Highlands, NC

Highlands is a happy place for me.  Growing up we’d head up the mountain for some relief from the summer heat, and once in college we took off there due to a hurricane.  On our way up we stopped at the Dillard House.  Oh my word, the best.  They bring you endless fresh produce, veggies, fried catfish and chicken.  My in-law’s had never been, but ended up loving it!  You know how you remember something as a kid as being THE BEST EVER… then you recommend it to everyone and then you’re sort of like… what if that’s only cool when you’re a kid?  This happened to me when JB and I went to Lugano, Switzerland.  I had gone there as a kid and remembered it as the best place in existence.  So of course, I plotted our first swiss trip to Lugano.  I told him we could go to Swiss Miniature… which I remembered being the coolest experience.  When we got there we went to the tourist office, we found a brochure of swiss miniature… JB was quick to start belly laughing.  It was a goofy golfing / miniature houses of swiss landmarks / miniature train like you see in a mall around christmas time, where the only adult was a conductor squished into his seat.   needless to say, we found something else to do.  Thankfully Dillard House did not prove a similar experience.
  We went up the mountain to Highlands satisfied, albeit stuffed to the brim!  
 Happy Thursday! 

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  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    i'm laughing out loud at the swiss story.

    p.s. you are gloooowing.

    July 12, 2012 at 1:31 pm
  • Reply Chelsea Coleen

    i heart ST & cowboy boots 🙂 love yall!

    July 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply Loris Glassworks

    Don't you just love Highlands! The Old Edwards Inn is our favorite spot for an afternoon glass of wine and a bite to eat out on the veranda. We have been planning (for about two years) to build a lodge style B&B near Highlands. The plans are complete we just need to find the perfect property. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.
    Lori D.

    July 12, 2012 at 1:47 pm
  • Reply Jess

    I love all these pictures. Makes me miss the south. 🙂

    July 12, 2012 at 1:49 pm
  • Reply Amy {Cupcakes+Couture}

    absolutely love your lace dress and boots – so pretty!

    July 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply Mona ♥ La Vie est Belle

    Love the story and the pictures. I hope to travel the states someday, sofar I've only been to NYC. 🙂

    Love from Sweden,

    July 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm
  • Reply pretty little things

    lovely photos – and love your cowboy boots! : )

    July 12, 2012 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply katieokeefeblog

    I was just in NC a few weeks ago – oh how I miss the South! Your pictures are gorgeous and so is that lace dress. Where is it from?

    July 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Sarah Tucker

    @katie – it's actually forever 21! i believe just $23… i'll try to find the link

    July 12, 2012 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Liz

    I mean… I know you've been throwing up a lot and all and not sure if you're feeling super awesome, but dang girl, you LOOK AMAZING. You totally have that glow 🙂 Glad you had a good time! Miss you!!!

    July 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply Lindsay Patrick

    Gorgeous photos! Your starting to show a little bit, you will be such a cute pregger mommy to be!

    Lindsay @

    July 12, 2012 at 2:38 pm
  • Reply Eloquent English

    So fun! Not to far from us! You are glowing girl! xoxo A-

    July 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Emily

    haha so true about how stuff seemed so much cooler as a kid! Love your boots!!

    July 12, 2012 at 3:41 pm
  • Reply Lyndsay

    There are definitely a few places I can think of as being significantly less cool returning to as an adult. You look wonderful and your pictures are beautiful!

    July 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm
  • Reply Lindsay

    Great photos! And gosh you guys are just a gorgeous couple! Love that color dress on you!

    July 12, 2012 at 4:37 pm
  • Reply Ashlee

    What a Beautiful Place, I will definitley have to put that on my Travel list of places to stop by one day! 🙂

    -Ashlee Michelle

    July 12, 2012 at 5:12 pm
  • Reply Ash

    what a beautiful spot (:

    and i can only imagine JB laughing… which makes me giggle, too

    July 12, 2012 at 5:27 pm
  • Reply Cherry Blossoms

    You look so pretty and great pictures. Looks like a really nice place to visit. I can see why it would be a favorite.

    July 12, 2012 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply Erin

    i remember a few places that, as a kid, i thought had the best food. nowadays, not so much. lol

    July 12, 2012 at 7:54 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    Love that you're holding your belly. What a beautiful family photo 🙂

    July 12, 2012 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    NOTE TO SELF: next time i go home visit highlands. lived in north carolina all my life and never been in that neck of the woods. as always…beautiful pictures, sarah! y'all are truly a beautiful couple 🙂

    July 13, 2012 at 12:04 am
  • Reply Katia


    I love your blog and what I read inside it 🙂
    I send you a big ciaooo from Lugano!
    The next time you will come here you will be in 3 🙂


    July 13, 2012 at 10:03 am
  • Reply Lottie

    oh we have all done that–me probably far too much. i also do it with movies and jonny looks at me like "really you think this is good".

    and that dress looks amazing!

    July 13, 2012 at 2:44 pm
  • Reply Nicole Marie

    i heart you

    July 13, 2012 at 4:08 pm
  • Reply Nicole Marie

    and in reponse to your comment… umm can i pay YOU to come live with you and cook for you and be friends 🙂 oh and I'm also kinda AMAZING with babies so I can also be your nanny! i'm the total package 😉

    July 13, 2012 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Sarah Burton

    Look at you with that little baby bump! So cute!
    PS The Dillard House is one of my faves.

    July 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm
  • Reply Steph Sterjovski

    love this southern vibe! & those boots – sounds like a lovely time 🙂

    July 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm
  • Reply Erin

    Beautiful dress and boots!


    ps. Are you still doing the 1000 gifts posts? I haven't seen one since the first one! Just curious 🙂

    July 16, 2012 at 12:10 am
    • Reply Sarah Tucker

      Hi Erin! Yep. You can find it on the tool bar. (:

      July 16, 2012 at 12:06 pm
  • Reply Tiffany

    You guys are so adorable! Great pictures!

    Oh, and the blog you posted about having to ASK…thank you! I needed to hear that today and I'm going to listen! 🙂


    July 16, 2012 at 3:01 am
  • Reply Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex"

    That is soooo funny! I do that all of the time with my husband…only with movies! I always remember movies (that I watched in my childhood) being the best EVER. And then when I force him to watch them…he's like, "eh, what?" Haha.

    July 18, 2012 at 10:48 pm
  • Reply Taylor

    What brand are your boots? They are the cutest!

    July 20, 2012 at 6:15 pm
  • Reply Julia D.

    Such a cute outfit. I love the cowboy boots/lace dress combo. Sounds like a great time!

    July 22, 2012 at 8:10 am
  • Reply Ashley

    Sarah! I've been home sick today and your blog has been the perfect entertainment! Loved reading all your letters to Tuck…and now he's here! WOW!

    Had to comment on this one though b/c I'm doing to know where your boots are from/who they are buy. I'm always on the hunt for the perfect pair of cowoby boots!

    Hope you and your family are having a great weekend!

    February 23, 2013 at 9:28 pm
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