Looking forward to enjoying the fall color display, we drove over the mountains to visit Banner Elk, NC, on Friday before the weekend rains.
Banner Elk is a town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It lies between two ski resorts: Sugar Mountain Resort to the south, and Beech Mountain Resort to the north. In town, the Banner House Museum displays period furnishings, tools, and clothing in an 1860s home. Wildcat Lake has a beach and a pier. To the southeast, Grandfather Mountain is home to a nature museum, trails, and the Mile High Swinging Bridge.
I dressed in layers since the weather is always about ten degrees cooler in Banner Elk than Johnson City. I tied my favorite thirty-five-inch square silk scarf into an infinity style. Instructions: Fold the scarf on the bias to form one narrow band, as shown here. Tie the ends together in a tiny knot and place the resulting circle around your neck. Twist it into an 8 and drape it around your neck again. Move the knot to the back and hide it within the folds. The post here shows you how to tie the infinity knot.
The black jeans are here and the long-sleeved T‑shirt is here. A similar denim jacket is here. (Mine is old.) The loafers are here. A similar bag is here. A similar scarf is here. The no-show socks are here. My simple pearl earrings are here. (Use the code SAS10 For $10 off any one item at Beauty in Stone Jewelry.)
My skincare routine is here. In these photos, I am wearing the lip color “Plum” found here.
We enjoyed a late lunch on the porch at LP on Main in Banner Elk. When there isn’t anything on the menu that appeals to me, I always order either a salad or sauteed vegetables from the sides. We also ordered sides of shoestring fries and smoked cheddar mac and cheese to share. Mr. Mickey had the crab cake. We shared dark chocolate truffles for dessert.
Ready for another adventure!
We sought out a less hectic fall color experience this week. Instead of heading for the very crowded areas such as the Blue Ridge Parkway or Blowing Rock, we drove through a few neighborhoods and along mostly empty country lanes.
On Thursday, I will share all that I’ve learned about finding a denim jacket for your lifestyle, shape, and personality.
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