Sister’s American Grill, located within the Martha, just reopened after being closed for remodeling. The Martha is a grand historic hotel located in Abingdon, Virginia. The original center section was built in 1832 as a private residence for General Francis Preston and Sarah Buchanan Preston and their nine children.
There is an elegant bar area with a fireplace, and several seating areas were updated beautifully.
We enjoyed courses including deviled eggs, wedge salad, shrimp and grits, and salmon. I’m fortunate that Mr. Mickey is willing to share entrees; not so much goes to waste. I have a few bites, and then we switch plates. When the food is this delicious, he certainly doesn’t mind eating most of it.
Getting dressed for our Saturday date night is a pleasant ritual that we both enjoy immensely. He often shows up at my door in colors, similar to my own choices.
It snowed earlier in the day, but the temperatures were in the upper thirties by the dinner hour. The hotel offers valet parking, so we didn’t have to trudge through the weather or lug heavy coats with us.
Mr. Mickey’s ascot (here) is the newest element in either of our looks. (Here is an excellent video about styling ascots.)
I was wearing the same Travelers pants the night I met him at a neighborhood Christmas party more than fourteen years ago. The jacket is old from Talbot’s. I found the bag at T.J.Maxx a couple of years ago. The blouse is here. The shoes are here.
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