Asheville-area restaurants, breweries, bakeries and wineries are dreaming up Valentine’s Day offerings to satisfy a smorgasbord of sensibilities and budgets.
From partner yoga to an adult prom and from self-love workshops to chocolate decadence, there’s something for every kind of Valentine.
Yesterday, @ashevillehaikus tweeted: Please use the hashtag #avlvalentine or put in @ashevillehaikus so I can RT everything to compile this years list. #avl #asheville Not long after that, hearty, local-flavored yearnings began flowing. And they still are. To follow the stream, go here. For just a taste of the spirit, here are a few highlights: […]
To those who think the celebration of romantic love is just a Hallmark company construct: not quite. Since the 1700s, lovers have been giving each other handwritten cards, flowers and sweets. It wasn’t until the 19th century that Valentine’s Day cards were mass-produced. But 200 years of tradition doesn’t mean you have to give in […]
Asheville often expresses its ardor on a plate — especially around Valentine’s Day. This year, local restaurants are dishing up everything from farm-to-table to flamenco for the occasion.
Inspired by a similar event in San Francisco, the Annual Asheville Anti-Valetine’s Pillow Fight started at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14 in Pritchard Park.
If you’re a true Romeo (or Romea), you’ve no doubt got everything worked out for celebrating Valentine’s Day: flower delivery scheduled, champagne chilling and — most importantly — dinner reservations made. If you’re like the rest of us workaday schlubs however, your dinner reservations for the Big Day Of Love are no more real at this point than a bow-wielding winged baby.
Local yoga teacher Kimberly Drye gives us some insight as to why many Ashevillians are choosing to spend their Valentine’s Day on the mat.
Good Morning America recently featured the chocolatiers behind the confectionary sweets at French Broad Chocolate Lounge. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here are Jael and Dan Rattigan showing the nation (and you!) how to make some chocolate truffles at home. (Image screenshot of GMA video)
Get into the spirit of hearts and flowers (or whatever manifestations of love spring to mind) with two special events (poet Daniel Ladinsky at Malaprop’s and Asheville Symphony at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium) slated for this weekend.
Send us your handmade valentines for Xpress’ first Valentine Contest. The loveliest cards will be published in our Valentine’s Day issue. Deadline: Feb. 1.
For the second year, a flash mob took over a downtown Asheville park, taking out their romantic frustrations through some good-natured fun.
In observance of Valentine’s Day, here are half-a-dozen songs about love, heartbreak and romantic skepticism from the Busk Break archive. Homepage Valentine image by Julie Wade.
Valentine Masquerade fuses zombies, art, and lusty ladies.
69 Love Songs brings affection, rejection and all the joy and heartbreak in between. The performance is a start-to-finish recreation of The Magnetic Fields’ iconic, three-disc album of the same name, and will feature an eclectic mix of local performers that includes Kovacs and the Polar Bear, Electric Owls, Pilgrim and Holiday Childress.
Read on for just a few of the myriad food options for V-Day. Don’t worry, we’ll keep this up right until the 14th. (Photo by French Broad Chocolate Lounge pastry chef Holly Wiest)
Dear Asheville, At the risk of sounding gushy, I want you to know that you’re amazing. Gorgeous, smart, lovable: in short, everything I could ever ask for in a town. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way. But while some may love you for your beauty (and your incredible food), I […]
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to an unknown wonderful gentleman who assisted me during a medical emergency on Valentine's Day at the downtown restaurant Tupelo Honey. I'm generally a calm-in-the-face-of-crises sort of person, but your calm clarity — asking just the right questions, being just the right sort of stillness — was […]
Did you miss the Anti-Valentine’s Day Pillow Fight flashmob event at the Vance Monument? Don’t let your heart be broken! We have the next best thing: Video.
I like the idea of Valentine’s Day. What’s not to like about celebrating love and eating chocolate? What I don’t like is the commercialism around the day…or the pressure associated with it.