.. yum, is all I can say… xo
Grammies 3.0, 19 Chestnut St, Brevard, 828-862-8353
… 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
“You know, people come to Italy for all sorts of reasons, but when they sat, it’s for the same two things.”
“Love and gelato.”
Jenna Evans Welch, Love & Gelato
Kiwi Gelato, 67 E Main St., Brevard, NC – Phone: 828-877-4659
… 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! ;-)
Square Root,33 Times Arcade Alley, Brevard NC
November/December issue on stands now…
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.
…wonderful dinner with my sweet guy! :-)
… go in and check out the totally remodeled Theophilus… as if I need any excuse to go in there! :-)
… catch a movie at Co-Ed Cinema… bookmark their web site to find out what’s showing (or subscribe to their weekly emails)…
… 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…
… stock up on fake parking tickets at O.P. Taylor’s… good clean fun that messes with your friends’ heads… :-)
… 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
… these graves are in the area under the altar…
… hike up to Daniel Ridge Falls like I did today… perfect way to spend my birthday… and gorgeous weather! :-)
… 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…
… 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!
… if you dare, try one of Downtown Chocolates’s new chocolate covered Twinkies… I wasn’t so brave!
… 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…
… for dinner this evening by the airport with Aunt Marla… xo
… 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!)
… catch a movie at Co-Ed Cinema like Matt & I did this afternoon… we saw Iron Lady and it was great!…
… enjoy a pineapple shake at Cardinal Drive-in!… xo
… get out on a Friday night and have some fun… like this party at Hunters & Gatherers tomorrow (Friday) night… I’m going! xo
… celebrate a birthday at Celito Lindo… great food, wonderful friends, yummy margarita… Happy Birthday, Marlaine! :-)
… 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
… 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.
… 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…
… 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.
… 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!
… try one of the new chocolate-covered carmel peanut pretzel sticks at Downtown Chocolates… I didn’t try one, but they look great! :-)
…. check out the large collection of outhouses in the lobby of the Transylvania Times… :-)
… get goose eggs at a local farm and make a really great omelet… that’s what Dixie here is planning on doing…
… 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!… :-)
… tune into 1240 WSQL – Brevard’s “The White Squirrel” radio station from anywhere you are online at www.wsqlradio.com!
… get you some Brevard art by local artists… like these “Brevard Series” folk art prints from reality series cast member, Carol MacAllister…
… plan your next skinny-dipping outing as we did tonight… or, in my case, my first skinny-dipping outing… :-)
… 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!
… 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… :-)
… grab a milkshake at Rocky’s with someone you love… :-)
… 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? :-)
… spend a Saturday afternoon guitar pulling with great original music written right here in Brevard… :-)
… gather some of your favorite Brevard peeps and have a good old-fashioned dinner party… :-)
… get up early enough to see the gorgeous sunrises we have here… xo
… get yourself an “I Love Brevard” t-shirt… Marie (pictured here) in France did!… xo (get them at Hunters & Gatherers on Main Street)
… 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… :-)
.. 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
… 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!
… catch a church service at my church – Brevard Community Church on Morris Road… Sundays 9:30am & 11:00am and Wednesday nights 6:30pm (following fellowship meal @ 5:30pm)… love my church… and Pastor Todd’s sermons are the best!
Brevard Community Church
417 Morris Road, Brevard NC