Asheville Birthday Weekend

We spent the weekend in Asheville celebrating my birthday! This is actually our second time celebrating my birthday in my favorite city (read about the last trip here), only this time we were sans kiddos! Early Saturday morning Ms. Jamie arrived and Matt and I were out the door 3 seconds later.

We arrived in Asheville just in time to grab some BBQ sandwiches at Buxton Hall before checking in to our hotel.

Dress || Watch || Sunglasses

We stayed at the Grand Bohemian Hotel which is one of my favorite places to stay in Asheville. I love all of
the details of this hunting lodge-inspired property and the service is always top notch.

Our room was so amazing!

After we got settled in, we ubered to the Grove Park Inn for an afternoon of day drinking on their gorgeous terrace overlooking the Blue Ridge mountains. We arrived just in time to snag the most secluded table on the patio. It’s a little grainy but Matt snapped a pretty cool picture from the top of the Inn…

Later, we both agreed that this was our favorite part of our trip. It was so relaxing and nice to spend quality time together over cocktails instead of our sweet but very loud toddlers. We brought books to read but ended up chatting away and forgot about them.

When we arrived back to our hotel we popped a bottle of champagne and slowly got ready for our night out. But first, dessert! The Grand Bohemian surprised us with a complimentary dessert for my birthday down at The Red Stag Grill so we stopped there on our way to dinner for a round of beers and dessert. We devoured the most amazing blackberry swirl goat cheesecake.

We ate dinner at Curate. I have been dying to try this Spanish tapas restaurant for a very long time but it is so dang hard to get a reservation. So when we booked our hotel a few months ago I immediately called and secured our reservation (yes, three months in advance)!

We arrived a few minutes early and grabbed a drink at the bar before being seated. The ambiance was incredible and our meal totally lived up to all the hype.

Everything was delicious, but Matt’s favorite was the smoked pork sandwich and my favorite was the sauteed garlic shrimp! Oh, and we enjoyed a second round of dessert…because you only turn 31 once!

The next morning we slept in! On our way out of town we stopped for breakfast at our favorite restaurant, Early Girl Eatery. My favorite menu item was sadly discontinued, but to my surprise our waitress offered to put in a special request for it which made my day.

After breakfast we rushed home to squeeze our babies and spend the rest of the day with them. After naps we picked out Halloween costumes and ate dinner at Cowfish (Caroline’s request), where Thomas devoured my birthday dessert. It was the best birthday weekend!

Previous Birthday Celebrations: 30th Birthday Surprise Party //29th Birthday //28th Birthday Weekend in Asheville // 27th Birthday



  1. Kiki Nakita
    September 25, 2017 / 10:14 am

    Wishing you a happy birthday, Christina. I turned 31 in May, too!

  2. Rachel Emily
    September 25, 2017 / 10:17 am

    What a fun weekend! That view is incredible!!

  3. Nichole @
    September 25, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    Looks like a great bday weekend! We have friends who just moved from Florida to Asheville, and it's a great excuse for us to finally go visit!

  4. D
    September 25, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    Love Asheville! When we went, we had dinner at the Admiral one night (saw you ate there last time you went) — and had dinner at the bar at Curate another night. Sooooo good.

    • D
      September 25, 2017 / 2:14 pm

      ooh, and have you had breakfast at Sunny Point yet? also delicious.

  5. Justine Ciemny
    September 25, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Looks like you had a great time :)Justine @ Charm City Ciemny'

  6. Annie
    September 25, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    Happy Birthday friend!!! Looks like a perfect celebration!

  7. Rebecca
    September 25, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday! (Also, sidenote: I love your style!)

  8. Owen Davis @ Davis Duo
    September 26, 2017 / 12:36 am

    What a perfect birthday weekend! There is nothing like the Grove Park!

  9. Leslie @ A Side of Chocolate
    September 26, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    I'm so glad you guys had such a lovely weekend in Asheville! My uncle is actually the bar manager at The Red Stag and somehow I still haven't been there, yet! Hopefully when we go in December I will finally make it!

  10. Jo
    September 26, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    You guys are SO good at birthday weekends/celebrations/weekends away! This all sounds perfect. Glad you got away for such an amazing time to celebrate YOU birthday girl!

  11. Katie
    September 26, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    LOVE that you guys are so good with taking time for your marriage. Our youngest is 9 months and we have yet to leave the house without the kids.

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    October 7, 2017 / 5:57 am

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