Sunday, January 3, 2010

A whirlwind weekend

Mr. Potts & I returned today from a weekend visit with his dad & step-mom in Cashiers. They're owners in The Registry Collection there and we try to go see them when they're in town. It's an easy 3 hour trip to see them there, rather than an 8 hour drive.

Our first night there (brrr...it was COLD!) we ate at The Gamekeepers Tavern which was phenomenal! I had an Osso Buco special that totally rocked my world! Mr. Potts had the Double Cut New Zealand Lamb Chops which were wonderful. I'm on a mission now to find an Osso Buco recipe that could come close to the perfection I had. If you have any recommendations or recipes you'd like to share, Mr. Potts (and I) would be very grateful!

It was so nice to be in the mountains. It was cold outside & we cozied up in front of the fire and watched football and chatted.

When we left this morning, I booked it down the mountain & got us home in under three hours. Several bad drivers out today, but they just got a "Thumbs Down" - I was too happy to tell them to "Have a Nice Day."

We went on our annual "Return to Steinmart" trip that we take every year. We tried this year to find a nicer store so that hopefully we wouldn't still walk out with over $200 worth of credit. I know that could sound ungrateful & I appreciate any gifts that we are given, but I wish that some gifts would be giftcards. To Sephora, Amazon, Target, etc.

I found a bag that I'll use for traveling (rather than take my nicer ones as the travel is a bit hard on them). It is a Steve Madden in a deep purple (eggplant maybe?) that I think will work well. Looks very similar to this one, only not patent.
We also headed to our local mall to exchange a few shirts for him & look for a new coat for me. All the travel I've done over the last 7 years have really banged up my coat that I've used for cold weather. It looks very similar to this one, only in a dark gray. I was very pleased with my finds today.

How was your weekend? Are my resolution makers still our there?

16 comments:

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

Sounds like a fun weekend!!!

Lil' Woman said...

Sounds like a good weekend and sometimes gifts just need to be returned...no harm in that! :)

Lexilooo said...

If you ever take a trip to NH, I can tell you where to get the most amazing osso bucco in the world! My best friend's father is from Switzerland and he owns a restaurant there. His recipes (he's the chef!) are family secrets, otherwise I'd share :)

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Booked it down the mountain in the snow. Wow! Snow =disaster driving to us Mississippi Girls!

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

sounds like a wonderful weekend! I love making new years resolutions and posted mine before the new year, although I've been out of town so the last couple of days have been my practice new year resolution days and tomorrow is my "official" start to the new year. :) Just so I'm not shooting myself in the foot right off the bat you know?

Notes From the Grove said...

Oh, beautiful coat! And I've never heard of Osso Buco...what is it?

Carol said...

Cute coat!

brown eyed girl said...

Beautiful jacket and purse!

So glad you guys had a great weekend together! xoxo

KatieSPerk said...

Great finds! I am in desperate need to pick up some new sweaters...

Lindsey said...

LOVE the jacket!!

Deelsu said...

Oh..how I love Cashiers. Wish it was closer! I find the Higlands and that area to be more like 4 1/2hours away.
Email me btw.. we need to connect in the next few! Happy New Year!

Gwen said...

Love the bag!!! And totally return gifts if you don't plan on using them. If I was to give a gift that was never used I would be sad. At least you can get something you need or want this way!! XOXO

Molly Lou Gifts said...

love the bag and the new coat.

I am working on my resolutions list. Did I tell you that I love yours and you look FANTASTIC!!!

Annie said...

sounds like you had a great weekend hun!
you would've flown past me, i don't like driving in snowy weather and booking it down a mountain sounds frightening! ha!
i'm not a resolution maker but i do have goals that i'm always working on ;)
p.s. happy new year!!

Brittany Ann said...

I'm a gift returner myself. Nothing personal. I just like what I like!

d.a.r. said...

Oooohhh love that coat!!!!