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… throwback Thursday… so blessed for the many life-changing trips this year…

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Facebook memories catch me off guard sometimes… 4 years ago today I was happily kicking around Charleston SC and bought my wedding dress… for a wedding that would never happen. A lot has changed since then…

(1) I realized today it doesn’t hurt my heart anymore to look at these photos of wedding dress shopping. And, (2) as some of you know, the dress has found a new purpose traveling the globe this year, in helping me to encourage other women via public speaking & workshops in their own #healing and facing painful truths. #forgiveness Happy Monday, ladies… love you lots! xo

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… thank you, Cleveland… grateful for a successful, productive & happy day and re-connecting with an old friend… xo

… scotch lovers take note: stock up now, as scotch prices will soon increase when European tariffs are implemented… we will see significant price increases… ;-) … that concludes my public service announcement…

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… I love it when I get to be part of Brevard Bites Food Tour group photos!

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… 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.

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… hello, from Ouro Preto, Brazil… one of my favorite little corners of the world… #myheartisfull xo

… Matt, me, and Ricardo (our driver)…
… the view from our table where we ate lunch…
… the view from our room at the Solar do Rosario Hotel…
… bought new chokra balancing stones in the town centre…

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… more pics from Rio… xo

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… honored to be working with this amazing group of women @ the Elas Fund in Brazil…

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… fun day in Rio de Janeiro today!

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… someone asked me to sign their book tonight while I was out for dinner… #ofcourseIwill #thankyou

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… thank you to Marc Dambax @ Marcos for making today’s magazine photoshoot so amazing!

… magazine photoshoots where I get to drink wine while having my picture taken are the BEST!
… thank you to my mom for taking these photos
… and thank you to photog Karin for her mad skills!

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… meet Spero who never smiles for photos… even when having a fun end-of-week glass of wine at Wine Down :-)

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… fun book-signing party tonight with sweet friends & amazing ladies… #thankyou #blessed #survivor

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… look at what I got to drive during my trip to Oklahoma! #farmgirl #tractors #thankyou

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… fun pics from my trip to the UK…

… met up for coffee with a London-based friend from my mastermind group…

… at the speakers dinner…

Newcastle train station…

… the three of us had never heard of “straight-arm drinking”… hence a demonstration… and sadly, this… :-)

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… my UK “How to Leave an Asshole” book tour road family… selfie at our home base hotel in Knightsbridge…

 

…fun night this evening with the brilliant Game of Thrones composer Tom Player at The Gate (amazing restaurant!)…


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… new podcast episode is up with my sweet friend, Karen Jones!

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!

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… lots of prep going on for upcoming White Squirrel Day… announcements coming next week!

… 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!

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… new ad in the TTimes… thank you!

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… the book cover art is done! :-)

… 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!

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… celebrating our brand new status of Airbnb “Superhost” at the Lumberyard Falls Bungalow… we did it!

… 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!”

REVIEW: JoeAugust 2018
“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!”

REVIEW: DaveAugust 2018
“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.”

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… I loved meeting little Hank today… squirmy little guy #lovehim

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… fun showing my sweet Brazilian friends around Brevard… xo

… my childhood friend, Sonia, and her beautiful family… xo


… ending the evening with some wonderful masticka… perfection  ;-)

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Happy July 4th!… fun downtown today celebrating Independence Day…

… Dolley Madison and the rest of DAR had fun sharing about our American history… ;-)

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

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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 for you… xo

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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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… fun at Brevard’s Memorial Day Parade this morning… xo

… 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  ;-)

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… choose love today… xo

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…in the gym and happy, even though all I can do is cardio right now…

… 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… ;-)

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… listed a property last week, and it’s already under contract this week… call me if you have property you want to sell!

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… fun morning in Brevard celebrating kick-off of the 2018 season of Brevard Bites Food Tours!

… 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

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… getting to see what the kids thought of Dolley Madison today… xo

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… Dolley Madison and the First Ladies “performed” today in Asheville…

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… did a workshop for this amazing group in Asheville today!…

… 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!  :-)

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… playing with the keyboard tonight while it’s pouring rain outside…

… inspired to dust off the keyboard and play while a snoring dog keeps me company next to the fire… #lovethatboy #blessed

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… fun “First Ladies” DAR brunch today after Pisgah Forest Elementary performance…

… delicious food thanks to the amazing Beth Womble… thank you!

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… fun day off-roading at Biltmore Estate with Land Rover professional driver Aaron Owens!

…. thanks for the great driving instruction… so exciting… and we survived! :-)

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9 Steps to Living an Inspired Life… plus one other new episode on my other podcast @ annsharpsteen.com

… or, subscribe on iTunes (now called ApplePlay), Stitcher, GooglePlay, or just listen below…

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… forgot to grab a blog photo today, so here’s a “Hello, Dolley” pic from Rosman Elementary for filler :-)

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First Ladies Dolley Madison & Elizabeth Monroe taking a selfie at Rosman Elementary!

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Reminder: for 4th year in a row, Pisgah Pete accurately predicts the winner of the Super Bowl!

… he is amazing, that Pisgah Pete! ;-) #lovethatboy #downwithphil #whitesquirrelday

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Big thanks to O.P. Taylor’s for this little guy now being a part of my Dolley Madison performance!


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… it was a fun “White Squirrel Day” today!

… Pisgah Pete let us know we need to brace ourselves for 6 more weeks of winter (we still love you, Pete, even though we don’t love that news)…



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… someone unwittingly left me a loving symbol at the bottom of the driveway… xo #blessed #grateful

… unexpected and beautilful things (like this) keep popping up in the last week… #love 

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… the “I Love Brevard” podcast has launched!

… with first guest, Leigh Trapp! … over the next twenty-four hours, the podcast will be rolling out over iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and more! ;-)

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Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family!… xo

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

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… I would love a mural like these painted in downtown Brevard!.. for all hurting souls in the world…

… symbolizing freedom and peace! xo

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… after our morning run (sweet Mac)… ;-)

… do dogs get runners high?  Because Mac is all smiles after our run this morning… ;-)

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… at Battery Park Book Exchange in Asheville… ;-)

I love this place so much, and this is my favorite corner of this favorite Asheville haunt. ;-)

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