Thursday, May 26, 2011

Edible Art

Celebrating? Make your event special with chocolates from The Chocolate Fetish. These luscious desserts are incredible works of art, appealing to the eyes and the palette. Hand-made especially for you by Chocolate Fetish' artisan chocolatiers, the cakes consist of a solid chocolate shell. The real fun begins when a hammer is ceremoniously produced and the cake is smashed into pieces. All the guests will revel in the destruction of such art because the cake is so delicious. To enhance the experience the cakes may be filled with chocolate confections or maybe even a gift.

Also, Elizabeth Foley, the daughter of the owners of the The Chocolate Fetish, is turning out edible high art these days.

Foley makes both large- and small-scale chocolate sculptures. The smaller pieces range from intricate boxes to lifelike flowers that can be made to match a bridal bouquet, making for unique wedding-cake toppers. Foley specializes in the most popular of the wedding flowers — orchids, roses and calla lilies, to name a few.

The larger sculptures that Foley makes are show-stoppers. One of her favorite designs — a piece that she made in celebration of The Chocolate Fetish's 25th anniversary — can be viewed in the Atrium of the Haywood Park Hotel.

To read more about Elizabeth Foley's work at The Chocolate Fetish, check out this Edible Art Mountain Express Article.

The Chocolate Fetish
specializes in custom arrangements for wedding parties too. Would you like to give your guests a token of your appreciation for attending your special day? Custom boxes of chocolate can be crafted for any occasion and be tailored to match the décor of your event.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Asheville's "Green" Photographer

Jesse Kitt (Jesse Kitt Photography), a local Asheville photographer, is one of four certified members of Greener Photography in North Carolina. She is also the only photographer in Western North Carolina featured in The Green Bride Guide. Jesse' shipping supplies are made of either reused or recycled materials while all the ink cartridges are recycled. Her business is also 90% paper free and she minimizes the need for printed studio samples and marketing materials through the use of online marketing and communication as well as utilizing slideshows, online books and portfolios. To see more of the ways Jesse Kitt is working towards reducing her environmental impact check out her "green photography" page.

Asheville Beverage

Julie Corey and Monroe Moore of Asheville event venues, Homewood and Coleman Place, have added a new enterprise to their growing list of joint ventures. Asheville Beverage serves event clients with retail sales of beer, wine and champagne, at Homewood and Coleman Place as well as off-site. Cash bar services are also available for events booked at Homewood. On-site pricing includes delivery, ice and recycling.

Check this site weekly as it’s updated with specials, expanded offerings, and news of wine tastings and events.

For more information EMAIL Asheville Beverage at:

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Grove Park Inn's Bridal and Wedding Showcase, May 14th

Join the staff at The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa for their free Bridal and Wedding Showcase, Saturday, May 14 from 2-4 pm located in the country club. Each department from their historic resort will be on hand to provide information about their offerings and help you find the perfect fit for the wedding you’ve always imagined. Brides-to-be will enjoy Spa samples, food tastings, room and décor set-ups and even wedding cake! Plus, they will be giving away some great prizes including a Spa basket and special Club Floor honeymoon package.

All are welcome – even if you have already chosen another site for your big day. They have an amazing selection of on-site amenities, including a world-class 45,000 square foot spa, award winning restaurants and nightclubs and historic Donald Ross-designed golf course, all available for bachelor and bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, honeymoons and more.

For more information or to RSVP, call 866-474-4948.