Monthly Archives: June 2018

… celebrating a special birthday Brasilian-style in downtown Asheville tonight … ;-)

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… at Whistlestop Market where they came through and saved the day today!

… thank you! xo  … stocking up on cheese & crackers and veggies and European pasta for the week (only buy European pasta, trust me, there’s a good reason)…

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… in D.D. Bullwinkel’s dressing room: “Hello, cute thing, I think you need to come home with me!”

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… Friday night dinner at Wine Down ;-)

… privately celebrating my news coming this week… plus I got to catch up with this sweet girl, Tammy!

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… late Friday afternoon workout… headphones in, laughing out loud at the TV show I’m watching, luckily no one noticed ;-)

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I Love Brevard Podcast Episode #13 with Selena Einwechter, Owner & Innkeeper of The Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill

Checkout this episode with Selena Einwechter, owner & innkeeper of the amazing Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill.  I #love #love #love her and her dedication to southern hospitality AND her inspiring life story!

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“I Love Brevard” Podcast Episode #12 with Jodi Miller, Dog Trainer & Owner of Wild Dog Training

Checkout Episode #12 of the “I Love Brevard” podcast episode with Jodi Miller, dog trainer and owner of Wild Dog Training (www.wilddogtraining.com).

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… wonderful lunch at Nine Mile on Montford Avenue in Asheville… we need a Nine Mile in Brevard… so good!

… upon recommendation I had the “Meshach” – grilled hickory molasses rubbed chicken with sautéed mushrooms, bell peppers & grape tomatoes in a white wine cream sauce with cavatappi pasta.

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#yep!

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… a little “love” outside of Mud Dabbers…

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… movie night at home tonight ;-)

… oh, my goodness, Hollywood makes sappy movies like this precisely for completely hopeless romantics like me… #neverlosehope #nevergiveup

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… celebrating the purchase of a new home in Lake Toxaway!… ;-)

… congrats to my sweet friends!  I was happy to be your agent in finding your new home, and excited to help pick out furniture today… can’t wait to see it all in the house!… cedar-plank salmon with jasmine rice and lima bean & corn succotash at Square Root on the patio today… xo

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… are you on Instagram?

… let’s connect on Instagram: Ann Sharpsteen, Brevard Bites Food Tours and “I Love Brevard”… xo

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… stopped by Mud Dabbers today to have a look around…

… it ‘s been a while since I’ve stopped in!  I also checked out the “Tired & Flawed” section in the back… I #love things that are tired and flawed… ;-)

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… the upcoming FEI World Equestrian Games are going to be held in Tryon!

… September 11-23rd, 2018 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center… who wants to go with me?… the best events to watch are jumping, dressage or eventing…  :-)

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Meet “Tater”… a Brevard dog apparently deserving of his own Facebook fan page…

… for two weeks in a row now, separate guests on the Brevard Bites Food Tour have extolled the awesomeness of the VRBO they are staying in AND the dog that resides on the property… Tater!  They show me photos and go on and on about how wonderful (and big) Tater is (how he drinks their coffee, etc.) and how much fun he is to have around.  Seriously, everybody loves this dog! ;-)

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… fun on the Brevard Bites Food Tour today… xo

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… Blue Ridge Bakery was a room full of music earlier today… ;-)

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… oh my gosh, #yes ;-)

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… my reading tonight… book by my amazing friend, Selena Einwechter of the B&B on Tiffany Hill

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… my real estate ad in today’s Transylvania Times… ;-)

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… I agree with this bumper sticker in downtown Brevard… in fact, I think Brevard needs its own art museum…

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… happiness is a $2 box of sparklers and the first night of summer…

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… Tuesday night street dancing getting under way on Main Street tonight…

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I forgot to grab a blog photo today, so I’ll post this one… I sure love this boy… xo

… so proud that Matt took the last few years and turned the experience into what is now an incredible opportunity…. I’m excited at what the future holds… xo

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… message me if you’re interested in joining one of our new meet-up groups forming now!

