If you viewed yesterday’s Wordless Wednesday, then you saw a sampling of some of the trees on display at the Hotel Roanoke.
I titled my post, Festival of Trees, because that is what I call it. Its actual name is Fashions for Evergreens. Quite a “fashionable” name, don’t you think? It is an annual fundraiser for the United Way of Roanoke Valley. It is in its 6th year and I’ve visited each of the 3 winters that I’ve lived here.
It is free to tour, raising money through people donating to vote for their favorite tree.
The Hotel Roanoke is a sight to behold, but decked out with lights and trees and garland makes it an even more magnificent beauty.
A hotel with this kind of history and amazing architecture is bound to have some beautiful doors. Right?! It did not disappoint.
I was there to admire the trees and spend an afternoon downtown with the hubby, but I still managed to find a few interiors doors that caught my eye.
Even the elevator had an old world feel.
As we were finishing up our stroll the oldest called and said he and a friend were heading downtown. We invited them to meet us at the Wall Street Tavern for lunch. I rounded up a few more photos upon our exit.
We enjoyed a nice lunch and they even joined us to enjoy the rooftop view from Center in the Square. A rare treat for the mother of teenagers.
We parted ways and the hubby and I went to the Taubman Museum of Art.
On our way back to the car, we perused the City Market. I have been wanting to pick up a loaf of zucchini bread from the gentleman who sells it there and I couldn’t resist getting even more treats (chocolate ganache…mmm…).
It was a wonderful, mellow day in the busyness of the holiday season.
I hope you all have moments of mellow and lots of smiles and love as we march toward 2017.
Let your light shine!
For many other beautiful doors from around the world, visit Thursday Doors hosted by Norm 2.0.