Bloggers are Special People

May 25th, 2012
Left to right, Penny, Jane, Me and Mary

One of the perks of blogging is getting to meet special people.  On Wednesday I met with three talented bloggers for lunch in Asheville.  Of course Penny (The Comforts of Home) and I live near Asheville so getting together for lunch is a regular occurrence.  But we had two other blogger buddies in town for a visit.  Jane from Blondies Journal and Mary from A Breath of Fresh Air joined us.  Jane is visiting from Chicago and also has a lake house in Michigan a stone’s throw from where I grew up.  Mary lives in Raleigh and is a world traveler.  I enjoyed talking to her and her husband about France.  Jane’s hubby also came and it was good to see them both again.  Last year we did brunch at the cottage which I wrote about here.

We had lunch at Corner Kitchen, one of my favorite restaurants in Biltmore Village.  Since I am on an all French theme this month, it was obvious what I would pick from the menu.  The Au Courant Steak Frites was my choice.  Steak Frites is served in many bistros in Paris and I have no doubt that I will experience the French version soon.  The frites at Corner Kitchen were wonderful, as was the salad with candied walnuts and goat cheese.  The steak was a bit tough but very flavorful.  But the lunch was more about talk and laughter.  You get a bunch of bloggers together and there are endless things to talk about.

After lunch we did some shopping at The Screen Door, one of Penny and my favorite antique stores.  I so wanted that French bread box to come home with me.  I have the perfect place for it in my kitchen.  But, with our trip coming up soon, I don’t need to be spending extra money now.

Bloggers are special people.  And I will be meeting more of them over the Memorial Day Weekend.  Will keep you posted.  Enjoy the weekend.

14 responses to “Bloggers are Special People”

  1. We did have fun, didn’t we? It is taking all of my willpower not to go buy that box…

  2. Mary says:

    I want it too – can’t believe I didn’t see it!

    ……….and what’s on the price tag?

    What a lovely time despite the rain. Bob and I so enjoyed your company again Penny, the lovely gift – thank you so much – and sharing stories of our visits to France. We know you will have a wonderful time in Paris, the Loire Valley, and definitely Provence. I’ll envy you in L’isle-sur-la-Sorgue at the antiques market, it quite a place to see, and of course all the other fabulous markets, restaurants, and places of interest you’re able to fit in during your visit.

    Hope we can meet up in the Summer when we’re all back from our adventures!
    Funny we leave the same day……………I’ll be thinking of you and wishing you “bon voyage”. Will wave to you as we cross the pond!

    Hugs – Mary

  3. Barbara says:

    You are so right, Penny. Bloggers are special and it sounds like you had such fun with the girls! Lunch and antiquing are my favorite things to do. Love days like that. 🙂
    Got a lovely dish from Provence coming up on Tuesday….

  4. Big Dude says:

    Yor’re gonna be in blogger meet up heaven

  5. Penny says:

    I know Larry. Can harly wait for Almost Heaven South. I am so exited to meet everyone!

  6. katiez says:

    How fun! Do you know, I have never met another blogger…. Oh wait – I have too, a French woman who, of course, blogs in French….

  7. Oh what a fun day! Not only did you guys share a great meal but you went antiquing! It’s one of my favorite activities.

  8. I had the best time, Penny! I’d really like to try to duplicate that salad! We are finally home, safe and sound and it’s back up to the lake tomorrow. Sigh…maybe I will just stay home and unpack what few treasures I could fit in my suitcase!

    Thanks again for the sweet book, I truly admire David’s creative side! Hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!


  9. Bloggers are special people indeed. It looks like you ladies had so much fun both eating and antiquing… 2 things I ardently enjoy!
    Happy Memorial Day weekend!

  10. Kate says:

    How fun! I love it when I have an opportunity to meet follow bloggers!

  11. Lyla says:

    Penny, get the breadbox and save money in another way. It’s you through and through. Loved your piece about your blogging buddies who all seem as wonderful as you. Lyla

  12. Rita says:

    I would love to meet a blogger; what a fun time that must be Penny. O have never had that pleasure. Wishing you a great week.

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