Last weekend Matt and I joined our best friends, Brynn and Palmer, in Asheville for the weekend. We did this trip last year and it was so amazing that we decided to make it an annual tradition.
After coming off of a 3 day holiday weekend followed by 3 snow days, we couldn’t have been happier to see Ms. Jamie bright and early on Saturday morning. Actually, the kids may have been even more excited for the change of scenery and we were ready for some adult time — sans Doc McStuffins marathons.
A little over two hours later, we met Brynn and Palmer in Asheville at our hotel. We decided to try the AC Hotel in downtown this time and it is gorgeous, smells heavenly inside and offers the most incredible rooftop bar which we took full advantage of. We quickly checked in, dropped our bags in our rooms and ubered straight to lunch at my favorite Asheville BBQ spot, Buxton Hall Barbecue.
After lunch we walked down the street to Burial Beer Co. which was a really, really cool place for a few beers and some fun pictures in an old Ford truck. A little while later we decided to walk further down the street to Green Man Brewery for a little bit.
Afterwards we decided to head back to the hotel rooftop for cocktails at Capella on 9! This bar was absolutely gorgeous and the view was amazing. We lounged on giant couches over happy hour before heading to our rooms to get ready for dinner.
It was SO nice to have a late dinner reservation and leisurely get ready for the night out without our kids tugging on our shirts and asking for snacks.
Once we were all ready we met B+P down in the hotel lobby for pre-dinner drinks before heading to dinner at another one of my (and Brynn’s) favorite spots, The Admiral. I can’t believe it had been almost 4 years since we dined here! And it was just as amazing as I remembered. Don’t let the exterior fool you! I’ll spare you pictures of every single thing we ate…minus the beef tartare and my scallops!
After dinner, the boys thought it would be a great idea to each take a 5 hour energy shot while Brynn and I stood by laughing and shaking our heads. Our last stop of the night was at one of my very favorite cocktail bars, Sovereign Remedies. After a nightcap, Brynn and I headed back to the hotel to crawl into bed while the boys stayed out until…well, let’s just say they didn’t make it to breakfast the next morning. Before heading out of town, Brynn and I had some girl time over the most delicious breakfast at the cutest little spot next door to the hotel, Over Easy Cafe, before scooping the boys up back at the hotel and heading back home.
It was another amazing trip to one of my favorite cities with some of my favorite people!