Sunday, June 29, 2014

Cox Country Road Trip: Asheville, NC & Biltmore.

I don't think I've mentioned it here, but in case it hasn't been apparent from all my beachy instagrams, we're spending the summer in Los Angeles! Jordan is working as a summer associate at a law firm in Orange County, so we're staying with my parents for the summer in LA. Since we needed to have our car out here, we thought it would be fun to road trip across the country and see some sights we'd both never visited before.

Our first stop was Asheville, North Carolina, home of the fabulous Biltmore mansion. Before touring the mansion, we toodled around the town a bit. Talk about a hidden gem! Asheville has the most amazing Art Deco architecture (all of which I somehow failed to photograph) in its historic downtown area, and it's a totally artsy, funky little town. Delicious food, too--we gorged on the beignets below for breakfast before heading to Biltmore.

 Now a museum, Biltmore was once the home of the Vanderbilt family. It's been wonderfully preserved and restored, so for a historic home and decorative arts junkie like me, it was a dream to wander the halls. Inside photography wasn't allowed, unfortch, but the exterior views and grounds alone were mahhvelous. Definitely a must see if you're in the vicinity!

Next stop, Tennessee!

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