After school today, Matt and I went into the Habitat Thrift Store to harass say hi to Marlaine… but she was back in the “employees only” area (we knew, because we could hear her laughing). Anyway, saw this cute little chair for $30.
…. interesting old books for sale at the Transylvania Humane Society thrift shop… spent 10-15 minutes browsing through them today… and then visited with some adorable kittens and puppies up for adoption! (see below)… xo
Transylvania Humane Society Thrift Shop, 84 East Main St. (828) 884-6577
Mon-Sat 10:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Matt won this 1st place ribbon in his division at the NC State Science Fair in Raleigh today!… Which North Carolina city has the cleanest tap water?… cleanest: Greenboro…. worst: Winston-Salem. Congrats, sweetie! xo
If I could figure out how to add this painting at Red Wolf Gallery to my Amazon.com wish list, I would do that. Anyway, dropped in to my #1 favorite art gallery today and enjoyed a chat with owner, Tom Cabe. (Tom – I still think the moose statue in front of the courthouse looks like a moose… not an elk.) :-)
This is Sophie… and she holds court at Charlotte’s Fibers knitting store on Broad Street. Stop in and meet her… she’s a rescued greyhound and super sweet, as you’ll see for yourself when you meet her. :-) Personally, I think more businesses should have dogs like Sophie working in them…
Charlotte’s Fiber’s Fine Yarn Shop, 275 North Broad Street, Brevard NC (828) 862-6886
…. tapas at Quarry tonight with Matt and Mom & Dad… and we also made “creme de papaya” for Al (Quarry owner) in an attempt to get him to add it to their dessert menu. Oops… I messed up this pic by forgetting to take the picture “before” eating it. Anyway, please go into Quarry and tell Al you want to order creme de papaya for dessert! xo
My favorite waterfall… and by far the easiest/fastest one to get to is Looking Glass Falls. (Directions: Enter main entrance to Pisgah National Forest (at US 64/US 276/NC 280)… follow US 276 north for 5.5 miles… park at paved area on right (look for sign and steps directing down to falls). Enjoy!
Remember the scene in The Last of the Mohicans where the canoes go over the falls?… that was shot here at Hooker Falls in Dupont State Forest… went there today for the first time… got rained on, but had fun!
… so looking forward to spending a whole lot of time this weekend at the famous Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill… ranked by Rachael Ray as one of the Top 10 Romantic B&Bs… and it’s right here in our back yard!
Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill, 400 Ray Hill Road, Mills River NC 28759, (828) 290-6080
… seriously, there is nothing better on a hot day than chocolate gelato!… Matt and I stopped into Kiwi Gelato after school today.. we need to make a weekly habit of this! While there, I registered to win the gelato party they’re giving away to celebrate their 1st year anniversary on Main Street. If we win, we’ll make it a “I Love Brevard” blog meet-up… xo (by the way, that’s me in their radio spot about the gelato party giveaway…)
Kiwi Gelato, 67 East Main Street, Brevard, NC 28712, (828) 877-4659
This little cutie was saved yesterday by a good samaritan who rescued her from a horrible situation where she’s been abused… :-( I met her today at Brother Wolf Animal Rescue while Lucas was getting groomed. She was crawling out of her new mom’s car window… got stuck, and was dangling in the air… and I held her until we could get her mom… little rascal. She’s one of the sweetest dogs I’ve ever met! xo
… the moose elk out in front of the courthouse this afternoon… along with one of those signs commemorating Brevard’s 150th anniversary this year (in other words, Brevard’s Sesquicentennial… although I have yet to find anyone who can correctly pronounce that word)… xo
Matt wanted to go to Biltmore after school on Friday… and we never did get this shot just right… there was lots of “go higher… now, lower” banter going on, but we still couldn’t get it right… ah, well… we tried.
Check out the latest music video from Brevard’s very own Serious Clark Band “Goodbye Yeah.” I can’t wait to hear these guys play live!! Michael Babb of the band is playing a solo show on March 18th at the Square Root, and the band is playing Run for the Paws (for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue) on April 3rd at Fletcher Park (2pm)! www.reverbnation.com/seriousclark
Okay… gotta get caught up with uploading 365 pics… here’s Wednesday’s… rug shopping Rug & Home. Also checked out Ethan Allen (they had a big nothing) and this other place (I can’t remember the name). I liked this rug best of all (for master)… xo
…voiced a Kiwi Gelato radio commercial today at WSQL radio station today… in my “mellow” voice. :-) Kiwi Gelato is celebrating their 1st year anniversary on Main Street… and if you go in and fill out an entry form this week, you could win your very own $300 gelato party! (I’ll post the radio spot here when I get it!) xo
Kiwi Gelato, 67 East Main Street, Brevard (828) 877-4659
… had the most divine breakfast this morning at the Brevard b&b Red House Inn with (innkeepers) Daniel & Tracie Trusler… thank you, Tracie & Daniel (Daniel… you’re a great cook!)… Coming soon on ilovebrevardblog.com: my reviews of all area bed & breakfast inns… from first-hand visits!