Vivid blue skies beckoned us to travel to The Biltmore Estate on Sunday. Snowcapped mountains were visible in the distance, and very cool breezes were blowing in the valley.
We have often read about the fabulous brunch at the Deerpark Restaurant on the Estate, so we decided to give it a try. It is a beautiful location, all of the food was presented in the most delightful ways, and there was live music.
Glasses of champagne are served with an orchid bloom.
Our reservation was near the end of the brunch time, so we had the place mostly to ourselves.
Flowers are abundant in every public space on the Estate.
My hero, Mr. Mickey, always arrives for our dates smartly dressed. I wore black straight-leg pants and a tank top from Chico’s last year with a white blazer. The shoes are a couple of years old, and they are by Charles Jourdan. The bag is also a few years old from Nordstrom.
I share where I bought the items I am wearing, but those items are rarely new. My wardrobe includes mostly timeless classic pieces that I mix and match in a variety of ways. On another day, I might wear this white jacket with a gray tank, jeans, black flats, and carry a tote bag.
There were several options for appropriate shoes to wear with this look, but I was in the mood for heels.
During the more than eleven years we have been dating, Mr. Mickey and I have enjoyed many activities and dining experiences. Some of those events are better suited to us than others. We enjoy fine dining and much smaller amounts of food, so buffets are not something we often choose. While this was a lovely way to spend the afternoon, we prefer to share the cheeseboard and the view from the Library or the terrace in mild weather at the Inn at Biltmore.