Early in the day on Saturday we enjoyed a small lunch at Carmel’s at the Grove Arcade.
We spent part of the afternoon shopping at Biltmore Square where I found my favorite style of kitchen towels at Williams Sonoma. It’s the little things in life that make me happy!
I also shopped at Chico’s where I purchased two pairs of dressy pants that will serve me very well. I bought the Juliet Ankle Pants and the So Slimming Reese Pants both in black. It was difficult for me to stay on track because there were so many things that caught my eye but I kept my focus and bought only what I came for. I wear black dress pants a few times each week so I replace them more often than any of my other items. I will show the pants on the blog very soon. We have lots of events planned in the next few weeks, so they will be worn often.
As the sun started to slip below the mountain ranges, it was time to arrive for our dinner reservations at the Dining Room in the Inn at Biltmore Estate.
We always try to arrive an hour or so before our reservations since it is so relaxing to sit in front of the fire and listen to the pianist play in the Library.
Some of my favorite things about wearing scarves include softening my neckline and hiding my tummy rolls when I sit down. Scarves are my not so secret weapon for looking well dressed. The scarf I am wearing here is from my online shopping site which is now live. You can visit here. I couldn’t resist keeping this one for myself. It is 100% silk and feels wonderful against my skin. The pants I am wearing here are by Eric from Stein Mart. The tank is old, but it is the same ecru color as the Bowie jacket I found last year at Saks Off 5th. The bag is old from Saks Off 5th. The boots are old by French Connection.
We love it when our table is in front of the fire.
The Biltmore Estate is decked out for Christmas already. It was magical to see only the small portion at the entry. We will visit again later to enjoy seeing the house in all its splendor.