Sunday, November 8, 2009

Asheville Weekend Outfit at French Broad Chocolate Lounge

We had amazingly gorgeous weather here this past weekend. We've been testing the dogs out at new boarding places so, since we didn't need to rush back to pick them up, we decided to take a drive over to Asheville. The skies were blue, it was cool but not cold and the leaves were perfectly red and gold everywhere.

We really adore Asheville. And we have to always eat at least one meal at Laughing Seed Cafe. If you haven't been, please make a point of going there.

Instead of wearing the typical jeans and a sweater, I grabbed my new stripey dress from Anthropologie and, even though it is a great Summer dress, when it's paired with grey tights and a cozy over-sized cardigan, it's perfect for Fall.

I always end up with few goodies to bring home. This time it was a new tee from Circles & Squares, they have the cutest prints and the softest shirts, a moleskine from Malaprop's bookstore and some chocolates from French Broad Chocolate Lounge.

Sheer silliness....

I kept the jewelry simple - a vintage Trifari owl necklace.

The bow on this actually ties in the back but since I was wearing a sweater, I tied it in the front so it would show. I did have a pair of black gloves I bought on my honeymoon and so I used my vintage mock croc bag.

For a workday I would wear this with heels but to traipse around the hilly streets Tibi flats are more in order.

We've been wanting to check out the French Broad Chocolate Lounge for a while. Named after a local river, this place is cute and filled with amazing chocolates, drinks and pastries.
We got two liquid truffle hot chocolates. And this is real hot chocolate in the French style, not hot cocoa like you normally get in America.

We of course had to bring some of their truffles home, especially because they make vegan ones with a coconut milk ganache. They are decadent and I'm inspired to do some ganache experimentation of my own now.

I also bought some new chocolate bars I've never tried before. I'm always on the lookout for a new brand to obsess over.

Another wonderful day in one of our favorite cities.


WendyB said...

Looks like a great time. That first photo is one of my favorites of you evah! So happy!

Jeanne said...

Ah! I have that dress in the green stripe! I love how it looks with the cardigan!

Michelle said...

That dress looks simply adorable with the bow tied in front! I love the owl necklace too. And those truffles look delicious - I'm jealous!

kristophine said...

What a wonderful outfit, with the bow and the red and the prettiness! And it looks like you're having a good time, too. Excellent all around.

jennine said...

that stripey dress is divine! i love stripes but have the hardest time with them, so now i have stripe envy.

The Mighty J said...

Hmmmm looks like a yummy weekend!