As I prepare for my best friend’s bridal shower I realized that I still haven’t posted the rest of the deets from her amazing bachelorette party in Asheville, NC.
After arriving at the cabin in the woods, Catherine, the bride’s little sis and co-MOH, made a delicious steak and pirogi dinner – Diana’s favorite! We quickly scarfed it down and headed to the first surprise adventure of the weekend.
A childhood friend who now resides in Asheville recommended the LaZoom Comedy Bus Tour. The regular tours run throughout the day and at night, it switches over to haunted comedy ride. Sounds a little abstract, I know, but this was the funnniest thing I have experienced in ages. We could not stop laughing the entire time. You can bring wine and beer on the bus and while that sounds like an awesome idea, it turns into a terrible one after all the laughing you’ll do!
After the LaZoom tour, we hit the down. One of Asheville’s most notable attractions is the Friday night drum circle. Upon arrival, we couldn’t tell if we were witnessing a scene from True Blood or one of the coolest things ever. We jumped right in. When in Rome, right?
The best word I can use to describe the city of Asheville is eclectic. It was a mix of everything artsy, natural, hipster and southern.
The next morning started off with brunch at Posana; the place was on-point. There was a whole lot of food envy going on at the table because each meal looked better than the next.
It was time to burn off the calories after brunch, so we headed over to Di’s next surprise: Asheville’s Amazing Pub Cycle. And amazing is the best way to describe it. We followed that up with a PYT serenade by street performers and more day drinking at Wicked Weed Brewing.
To keep pace (and survive), we headed back to the cabin to relax for a bit before venturing back down town that night. At the recommendation of our local friend, we ordered in via Gourmet Valet; you can choose between more than 60 restaurant options and they deliver it right to you. We did a quick online search for a coupon and got 20% off. After we were ready, the first stop was the Piano Bar where Diana got another serenade on stage.
I made last fling ring/checklist for Di out of a wreath Styrofoam, spray paint, paper and glitter. The front said “List of last acts before you become Matt’s” and with a little participation from the groom, the back said “Do these things one more time before you become mine.” She had to carry it around all night and check off the actions like take a picture w/a stranger using the selfie stick, take a pic w/another bride and hand a guy a note that says, “Call me, maybe?”
A night like Saturday called for a homemade brunch at the cabin. Since most of the trip was a surprise, we wanted to give Diana a say in the festivities for Sunday so we gave her a few options in the form of an infographic (yes, I take planning too far).
She selected a lazy cruise down the river via Zen Tubing. It was such a relaxing experience…until the thunderstorm came.
For our last dinner, we ate at Corner Kitchen. It’s where President Obama ate on his trip to the city!
The weekend wound down with an evening of games and wine. We played one game where Di had to guess which sexy item came from whom, and I’m now questioning her friendship because she didn’t know the Jessica Simpson PJs came from me! We also played a really fun ladies night card game where someone reads the descriptor (something like who would be most likely to survive in the wilderness) and then all the girls name the bridesmaid that fits best. I’m also questioning my friendships after the cards I got! 😉