Monday, February 28, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
A few hundred people attended this first-ever Asheville bedding brawl, which was held in Pack Square Park and organized through local blogs.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
But what better way to look toward spring than to step into a balmy Victorian greenhouse and enjoying the brilliant blooms of more than 70 colorful orchids.
The orchids at Biltmore Estate are in peak bloom between now and the end of March, and the picturesque Conservatory, designed by Biltmore architect Richard Morris Hunt, is open 365 days a year. The Orchid Room features several varieties, including some epiphytes, which use aerial roots to get their nourishment.
While you're visiting the Biltmore Estate, don't forget to check out the flower arrangements in the house's winter garden--just another spot to enjoy spring a few weeks early.
Check out more orchid photos on our Facebook page.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
extravaganza to celebrate love, romance and everything splendored. (Hint: Valentine's Day is less than two weeks away!)
Resolution #2: Spend some quality time
with that special someone
- Go the traditional route, Asheville-style with locally made chocolates and sweets. The French Broad Chocolate Lounge is once again offering their Aphrodisiac Collection of 6 artisan truffles made with romantic ingredients such as red wine, roses and cayenne pepper.
- Whisper sweet nothings in a candle-lit corner of one of Asheville's 250+ independent restaurants. Bouchon--a French restaurant with a Southern twist--offers steaming bowls of mussels with french fries, which are perfect for sharing.
- Have a hands-on romance experience with unique classes, including couples' massage classes at the Privai Academy ($40 per couple, offered Feb. 4, 11 & 17 -- call 828.277.3883 for details). Also check out the Learn the Art of Romance package, which includes drawing classes, a massage and dinner at The Admiral.
- Do you have to say 'I love you' with a song? Call on a local jazz duo to serenade you and your sweetheart at a restaurant, your B&B room or on a favorite street corner.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Did you know that President Obama actually practiced for one of the televised debates in Asheville at the historic Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa?
In fact, the President was so taken with Asheville (and–rumor has it–the Donald Ross golf course at Grove Park Inn) that he came back this past spring...and he brought the First Lady with him for a romantic weekend getaway.
Want to vacation like the President? The Obamas surprised everyone with their first stop in Asheville -- check out the video and their vacation itinerary here.
Get a deal on presidential digs. Check out the Ten Presidents Vacation Package from the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa.
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