Monday, September 1, 2008

The Princess and the Pea

As Knoxville people were getting ready for Boomsday, the annual labor day fireworks display… I took a trip with 3 scrapbooking friends up to Asheville, North Carolina to see the biggest house in the USA.
The Biltmore Estate!!! (If this view looks familiar, think Richie Rich the Movie, Forrest Gump, Hannibal, The Swan, among others)
It is a French-chateu inspired... MASSIVE structure, with ginormous rooms! I was SO glad we decided to take the audio-guided tour, and the rooftop tour (though I kinda freaked out a bit when we went 5 stories up to the brass top of the grand chandelier, and side-steped beside gargoyles and grotesques... my young friend, a college intern from the University of Tennessee found me really funny and she kept on snapping pictures of me getting paler and paler.. it was hillarious.. and IT SURE WAS FUN!!!) .

We took long walks around the gardens, and they even had a flower tapestry festival for Labor day... and the floral tapestry was just AMAZING... we went from one green house to another (the even had a hot house and a cold house) and then we tried out the manor deli... inside a former stable... (how cool was that)! And then we went to the vineyard and did some wine tasting... and then by 6pm, we decided to drive to nearby downtown Asheville and to another manor-inn nearby... it was tiring but can you tell I had so much fun!??

YES hubby makes me feel like a princess at ALL times… and I think this princess has found her lost castle!!! But I think this princess is gaining waaaaay too much weight too... (fat-a*s princess!)

Tank: Mango
Top: Wetseal
High Waisted cropped denims: Buffalo
Flatties: Zara
Purse: Polo Jeans RL
Fedora: Topshop



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