Last weekend, a group of sorority sisters and I packed our bags and made our way from different places in South Carolina to the small mountain town of Clyde, North Carolina (approximately 30 minutes from Asheville). One of the girls' parents own a mountain house in Clyde and we thought it would be the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate Kristen's sweet baby boy that is due next month! The four Charleston girls were the last to arrive (thank you, rush hour traffic in Columbia) so once we finally arrived around 9pm, we immediately changed into more comfortable clothes (AKA our pj's) and snacked on an array of appetizers that Jenny and Kelly Anne put together. Saturday morning we lounged around, drinking coffee and mimosas, and chatting away, all why enjoying this amazing view. There is just something so calming and relaxing about the mountains.
Once we all got showered and ready (which takes a long time for 8 girls, 2 bathrooms, and a tiny water heater), we headed into downtown Waynesville for some shopping and lunch. There were a lot of antique shops, art galleries, and gift shops. But first, Katie and I had to take a picture with the horses that were at the bottom of our road.
There were a lot of these types of art in this one particular gallery. It is just water colored paper torn into the shape of the flower and leaves! Loved it.
One of the many antique shops.
This milk glass deviled egg plate rimmed with gold paint was so close to coming home with me.
After eating lunch at a small sandwich shop, we made our way back to the house. A few naps and more girl talk later, we ventured back to Waynesville for dinner at The Sweet Onion. All of the food was so good and our server was the sweetest! Since I had been eating a ton of junk food all weekend, I decided to keep it light with a Caesar salad and seared tuna (shocker, I know)....oh, and a side of mashed potatoes, but they weren't that good so I didn't eat very much of them. But first, we started out with melt in your mouth cheesy biscuits.
I also had a bite of Katie's creamy French onion soup and it was SO good.
The next morning, we woke up bright and early to pack up and clean the house. As a parting gift, some of the girls put together these super cute little plants with a hand drawn name tag by our talented friend, Jen. Kristen, the baby mama of the weekend, loves woodland animals so each nametag had a different one on it.