ASHEVILLE NYE GUIDE

ASHEVILLE NYE GUIDE

We ushered in the roaring 20’s this week with friends in Asheville, North Carolina. It’s a short hour and a half drive from Bristol and offers some of the best food and drinks around. Continue reading “ASHEVILLE NYE GUIDE”

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THE BEST TIME TO VISIT THE BILTMORE ESTATE

THE BEST TIME TO VISIT THE BILTMORE ESTATE

While the colder months might seem like a dead period for some, I see it as an opportunity to take advantage of “touristy” places being less crowded. Even better, I look to see if they are less expensive to visit. Case and point: The Biltmore Estate. Continue reading “THE BEST TIME TO VISIT THE BILTMORE ESTATE”

DOUBLE D’S COFFEE & DESSERTS

DOUBLE D’S COFFEE & DESSERTS

Double D’s Coffee and Desserts is housed inside a double-decker bus that originally roamed the bustling streets of London. Since taking on a new life as a coffee shop this bright red bus keeps Asheville wanting more. Everyone can use a cup of tea or coffee throughout the day so why not get it with a little whimsy? Continue reading “DOUBLE D’S COFFEE & DESSERTS”

HOLE DONUTS

HOLE DONUTS

Asheville has manifested itself in my mind as this southern mama who feels like she has to feed me every time I visit and this time mama made donuts. Donuts have been my favorite sinful indulgence for at least 5 years now. I have become somewhat of a connoisseur and I pride myself on knowing where the “good” donuts can be found. Asheville folks, you are ridiculously lucky to have Hole Donuts!¬† Continue reading “HOLE DONUTS”

WIGGING OUT IN ASHEVILLE

WIGGING OUT IN ASHEVILLE

A few years back I saw a picture on Facebook of girls in wigs for a bachelorette party and I knew when it was my turn that I would be completely unoriginal and copy them. We “wigged out” in Asheville and had an absolute blast. I was worried initially that people would give us funny looks but so many people came up to us to say how much they loved the wigs. Lots of the girls ended up saying that they couldn’t wait for another opportunity to wear them. Continue reading “WIGGING OUT IN ASHEVILLE”

GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO CIDER FEST

GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO CIDER FEST

We had the most amazing time in Asheville for my bachelorette party! As fate would have it, Cider Fest was on the same weekend and this bride loves hard cider! Accompanied by my best girlfriends, we took Asheville and Cider Fest by storm the same way… one drink at a time. Looking back on this weekend will have me smiling for years to come. Continue reading “GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO CIDER FEST”

SHOJI SPA & LODGE

SHOJI SPA & LODGE

When Chris finally told me that my surprise was a day at the spa I almost fell through the floor. I’m marrying the most thoughtful man! As my Mimi used to say, “If I was any better, I couldn’t stand it and you couldn’t either.” He told me we would soak in a hot tub for an hour and then get a romantic couples massage. Heaven! Continue reading “SHOJI SPA & LODGE”

SIERRA NEVADA BREWERY

SIERRA NEVADA  BREWERY

The most wonderful fianc√© in the world took me to Asheville this weekend for a surprise! You’ll have to wait to see what it was on Wednesday! I can’t wait to show you! While we were there, I wanted to take Chris to Sierra Nevada Brewery because I had heard from coworkers and friends that it’s a beautiful place inside and out.

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