Weekend Recap | Asheville, NC

Happy Monday, lovelies – 
I hope you all had a great weekend!  I wanted to share a few of my favorite photos, snaps, and moments from our weekend getaway!  We started at Hotel Domestique, checking in Friday afternoon, for a relaxing, celebratory weekend with friends.  My girlfriend Paula just celebrated the second volume of her magazine, The Scout Guide, being released, so we all took off for a few days away.  The best part about Hotel Domestique, other than how obviously gorgeous it is there, is that it’s only twenty minutes away from our house!  As much as I love to travel to all of these crazy places, it’s SO nice to feel like you’re away, but only have a short drive back home.  Friday evening, we enjoyed dinner on the terrace at the hotel restaurant, Restaurant 17.  The food + cocktails were amazing!  The weather was perfect, we were surrounded by two of our best friends, and the food + drinks were on constant rotation.  There’s something so special about just sitting around a table, laughing, and making memories with the ones you love.
Here’s a little snapshot of my luggage + favorite new flats once we arrived.  I love how everything at the hotel feels so cozy + quaint – rocky walls and floors everywhere + a terra-cotta roof and antique-french shutters, but with more modern decor.  (If you follow along on snapchat, @meganrunionmcr, then you saw more of the hotel, our room, and the amazing views!)  Oh, and another favorite part about the hotel – they use Hermès body + skincare products!  We’ve only been to one other hotel that used the same products, but they are amazing!!  So luxurious and smell so fresh.
Saturday morning, we woke up, had breakfast on the terrace and started getting ready to head to Asheville for the day.  Asheville is a great getaway for us, too, because it’s only about 30 minutes away from Hotel Domestique.  We decided to start with lunch at this amazing place called Curate and it was literally the. best. ever.  John and I both love spicy, mexican or spanish inspired food, so it was totally right up our alley.  The portions are all basically appetizer portions, which is so great because you can order a combination of things and try more!  We started with the Sparkling Sangria, which was to die for, and then moved on to the lamb skewers, goat cheese stuffed piquillo peppers, croquetas chicken fritters, and smoked chorizo + potato puree. 
After lunch we bounced around to a few other places – we popped a couple bottles of rosè, snacked on truffle fries, ran into a couple of boutique shops, enjoyed a bottle of Veuve at The Bomhemian, and eventually ended up at one of our favorite places, Grove Park Inn.  AKA the coziest place on earth!  J and I love to go there for dinner because not only is the food amazing, but everything from the massive fireplaces all over the hotel to the beautiful views of Asheville is absolute perfection.  We especially love to go during Fall/Winter, so this was a great kickstart to the season.  We ate on the terrace, overlooking the foggy mountains, and had a delicious dinner for four!
 The next morning, we enjoyed one last breakfast together before packing up and heading back home!  I love throwing on something comfortable, yet chic for lounging around and this blush sweater + cotton shorts were the perfect combination.  Also, how cool is this chair?!  They are all over the hotel and I would love to have something similar for our front porch.  The hunt is officially on!
You can see more of what I wore throughout the weekend hereherehere, and in the widget below.  The weather was perfect for really starting to transition into cooler weather and made for an absolutely beautiful weekend getaway!
Thanks so much for stopping by, xx.
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