my humblest apologies for my absence. i hope to make it up to you with a wrap-up of my escapades in asheville, nc.
E and i went to virginia for a wedding, and we snuck in a little trip to asheville as a bonus. if you haven't been to asheville, i highly suggest going. it's really super-cute, basically all of the restaurants are out-of-control delicious, and it's in the beautiful blue ridge mountains. we mostly poked around in shops and ate, ate, ate. seriously, the food is so, so good there, and often locally grown. if i have to leave austin, asheville might be at the top of my list of acceptable substitutes.
i finally got a macaron at the french broad chocolate lounge, and it was one of the best desserts i've eaten. i totally understand why they're being called "the next cupcake." i heard it on NPR! it must be true!
i bought this beautiful yarn at purl's yarn emporium. it's a thick-thin yarn, but i don't think the crochet stitches i used really do it justice.
some loot from malaprop's. i intend to eventually put together the jigsaw puzzle and glue it into a framable poster format. i can't get enough charley harper, and this seems like the most economical way to have one of his prints hanging in my home. i also snagged an adorable desk calendar for 2011.