Category: About Asheville

Chocolate Fetish Tour Ticket

Touring the Chocolate Fetish in Asheville, NC

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Things to Do

It was a beautiful Fall day and I walked along the sidewalks, listening to the rustle of the leaves under foot as I made my way from the Carolina Bed & Breakfast to the Chocolate Fetish in Asheville, NC where I had been invited to tour the shop and factory.  While invitations like this are… Read more »

Carolina BB Bacon and Chocolate cupcakes

The Ingles’ Chefs at Baconfest: Candied Bacon and Cupcakes

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, recipes, Things to Do

Quick recap:  Ingles is a Western North Carolina grocery chain that I am associated with as an“Ingles Chef”.  They asked me to join the group because, as The People’s Grocery Store,  they wanted to have a group of Chefs representing them  whom home cooks  find it easier to relate to than celebrity chefs or restaurant… Read more »

Things to do in Asheville at Night

Things to Do in Asheville at Night

Filed under: About Asheville, Specials, Things to Do

Much as we love our restaurants, music and nightlife here in Asheville, NC, those are not the only activities available after dark for people looking for something fun!  At the Carolina Bed & Breakfast we often send guests out to some of our favorite “other” things to do in Asheville at night. Imagine parking your… Read more »

Happy New year 2017

New Year’s Resolutions 2017: Cookbooks, Blogs and Recipes

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping, Our Family Table, Wine and Food

It’s New Year’s resolution time again! In the past I tended to pooh-pooh the idea of making a resolutions but a conversation with one of my daughters has changed my mind.  Abby doesn’t look at her New Year resolutions as large, life changing items.  Instead she looks for small changes.  For example, instead of deciding… Read more »

Christmas in Asheville

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Christmas in Asheville, Our Family Table

It was December 10th, that pivotal day when it starts to be acceptable to indulge in all things Christmas.  So I put on my reindeer earrings and green leggings and set out from the Carolina Bed & Breakfast  to sell my cookbook while enjoying Christmas in Asheville. My first stop takes me out to Addison… Read more »

Mica and the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, History

Admit it, you are intrigued!  What does mica have to do with an Asheville Bed and Breakfast?  Well, it all goes back to the original owner of the house at 177 Cumberland Avenue. Recently we were visited by the great-grandson of Vance Brown who owned the house from 1901 to the Mid-1940’s . Brown was… Read more »

Happy Valentine’s Day Asheville! Going Beyond Chocolates and Roses

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Things to Do, Valentine's Day, Weddings

I have to be honest, as I write this our Asheville inn, the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, is already fully booked for Valentine’s Day Weekend (although not for Valentine’s Day itself–more about that later!).  But that doesn’t stop me from wanting to share with you, our guests and future guests, some great ideas for  how… Read more »

A Compendium of Christmas Decorating Tips From Asheville, NC

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

Compendium, isn’t that a great word?  It means a numbered, or detailed, list about a particular subject (according to Google). So, in the spirit of Christmas and Asheville and the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, here is a brief compendium of decorating tips from some of the businesses around town.  Creating a Wreath, courtesy of the… Read more »