23.12.2015 - 27.12.2015
Matt and I enjoyed spending Christmas at a cabin in Sapphire, NC so much last year, that we decided to do it again this year. What we didn’t know was that the entire Southeast would be experiencing the most bizarre Christmas weather on record.
My visions of a white Christmas, of gazing out at snow frosted trees stretching as far as the eye could see while curling up next to a roaring fire were replaced with….
Okay, so maybe the weather wasn’t entirely cooperative, and maybe I spent much of Christmas wondering if we were going to get washed down the mountainside in a mudslide, but even the weather couldn’t put a damper on our Christmas spirit, especially when spent at such a wonderful place.
Because we did nothing more than sit inside by the fire and stuff ourselves with Christmas cookies for 4 days, there isn’t much of a story to tell, but this place was so exquisitely cozy and lovely, that I feel compelled to share the highlight reel.
Here's the Christmas in Sapphire Top 10:
#1: Buying a Christmas tree from Tom Sawyer Tree Farm. Sure, I had already put up 4 trees at home, but what's one more, right?
#2: Sapphire Heaven, the most wonderful cabin on the planet.
#3: Cozying up by the fire with hot coffee, hot chocolate, cocktails, or my sweet pups.
#4. Making goodies in the coolest cabin kitchen ever.
(While I would love to take credit for this amazing red velvet cake, the credit goes to Magpies Bakery. All I did was make the trees! But hey, they are pretty awesome!)
#5. Wonderful dinner at Table 64 in Cashiers, NC.
#6. Christmas Eve at the Log Cabin Restaurant in Highlands, NC.
#7. Never getting out of our PJs on Christmas Day.
#8. Christmas Dinner at the cabin, decorating with whatever I could find.
#9. One beautiful day where the sun came out and we were able to host Matt's family for lunch (just before the torrential rains returned!).
#10. A lovely dinner with Matt's mom at The Orchard in Cashiers.
I hope each and every one of you enjoyed a very Merry Christmas and that the New Year brings you much joy and happiness!