48 Hours in Boone, NC.


It all started with a statement I made about never visiting the mountains. I'm very fortunate to live in a state abundant in various landscapes and natural beauty. In this, our trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains was quite a pleasant drive. During our trip, we stopped midway in Durham, NC. A quick dinner at Sitar was in order. I often wondered... who would ever drive past The Triangle without stopping at the best Indian buffet in the state. Seriously, this place is an absolute must try. As we debated grabbing a nap in the car, we decided to truck on. Soon, our drive consisted of slight inclines. As we drove in on a very foggy US-421 you can feel the increase in atmospheric pressure. This sensation gave me both an uneasy and mysterious feeling. Funny how I acquired this feeling as we drove on a dark and hazy night into Boone, NC. As a Louisiana girl, my home state consists mainly of swamps, bald cypress trees and Gulf Coast. I’ve only seen movies set in mountain towns. In relation to my idea of mountain life, I’ve always thought such a life consisted of harsh living and untamed wilderness. You can bet that our drive was a revelation of sorts. My preconceptions of mountain towns were far from the truth. Boone is a quaint town located in the beautiful North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains. Filled to the brim with great shopping, restaurants and microbreweries, Boone is a great place to visit. Oh, yeah... the mountains are a huge plus.


48 Hours in Boone, NC

Lodging: Boone Cabins

Sights: Jonas Ridge, Blowing Rock, Carey’s Flat, Linville Falls

Sounds: No live music on this trip.

Taste:  The Local, Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Proper, Benchmark Provisions


Lodging - Top Snaggy is stunningly beautiful.

Lodging - Top Snaggy is stunningly beautiful.

Lodging - Top Snaggy - Our very steep driveway.

Lodging - Top Snaggy - Our very steep driveway.


Lodging - Top Snaggy - Did I forget to mention that Top Snaggy is pet friendly? My cookie absolutely loved the front porch.


Lodging - Top Snaggy -Speaking of the front porch, it doubled as a fantastic entertaining space. 


Lodging - Top Snaggy - Our secluded and peaceful view from the back porch. 


Lodging - Top Snaggy - Suma loved the back porch.  


Lodging - Top Snaggy - I couldn’t get over our beautifully decorated cabin. I wanted to spend all my time at Top Snaggy.


Sights - During our hike in Linville Falls, I couldn’t resist taking a snap of the majestic views of Jonas Ridge


Sights - Blowing Rock off of Blue Ridge Parkway


Sights - Carey’s Flat - The views are beautiful on Blue Ridge Parkway.


Taste - The Local is a great place for a beer and a burger. I highly recommend the delicious Blackened Goat Burger (cooked medium of course). I was totally hooked on this Black Phillip Cider by Blake’s Hard Cider Company. Don’t forget to rest your hiking feet at the delightfully casual lounge area located in the back of the restaurant.


My simple makeup look for a night out at Appalachian Mountain Brewery.

Concealer: MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 in NW50

Foundation: MAC Pro Long Wear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation in NW45

Setting Powder: Maybelline FitME Smooth+Set Powder in #355 Coconut 

Highlighter: Tarte Gleam Team Highlighter 2-in-1 Stick

Brows: Jordana BEST Liner for Brow & Eye in Black, Covergirl Easy Breezy Brow Mascara in #605 Rich Brown

Eyes: Jordana BEST Liner for Brow & Eye in Black, Eye Shadow Used: Uncommon and ManCat from The Swamp Queen Eye & Cheek Palette By Tarte, Maybelline GreatLASH in Very Black

Lip: Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia.


Taste - Appalachian Mountain Brewery - I could not stop staring at this beautiful mural above the main bar. 


Taste - Appalachian Mountain Brewery - There was a food truck out back that dished out delectable pies of delicious wood fired pizza. My beer for the night was a delightful AMB Draft Cider called Mystic Dragon. The Mystic Dragon has subtle fruity notes of rhubarb and strawberries. The slight taste of green tea balanced out the cider, making it extremely easy to drink.


Taste - Proper - This intimate brunch spot has the best chicken fried steak, HANDS DOWN! I savored every bite. I highly recommend Proper. There is very limited parking in the back of the restaurant. Parking is rough, but this jewel of a spot is totally worth it!


Taste - Benchmark Provisions - We purchased this lovely bottle of El Libre at Benchmark Provisions. Centrally located in downtown Boone, Benchmark Provisions has everything you need for a night in. The wine selection is extensive and the grocery selection came in handy as well. 

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