Getaway Color Ways: Winterfest Smoky Style

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With all of the snow we've had these past few days, this is the perfect weekend for Winterfest Smoky Style, a celebration of winter, that takes place in Haywood County on Friday & Saturday. It's an annual festival that always goes to the dogs.....the main stars of the event! Folks come from all … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: 11th Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge

doughnut colors

This past Saturday, February 14th, thousands of people gathered in Raleigh, North Carolina to take part in the 11th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge. Race participants started out at North Carolina State University's Bell Tower, ran 2.5 miles through the streets of Raleigh straight to a local Krispy … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: International Book Giving Day

book color

We all know tomorrow is a special day for lovers.....and no, I'm not talking about Valentines Day lovers! I'm talking about BOOK lovers! Tomorrow, February 14th is International Book Giving Day, as well as Library Lovers Day.   The goal of International Book Giving Day is simple: get … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Carolina Chocolate Festival

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February is one sweet month! Not only is it National Chocolate Month, February 1st is National Dark Chocolate Day, February 14th is National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day, February 19th is National Chocolate Mint Day, and February 28th is National Chocolate Souffle Day. Whew! After taking a look at … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Baking for the Barks at arcBARKS


At a small bakery called arcBARKS in Greensboro, North Carolina, chefs work hard baking delicious dog treats, using all-natural ingredients like freshly ground peanut butter, vegetable oil, flour, oatmeal and water. What's even more special than the treats, though, are the folks that make them. You … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Ice Climbing in the Mountains of North Carolina

When the falls freeze, the climbers come out!

When it's warm outside, you're sure to find plenty of people visiting one of North Carolina's many outstanding waterfalls. Transylvania County, also known as "The Land of Waterfalls" has more than 250 waterfalls and draws thousands of eager sightseers every year. During the winter months, though, … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: A Sky Full of Stars at PARI

Starry nights make for beautiful color palettes

For as long as I can remember, I've always been interested in anything that has to do with space. I'm the kind of person who still answers the "what is your dream job" question with 'NASA', so it's no surprise I'm really excited about this week's color ways post featuring the Pisgah Astronomical … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: My Favorite Color Palettes from 2014

Pisgah National Forest

Well, another year has come and gone! There were a lot of great posts that I really enjoyed writing during 2014, so it was kind of hard to pick my favorites, but here are a few color palettes that really stuck out to me. Airlie Gardens, located in Wilmington, is one of the best botanical … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Speedway Christmas

A view from above: Speedway Christmas at the Charlotte Motor Speedway

  In the south racing is one of the top sports and Charlotte Motor Speedway, located in the Queen City of NC, is one of the most popular racing tracks in our area. Every November and December visitors have the opportunity to drive their cars around the track & visit the speedway for … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Tanglewood Festival of Lights

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Can you believe that December is already here? Christmas is right around the corner and that means it's time for festive decorations and bright lights! One thing my family & I love to do during this time of the year is jump in the car and go for a … [Read more...]