Year: 2013

2013: The Year in Review at an Asheville Bed & Breakfast

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast

It’s hard to believe that James and I are into our fifth year of ownership at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast. It seems at this time of year that everyone and everything is given a “year in review” so it seemed appropriate to jump on the bandwagon and go over some of the highlights of… Read more »

Christmas Cookies: Love in a Basket

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Christmas in Asheville, recipes

I recently read an article in our local paper, the Citizen-Times, about an Asheville blogger. Ashley English writes the blog “Small Measure” and is also the author of the “Homemade Living” series of books.  She was asked why people should go to the bother of baking at home when there are so many wonderful bakeries… Read more »

Ten Unique and Unusual Gifts for Lovers of Asheville!

Filed under: "Ten Best" Lists, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Christmas in Asheville, shopping

It’s been a while since I posted anything and I apologize for that.  Between Birthdays, Thanksgiving and decorating for Christmas time kind of got away from me but I am finished playing catch-up (or will have once I post this blog!) and am sitting down to share with you some unique and unusual gifts for… Read more »

Carolina Bed & Breakfast Mince Pies on Asheville Holiday Pinterest Board

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Christmas in Asheville, recipes

I just learned from the Asheville Chamber of Commerce that my recipe for Holiday Mince Pies is going to be featured on their Holiday Pinterest Board.  And this morning there was a professional food photographer in my kitchen  at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast making my humble little Mince Pies the center of attention.  I… Read more »

A Biltmore Christmas Package

Filed under: Biltmore Estate, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Christmas in Asheville, History, Specials, Things to Do

I’ve been toying with the idea of putting together a package based on the ties between the Biltmore Estate and our historic house and neighbourhood for a while now and finally decided to do a small version this Christmas.  I think a lot of people come to Asheville and see the Biltmore as a distinct… Read more »

Asheville’s Hidden Treasure: The North Carolina Arboretum

Filed under: Autumn, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Nature, Things to Do

There is so much going on in Asheville that sometimes things get lost and it takes a special event to make us see the hidden treasures right under our noses.  The North Carolina Arboretum is one such treasure.  With its abundance of national parks, wildlife areas and majestic mountains Asheville offers a lot to the… Read more »

About Art at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping, Re-decorating, shopping

Last night James and I were watching Sunday Morning (we tape it) in our owner’s quarters at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in Asheville.  They ran a story about the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market in which they showed some interesting metal work done  by an artist from Africa.  I made the comment that… Read more »

Autumn Market Feast in a Field in Asheville!

Filed under: Autumn, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Farmer's Market, Things to Do

We were late leaving the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, NC and it was already dark as we pulled into the parking lot of All Soul’s Pizza.  Our destination was the field next door which had been set with long picnic tables and festooned with fairy lights. Because we were late arriving Elliot Moss,… Read more »