I think I’m finally ready to say it.
I’m in love.
Growing up & living in New England for 26 years, I was a little nervous about moving to a completely different region of the country. But since we’ve been here, people have been nothing but welcoming & kind. The city has SO much to offer–there really is something for everyone!
One of my favorite spots so far is the Bluff View Art District. A few people recommended a lovely little Italian restaurant located in Bluff View called Tony’s, so when Dan’s mother and uncle came to visit, we decided to check it out. I immediately fell in love with the whole area–a lush, romantic oasis with galleries, cafes, and sculptures!
We returned a few weeks later to try the popular cafe Rembrandt’s. Decadent coffee, wonderful pastries, and one of the best breakfast sandwiches I’ve ever had. Their outdoor eating area is something right out of the pages of a travel magazine. I would have attempted to take a nice picture, but it wouldn’t do it justice. So here’s a photo of the amazing white mocha I had instead (it was gone in about 2 minutes).
After breakfast, we went for a walk to check out some of the public sculptures. Along the way we discovered the Bluff View Bakery…and you know I can’t say no to fresh-baked bread! An asiago boule & cinnamon loaf later, we continued exploring. And in this case, I believe the pictures say it better than I ever could. So I’ll shut up. For now.do you see the hang gliding statue? I thought it was a real person at first…![/caption] [caption id="attachment_1436" align="aligncenter" width="960"] taking flight! how great does that grass look?[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1437" align="aligncenter" width="960"] a gorgeous terrace. new goal: drink a glass of wine here.[/caption] isn’t this the cutest sculpture you’ve ever seen? it makes me instantly happy every time I see it![/caption] [caption id="attachment_1440" align="aligncenter" width="960"] we were sure this was made of wood–but it’s actually made of metal! you’d never know until you “knock” on it![/caption]
I plan to head back very soon–I really would like to visit the Hunter Museum of American Art! We have a really big list of things to check out here in Chattanooga…which is a great indicator that we are living in a really vibrant, growing city. I’m looking forward to exploring more & more!