I absolutely loved interviewing my sweet and amazing friend & author of “Happy You Happy Body” Karen Jones in the latest episode of the “Art of the Reset” podcast… you can subscribe on your favorite podcast app or go to http://www.annsharpsteen.com/podcast/2019/2/19/episode-007 to listen in… hugs to you, Karen, for sharing your story and inspiring all of us every day!
… for 4 years in a row, Pisgah Pete has accurately predicted not only if we will have 6 more weeks of winter, but also who the winner of the Super Bowl will be! Take that, one-trick-pony Punxsutawney Phil!
… this is a woman’s book about how to identify assholes, run for the hills, and heal from a toxic relationship and be whole and healthy again (mentally, physically, spiritually)… and come out the other side with your heart more open and loving than ever before! #healing #love #leavetheasshole … pre-orders start this weekend!
… everything here is about detail to quality and excellence! So proud to call this the #1 Best Airbnb/Vacation Rental in Brevard! Click here to book online at Airbnb.
REVIEW: RebeccaOctober 2018
“Perfectly appointed and stylish home that made our short stay in Brevard perfect. The location was fabulous as it was in walking distance to downtown and great restaurants. Anne was extremely helpful and available throughout our stay. Trust her recommendations!”
REVIEW: OliviaSeptember 2018
“From the A-Z of Airbnb, this place is it! Perfect host, space, location. This is hands down the best vacation rental we’ve ever had. It’s not just a place to stay. It’s a complete experience. Thank you Anne!”
REVIEW: MelindaSeptember 2018
“Beautiful cozy perfectly appointed home on my favorite little street in Brevard!”
“What a great place! The house was the perfect place for my wife and 10 month old baby. The floor plan makes the space feel much larger and the styling is awesome. It was right down the road from some great bars and downtown was just a five minute walk. We love this house and will be back. The owners and local host were super friendly and quick to respond to any question we had. We really enjoyed staying here!”
“Stylish place, great location, extremely clean, and a wonderful host who communicates well and is thoughtful. Couldn’t ask for more. Would definitely stay again!”
REVIEW: AnnSeptember 2018
“This is a handsome, well thought out and well appointed house with beautiful landscaping. It is immaculate and filled with natural light. It’s location is wonderfully convenient to every place and activity.”
… my childhood friend, Sonia, and her beautiful family… xo
… ending the evening with some wonderful masticka… perfection ;-)
… Dolley Madison and the rest of DAR had fun sharing about our American history… ;-)
… 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 for you… xo
… it was a fun surprise to grab an issue of Bold Life outside Falls Landing and find this in the June issue! ;-)
… and then I accomplished nothing today after the parade and took a 3 hour nap… apparently getting up early doesn’t agree with me anymore… #notamorningpersonanymore ;-)
… it just occurred to me, if someone would come around right now and take my drink order for a fruit smoothie, and then bring it to me. this gym might be perfect… ;-)
… thank you FOX Carolina for all the love and fun this morning!
(below: at the Map Room Tap Room upstairs at D.D. Bullwinkle with Allie Carrington and Adam Perkins… and of course, FOX Carolina’s Joe Gagnon and photographer, Ariel!)
Joe marveling at the selection at Wine Down… :-)
… sweet friends Rebekah and Joe Alexander (The Phoenix & The Fox) sharing their famous fried green tomatoes…
Matt with Ariel & Joe at Wine Down…
Allie was great on camera!
… at Mayberry’s talking food and drink… xo
… what you can’t see is the piece of glass art that was knocked over in the taking of this photo, oops!… fun group of new friends, and can’t wait to show you all Brevard! :-)
… inspired to dust off the keyboard and play while a snoring dog keeps me company next to the fire… #lovethatboy #blessed
… delicious food thanks to the amazing Beth Womble… thank you!
…. thanks for the great driving instruction… so exciting… and we survived! :-)
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… he is amazing, that Pisgah Pete! ;-) #lovethatboy #downwithphil #whitesquirrelday
… unexpected and beautilful things (like this) keep popping up in the last week… #love
… with first guest, Leigh Trapp! … over the next twenty-four hours, the podcast will be rolling out over iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and more! ;-)
Sending you all wishes for a blessed and happy Thanksgiving day! Let today be the start of a brand new year… don’t wait for January 1, New Years Day. Let it start TODAY with gratitude for all our blessings in this imperfect crooked beautiful inspiring amazing life. Focus on love and forgiveness and fresh beginnings, quiet, compassion, and new goals. Hug your loved ones, be yourself, give of your time, smile at strangers, write hand-written thank-you notes, express yourself, sing, dance, be childlike, play, laugh, and savor this life. xo Love to you all, Ann
… symbolizing freedom and peace! xo
… do dogs get runners high? Because Mac is all smiles after our run this morning… ;-)
I love this place so much, and this is my favorite corner of this favorite Asheville haunt. ;-)
Mac in the morning… loves pine cones, sticks, leaves, rocks, dirt and anything found outside…
… Mac after two hours of puppy training and playtime with his friends (Wilbur, Bailey, Aurora, Dickens, Baxter and Ella)…
… I definitely believe this to be true… xo
… trying to get one photo for the Brevard Bites Food Tours Thanksgiving e-newsletter… I think we took a hundred photos… :-) We finally got one and the newsletter is scheduled to go out tonight…
We were on a mission to cheer up Aunt Marlaine, and I’m pretty sure we did! (as well as the nurses and staff on her floor)…
…who we are already head-over-heels in love with already… baby Mac!! (registered name: Spanish Oak’s Mac the Knife… a nod to Bobby Darin’s “Mack the Knife”)…xoxo
…I walked 1-1/2 miles down the drive way to feed the horses and donkeys… and then, the Polaris wouldn’t start, so I had to walk the 1-1/2 miles all the way back to the house (uphill, on what seems like a 45 degree angle, although Mike says it’s only 15 degrees)… yes, I was exhausted! Ah well, life on the mountain!
… Snowstorn Jonas wasn’t messin’ around, we’re officially snowed in! Those are my tracks you see, going to collect firewood! :-)
.. he’s telling me he wants some attention after I feed the horses and donkeys…such a sweet boy!
… stay safe everyone!
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It’s the first day of a brand new year, and it’s already a good one… flying home to Brevard with from the Dominican Republic… what an absolutely wonderful trip… Mike asked me to marry him in the sweetest most tender proposal!
Photo credit: Paul Newby
… check out this well-written article by journalist Caitlin Byrd in today’s Asheville Citizen Times that gives big, big attention to our beloved Brevard and all the things happening in downtown!… thank you, @MaryCaitlineByrd!