Chihuly at Biltmore

Yesterday was the perfect day to visit the Biltmore Estate. Fluffy clouds slow danced across the sky, but no rain fell from them for a change. I promised to share a few pictures with you when I returned to experience the full Chihuly exhibit.

My look for the day included a Betmar hat from Belk, Ralph Lauren white jeans, with taupe Børn sandals. The tote bag is by Dooney & Bourke here. The navy and white top is by Clara Sunwoo from My Fair Lady last year.

  1. Beautiful pictures! I love the Biltmore Estate. We’ve been a couple of times during the summer but I would like to go back when it’s decorated for Christmas. Thanks for sharing the beautiful and unique art display!

  2. Thanks for sharing. That was lovely. You are fortunate to live close enough to visit the Biltmore often. You always get great pictures. Do you use a camera, or jus5 your phone?

  3. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos with us. I enjoy “taking trips” with you and Mr. Mickey. I love the Biltmore Estate and I love Chihuly! I am sooo happy that you and Mr. Mickey got to celebrate by visiting BE during this exhibit.

  4. Gorgeous photos! I love Biltmore and the addition of Dale Chihuly’s designs makes this such a fabulous display! I haven’t had the opportunity to visit Biltmore for some years now, thus your post was a welcome break for me this morning! Such a perfect day for a visit! I’ve looked through the pictures several times remembering my own fun visits to Biltmore!

  5. Wow. Photos look like they were taken from somewhere in Europe! The Gothic architecture is stunning. Thanks for sharing. And, per usual, you look cool and classy! 🙂

  6. Susan, are the Bjorn sandals old or did you purchase recently? Like the style. Beautiful pics!!!

  7. I loved seeing these pictures. What an exquisite place to have lived! The gardens are truly amazing and that Chihuly glass so beautifully placed throughout is so wonderful to see. Thanks so much for posting these photos!

  8. I have been wanting to visit the Chihuly gallery in Seattle (much closer to Vancouver Island than Biltmore!) and your post has underscored what a treat it will be!

  9. That glass is stunning!!! Thank you for sharing. I’ve been to the Biltmore but the glass exhibit wasn’t there. Still worth the trip tho….

  10. I was there last weekend, we did the evening exhibit and it was beautiful, but during the day you get the better colors. My favorites were the boats with the glass balls and vegetables and the purple display in the pool. The koi are super friendly and looking for some food. Loved it all!

  11. These pictures are beautiful!! This part of the country is definitely on my list!!! Thank you for sharing! Love your outfit too.
    Hugs to you always

  12. Susan, you or whomever takes yours pictures are quite good. Is your Dooney and Bourke red or orange? Thank you for all you do for us.

  13. Stunning photographs! Thank you for sharing them. Would you mind sharing information about your hat? It’s darling.

  14. When you have the opportunity, you must visit our Chihuly collection at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Columbus, Ohio.

  15. I am over the top thrilled to see your pictures. I saw the Chihuly exhibit years ago at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. My friend and I had plans to go to this one at the Biltmore but health issues ended our plans. Your pictures are gorgeous ❤️✌

  16. Hi Susan – Gorgeous photos! In your opinion, does the Clara SunWoo Tipped Hem top run large or true to size.? I’m going to get it but wasn’t sure on sizing as it looks loose fit and maybe could size down. I have the same body style as you … apple.


  17. Just beautiful! I love Chihuly and have never seen it because I have never been to Biltmore.

    Thanks for sharing!

  18. Wow, thank you for sharing. I have only been to the Biltmore once 24 yrs ago. I so beautiful.

  19. Thank you so much for sharing not only your lovely day at the Biltmore but the fabulous pictures…love that place..a life of another time

  20. Susan, thank you for sharing these gorgeous pictures. And you look wonderful, love the outfit.


  21. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures. The Biltmore estate is on my list of things to see, but it’s a bit of a drive from Wisconsin.
    Enjoy your weekend.

    1. The most important thing I changed was to stop eating meat and all processed foods. I consume fewer calories and drink lots of water. I also go for long brisk walks as often as possible.

  22. Love the outfit and the place is absolutely gorgeous. You visit so many interesting places.

  23. I am from Germany and we have been to France quite often, so I am absolutely impressed to see a French château with a lovely French garden over there in your neighbourhood. For a European this is amazing!
    And by the way, Happy Birthday to Mr. Mickey. Always smiling, looking much much younger, exemplary well-dressed. I feel there is much to learn from him.

  24. So beautiful and magical! Love your outfit! I would love to know the color of the bag that you’re wearing. I went on the website but so many lovely colors to choose from but I like the color of your bag. Thank you! Happy 4th of July from Canada!!

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