Have you traveled to the mountains of North Carolina? It is truly a trip to be enjoyed. My husband and I went on a small trip this last weekend with some great friends and had a wonderful time. We traveled to Banner Elk where we spent the night and then Saturday went to Blowing Rock. We met at Banner Elk and went on a visit to the Banner Elk Winery.
Here are some of the pictures I took.
This is the Banner Elk Winery Villa. You can stay in this beautiful villa which is made up of many different rooms. There are lots of weddings at the Villa and the bride and groom can stay here while the wedding is taking place.
As I said, it started raining so we came back inside and enjoyed our bottle of wine in the wine tasting room. The painting over the fireplace is one painted by well renowned artist David Banegas, more to see from him later in the post.
I took this photo of the wine barrels and Instagramed it. Turned out pretty cool looking. I asked if I could get a few wine barrels and they said YES! Soon to come, DIY wine barrel benches. Can’t wait!!
After freshening up and settling in our rooms we headed to the Banner Elk downtown area and met Angelo, (owns the winery) which is good friends with Kathee & Jess. He also owns Serento’s and the Sushi Bar, here he is assisting the famous David Banegas paint this piece of art. How fun is that…
I love this painting by David Banegas of a single horse, his art is amazing. More of him in a minute…
Here David Banegas is in the courtyard painting Batman for Angelo. It was amazing to see his process. Here’s his Facebook Page
We had a great time on Friday with the winery and eating Italian and Sushi, so now we’re off to Blowing Rock for some SHOPPING!! This is a very cool store filled with all kinds of ceramic pots, iron work, furniture, scarves, benches, figurines and much much more. If you get to the mountains you must stop here.
We are trying to decide about this cabinet for our master bedroom. We are planning on putting a wine & coffee bar in our bedroom. It opens and has a wine rack on one side and storage on the other. The top opens and you can store things inside. I would paint it of course..
We decided to buy this tree face for our kids. We always like to bring them home a little gift when we travel. We’re going to put it on one of our pine trees. Do you have one of these??? Not a goofy husband a tree face??
The Blowing Rock park is really beautiful. People were just sitting around on benches enjoying themselves, talking, eating ice cream from Kilwins, playing basketball, kids on the playground, and relaxing.
We had a fabulous weekend and hate that we had to head back to our crazy lives, but we had a few days together and loved every minute of it. Thank you Kathee & Jess for sharing such a great weekend. Can’t wait until our next adventure…
What’s you next adventure? Where are you headed? Comment below and share…
Living on the Blissful Side of Life,