walking around Asheville exploring the little hippie shops
One place you must must must see when you go there: The FUNKATORIUM, Wicked Weed's sour beer brewery. Even if you think you don't like sour beer, you should probably go. Then try the Cherry Go Lightly. Smile.
We also stopped into Mayfel's for some cajun-inspired brunch (yum!), and White Duck Taco which is probably the hippest taco place you'll set foot inside. Try their Gyro-style taco....my favorite. We checked out the West Asheville bar scene and I was pleasantly surprised by the old-school vintage charm that each bar seemed to possess. The Admiral (fancy restaurant by day, swing dance club by night), was a blast for dancing, DeSoto Lounge was great for arcade games and chill vibes, and Double Crown was probably the most authentically retro place I've ever stepped foot in: wood paneling, vinyl seats, and black-and-white floors practically untouched since....I don't know when?
I can't wait to go back.
Side note: my first Ipsy bag arrived and it's as girly and adorable as I thought it'd be. For $10, I got a little makeup zip bag, some blush, face primer, face wash, nail polish, and loose eye pigment---most of which were made by brands I hadn't heard of. Pretty excited to try them out!