I was so looking forward to this long drive that was going to take me to this famous OuterBanks. I was familiar, like most people, with Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head Island. Last year I had discovered Manteo, which… Continue Reading →
As I am pulling in to Saxapahaw, North Carolina I am amazed one more time about how busy this little town, tucked in on the Haw River, is located.
The Ballantyne Hotel has it all, beautifully appointed guest rooms, luxury spa, excellent golf, amazing restaurants (be on the look out for my Chef of the Month, Chef Tilman), large banquet rooms and perfect location on the southern side of… Continue Reading →
The Ballantyne is a beautiful resort located on the southern side of Charlotte. It has a world class golf course located on the property and an equally exceptional spa! The Ballantyne has something for everyone. I was invited to The… Continue Reading →
So many questions came up after I was invited to visit several inns and sophisticated hotels that were a part of the label: Historic Hotels of America.
Chef Andrew Long was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. So how did he make his way to the mountains of North Carolina?
Over Yonder is located in this charming historic little town of Valle Crucis, in western, North Carolina. The restaurant is about fifteen minutes west of Boone and right across the street from the famous and original, Mast General Store. The… Continue Reading →
When you pull in the gorgeous entrance of the Biltmore Estate, Ashville, North Carolina, all you see are tulips in bloom. You guessed right, Spring is here, flowers are in bloom at the Estate!
The anticipation started when you walked in the Blockade Runner and could see all the Easter decorations, centerpieces and the Easter Bunny walking around and handing eggs from a basket to children. The kids were mesmerized to see the Easter… Continue Reading →
We arrived in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort. It is the only resort in the area that is both on the sound and the Atlantic Ocean! It’s also only about fifteen minutes from Wilmington, North… Continue Reading →
The road that leads me to the quaint and charming town of Highlands, North Carolina, was sinuous and it was absolutely impossible not too stop to admire all the majestic views of the mountains and the waterfalls.
As an oil painter for over 20 years, I had no idea what to expect out of Paint Nite Durham! I was in for a treat!
When you first meet Isaiah, all you see is a tall bearded guy in his mid thirties. When you get to know him, and understand his skills and talents, he is even “bigger and taller”.