Dressing for a dinner date allows me to enjoy my classic favorites in various combinations and layers according to the weather. The anticipation of good company and a delightful meal always makes our weekend outings enjoyable.
The sky was overcast, and the temperatures hovered around sixty for most of the day, so my white boucle moto jacket was very comfortable. I wore it over a simple v-neck black silk camisole and more than a decade-old Traveler’s pants. Accessorizing is always my favorite part of getting dressed. The animal print shoes and reptile textured clutch have also been part of my collection for a few years.
The John Hardy earrings were a long-ago gift from Mr. M, and the rings were fun purchases made to remember our travels. I often wear the Three Graces Coin Necklace to soften the black pieces I sometimes wear in the evening. The Three Graces Coin Necklace here is fully interchangeable. (Use the code SAS10 for $10 off any one item at Beauty in Stone Jewelry.)
Mr. Mickey’s notes on being a gentleman include, “Always arrive for your lady in a clean car and remember to shine your shoes.”
We had dinner at Foresta a few weeks ago, so we immediately made plans to return and bring the camera so that we could share photos of the beautifully prepared dishes with you. The restaurant is located at 190 East Main Street in Abingdon. The service is attentive but never intrusive, and all the food and wine we’ve tried have been absolute perfection.
We shared the beautiful Portobello stuffed mushroom appetizer.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Linguine Foresta with dried porcini mushrooms and artichoke hearts. There was enough to share with Mr. M.
His beautifully presented halibut dish was perfectly prepared.
The deconstructed cannoli was an excellent dessert to share after our exquisite meal.
Foresta was named a finalist in the 2021 USA Today’s “Best New Restaurant” Award. The menu changes often and features upscale Mediterranean cuisine with an Italian flair, creative cocktails, and an enchanted forest atmosphere. Check their Instagram page here for updated menus and hours.
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