This past weekend, I went on a blogger retreat with 7 other creative women to Chattanooga, TN. We stayed in the most darling white cabin with pastel pink walls and Anthropologie-inspired decor. From brunching and getting our makeup done to thrift shopping and hiking, we had a whale of a time! Keep reading to see what all we did on our girls trip! I hope that this inspires you to take some time for a solo, couples, or girls trip to the mountains soon!
Stay at the White Cabin Airbnb
We stayed at the White Cabin for the weekend and absolutely loved the feminine and rustic charm. Located on a hill, this property is secluded with a front porch and second floor balcony. Every room is painted pale pink and the home decor is stylish and modern. Even better, the White Cabin has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 8 people, if you bring an air mattress. We had a ball there and I definitely want to go back with my husband for a romantic getaway
Breakfast at Maple Street Biscuit Company
After touring the menu and enjoying my brunch with my friends, I highly recommend starting your day at Maple Street Biscuit Company. To avoid the crowds, go around 8 am and make a beeline for the Maple Tap coffee!
Lunch at Solarium at the Dwell Hotel
Whether you decide to stay here or enjoy a meal or cocktail at Solarium, visiting The Dwell Hotel should be at the top of your to-do list. The 1960s decor is effervescent and glamourous. The staff are attentive and warm hearted. Everywhere you look is a perfectly framed photo and you will treasure your time here. I am still in awe of how vibrant and welcoming this hotel and restaurant felt during my visit. It was unforgettable!
Dinner at St. John’s Restaurant
If you are looking for an elegant dinner experience, make a reservation at St. John’s Restaurant. It is easily the most romantic restaurant in Chattanooga, with candle lights and high ceilings.
Shop at Elea Blake Cosmetics
We dropped by Elea Blake Cosmetics to peruse their natural makeup products with owner Darin Wright. She is incredibly knowledgeable with color theory and can tell you exactly which lip colors will look best on you by doing a Personal Color Analysis with a series of painted canvases. This service eliminates unflattering colors so that you have an idea of what lip colors will flatter your skin tone! After she completed this service on me, she created a custom lip color for me and showed me which lip palettes were the perfect shades for me! I did purchase a lip palette and will show it to y’all in a later post. If you love makeup and need a new foundation or lipstick or anything makeup-related, this cosmetics shop is a must-see!
Hike at Signal Point
The next day, we took a hike at Signal Point, a gorgeous ridge located 20 minutes away from Chattanooga. The hike lasted about an hour and proffered the prettiest views of the mountains. If you need a hike location recommendation, this is the ticket!
This trip to Chattanooga left me feeling rejuvenated and happy as I left with stronger friendships and sweet memories of the mountains. Have you ever been to Chattanooga, TN? What do you recommend to eat, do, or see there?