Asheville is a city of hidden gems and subtle details. It's full of cute (veg-friendly!) restaurants and quite possibly the cutest bookstore I've ever witnessed. I could have spent the entire day scouring books in Malaprop's with my spicy chai from their cafe. The vegan chilli with cornbread from Early Girl Eatery was beyond delicious and their turquoise walls made me happy. The arts and crafts indoor market had an old-fashioned soda fountain (complete with red leather bar stools). Need I say more?
Even though the mountains look beautiful covered in snow, I am already plotting a trip back in the spring. I bet the mountains look beautiful covered in flowers, too.