For those of you who may not know me or follow me at @dustyallison , here’s a quick visual glimpse of what I’m about...family, friends, adventure, and the landscape of my birth and present-day life that I love: the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Asheville and our surrounding mountain towns hold a deep and special place in my heart as both sides of my family have called this region home since it was settled by Europeans in the late 1700s. Although I’ve traveled widely both nationally and internationally, no place quite does for it me like Asheville. This city possesess the perfect balance of seasons, outdoor adventure, culture, history, food & drink, art, music, creativity, and an overall exceptional quality of life.
As a broker and specialist of this region, I’m here to answer your questions and to help you navigate our dynamic and fast-moving real estate market. While this feed will definitely highlight distinctive homes & land along with buying and selling tips and helpful local market knowledge, it will also be a celebration of what makes this place such a fantastic region to call home in the first place...our exceptional lifestyle here in WNC. Thanks for following along and feel free to reach out directly to me! #asheville#wnc#realestate#mountains#visitasheville#distinctiveproperties#homesandland#cabins#waterfront#luxury#farms#recreationalland#lifestyleproperty
Blue Ridge Parkway, NC. 🌟
4 days focusing on someone else and something else. I was the energetic midwife for the director of a women’s conference.
As she gave birth to the conference, I held the space and created the space for her to do that.
It’s curious to focus so entirely nonstop on another.
So this morning I woke. Conference complete yesterday.
And my body said let’s drive up to the blue ridge parkway and listen. listen.
I am here in west Asheville at a dear friend’s home.
She shared her bone broth and her heart with me. Beginnings of re-nourishment. 🦋❤️ Sister~Love
I can’t help but share a milestone in my journey. This time last year I was struggling, broke, barely had a clientele, and wanted to give up on hair and life honestly. I jumped from job to job not really finding my “home”. I had an unhealthy relationship with myself and those around me. I was depressed, anxious, and exhausted 100% of the time. But most importantly I survived, I rebuilt my entire life from the bottom, and that’s something I’ll always be proud of. Within my first week at Willow’s Dream I found myself where I needed in the salon and everything started to turn around. Thank you so much to all my beautiful clients who have supported me through all the ups and downs of this year. You mean more to me than you know! And thank you to all of my co-workers for being so amazing. I am so grateful for this career. I feel blessed to do what I love every day. 🖤🙏🏼 💕
We live in a 100 year old house. It’s so cool how even today we still dig up relics of that earlier time. My husband found this rusted horse shoe today while planting tulips. I can’t help but remember this home’s history. #oldhouse#asheville#history
Architectural renderings depicting what the Asheville Regional Airport terminal building could look like in 20 years. The drawings were presented to the airport authority last week as part of a discussion about planning for growth. The non-hub airport has seen 11 consecutive months of double-digit growth, and just announced a new United flight to Washington Dulles starting in February. That growth pace won’t last, but airport officials know they have to start preparing now to add concourse space and airline gates. #asheville#airport#terminal#fly
Every week, we'll showcase three of our guest rooms to give you a closer look at the property. Today we're featuring the Reed Room, which is located on the ground floor. With amazing mountain views and direct porch access, this room is certainly our most popular! #828isgreat#bedandbreakfast#asheville#staywithus
Ta daaaaa... I’ve been working on this while in super hermit mode holed up in my apartment/studio. I’m so happy to finally share my new website/shop/blog. Lots of paintings and prints and blog posts and photos and video play still left to upload. Well, here is the beginning, my 1st bb website. I’m so excited to fill her up with tons of new paintings and projects & upcoming merch! www.jessicagallardostudio.com #art#11 :11 #happyhalloween#asheville#miami#yay
I took this beauty from her natural red to this gorgeous deep purple in two sessions. (Swipe to see the progression 👉🏼) What a lot of people don't realize about beautiful colored hair like this is that you have to pre-lighten the hair to an almost white blonde to achieve the desired results. I do this in two sessions to protect the integrity of the hair and of course always use @olaplex. I created this custom color for @toritoee using @pulpriot - Velvet, Nior, Nightfall, Blush, Nirvana, Aquatic and Nevermore. I always mix my own custom colors to achieve the look my client is going for. No two heads of hair are exactly the same! Thank you @toritoee for trusting me with your hair change! 💜💜💜
This place brings back so many memories especially in October. This used to be the place to go when I was 21 and try to see what ghosts we could find Post bar hopping. Now I just take pictures here. Sharing my #daysofautumn series on the blog now sharing Fall goodness until Thanksgiving.
that october glow ✨
which just happens to be an annual type glow deal for indy! this special lady is part mushroom goddess forest nymph/part super model and we’re honored to call her friend ♥️
oh.. and the dress is cute too! 😏
flip through to see more fresh dress goodness, DM for details
photographer & direction: @chelsealane__
director & styling: @primrosepyramid
jewelry & styling: @hushofnight
killer team: @myelementality
Tunnel vision. Still green out there. I think MoNa is going to skip fall altogether. Our temps are going from 80’s to 40’s (30’s this coming week). 😏 North Carolina, you’re drunk... still beautiful, but drunk.
#knowledge plays a huge part in everything we do everyday. It can help you make better decisions, help you make more money, grow your #business and provide for your loved ones and much more. Too many people think after school and college is done the journey of learning is over, that is not true. In fact, almost every #successful person out there has one thing in common: they are constantly #reading & #educating themselves daily.
You can always find away if you set your mind to it, challenges are gifts for learning, there's a way to make the best out of every situation and hard times only make you stronger #martinlutherking#unstoppable
Double check your self and think twice about your reaction to things that happen to you. Your in control of your current situation, what happened is in the past you can't control. #staystrong#push#hustle#staypositive ➕