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… hands-down the best milkshake in Brevard… ;-)

… for seven years now: “Best Milkshake in Brevard” (in my estimation, that is)… thank you, Rocky’s, for amazing chocolate milkshakes and for never changing them!
Rocky’s Grill & Soda Shop, 50 S. Broad St., Brevard – 50 S Broad St, Brevard – 828-877-5375

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… lunch at Magpie Meat & Three today!

… sharing deviled eggs, corn fritters, spinach salad with brie/apple/pecans/red onion… perfect!

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… good morning this rainy day from Grammys 3.0!

.. yum, is all I can say… xo
Grammies 3.0, 19 Chestnut St, Brevard, 828-862-8353

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… best Greek spanakopita in town!

… the best spanakopita (actually, the only spanakopita in town lol) is found at Blue Ridge Bakery and is meticulously handcrafted by my dear (Greek) friend Katina… so delicious! (be sure to sign up for her cooking lessons every month.. including for Greek & Italian food… I’ll see you there!) ;-)Blue Ridge Bakery, 86 W Main St., Brevard NC – 828-883-8444

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… a tasty sampling of gelato at Kiwi Gelato… ;-)

“You know, people come to Italy for all sorts of reasons, but when they sat, it’s for the same two things.”
“What?”
“Love and gelato.”
Jenna Evans Welch, Love & Gelato

Kiwi Gelato, 67 E Main St., Brevard, NC – Phone: 828-877-4659

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… the blog is live again!

… brown sugar mustard marinated cedar plank salmon with jasmine rice and lima bean corn succotash at Square Root… fun to see so many people I know here for lunch including Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris who came over to tell me his middle name! ;-)
fullsizeoutput_136cSquare Root,33 Times Arcade Alley, Brevard NC
Menu: squarerootrestaurant.com

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Big love to WNC magazine for the nice feature on Brevard Bites Food Tours… thank you!

November/December issue on stands now…
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Hiked to this hidden waterfall in Lake Toxaway… fun afternoon with longtime Hollywood film maker…

… on the hunt for a new home… or land to build… ;-)
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img_3372… interesting/sad plaque at the base of the waterfall…
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WNC Military History Museum exhibit coming soon to Aethelwold Lobby

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Starting October 22nd (and running through November 11), the WNC Military History Museum is presenting an exhibit in the historic lobby of the Aethelwold building called, “Operation Armed Forces.” The exhibit will contain historical artifacts of newspaper articles, personal items, weaponry,  military uniforms and more… all to honor those who have served in our military.

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McCall’s Farm on Crab Creek Road!

IMG_2606Everyone who moves to Brevard needs to learn where McCall’s farm is… so today I showed Al & Carol where to get the best sweet corn! ;-)
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Salmon puffed-pastry at Marcos Trattoria…

IMG_1132 (1)…wonderful dinner with my sweet guy! :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #62

… go in and check out the totally remodeled Theophilus… as if I need any excuse to go in there!  :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #61

… catch a movie at Co-Ed Cinema… bookmark their web site to find out what’s showing (or subscribe to their weekly emails)…

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #60

… check out the seconds at Mud Dabbers in the “Tired & Flawed” section out in back of the studio… you can find the best deals back there…

… unsual jugs behind the checkout counter…

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #58

… stock up on fake parking tickets at O.P. Taylor’s… good clean fun that messes with your friends’ heads… :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #55

… call St. Philip’s Episcopal Church for a peek at the graveyard under the church… creepy but interesting!

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
256 East Main St., Brevard NC
(828) 884-3666


… these graves are in the area under the altar…

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #54

… hike up to Daniel Ridge Falls like I did today… perfect way to spend my birthday… and gorgeous weather!  :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #53

… listen to great live music every night of the week at The Quarry (except Sunday when they’re closed)… tonight was Paul Jones (classical & jazz guitar)… terrific!
 

Tomorrow night (Thursday) Feb. 23: Howie Johnson & friends @ 7:30pm
Friday, Feb. 24: Blown Glass 7:30pm
Saturday, Feb. 25: Nikki Talley 7:30pm

… I love the murals of downtown Brevard at Quarry…

 

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #52

… make the world a happier place by following fellow-Brevardian and funny guy Steve Martin on Twitter (@SteveMartintoGo) and friending him on Facebook… funny little rascal, yes he is!

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #51

… if you dare, try one of Downtown Chocolates’s new chocolate covered Twinkies… I wasn’t so brave!

