Taking a day off to let the mind and body rest is crucial to our well-being. Sunday is the day I set aside all of my work and worries. A screen-free day is good for my spirit.
Blowing Rock, North Carolina, is often one of our summer destinations, but since the weather was so mild on Sunday, we decided to take the drive up to enjoy lunch. There is something very soothing about taking a long journey through the mountains. The jagged winter landscape looks so different in comparison to the lush green summer one. When the morning fog cleared, the sun ruled the bright blue afternoon sky.
We enjoyed a few of our favorite things to do in the village of Blowing Rock. While waiting for our table at Six Pence, we visited with our friend Mark at Finley House Couture. I always find something that needs to come home with me. Today, it was the fun dome ring below.
Having dinner at Rowland’s, located in the Westglow mansion, is one of our all-time favorite summer date nights. On this day, we stopped by to say hello to the staff and enjoy a glass of champagne while relaxing in the parlor and enjoying the panoramic views of the mountains. Westglow was once the summer retreat of the writer and artist Elliott Daingerfield. One of America’s best-known landscape painters at the turn of the 20th century, Daingerfield gave the estate its name. He once described the experience of looking out over the rolling mountains this way: “The glow sinks, the dark grows deep: Then I hear a voice in the slumberous air, the soft, sweet sigh of closed wings: My soul uplifts in silent prayer, for I know the message the Spirit brings.”
My relaxed, casual jeans and jacket combo included a jacket from Stein Mart over a layered tank from White House|Black Market. (Both items are old.) The girlfriend ankle jeans are from Chico’s. The gray bag is old from Express. The suede shoes are old by Jessica Simpson.
I have an appointment to get my hair cut tomorrow. I’ll share the results with you on Wednesday.