On New Year's Eve, Josh and I woke up around 10ish (which was GLORIOUS) and decided to explore downtown Asheville.
After a quick stop at the little cafe at Grove Park Inn we ventured to Page Avenue to see what the Grove Arcade and the other downtown options had to offer.
I wasn't super impressed with the Arcade (pictured below). It had lots of cute shops, but I am honestly not that interested in local crafts and pottery (yes I realize how un-cultured that probably makes me). But if that is what blows your skirt up then the Arcade is perfect for you.
Now why would we get excited about Woolworth department store? Because Josh's grandma worked at the Woolworth in Rocky Mount that closed a long time ago and if we ever see one elsewhere we have to take a picture to show her they're still around.
After wandering around for awhile we grew an appetite and visited the Bier Garden for lunch.
It was delicious. Their beer menu was a dag-on book, but since it was 2 in the afternoon we did not partake in that particularly menu. I got the Coconut Shrimp appetizer and the Turkey Wrap for lunch.
Best part of Bier Garden besides the food? Watching the Kentucky/Louisville game on the big screen while we enjoyed our lunch.
|Josh & I enjoying our lunch.|
We tried to go to the Historic Biltmore Village (mainly I tried because I wanted to hit their Lilly Pulitzer and Monkees of Asheville) but the parking was absolutely horrible so we decided to just go back to the hotel and watch movies (Bridesmaids & Hangover II) instead before getting ready for our dinner.
As I mentioned before, our New Year's Eve package included dinner reservations on New Year's Eve at either Sunset Terrace or Horizons. We chose Sunset Terrace because it didn't require you to dress in "Resort Formal" wear, after all our reservations were at 5:30 and the party wasn't set to start until 9pm, I didn't want to be all dolled up for almost 4 hours.
|bad picture of my outfit for Sunset Terrace|
However, there was 30 to 45 minutes between each course of us just waiting for our food. When you have an antsy husband... this is not ideal.
I also enjoyed a Sunset Martini, of which I DID take a picture..
|view from Sunset Terrace|
Here are some quick pics from the evening that are even worse than the ones above since I took them with Josh's BBerry camera... in the dark.