Over the years, we have discovered several places that are worth visiting again and again. Keeping a list of favorite events to visit within a three-hour drive ensures that we always have a fun adventure awaiting us. Sometimes the stress of arranging, planning, and searching for something to do, makes people give up and stay home. Having a variety of local experiences saved for regular rotation ensures that we can decide what we want to do for the weekend with complete confidence that it will be something we both enjoy.
Earlier this year, we visited the Farmer’s Hands Homestead and shared that experience with you here. We had such a wonderful time; we agreed that this event needed to go on the list of things we want to repeat as often as possible.
The evening was almost coming to a close when I remembered we had not taken even one photo of what I wore on this warm evening punctuated with occasional showers. The Portofino shirt in white is from Express. I wore it over a white tank from Chico’s because it is somewhat sheer. The jeans are the Lior Paris “Sasha” straight-leg pants in dark denim blue from ShopMyFairLady.com here. These pants are so comfortable, I have purchased several pairs. The shoes are by Ralph Lauren from Dillard’s last year. The necklace is this one by French Kande. I have purchased several pieces from French Kande, but this one was a gift.
The food is served family-style at picnic tables set up under a tent in the motor court of the farmhouse built in the late 1800s. Every course is a unique flavor combination created with fresh, locally sourced products. Often those ingredients were raised a few feet from where we were dining. This talented young couple has made use of almost every inch of their small farm. Spending time with Sebastiaan Zijp and Ariel Dixon at the idyllic oasis they have created together is a pure delight. It is incredible to consider that we are only a few minutes away from the busy streets of Asheville, North Carolina.
The lovely ladies above and below celebrated their beautiful gray hair in all its glory. They prove that we don’t always need to cut our hair short later in life. It was a pleasure to speak with each of them when I asked for permission to photograph them for the blog. If you have beautiful hair and a longer length flatters your face, by all means, wear it long!