A change of scenery is good for the spirit, so we take every opportunity to get away for at least part of the weekend during mild weather. When there is no chance of snow, we put some things in a bag and go on our merry way to the next adventure.
This past weekend, we took advantage of winter rates and flexible stay times to try the beautiful new Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate. Our annual passes to The Biltmore Estate are used often because it is such a delightful place to visit at any time of the year. Staying on the Biltmore Estate gives us a base of operation close to countless exciting things to experience in the Asheville area.
A cashmere sweater by Vince over reptile embossed jean style pants by Eric served as the base for Sunday’s look. I added a scarf in case I got too cold while having coffee and a small breakfast early in the day on Sunday. Just the sweater and scarf were enough during breakfast because we were not leaving the building.
The cropped trench-style jacket from Chico’s was added later in the day while we were outdoors.
Satin, silk, or linen scarves add a pop of color, pattern, and softness around my face, as well as keeping me warmer when worn around my neck. A mini wardrobe, which can be added to or subtracted from as the weather requires, serves me well on these weekend getaways. Two or three solid colors in pieces that can all be worn together provide flexibility and ease of getting dressed while taking less baggage with me. The boots are by BCBGeneration.
Many times, a large square scarf starts tied around my bag’s handle so that if I get too cold, I can wrap it around my neck. It is an easy way to have a scarf close by and to add a pop of pattern and color to my look.
Later in the day on Sunday, we spent some time in the Grand Bohemian Hotel’s lobby, where there is a gallery of fantastic art located near the hall decorated in vibrant dark colors and wood paneling. A massive fireplace that is open on four sides serves as the focal point of the room. We enjoyed a lovely champagne brunch at the Red Stag Grill located in the Hotel.