Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Notes from a Wuthering Heightsy Journal

I live on a bald hilltop--muddy, extra-windy, and Wuthering Heightsy. Last week, while I was staying in North Carolina, I enjoyed the splendid courtyard at Fearrington Inn. Even the cozy English-style restaurant captured my fancy with sprigged florals and garden views.

It was a joyful moment when our kids surprised us with a visit and breakfast. Here, Chef Trey ponders the menu and Big reads the newspaper.

Loved the simple, elegant orchid in the vase.

The menu included Eggs Benedict, shrimp and grits, crab omelet, and eggs/sausage/fingerling potatoes. Teeny Templeton would have loved the peach smoothie.

A lovely view into the garden (not pictured: two gardeners were busily weeding).
Stay tuned for photos of *actual* food.

Also, if anyone knows a diet that involves cake, please write. :-)


  1. Such a beautiful place to have brunch. Looking forward to more pics. hugs ~lynne~

  2. Lynne is right, that looks like such a great place to have brunch, lunch or supper! lol
    'hugs from afar'

  3. I would SO love to just live there!

  4. I'm in love with this place after seeing just a few little pictures. Nice...... I bet the grounds were lovely.


    P.S. I'm having peanut butter withdrawal and it's not fun...

  5. I love to visit North Carolina! My sister lives there and she always shows us a splendid time. Looks like you picked a great place for your brunch:)

  6. I am not big on breakfast, but probably could enjoy a little something with that view. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
    Stay safe with all the storms coming thru.

  7. I believe the diet that includes cake is the "see food" diet... you know, see food and eat it:@)
    Your pics are beautiful, looks like a very nice place to visit!

  8. What a beautiful spot. Looking forward to more pictures. I SOOOOO love Spring and Summer I would LOVE to live somewhere warmer!!!! North OR south Carolina sound so good to me! XO, Pinky

  9. Fearington Inn sounds heavenly and oh,you have a table by the window with garden view.
    Breakfast menu? I'll have one of everything, please.
    Looking forward to the food photos,

  10. It looks dreamy and suits my taste perfectly.


  11. If anyone has a diet that includes cake, we'll all be very interested. I'm sure it would involve lots of aerobics. Love the photos :)

  12. It looks beautiful there. I'm so ready for a road trip. We had to cancel our planned recent vacation and now that things are getting somewhat back to normal around here...I'm ready to hit the road! The fact the sun doesn't seem to want to shine here also has something to do with it!

    That menu sounds like my dream brunch. I think Teeny would have enjoyed the entire meal. I'm really enjoying the book!

  13. Rice CAKES! Cardboard with a little sweetener! :)
    Looks like a lovely place! Great to be able to spend time with family in your hectic schedule.
    My son has 4 little ones. I have to make an appt to have a conversation!

  14. Splendid setting. I'd love a vacation there : ) Thanks for sharing. As far as diets go...my rule is eat what you want and don't stress about it. Stress is what packs on the pounds. If you're happy and active...you've got a leg up on the whole dieting gang! : )

  15. A peach smoothie? Now that is something I can comment on! Yum!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  16. Absolutely charming! Places like this are just too few and far between. We need more of them. =)

  17. What a beautiful spot to spend brunch with your family! Have a great week. Sunny109

  18. I was visiting my cousin in NC and wanted to go to Fearrington! I have found a blogger who lives near there - between Durham and Burlington - she says there's a fantastic Flea Market there - seems NC is calling me back!

  19. WOW,what fun with your delightful family,can't hardly wait for the "FOOD" photo's,yep we're gearin' up with some more Teeny cookin,for "FOODIE FRIDAY",I cooked up Coops' red pepper omelet from chapter 29,this is sooo much fun.Hope you can come by and check it out after we link up this evening.
    Lazy on Loblolly

  20. Beautiful place to have brunch. Congratulations Michael for your new book...GWAHM, I'm also one of the happy winners from Susan's, BNOTP and can't wait to get my hands on your book, I am so thrilled and thank you again. I'm most definetelly your newest.. and forever follower, talented lady!
    FABBY (http://fabbysliving.blogspot.com/)

  21. Such a beautiful place! I love the surprise.

    No, I don't know of that diet, but when you find it, I want a copy! I guess my diet often consists of cake for breakfast if it is around!!! Today is was Key Lime Pie (naughty!)