Our friend Sophie, who we first met when she was a barista at Mountain Mojo, has opened up a coffee shop, The Beehive Coffee Bar, and today we went and visited her, and had a couple of delicious Americanos. Sophie's shop is so cute and so her.
Once we were fully caffeinated we made the trip to Biltmore...us and about 50 other people. I have never seen it so empty; we love it that way. You notice so much more when you aren't fighting crowds. I'm really looking forward to February 5th, The Biltmore will have on display, for six weeks, costumes from Downton Abby. People, I have two free tickets if you want to visit the estate. The gift shop already has a Downton Abbey section. I love following first time visitors into the estate because so may of the exclaim, "This is like Downton Abbey."
Oliver had a blast, I think he enjoyed the spontaneity of the day as he kept telling us, "This is so much fun!"