Well, this time last week, we were seeing movie shorts in Asheville. THe great thing about shorts is, well, they are short> If you really like the characters, sometimes you want it to continue, but if the short drags, then it is at most 12 minutes!! We had an excellent group of movies to watch, many love stories, unique time travel, quirky endings and the like.
Love these elbow length gloves from Bryson City.
Fancy black and crystal earrings from Charming Charlie
One of my Favorite boots from Swedish Co Sofft.
A bit on the chilly side here ^^ Grey fur stole from Target keeping my neck area toasty!
One of my favorite brooches.
( a lobster and pasta/cheese like no other!)
Chicken with kale, and then goat cheese potatoes!
After going to the shorts, we decided we had better make reservations, as there are so many great restaurants in Asheville. We decided to go to this restaurant called, Rhubarb. What I loved about it was that these were dishes you weren’t going to get just anywhere, and the name of the restaurant came from the chefs using many of the dishes with root vegetables. With my illness, I have GI problems, so I have to carefully choose on the menu. We had been there before, last year, but only in time for appetizers and wine, as it was in between lunch and dinner. So, we remembered the lobster corn dogs, these melt in your mouth fried lightly balls of cornbread with creamy lobster filling Oh!! We then had one of the best Malbecs I have drank, and my husband has begun to take pictures of the label. It is quite funny as soon as my hubby brings out his SLR< the manager came over and wondered if he was a food photographer! I was able to say I was a food critic as well, in order for me to get the best service and amazing food!
Well, they didn’t disappoint. I had a goat cheese gnocchi, with various sauteed vegetables on the side. My husband trout, the whole trout, and nothing but the trout! It stared at it, as to ask for one last chance to not be someone’s diner. Other root vegetables such as Portobello and unique combinations surrounded the fish. I tell my mom, one could put goat cheese on cardboard and it would taste good! ( Ok, an exaggeration, but I just love goat cheese)
We had an amazing time there and then looked around various boutiques and crafty shops. Many artists, painters, musicians, actors etc, display their work, and often one will find an open guitar or banjo case with it’s performer playing on a corner.
Saturday we slept in a bit, and saw a movie that was very interesting. Both my hubby and I love documentaries, so we were inclined to see a movie called, The Defiant One, about McCarthism and Communism and how the world and people were effected at this time. It was so interesting and just unbelievable, but yet timely as well. The directors were in the audience and fielded questions afterward.
The weather, like the weather in Asheville in November, was chilly, and usually windy. I dressed for the occasion in a black Ann Taylor sweater dress, I got from Poshmark for $15. I decided to wear my burgndy wool lined boots and my brooch and vintage styled earrings. I kept my burgundy wrap coat on most of the time anyway.
Sunday, the last day at the festival was the day we had to say goodbye to our cabin in the woods, so my hubby and I went to Tupelo Honey, a restaurant known for its down home cooking. I had one half of a giant sweet potato pancake, it was the size of a plate and ohhhh so good! I have a penchant for pancakes!! Hubby had a really scrupulous looking eggs Benedict as that is his man stay dish.
It was a 2.5 hour drive home with the pups and when we got home, everyone was exhausted and laying on their sides!! We did have a great time though
Hope you enjoyed my trip to the Asheville Film Festival. If you didnt read Part I, go HERE
Enjoy your weekend
Dress ( Poshmark, Ann Taylor), Boots ( older, Keen), Brooch ( Etsy), Earrings ( one of a kind, Etsy),