Change is not always welcome. I choose to remain open-minded and flexible. Experiencing a new destination, dish, or even a new route to an old favorite can add to the joys of life.
The temperature in the mountains is always much cooler than in Johnson City. On Saturday, we took a new route around Watauga Lake to reach our destination, Vistas at RedTail Mountain. I was happy to wear a jacket again. This one was from Stein Mart a few years ago. The extender tank is by Clara Sunwoo via My Fair Lady here. The white pants by Kaari Blue™ were from Belk last year. The I.N.C. Kivah sandals were from Macy’s last year. The sunglasses are by Balmain.
A new hairstyle is an excellent example of embracing change. I want to wear a hat every summer day, but that would be too predictable and boring. My summer hair is unruly because it is often very windy here, and the humidity changes everything. I keep cutting my hair and changing the style to combat Princess Leia puffs I get every summer. A roundish face does not benefit from a rounded hairstyle. No product will keep the puffy frizz at bay without giving me a helmet head. Change is coming.
A longtime favorite handbag is the classic quilted chain bag. The structured style and medium size are perfect for daytime or evening, casual or more dressy looks.
A life change is most certainly on the horizon for our dear friend Chef Peter Lawson, the Chef-owner at Vistas Land & Sea Grille RedTail Mountain Resort. He will soon attend Le Cordon Bleu, London as a student in the Grande Cuisine Program. Le Cordon Bleu’s highly acclaimed Diplôme de Cuisine is a classical chef training course that offers the most rigorous and comprehensive program in French culinary techniques and international cuisine available today.
That’s a view of Watauga Lake, surrounded by mountain peaks above. Clouds low on the horizon cast an eerie shadow across the sky at sunset on Saturday as we made our way home.