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The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands and Klay Hawk Dolls’ Creative Fantasy World

October 21st, 2014 by abedofroses

The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands just wrapped up its three day show at the US Cellular Center in Asheville and we never miss it. This juried exhibition with demonstrations and live regional music brings together the very best craftspeople in the area, all members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. We would like […]

Recipes from the Kitchen of A Bed of Roses- Mrs. Wolfson’s Legendary Chocolate Chip Cookies

October 11th, 2014 by abedofroses

One of my fondest childhood memories was of ducking under the wood rail fence to our next door neighbors house where her mother had just taken fresh baked chocolate chip cookies out of the oven. I’ll never forget how they smelled and Mrs. Wolfson always gave us some. My own mother was not a baker […]

Day Trips from Asheville- Explore Unique Small Towns near Asheville

October 5th, 2014 by abedofroses

It’s easy to get away from the crowds and find fun small communities to explore while you’re in Asheville. Historic and quaint downtown shopping areas, antiquing, hiking and mountain views abound in Western North Carolina. Weaverville, Brevard, Black Mountain, Waynesville and Hendersonville are all worth visiting and are just a short and scenic drive away. […]

Celebrate the Lovely Reed Creek Greenway in Early October

September 28th, 2014 by abedofroses

The Reed Creek Greenway, just a few blocks from A Bed of Roses is having a ribbon cutting on October 9th as part of University of North Carolina Asheville’s biggest ever Fall 2014 Greenfest running from October 1st through the 11th. The latest stretch of the Greenway now connects the Montford Historic District to the […]

An Innkeeper’s Secrets: Easy Ways to Decorate Your Plate

August 22nd, 2014 by abedofroses

We really do “eat with our eyes first”. How a dish looks on the plate plays a large role in whether we decide to eat it or not and it also enhances the sensory experience tremendously. Even though I was an artist and illustrator before becoming an innkeeper, you don’t have to be an artist […]

Art Deco Architecure in Asheville. Ellington’s City Hall Re-emerges from Behind It’s Scaffolding.

July 28th, 2014 by abedofroses

Asheville City Hall is about to emerge, renewed from a 6 million dollar renovation project that began in November 2012. The scaffolding and netting has begun to come down and by the end of the year we will again be able to fully appreciate one of Asheville’s architectural jewels. Several Art Deco buildings of rich […]

Innkeepers’ Secrets: Fresh Home-baked Cookies from Scratch in a Flash

June 21st, 2014 by abedofroses

Nothing beats warm cookies made from scratch the old fashioned way. But we’re all busy and sometimes it seems like too much trouble for just a few cookies. Innkeepers need to have fresh baked cookies available every day whether they have two guests or 14 guests and we can’t get away with anything but the […]

Ambrozia- An Unlikely Location Hides a Real Gem of a Restaurant

June 8th, 2014 by abedofroses

When we saw that Ambrozia Bar + Bistro was one of the finalists in the Fire on the Rock Competition Dining Series we were surprised to learn that they were located right here in North Asheville. Why didn’t we know about them? When they won the competition we had to find them and eat there! […]

What a Glorious May at A Bed of Roses- Where to See Spring Flowers in Asheville

May 25th, 2014 by abedofroses

May was a glorious month in Western North Carolina. It’s hard to believe Memorial Day is already here and in Asheville the spring bulbs are giving way to roses in abundance. The gardens at the Biltmore Estate have a fabulous display that you shouldn’t miss.  The Biltmore International Rose Trials competition was just held on […]

Moogfest 2014 is Here!

April 25th, 2014 by abedofroses

You can tell that Moogfest has arrived in Asheville by all the young people walking around downtown dressed in black with their heads tilted down reading their phones. It’s the dressed in black part that’s different from every day in downtown Asheville! Just kidding. The occasional strange looking head gear (see the video below)  may […]