French Broad Chocolate is a sweet institution in downtown Asheville. It is a supremely happy eatery where all your chocolate dreams can come true! It was founded in by Dan and Jael Rattigan, two entrepreneurs who married, moved to Costa Rica, started a successful restaurant and eventually bought a cacao farm. After leaving Costa Rica […]
The Fifities Fabulous Fun Mind!
Living the Fifities Fabulous Fun Life!
My Day at Silver Fork Vineyard and Winery Have you ever gotten lost and had it change your entire plan for the day? That’s what happened to me last weekend. The day just got off to a frustrating start and I didn’t end up where I envisioned myself. Hey, sometimes this happens in your life […]
How many of you recognize this scene? If you do, you probably have been to Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Boone and Appalachian State are inextricably linked together and fall is a fabulous time in this southern mountain town. It won’t be long until Mountaineer Football excitement is running high for students, faculty and […]
Summer has arrived! The days are long and the weather is warm. Nothing is as wonderful as wiling away an afternoon at George Vanderbilt’s beautiful home, the Biltmore Estates, in the Blue Ridge and I don’t believe I have ever seen the Italianate Gardens look as wonderful as they do this summer. These little guys were very […]
Blue Ridge Country, a magazine dedicated to exploring the mountains of the South, has named three towns less than fifty miles from the foothills of North Carolina as happiest mountain towns. Asheville and Boone both came in first in the happiest large and medium sized town categories. Blowing Rock came in second in the small […]