Fashion Travel

Weekend Recap: Hoopla at Devil’s Backbone Brewery!

The tagline of my blog is mainly all about dreaming of high fashion, but on a realistic budget. Soooo yeah…Dreamy Realist! Another angle to my tagline is how through blogging I am able to live in a bit of a dream and reality. Growing up and still to this day I have my head in the clouds and being able to have a mix of posts that go outside of my fashion comfort zones and gives me that “dreamy” feeling and also a mix of affordable looks that are more “realistic” for the office or running errands. Yes, I would love to sport this sequin gown to my full time job, buttttttt I think I will have to save that for after 5.

The “dreamy” category of my blog came into full effect this past weekend. I was invited by Dani of Blonde in the District to head to the Devil’s Backbone Hoopla Brew and Music Fest! It was the perfect mix of all my favorite things:

  1. The mountains
  2. Great brew and food
  3. Live music
  4. Dancing
  5. Lots of laughs with amazing friends (Juju and Dani!)

If you are looking for a weekend getaway I definitely recommend this festival the brewery throws each year right on their grounds. This brewery is nestled right in the Appalachian mountains with plenty of space for camping. My favorite part was the full line up of artists that played from morning till night on the grand stage.

From the selection of beers there is a variety that anyone can enjoy from light to hoppy IPA’s. While you are getting hydrated there is also an adventure section to the festival as well which includes a variety of activities from flower crown making to guided hikes on the Appalachian Trail. I have been to quite a few beer festivals and I love that there is a mix of activities that you can do to make it more of an experience around the beer not just about drinking.

Ok, so on another note since I am rocking this amazing sequin gown by Badgley Mischka from Rent the Runway. I find it pretty hilarious because the last time I wore a floor length gown was to prom in high school. I am sure if high school Catherine got a glimpse of this moment she would be giving me some major side eye then we would hug it out and give me a jumping high five. Well, if you seriously have a formal engagement to attend here are some of my favorite dresses from RTR!

Thank you Dani and Devil’s Backbone again for a super amazing weekend and can’t wait to be back again next year!




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