The past couple of weeks of life have been a lot of stressful, a bit emotional, and at times overwhelming, so I was really happy (and lucky) that I had already planned a little trip with my sister to Asheville, a small city in the mountains of North Carolina. A couple short years ago, I lived in a mountain town, so I absolutely enjoyed getting back up there, breathing in the mountain air, and getting a change of scenery from the norm.

Here’s what I did:

My sister and I started the day by going to breakfast at Tupelo Honey Cafe, a Southern-inspired restaurant.

I wore my ASOS dress and got a couple looks like I was weird. Apparently, dressing up for breakfast is a no-go in Asheville.

We waited 20 minutes to get it! Definitely worth it though 🙂

I watched the cutest doggy meet-up.

We visited a chocolate shop.

And a lot of other people also had to get their chocolate fix.


View from the hotel. You can see the mountains peeking out the back!

We decided to go out and do some shopping (of course).

Love this store, The Funky Mutt. Has the cutest dog toys.

Star lamps at the Chevron Trading Post and Trade Co. I bought two rings from here that will show up on a post soon, I’m sure!

We then went on the LaZoom comedy city tour, which I highly recommend if you happen to visit Asheville.

Our lovely tour host

Sister Perdition who was helping us “rid our sins”

Sister Perdition is also quite talented at swallowing flames. No big deal.

The funniest thing that happened was when Sister Perdition ran off the bus and our tour host yelled, “Watch out for the crazy nun!” The people on the street actually ran away from the guy playing Sister Perdition (notice the woman in the red coat). HIL-AR-IOUS.

P.S. Sister Perdition had quite the lovely socks, eh?

We went by some cute houses on the tour.

Swatted at a roach

and picked up drunk spring breakers before the tour finally ended with my eyes watering from my allergies going crazy (and laughter). Gotta love that!

On the way home we stopped by the French Broad River…

spotted a house you couldn’t miss…

found and old railway bridge that inspired me to change into a 90s inspired look for Five Take…

took some pictures that made me glad I was only 2 when the 90s began

and heard some ghostly creaking of the tracks before running for the car to return home.

All in all it was a good trip. It helped me forget about the issues I had going on, and it let me take a break so I could better face them when I got home.

Have you ever taken a short getaway when you need a break from life? Where do you run away to?