We enjoyed another perfect dining experience at Rowland’s in the Westglow Resort in Blowing Rock on Saturday. Rowland’s is consistently voted one of the best restaurants in the state of North Carolina. The Westglow Resort and Spa is one of the top 10 in the world.
The white straight leg jeans were a recent purchase from Chico’s. White pants are rarely an option for me unless they are jeans. I am always aware of the see-through effect when wearing white pants. The tee and trophy jacket are from White House|Black Market last year. The shoes and bag are a couple of years old. The sunglasses are by Tory Burch.
The weather in Blowing Rock is always at least ten degrees cooler than here in Johnson City, so I followed my rules for getting dressed. Dress for the weather. Dress for the event. Dress to flatter your body type and to reflect your personality.
Amour lipstick from Merle Norman was the best match with my jacket. Lip color is applied after getting dressed to choose the color that complements the color worn near my face. Then I can drop the tube in my bag to take with me for the day.
As we were relaxing with a glass of champagne in the resort’s living room, we noticed for the first time that my ring is the color of champagne. The fun rings were purchased a couple of years ago at B’ dazzled, 1179 Main Street, Blowing Rock. I get a manicure about once a month but never have color applied. Be true to yourself. I have never enjoyed color on my fingers.
We always sit at our favorite table in the sunroom and ask for the first seating. Neither of us enjoys dinner at a late hour. Enjoying a light late breakfast of fruit on my power porridge here, with multi-grain toast, and then an early dinner or late lunch is enough food for us on most days.
Endive and roasted Brussels sprouts salad.
Halibut on potato parsnip purée and that is lobster mac and cheese on the side. Mr. Mickey had a craving.
Shared house-made ice cream.
Dessert wine enjoyed on the terrace while watching the sun go down over the distant mountains is always a good idea. Thus the name Westglow.
When I post about our dining experiences, I always get questions about eating out so often without gaining weight. In truth, we only eat out about three times per week. I have lost weight many times in my life, only to gain it back again right away. What I eat and the amount of food I consume has everything to do with health and weight. I have not consumed any processed food, pork, beef, or sodas in more than six years. I have kept the weight off for the first time in my life. All this happened after the age of 55.
I eat small amounts of whatever I want, including fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, vegetables, and occasionally wild-caught fish or organic chicken breast. I try to go for a brisk walk every day. I go hiking in the spring and fall, and I climb stairs many times a day. I stay in motion as much as possible all day.