Friday, October 26, 2012

A Perfect Day

Yesterday was a perfect day.

The weather was perfect.  The fall colors were perfect.  

I met my friend, "the other Penny" from Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen, downtown Asheville for some antiquing and lunch.  She is heading back to her winter home this weekend, and I won't see her again until next spring.  I am going to miss her!

We had lunch at a wonderful little French restaurant called Bouchon.  The main restaurant is only open for dinner, but they have a creperie that is open for lunch in the courtyard beside their restaurant.


We both chose chicken pesto crepes with arugula and a side order of Pommes Frites.  While dining the leaves were gently falling off the trees and floating down around us.  


Love this metal capped string light that was in the courtyard.  I will be looking for that style when we built our pergola at our new home.

Speaking of home....I took the pictures below on my way to my current rental home, after a day with Penny.  The color has reached it's peak here and the leaves are falling like crazy.




To the left in the picture below, there is actually a road, but you can't see it because it is covered with so many leaves!




At the end of the perfect day, I had to capture the sun setting through the golden leaves from my deck.


Travel safe Penny!  See you next spring.

34 comments:

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Looks like a wonderful lunch and a beautiful Fall day! I love the sound of falling leaves!~Hugs, Patti

Vee said...

What good times to lunch with a friend. I wanted to reach out and help myself to a fry or two...what was the "dip"? I enjoyed taking the drive home with you up to your mountain home with the beautiful view right there from your deck.

Penny said...

It was a perfect day Penny. I will miss you too. See you in April!
Hugs, Penny

Jan said...

Penny, What a beautiful day you and the other Penny had and thank you for sharing it here with us...beautiful and yummy~~~

Jan

Pondside said...

I loved the photo of Penny, at the table, amid the fallen leaves. What a nice afternoon you must have had. If you find those lights, could you send me a link? I'd love to have some for our gazebo, which is presently lit by fairy lights. I'd like something a little 'more'.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sounds like a perfect day! Your photos are beautiful Penny! Enjoy your weekend!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Your lunch looks delicious! What a great way to spend the day with a good friend!

debi said...

Beautiful Photos!!


Hugs!

P.S. Can't wait to see the new home and all you will do with it!

Adrienne said...

I think any day is a perfect day when blog friends get together! Loved seeing Penny and where you had lunch together - and your gorgeous Fall colors.
~Adrienne~

April said...

Glad you had some special time with your cherished friend! Your pictures leave me "oohing" and "aahing"!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

What pretty place for lunch and your lunch looks so healthy too! Sounds like a lovely afternoon.

Rose H (UK) said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day, great company and a lovely lunch.
What a lovely journey home through the wonderful fall colours, thank you for sharing them with us Penny :o)
Rose H
x

Kathleen Grace said...

Ahhh, that restaurant looks so gorgeous with the leaves all falling down around you. I would have been there all afternoon!
One of the great things about where you live is all the gorgeous hills and mountains. It's very flat here, which has it's perks, but the vistas you show are so wonderful! I love how your deck looks out over the tops of the trees:>)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful pictures of Fall, Penny! It is looking pretty much the same here. Yesterday was an absolutely gorgeous day. 78 degrees and sun shining. Today is cold, grey and rainy. Quite a difference. Your luncheon looks delicious and this looks like a cute place to have lunch with a friend.

Blondie's Journal said...

I see that Asheville is just as pretty in the fall as it is in the spring! Beautiful. And how nice to have lunch with Penny! I didn't know she would be heading to Florida so soon...the time is flying!

Have a great weekend, Penny!

XO,
Jane

dgmills said...

So happy to hear that you went to Bouchon's for lunch. My husband and I and another couple are headed there Monday night for mussels... at least they are, I don't care for them, but it looks like there will be plenty to eat. We are headed back to Florida on Tuesday and hate to leave this gorgeous weather... but doctor's appointments await... Have a wonderful winter and enjoy moving in to the new home. It looks fabulous now and I am sure it will be even greater after you put your touches on it.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

So glad you had this wonderful day! Our leaves are falling like mad too. They are everywhere. :o)

Beverly said...

It was a perfect day for you Pennys.♥ We were out late yesterday afternoon, and we were enjoying the leaf colors, too. It is one spectacular display.

When is move in day?

Kerrie said...

Lovely post! Your fall photos are wonderful!

Tina said...

Oh my! So pretty. Thank you for sharing.

Katie Clooney said...

Thanks for sharing those beautiful fall pictures! We don't get a lot of color change in Texas.

Canadian Chickadee said...

So glad you had such a nice day. From the sounds of the weather reports, the good weather may be over for awhile.

Stay safe, Penny.

Looking forward to more posts from you soon.

xoxo

Elyse said...

what a lovely way for two pennys (akak "2 cents!") to spend an autumn day.

happy october!

xo
elyse

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Just gorgeous photo's, Penny! I haven't bought any mum's yet this year..but I know I will cave in and buy some...they are so beautiful on porches...
It sounds like you have made a lovely friendship with the other Penny. That's always just so nice.
Mona

karlene said...

lovely pictures and that lunch looks yummy!

grace kay said...

beatiful!!

Shelia said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day and I certainly enjoyed the ride home with you. What a beautiful area you live in.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your lunch with Your friend Penny looked so delicious! We hardly had an autumn now that the hurricane will blow away all our leaves :(

Melanie said...

What a beautiful fall luncheon with that delicious food and the leaves falling all around you. You have such pretty views where you live, too.

see you there! said...

Wonderful to be able to have lunch outdoors this time of year. I enjoy the sunshine along with the cooler temps.

Darla

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Looks just like autumn here in Roanoke. The crepes look delish and I'll bet you two really enjoyed your time spent together. Great lights!

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Perfect indeed! We just returned from the area as well and it was breath taking beautiful~

Susie Q said...

What a prefect day for two dear friends to meet and spend time together! Thank you for sharing all this! I would love to do this with you...someday!
Love, Sue

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Wow,I was just in Asheville last week. I saw this restaurant too, how was it? Isn't Asheville so nice? I am one of your new followers. Hope you will follow me back!