Travel Tuesday: Three Fantastic Downtown Asheville Hotels

Happy Travel Tuesday!During my December 2018 trip to Asheville, North Carolina, I tagged along with Ask Asheville to visit a few hotels as well as other downtown locales. I am delighted to share with you three fantastic hotel recommendations: Hyatt Place Asheville Downtown, Aloft Asheville Downtown, and AC Hotels by Marriott Asheville Downtown. All three hotels also have libations, food, […]

Five restaurants born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina

G Social Media and I recently visited five amazing restaurants that were born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, but have launched or are poised to launch nationally due to their insanely delicious food and successful business models. Say hello to five of Asheville’s finest: Tupelo Honey, Chai Pani, White Duck Taco Shop, Rocky’s Hot […]

Exclusive Interview with Vijay Shastri of Asheville’s The Continental Lounge

Last week I returned to Asheville, North Carolina, where I had the pleasure of speaking with Sommelier-Chef-Restaurateur Vijay Shastri of The Continental Lounge and taste some of his fantastic wine selections. What a delight to share with you this exclusive video interview curated and produced by G Social Media.

Brunch with Friends: Sparkling Wines and Healthy Food Choices for All Budgets

For many, brunch is the earliest meal of the day when alcoholic beverages are deemed socially acceptable. It often conjures up images of Mimosas and Bloody Marys and calorie-laden breakfast and lunch foods, because after all, brunch is two meals rolled into one. People who brunch usually have limitless finances to spend on this leisurely […]

Domaines Schlumberger Les Princes Abbés Pinot Gris 2015

It was not my first Domaines Schlumberger moment. That took place seven or eight years ago at Bouchon in Asheville, North Carolina, and I fell in love. This recent moment, a blind, comparative food and wine tasting of international gewürztraminer, pinot gris, and riesling at the Anderson Valley Winegrowers’ 13th Annual Aromatic White Wine Festival, […]