… 57 ladies in Brevard and Asheville have signed up already.  These are nurturing and supportive groups of women caring for other women, encouraging them in all areas of life.  No matter your dream, our goal is for you to walk away from these meetings feeling loved, inspired and equipped with powerful practical life strategies for reaching your goals. Or, if you’re just into socializing, we’re into that, too!  :-)  We are women empowering other women to be the best we can be (mind, body & spirit)!

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… “Always Kiss Me Goodnight”…

… this saying on plaques and wall hangings is HUGE I’ve learned… I’ll pass on the home decor version, and wait for the real thing… (at Hunters & Gatherers on Main Street)…

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… I think this is my favorite Brevard Bites Food Tour group photo of all time… such an awesome group of foodies today!

… I’m still smiling about how much fun this group was this afternoon… ;-)

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… it’s Friday!!!

… dinner at Wine Down… also some planning for the new meet-up groups in Brevard and Asheville (I can’t believe 43 women have already signed up!)… I love the idea of strong and happy/healthy women coming together to motivate and encourage each other to be the best we can be!

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… you can always find interesting things at Roost on Main Street

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… the only eggs I buy (if not fresh eggs)… I still remember when Ingles didn’t even sell organic eggs…

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… happiness is a home cooked meal, great company & conversation, and feeding hungry horses… xo

 

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… meditation + epson salt & eucalyptus/spearmint bubble bath + Marianne Williamson Tuesday night livestream = perfect end to the day

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… I’m loving watching my organic tomatoes grow… this size and so early!

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#yes #eatrealfood #behappy

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… I’m constantly finding odd photos on my phone, taken randomly when I’m not paying attention…

… sometimes they’re interesting to look at… little glimpses of life in Brevard ;-)

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… happiness is time spent at my favorite store and a bagful of new kitchen goodies!

… new non-stick baking cake pans, new digital meat thermometer, country towels, and more…. xo

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… wonderful Brevard Music Center luncheon in Lake Toxaway… celebrating the 2018 season & amazing programs!

… got to see and hug on my sweet friends (Brevard Music Center President) Mark Weinstein & his amazing/beautiful/talented wife, Susan Marsee… thinking back ladies, take it from me, if a wise and present person of integrity ever gives you life advice, be sure to listen!… I didn’t a few years ago, and I should have… Mark Weinstein = smart man!  ;-)

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… this child is so tired after our day in Lake Toxaway… he hasn’t moved a muscle since we got home… ;-)

… love this boy #myboy #love #hesavedme

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… had a wonderful time at the Lake Toxaway Country Club welcome back party tonight… xo

…. great food, good wine, talk of recovering from our private Catholic school upbringings (cheers to us), couture modeling on the catwalk in Paris (I’m impressed!), my one golf story, Brevard Bites Food Tours, jazz & Brevard Music Center tomorrow and more! ;-)


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… found my favorite chardonnay at the Historic Toxaway Market!


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RIP Anthony Bourdain… xo

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… fun on Brevard Bites Food Tour this weekend!

… construction workers working at the courthouse having fun with one of our guests… ;-)

… and all the women always love Adam on the tour!

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… grabbing bread at Bracken Mountain Bakery this morning… xo

… for brie & ham raspberry sandwiches this weekend… ;-)

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… amazing food truck in Asheville this evening… xo

… voted Asheville’s Best Food Truck 2018…  pulled pork and pimento cheese sliders and sweet potato dirty rice… yum!

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Thank you Bold Life for the big love shown to Brevard Bites Food Tours in this month’s issue!

… it was a fun surprise to grab an issue of Bold Life outside Falls Landing and find this in the June issue! ;-)

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… dinner at Falls Landing tonight… ;-)

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… babying my tomatoes… they survived the torrential rains… xo

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#true

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… breakfast this morning at the newly reopened Kelly’s…

… I had an omelette and coffee … it was good, but I admit I’m still partial to the amazing breakfasts at Mayberry’s…

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