Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Perfect Fall Picnic in Boone {with Our Daily Bread}













Blanket: Target {other colors here} // Cutting Boards: Target here & here
Baskets: Michael's {in store} // Blanket Scarves: Etsy here & here
Sweater: Gap Outlet // Jeans: Uniqlo
Boots: Rue 21 {also here}

Boone is one of those places that's filled with hidden gems. It takes a while to find them, but once you do those spots - restaurants, hiking trails, boutiques, etc. - will be your go-tos for years to come. As a student this is great, but as someone visiting the area this can be a little tough. (You'll spend more time trying to figure out where you should go than actually visiting these spots.) So today, I'm here to help by sharing two of my Boone faves - Beacon Heights Rock and Our Daily Bread!! Plus, I'll tell you how to style the perfect mountain top picnic!

The Blue Ridge Parkway is filled with amazing views and overlooks, but my favorite by far though, is Beacon Heights. It is a huge, flat rock face that looks out over miles of mountainous terrain. It is beautiful all year long but especially so when the leaves are changing. {Unfortunately, I think I missed that by a couple of weeks.}  

Our Daily Bread {ODB} is a classic in Boone. It is founded on good food, good service and good people. They have the perfect variety of menu items and are great for any meal! Combine the two and you have the makings for a picture perfect picnic!

What do you need? 
   - A blanket
   - A basket (or two)
   - Some wine
   - Apples or other seasonal fruit
   - Smaller blankets or blanket scarves 
   - Sandwiches {I chose the Brie BLT and The Gobbler from ODB}
   - Fresh loaf of bread {In the spirit of fall, I chose Pumpkin Bread from ODB} 
   - Cutting board(s) or platters
.... And good company! In my case, that was my mom. My mom is one of my best friends and biggest supporters. My thanks to her are endless, so when we were planning our trip, I knew I wanted to plan something special at a place that would wow her. Hope you loved it, Mom!

Visiting Boone, NC some time soon? Check out these places for an unforgettable experience!

Want to have a style picnic or other styled event in North Carolina? Let me know! I love styling and organizing events and would love to share the experience with you! Email me at SaraKateStyling@gmail.com for details!
  
             


42 comments:

  1. What a lovely post! Like all your pics

    ♥ Nissi
    www.nissimendes.ch

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  2. Is this even real??:)) Looks like a perfect magazine shoot! Would love to be there!
    Kira
    Kira Is Wearing
    Instagram

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  3. This made my heart ache!! I went to App (many years ago..sigh) and haven't gotten to spend much time in boone since! It's definitely on our todo to get back up there soon! ODB was one of our favorite spots!!

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  4. Those sandwiches look DELISH! What a perfect idea for a date day <3

    Green Fashionista

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  5. Looks like such a great time! Love that idea!
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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  6. I've actually always heard such good things about Our Daily Bread and I visit Boone all the time but have never tried it! I'll have to check it out this thanksgiving! This picnic looks absolutely divine- I mean the view just makes it!

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  7. Oh my gosh, what a lovely view.
    I love picnics.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  8. This picnic set-up looks so lovely! I've never been to Boone, but I understand the need to find cute little boutiques in small towns.

    Cat
    http://classmeetscouture.com

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  9. I can't think of a more picturesque place to have a picnic than the mountains of NC!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  10. That looks like it was such an incredible spot for a picnic. I love everything about this post!

    Jackie
    Something About That

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  11. Oh my goodness I am swooning at this entire post- I want it all :)
    xoxo
    Brooke|LookBrooke

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  12. The only red wine I drink is Malbec... I will have to check out the brand that you shared because I am sooo new to red wine!

    This picnic is absolutely gorgeous. I wish I had your eye for styling things... It stresses me out so badly!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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  13. My goodness, Sarah, that bread looks SO DELICIOUS!!! I loved this post, your boots and scarf are so cute! I hope you're having a lovely day :)

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  14. I love picnics! I wish Seattle's weather was a little more conducive to outdoor activities in late November and December, sadly it is usually so rainy (or so muddy) it is difficult to get outdoors for a picnic.

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  15. I would LOVE to visit Boone! I haven't spent much time in the NC mountains- I just went to Asheville for the first time this fall!! These photos are gorgeous!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  16. That looks like the perfect picnic! It has been ages since I've been to the mountains which is so sad!

    xo,
    Angela

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  17. I love picnics, and this looks amazing! Such beautiful views and all the food looks and sounds delish.

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  18. I did love it, Kate! Thanks so much for taking me along. We had so much fun, the view was amazing and the food from Our Daily Bread was top-notch! Love you, Mom

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  19. Looks like so much fun!
    with southern grace,
    Lindsey
    www.withsoutherngrace.blogspot.com

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  20. This looks so so amazing and beautiful and I want to join in!
    xo
    Lauren Ashley
    www.thefashionistasdiary.com

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  21. These pictures are gorgeous! The makings of a perfect fall day for sure! xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

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  22. GORGEOUS photos!! I want to go on a picnic like this with my husband asap!! What a perfect setting!

    xo Ashley

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  23. aahh this got me really hungry!! :D

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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  24. The pumpkin bread, I am hungry! Gorgeous view!
    Chichistashan.blogspot.in

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  25. Beautiful view!! The picnic looks delicious:) X

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  26. What a picturesque little picnic! Very pretty and everything looks so tasty!

    www.laurenfarrellny.com/blog

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  27. This looks like the perfect fall picnic!!

    xx,
    Lauren
    FashionablyLo

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  28. This was a perfect activity to enjoy some time with your mom. The food looks tasty! Beautiful photos! Have a great day, Sara Kate!

    Danielle
    www.spring2spring.com

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  29. Amazing post dear! You have a wonderful blog:)
    What about following each other on Instagram, Bloglovin, Twitter?.. :)

    www.bloglovin.com/blog/3880191

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  30. Cutest post ever!! What a view to have a picnic by! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.net

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  31. Can't believe these boots are not L.L.Bean! What a great dupe!

    Tatum
    AbstractAphrodite

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  32. LOVE this outfit and your adorable blog! L.L Bean is everything :)

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  33. This is too cute! I love the basket, the sandwich wine & apples! such a cute idea.
    SO ROMANTIC! love that view (:

    Lots of love,
    Kayla <3 Xx
    www.kaylasvibrations.blogspot.com

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  34. Your picnic was gorgeous! I want to visit NC so bad!!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

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  35. Wow this looks amazing! What gorgeous pictures!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  36. Love these photos! Such a beautiful and amazing place!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  37. Everything about this post is amazing. The view looks gorgeous and even the food looks great. Lol, that's the first thing my mind went to.

    xo Alexis | amediamaven.com

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  38. Beautiful! The perfect time of year for picnicing in Boone! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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