Category Archives: Brevard NC
… receiving a mentoring session in “Politics 101” by my sweet friend, Eve… this is my view as I absorb it all… :-)
… be sure to stop by this adorable store: “Poplar & Ash” in downtown Brevard (22 W. Jordan St.)… #cutethings
… followed by burgers & wine (not beer) at Lake Toxaway Country Club on the deck watching the fog roll in… #happyplace… xo
… at Wine Down agreeing to seriously consider a new endeavor, something I NEVER envisioned for myself… :-)
… and, that’s a wrap… preparing to board a plane home to the U. S…. goodbye, sweet Rio, I love you more than ever… now, home to Brevard! xo
Thank you, Rio… I am proud to say you shaped the person I am. Some memorable moments from this trip: (1) being able to show my son @mattasharpsteen where I grew up, (2) seeing the look on his face the first time he saw me speaking Portuguese, (3) being reunited with my Brazilian family (including my Brazilian sister @araripesonia, @felipe.araripee, @bellas_photos, @pattyoliveiraa, @julia_souto, @angela_araripesouto, @joao.araripe… I love you all so much! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ … and my NEW family members including @mackeduardo, @tataicosta and the amazing team of women at @fundoelas! – I look forward to helping you continue to change the world and help women!, and (4) visiting my old school, Escola Americana do Rio @earj.official (despite the twinges of heartache from remembering all the fun times with my sweet best friend Wendy Morris – makes me cry typing this remembering all the times we shared together…. I miss her and sound of her sweet laugh). My heart is full heading back to the states… I send love to you all, the rest of my family. Don’t doubt for a minute that I love each of you and am here for you. Love is an open door always. xoxo — at Aeroporto Internacional do Rio de Janeiro Galeao.
… this is the watering hole at the end of 18 holes of golf at Toxaway Country Club… and it’s burger night!
… unexpected inspiration for my “Comfort Foods Around the World” cookbook…
… met this little guy before dinner… such a sweet boy, I loved that he came across the aisle and wanted to sit next to me…
… oh dear, I won’t lie to you… this White Squirrel Wine isn’t the worst wine I’ve had, but it’s a close second…
… excited about award-winning Michelin-star Chef Johannes Klapdohr of The Library Kitchen & Bar joining Brevard Bites Food Tours this season.. announced today!
… meet Ginger & Peaches, visiting Blue Ridge Bakery with their parents… while I grab Greek meatballs to-go… :-)
… thank you to my friend and rabbi Ely Rosenfeld for reminding me today it’s a good and right thing to be fearless in sharing my life, what I love, what has shaped me, my journey, finding peace, and choosing love… dive in with me, follow my lead… xo
… proud of my friend, Ryan Jacques for his sustainable tiny house being featured in Cottages & Bungalows magazine & on dwell.com!
… click here for dwell.com article…