Category Archives : asheville


Friendsgiving 2013

Today was a wonderful, warm day full of laughter and good company. Together, Meg, Doug, Mike, and I prepared a vegan Thanksgiving meal (plus a pheasant for Mike) of maple Brussels sprouts with cranberries and pecans and a balsamic glaze, cranberry sauce with orange and ginger, flaky biscuits, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole with pears […]


My Fix

There’s nothing quite like the smell of a warm cinnamon muffin, the warmth of a cup of mint hot cocoa, and the appeal of a fresh banana and good book to brighten my morning. It may be cold and gloomy outside (my favorite weather, actually), but I’m nice and cozy in my favorite bookstore’s cafe. […]


Simple pleasures

It turns out there are just a few simple pleasures I need in order to be relatively happy, and most of them are in this photo: letters to write, sweets to eat, a little bit of nature, my bike (those are the keys to my bike lock sitting on The Perks of Being a Wallflower), […]


High Five!

I’m sitting in a great establishment called High Five Coffee Bar in Asheville, North Carolina (my new home). The next couple of hours are spread out before me, as you can see: letter writing, reading, eating some awesome local granola, and drinking a great cup of hot chocolate. I’m stoked that this place is less […]