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Cherry Blossom Cake!

28 March, 2019 (08:36) | North America, Scenic Views, Vacation Ideas, Washington DC

It’s Cherry Blossom Season in Washington, DC!

No better way to celebrate than with a Cherry Blossom Cake!

Late Winter GetAway

6 March, 2019 (12:02) | Lifestyle, North America, Scenic Views, Travel Options, Vacation Ideas

Miami beaches are a great escape from the cold weather in the NorthEast!

Ireland Sky View

30 January, 2019 (03:46) | European Travel, Scenic Views

Whether it’s an ocean view, city lights or land, the views from 35,000 feet in the air are amazing!

Ireland Landscape from the Sky

Ireland Landscape from the Sky

Notting Hill, London

18 January, 2019 (05:16) | European Travel, Scenic Views

I absolutely love the pastel colors found on some of the buildings in Notting Hill!

Notting Hill, London

Notting Hill, London

British Designer of the Year Womenswear Award

11 December, 2018 (12:23) | European Travel, Fashion, Fashion Designers, Meghan Markle, Meghan Markle Fashion

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Amazon Video’s Jack Ryan

6 December, 2018 (17:10) | Art, North America, Washington DC

While in downtown Washington, DC today, I noticed a film crew. I asked someone in the crew “what was going on” he told me they were making a “commercial”. That was not true, they were filming Amazon Video’s Jack Ryan starring John Krasinski. You never know what you will see on Pennsylvania Avenue!

A Visit to North Carolina

4 November, 2018 (06:20) | North America, Scenic Views, Travel Options, Vacation Ideas

Having always lived in large cities in the Southwest and Northeast, I had little to no reference of what to expect while planning my visit to North Carolina. While traveling through North Carolina, I discovered a state filled with history, friendly people, delicious food and scenic beauty. To my surprise I fell in love with the artsy town of Asheville located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, 2132 feet above sea level. The attraction of Asheville for me was the creative laid back atmosphere with the breathtaking beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains as its backdrop.

The Biltmore Estate, built in 1895 by George W. Vanderbilt is the largest privately owned house in the United States.  The family owned 250-room French Renaissance manor is located in Asheville, North Carolina with daily tours in designated areas of the manor.

The Biltmore Estate built in 1895 by George W. Vanderbilt is the largest privately owned house in the United States. The family owned 250-room French Renaissance manor is located in Asheville, North Carolina with daily tours in designated areas of the manor. The biggest surprise for me during the tour was the basement which included an indoor pool, bowling alley and a fitness room among other things. I could not believe a home built in 1895 had those amenities at that time.

Childhood home of author Thomas Wolfe best known for his autobiographical novel, Look Homeward, Angel about his hometown of “Altamont” Asheville, North Carolina.

Childhood home of author Thomas Wolfe best known for his autobiographical novel, Look Homeward, Angel about his hometown of “Altamont” Asheville, North Carolina.

The historic Grove Park Inn opened on July 1, 1913, it was completed in 11 months and 27 days.  Located in Asheville, North Carolina on Sunset Mountain, the Grove Park Inn is an amazing example of craftsmanship.  The views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the back terraces literally took my breath away.

The historic Grove Park Inn opened on July 1, 1913, it was completed in 11 months and 27 days. Located in Asheville on Sunset Mountain, the Grove Park Inn is an amazing example of craftsmanship. Ten U.S. Presidents have stayed at the Grove Park Inn, including President Obama. The views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the terrace literally took my breath away!

The historic Carolina Theatre in Greensboro, North Carolina opened on Halloween night in 1927.  Greensboro is also home to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, the former Woolworth’s site of the non-violent sit-ins during the Civil Rights Movement.

The historic Carolina Theatre in Greensboro, North Carolina opened on Halloween night in 1927. Greensboro is also home to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, the former Woolworth’s site of the non-violent sit-ins during the Civil Rights Movement.

Duke Gardens at Duke University in Durham, NC

Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University in Durham, NC

Delicious Chicken and Waffles!

Without a doubt the best Chicken and Waffles I’ve ever tasted!

Black Mountain, North Carolina

Black Mountain, North Carolina

Bronze Wall Decor made by a local Asheville Artist.  Design is of a tree with roots that spell out Asheville.  It looks amazing hanging on my family room wall.

Bronze Metal Wall Decor made by a local Asheville Artist. Design is of a tree with roots that spell out Asheville. This unique one of a kind piece looks amazing hanging on my family room wall!

I often say that travel has the ability to teach and/or to inspire, North Carolina did both.

Asheville, North Carolina

28 October, 2018 (06:05) | Art, Cuisine, Lifestyle, North America, Shopping on Travel, Vacation Ideas

It is rare that we at Scenic Runway fall so quickly in love with a city but we did just that in Asheville, North Carolina! This friendly artsy city is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Filled with historic landmarks, art deco buildings, local restaurants and amazingly beautiful mountain views, Asheville’s creative vibe captured our hearts! Below are a few images of the city!

Downtown Asheville

Downtown Asheville

Horse Drinking Fountain Sculpture

Horse Drinking Fountain Sculpture

An Asheville Bar

Local Pub in Downtown Asheville

Metal Flat Iron near Asheville’s Flatiron Building

Metal Flat Iron near Asheville’s Flatiron Building