Our friend in Asheville thought we would enjoy the LaZoom City Comedy Tour and she was right on point.
The 90-minute open-air bus tour winds its way through charming Asheville and manages to impart quite a bit of local flavor and history between the funny, corny, and sometimes bawdy, commentary.
This is a great city – chock full of unique locally owned shops and restaurants (over 90%) and more craft breweries than anywhere else in the country. You can bet the breweries are mentioned during this tour, which allows consumption of wine and/or beer while on board, and includes a rest stop at the Green Man Brewery.
Two facts that made an impression:
- despite the ghost stories, no one died during the Civil War’s Battle of Asheville, and
- last month Asheville’s nationally renowned Wicked Weed Brewing company sold out to Anheuser-Busch. We hope it’s not the start of a trend.
Check out their website for times, fees and other tour options: http://www.lazoomtours.com/
The August issue of Pinecrest Lifestyle Magazine is hot off the presses and I’m pleased to share my article about the thriving Rivers Arts District in Asheville, NC.
Click this link for the full article. Pinecrest Mag.Paint the Town.August2016
Asheville has become known for its trendy, holistic, artistic vibe and the Salt Cave fits right in. For a modest $25 an hour, you can take advantage of the therapeutic benefits of an all-natural microclimate, created with 20 tons of salt rock imported from several eastern European locations.
Several inches of sea salt cover the floor and the semi-dark, dry environment is bathed in a warm glow from the salt rock lighting and a nice ambient sound from the two water features. Guests have the option of listening to tranquil music, resting in comfortable lounge chairs and using cozy blankets, if needed. And, in case you are wondering, participants are fully clothed.
Salt Cave environments have been reported to help with a variety of ailments including allergies, arthritis and skin problems. But just to take a break and really relax in this unique environment is worthwhile. The Appel family, who own and run the Salt Cave, have studiously researched Salt Caves around the world and carefully planned every detail, even bringing in experts to build the Cave.
Located on Eagle Street in downtown Asheville, the Cave can accommodate up to 10; the entire Salt Cave can be reserved by the hour for groups or private events.
Facilities also include a gift shop with some unique items, as well as services such as a variety of massages, Reiki, reflexology, aromatherapy and facials.
Check them out at http://www.ashevullesaltcave.com 828-236-59