The sun was shining brightly in a clear blue sky on Saturday. It inspired us to drive through the mountains to have dinner at The Glass Onion outside of Asheville in the little town of Weaverville.
The key to dressing comfortably for the whole day was layers. The first layer was a long-sleeve gray thin T with knit trousers and low black boots to continue the line. The black blazer with leather trim complemented the black slacks, but they do not match. When I layer the same color of separates, I vary the textures. The brightly colored scarf and red bag keep the black and gray pieces from being too harsh.
A silk twill scarf can keep me warm and add color to the black base pieces I own. I wear scarves effortlessly, and I never expect them to stay the same throughout the day. Sometimes I take them off and lay them in the chair beside me; other times, I’m happy I have them because I get too cold.
The garlic rolls alone were worth the drive!
The corn chowder was light and full of the flavors of other vegetables. The corn tasted as if freshly picked from a summer garden earlier in the day.
Mr. Mickey’s Monk Fish over risotto was delicious.
My sea scallops over pureed root vegetables were superb. The delicate flavors complemented each other perfectly.
These smashed fingerling potatoes were the perfect side to share.
Oops! We were so excited to try this beautiful dessert we forgot to take a picture before taking the first bite.
Earlier in the day, it was warm enough to go about without outerwear. I was glad I brought a coat and gloves for later in the evening.
The Helmet Lang jacket is from a few years ago. The knit pants are old from Chico’s. The lightweight knit top is from White House|Black Market. The Balenciaga sunglasses are old.