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Still More Holiday Shopping in Asheville: The “Inn-Sider’s” Shopping Pass, Part 3

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This is the final of a three part series about the wonderful holiday shopping opportunity available to guests at our Asheville Bed and Breakfast.  Only true “Inn-Sider’s” can take advantage of this exclusive shopping opportunity with discounts and gifts from … Continue reading

More Holiday Shopping in Asheville: The “Inn-Sider’s” Shopping Pass Part 2

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This is the second of a three part series on the wonderful holiday shopping opportunities available to our guests with the “Inn-Sider’s” Shopping Pass.  Our friends in the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association have joined together with the Carolina Bed … Continue reading

Holiday Shopping in Asheville: The “Inn-Sider’s” Shopping Pass

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One of the things James and I love the most about Asheville is the wide variety of independent shops, bookstores and art galleries which make up most of our downtown areas.  This holiday season the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, along … Continue reading

Christmas Cookies: Love in a Basket

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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 … Continue reading

Ten Unique and Unusual Gifts for Lovers of Asheville!

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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 … Continue reading

Carolina Bed & Breakfast Mince Pies on Asheville Holiday Pinterest Board

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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 … Continue reading

A Biltmore Christmas Package

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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 … Continue reading

The Christmas Tree at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

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When James and I first moved to Hong Kong in 1985, Christmas trees were pretty much of a rarity in Asia.  At that time, the American Women’s Association used to take orders for trees in August and have them shipped … Continue reading

The 19th Annual Gingerbread Competition in Asheville, NC

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This year, once again the Grove Park Inn hosted the 19th Annual Gingerbread Competition. The temptation is to call it a “gingerbread house” competition but this would be misleading.  While many of the entries do consist of houses, an equal … Continue reading

One Great Holiday Parade in Asheville, NC!

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Best Costume ever! As you know, James and I lived in Europe and Asia for 27 years before returning to buy the Carolina, our Bed and Breakfast inn in Asheville, North Carolina.  While we lived overseas a great many things … Continue reading

Fruitcake Redemeption at our Inn in Asheville North Carolina

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> While the post-World War Two era ushered in many time saving appliances and products and permanently altered life in the kitchen for most families, one of the side effects of this change was a loss in flavor and textures for … Continue reading

Christmas Shopping in Asheville, NC

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>One of my favorite things about Asheville is its diversity, and nowhere is this diversity more apparent than in the shops and restaurants of the town. In the late 1980′ and early ’90s the town center was almost empty as … Continue reading

Gingerbread Houses at the Grove Park Inn

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>Unquestionably the worst day to go to view the winners of the National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC is the Saturday after Thanksgiving but with the whole family visiting us at the Carolina Bed … Continue reading

>Christmas Cookies

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>I love to bake. And when you love to bake, Christmas is an open-ended opportunity! Who doesn’t love a gift of Christmas cookies? At the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, we make sure our guests are well-fed and one way of … Continue reading

>Christmas in Asheville

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>Here in Asheville, we take Christmas seriously!Maybe it’s the presence of the Biltmore with its 100 Christmas trees, 150,000 lights, 10,000 feet of fresh garlands and more than 25,000 ornaments; maybe it’s the fireworks which “sizzle” every Friday night (the … Continue reading