It is not enough to conquer;
one must learn to seduce.
-Voltaire

 

Dinner dates, off the clock, and weekend retreats are my favorite as I enjoy a fun adventure. I love having the opportunity for us to get to know each other because it creates so much magic!

 

A list of hotels in Asheville

Let's meet at your hotel & order room service...
 

  • Grove Park Inn- The most upscale hotel and best spa in town, stay in the original part

  • Residences at Biltmore- Biltmore Estate & Winery

  • Hampton Inn and Suites- Biltmore Village

  • Grand Bohemian- Biltmore Village 

  • Kimpton Hotel Arras- Boutique Hotel

  • Cambria Hotel and Suites

  • The Foundry Hotel- Vintage

  • Hotel Indigo- Modern 
     

Local getaways & ideas for us

  • I love to hike and the Botanical Gardens are near downtown. We could picnic on the blue ridge parkway. 

  • Boone NC- Cute Mountain Town 

  • Highlands NC- upscale mountain retreat town with waterfalls, hiking and shopping

  • Little Switzerland, NC- summer retreat along the blue ridge parkway

  • Beech Mountain- For skiing & hiking

  • Brevard for waterfalls

  • Other cute towns to explore- Cherokee, Weaverville and Black Mountain

  • Snow Shoeing (like hiking but even more peaceful in the snow!)

  • Skiing lessons 

My wish list :)

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Asheville Gems 
(when restaurants and bars reopen)

  • Curate- upscale Tapas

  • The Admiral- creative southern and seafood

  • Sovereign Remedies- upscale southern and creative cocktails

  • Bull and Beggar- creative southern and seafood

  • Chestnut- upscale southern and creative cocktails

  • Posana- healthy farm to table

  • Noble Cider Company and Greenhouse Restaurant

  • Chestnut-upscale southern and creative cocktails

  • Tupelo Honey or Early Girl- classic southern

 

Tea Houses in Asheville

  • Dobra- European Style Tea House with Fine Asian Teas

  • High Climate Tea- Traditional Asian Tea House with style

  • Owl Bakery- French style bakery 

  • Chocolate Cafes like The French Broad Chocolate Lounge

 

Craft Cocktails, Breweries and other fun stuff!

  • Explore the Grove Park Inn restaurants, craft cocktails and the famous in door spa with underwater music and waterfalls

  • A couples massage in the Salt Caves

  • Explore art galleries in the River Arts District 

  • Shoji Japanese Spa with hot tubs

  • Hard Cider or Mead (honey-wine) House like Noble Cider or TreeRock Social Cider and Mead Bar

  • Kava bar like Sovereign Kava Bar (herbal drink that makes you relaxed and social)

  • Champagne and book store - Battery Park Book Exchange

  • Shopping in downtown Asheville

  • Sierra Nevada Brewery- has hiking and a factory tour, good food and obviously good beer

  • Wicked Weed, Archetype Brewery and so many other options for local craft beer

  • Tour the Biltmore Estate and their indoor gardens (it's like Hawaii in there!) 

  • Let's go out dancing or to a show at The Orange Peel or NC Stage Company

  • Lingerie store and or upscale sex shop like VaVaVoom

  • On a warm night, let's meet at a rooftop bar like The Montford Rooftop Bar, Top of The Monk or Antidote

Let's plan an adventure together

  • The Mountain South- NC, Virginia, and Tennessee, Shenandoah National Park

  • Tennessee- Blackberry Farm Inn 

  • Dollywood in Pigeon Forge 

  • Sea Islands SC- Savannah (old south) and Hiltonhead Island 

  • Florida- Florida Springs has warm lagoons! Florida Keys and Key West and The Everglades 

  • New Orleans- Food, jazz and zydeco

  • More foodie destinations: Atlanta, Charleston and Nashville

 

Fabulous Hot spring Resorts in the US

  • Calistoga, CA Secret Heaven’s top secret hide out near Napa Valley and Foodie Heaven with so many Michelin Star restaurants! French Laundry is on my Wish List! 

  • Ojo Caliente Hotspring Resort in Taos New Mexico near Santa Fe

  • Two Bunch Hotsprings Resort outside Palm Springs

  • Esalen in Big Sur, CA

 

Other fun things we can do:

  • New York City Broadway Show 

  • Las Vegas- Food, Craft Cocktails and Cirque Du Soleil Shows- I’m a great guide to the best of Vegas! 

  • Wine tasting and Sommelier Wine Expert Certification ​

Abroad (when travel restrictions are lifted)

  • France (Paris, The French Riviera, Provence) Cooking lessons or french language learning with locals), Italy (especially Tuscany, Florence or Venice especially during Mardi Gras) Germany (hot springs), Switzerland, Ireland, Greece  etc. 

  • I'd love to explore Canada in the summer or Montreal in fall during maple syrup season

  • Hawaii, Jamaica and The Caribbean

  • Japan- hot springs 

  • Iceland- hot springs