Highlands Hits Its Stride – Atlanta Magazine

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No longer just a summer retreat for wealthy retirees and their families, Highlands, North Carolina, has become a year-round destination for the young and upwardly mobile. Dubbed the Aspen of the East, the small mountaintop town charms visitors who come to shop the high-end boutiques and galleries, dine at white-tablecloth restaurants, and stroll picture-perfect Main Street. Even former naysayers have …

Catch Summer in Bloom in Highlands NC This Weekend

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Catch summer in bloom in Highlands NC this weekend with the Mountains in Bloom Garden Festival that runs through Sunday, July 10th.  This is the weekend that gardening enthusiasts gather to ooh and aah over a plethora of plants and flowers, with the chance to view five majestic gardens in Highlands Country Club.  In addition there will be a flower …

Summer Fashion Show at The Old Edwards Farm in Highlands

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Ladies, gather your friends and spend this Thursday at the Old Edwards Farm new Pavilion viewing the latest summer fashions from Acorns.   Enjoy champagne upon arrival and nibble on delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Johannes Klapdohr of Madison’s Restaurant.   The show will be accompanied by live Ambient Music.  Learn the newest make-up techniques with a demonstration from the Old …

Mountain Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

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Each year about this time, the ladies of the Mountain Garden Club and their helpers gather a fabulous inventory of native plants to be sold to area residents for their gardens.   These plants are grown locally so they are acclimated to our local climate and with just a little watering and care should flourish. The sale starts at 9 am …

The Bascom’s Collective Spirits

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Once again, The Bascom will kick-start the summer season in Highlands NC with a three-day celebration of wine, food and the arts. From May 19th through the 21st,   participants will wine and dine with some of the most respected wine makers in the world who will team up with the Southeast’s most renowned chefs. Opening Night Private Home Dinners will feature Chef John Besh from …

Giving Back: The Highlands Scholarship Golf Tournament

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Here in Highlands, golf is king!  Since 1928, Highlands has been home to Highlands Country Club.  Since that time, five other private golf clubs have also been established.  Highlands truly is a golfing mecca! On Monday, June 20th, golfers in Highlands will have the opportunity to give back to the community that we all love so much.  Now in its …

The Bears are Up from Their Winter Sleep in Highlands

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My daughter Tricia and her husband Bryan have been entertaining friends from New York City all this week at their home in Highlands Falls Country Club. Their friends, Joe and Liz, were awed by the beauty of our area, especially now while most of our trees are budding out with fresh light green growth,  the hostas are full and lush, cinnamon …

Rotary Club of Highlands NC Events

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Highlands North Carolina is blessed to have a very active Rotary Club with extraordinary Rotarians who are dedicated to making Highlands NC the best it can be.    Two of their largest events are just around the corner. On Friday evening  April 29th, Monte Carlo Night will be held at Highlands Country Club. Members of the Rotary Club will host table games, …

Wine and Dine on the Mountain in Highlands NC

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Plan your visit to Highlands North Carolina for April 29th through May 1st to kick off the 2011 culinary season with Wine and Dine on the Mountain. This special weekend will captivate all of your senses through fine meals, accompanied by fine wines and the artistic talents of Thomas Arvid.    Arvid has been named one of the top “25 Artists …

Highlands NC April Fool’s Wine Dinner Weekend at The Inn at Half Mile Farm

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Come to Highlands NC and get more than a weekend in our spectacular mountains! Relax and enjoy a sumptuous wine dinner featuring the culinary talents of Chef Todd Ginsberg and wine pairings by Sommelier Steve Pignatiello. The Inn at Half Mile Farm is proud to present a special April Fool’s weekend including this special wine dinner on April 2nd.  Chef …