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #45

… explore the wonderful finds at Underground Salvage Company downtown… I’m looking for old windows to hang above my desk…

… in the back there are some great mirrors framed in old salvage wood, too…

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… made our monthly pilgramage to IHOP…

… for dinner this evening by the airport with Aunt Marla…  xo

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #44

… get yourself a copy of this book (at www.gusnapier.com)… “Convergence: Photographs and Poems by Augustus Napier” and enjoy a fresh and creative look at this beautiful place we live in… I LOVE this book! (thank you, Gus… I haven’t enjoyed a book this much in a long time!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #42

… catch a movie at Co-Ed Cinema like Matt & I did this afternoon… we saw Iron Lady and it was great!…

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #41

… enjoy a pineapple shake at Cardinal Drive-in!… xo

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #40

… get out on a Friday night and have some fun… like this party at Hunters & Gatherers tomorrow (Friday) night… I’m going! xo

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #39

… celebrate a birthday at Celito Lindo… great food, wonderful friends, yummy margarita… Happy Birthday, Marlaine!  :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #36

… don’t wait until the last minute this year to stock up on Valentines treats for your sweetie at Downtown Chocolates… Terri said last year, all you men were in there ON Valentines Day… xo

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #35

… meet all the fascinating people who live here!… Today I met Gus Napier, a world-reknowned psychotherapist and acclaimed photographer & poet (he’s standing next to one of his photographs here)… be sure to check out his web site at gusnapier.com… I love it… his book (Convergence) contains photos and poetry about one of my most favorite spots here, Birdrock Falls.

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #34

 … enjoy a singer-songwriter night any night of the week with Brevard’s best music talent (at home or in town)… makes for a fun Friday night!… Terina Plyler (left) & Suzanne Schmitt of Moon Shine Babies (right)…

 

… Michael Creech (check out his reverbnation site!)

… Bobby Wynn & Dustin Maxwell…

… John Robbins…

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #29

 … buy one of the coolest campers ever (the “Go”) made by one of my brilliant friends… this morning ran into a husband and wife in town picking up this one they just bought… want one for yourself? Check out this web site.

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #27

 

… stock up on ice melt and snow shovels at Ingles for that big snow we’re eventually going to get… and say hi to Jim while you’re there!

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #26

… try one of the new chocolate-covered carmel peanut pretzel sticks at Downtown Chocolates… I didn’t try one, but they look great!  :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #25

…. check out the large collection of outhouses in the lobby of the Transylvania Times…  :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #24

… get goose eggs at a local farm and make a really great omelet…  that’s what Dixie here is planning on doing…

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #23

… save someone’s life!… like Dean St. Marie did this weekend… he and Martha Jo were on on a date when they happened upon this scene, and Dean pulled the guy from the car and saved his life… yeah, no big deal!… :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #22

… tune into 1240 WSQL – Brevard’s “The White Squirrel” radio station from anywhere you are online at www.wsqlradio.com!

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #21

… get you some Brevard art by local artists… like these “Brevard Series” folk art prints from reality series cast member, Carol MacAllister

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #20

… plan your next skinny-dipping outing as we did tonight… or, in my case, my first skinny-dipping outing…  :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #19

… visit our favorite barber shop (West Main Barber Shop) at 70 West Main Street downtown…. it’s like stepping back in time (go there and you’ll know what I mean)… Matt’s haircut looks great!

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #18

… shop the Habitat Thrift Store (behind the Wells Fargo building)… someone in the know just sent me a picture of this bench donated today… it’s going out on the floor for sale… would be nice painted a different non-blue color… :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #17

… grab a milkshake at Rocky’s with someone you love…  :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #16

… take advantage of the world-class mountain biking we have here… so says Bike Magazine!… (and Tammy, and loads of other people…)    You need another reason to be proud to live here?  :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #14

… spend a Saturday afternoon guitar pulling with great original music written right here in Brevard…  :-) 

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #13

… gather some of your favorite Brevard peeps and have a good old-fashioned dinner party…  :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #12

… get up early enough to see the gorgeous sunrises we have here…  xo

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #11

… get yourself an “I Love Brevard” t-shirt… Marie (pictured here) in France did!… xo   (get them at Hunters & Gatherers on Main Street)

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Now this is how to work…!

… sitting with the FlyLady Marla Cilley & Michele on a rainy, rainy day next to a roaring fire…  :-)

… with Loki snoring away (and barking in his sleep) on his bed nearby…  :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #10

 

.. adopt a sweet cat at the Transylvania Humane Society Thrift Shop on Main Street… meet Taffy here… she was super sweet to me… xo

… this little kitten was a fire cracker playing with one of her toys… big, big personality!

Transylvania Humane Society Thrift Shop
84 East Main Street, Brevard NC
(828) 884-6577

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #9

 

… check out the fun scarves and clothes at Theophilus… hanging out with my girl Martha today goofing off with scarves/clothes and a camera!…  :-)   … you don’t want to see the pictures we took, trust me!

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