the sacred everyday

sensory overload. part 12.

24 Mar 2014

ok. i confess. this past week was a lot of fun because all i did, it seems, is eat and drink with people i love. and that makes for a happy girl. there is nothing like good food, good drinks, and breaking bread together with some of the important people in your life. to me, besides traveling and writing, enjoying a meal with people is the most amazing thing, the best way to live life to the fullest. so, this past week, i just about maxed out on living life!

st. patty’s day celebrations with my love! gaelic beer and irish dancers!

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tuesday afternoon: i went to class with lina! physics is crazy. and i’m glad i’m not in college.

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tuesday night: ok. this is a crazy story… i was planning on eating dinner with my brother. lina stayed home because she had to study. i parked my car in the restaurant’s parking lot, and got out. this gorgeous tree that was just beginning to bloom was right there, so, of course, i decided to take a picture of it, just as i was snapping it, a female voice from behind me said, “what are you taking a picture of?” i thought, “how nice that someone random is speaking to me.” and then i turned around…IMG_0276

it was freaking paige!! (my dear, amazing friend from for the love of wanderlust!!). i was so shocked, that i APPARENTLY looked angry and confused. i almost had a heart attack. she was planning on coming back to asheville for her third trip since january, but she told me she was coming on thursday! and this was tuesday! well, needless to say, i was very happily surprised that she tricked us and arrived early.

we immediately called lina via facetime and she just yelled, “what?!” no more studying for her. hehe. we piled in the cars and headed home to pick her up. so much fun! now paige was going to be with us for practically a whole week! IMG_0279

wednesday: fika group day!! paige and i met with my fika group at izzy’s coffee den downtown for a few hours of great conversation and a yummy soy chai latte. IMG_0305

wednesday afternoon: the three of us girls piled on the couch, pulled out our macs, and blogged & studied. super cozy afternoon.IMG_0314

wednesday night: dinner at the yummy avenue m in north asheville. and lucky us, it was half-price wine bottle night. and yes, we did partake!IMG_0332

thursday: spent almost 5 hours at a cozy cafe with paige, and we blogged and chatted the whole time. the rest of the day was a cozy AFTERNOON and evening at home.

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friday: another blogging/writing date with paige. this time at world coffee cafe (i’m trying to show her as much of asheville as possible. and since i’m the coffee/cafe queen…. ). we had delicious snacks and tried to focus. hehe.

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friday afternoon: after picking up lina from UNCA, we decided it was time to celebrate the weekend. so, it was a girls afternoon at wicked weed with some crazy, amazing beer. i had mango jalepeno and it was sooooo good.IMG_0433

girls afternoon turned into a fun walk through downtown, a quick stop at urban outfitters, and then cocktails at a fabulous third floor/rooftop bar. IMG_0441

saturday morning: i had my first morning coffee of 2014 out on the balcony. love it!IMG_0465

saturday afternoon: slipped on my converse and headed out to do some work on an article i’m working on for the newspaper. an interview and a photo shoot in downtown & west asheville. so much fun!IMG_0471 IMG_0487

saturday night: dinner out again with lina, paige, & nick (my bro). and after dinner, we headed to the bywater – a bar besdie the french broad river – for beer & bluegrass. a super relaxing & fun night.IMG_0518

sunday: it turned cold out & rained almost all day. so i snuggled under a blanket and read. perfection.IMG_0533

i told you that we ate and drank and enjoyed each others’ company all week. it was so great and i am vrey thankful for the past few days. what a gift!

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 now, a new week is upon us and it’s time to get down to business. my love has got some major tests this week. i’ve got a few deadlines, a book club meeting, my fika group, and a job interview. plus, my parents are coming for a few days. so, i’ve gotta get my productive hat on and focus, focus, focus!

wishing you a fantastic last week of march! 

love & peace. xx

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  • Reply Professions for PEACE 24 Mar 2014 at 11:32

    What fun! SO many blessings, all around. As you and your Love head into this week full of exciting (and stressful?) things, may your inner peace continue to blossom. Enjoy! hugs, Gina

    • Reply liz 26 Mar 2014 at 17:12

      Yes, Gina, it is a bit of a stressful week! But, positive so far. Thank you for your blessing – I truly felt it in my soul. xx

  • Reply Jess Witkins 24 Mar 2014 at 20:23

    Looks like a great time! I love following your adventures on instagram. It kind of helps qualm my travel itch. Soon enough I’ll get to jet set out there as well. And warmer weather will help. Then I can at least do some mini trips around town too.

    Keep up the fun and beautiful lifestyle! Cheers!

    • Reply liz 26 Mar 2014 at 17:13

      Mini trips are definitely the way to survive, aren’t they? Thank you for saying that about my instagram account. That means so much! Wishing you a lovely week, Jess! xx

  • Reply carissalick 25 Mar 2014 at 08:22

    Awesome! What a fun week!
    I just had a bottle of that Sun Garden Riesling a couple weeks ago. Yum!

    • Reply liz 26 Mar 2014 at 17:13

      it was totally yum!! 🙂

  • Reply Louise Gallagher 26 Mar 2014 at 06:22

    I love how you live life to the max! inspiring. and so much fun!

    • Reply liz 26 Mar 2014 at 17:13

      Hehe – living life to the max! That’s fabulous! Hope your week is just as fabulous!

  • Reply Holly 26 Mar 2014 at 07:19

    Great week it sounds like! I am in total agreement – eating and drinking out are THE best things to do… I am well aware that ALL my cash goes on these two hobbies! (Gemma and I have to name it research otherwise we’d think we have a severe problem 😉 )
    Enjoy productive week! And… job interview?!

    • Reply liz 26 Mar 2014 at 17:15

      We need to eat & drink together – how much insane fun would that be?!
      And, yes, an interview! More about that in my next post! xo

      • Reply Holly 2 Apr 2014 at 06:37

        One day yes Liz! When the continents allow it 🙂 If you like a LOT of wine drinking we’d have a cracking time 🙂

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