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The Media Room, The Men’s Room, and The Coat Hanger

I feel like I’ve been away for days. Oh, wait, I have been away for days. We left home last Sunday, and here it is now, the following Monday. 489 more words


Book Review: Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

“You’re fierce of heart, and sharp of claw, and fast and beautiful.”

Serafina lives secretly with her pa in the basement of the Biltmore estate. She lives by one rule – never let anyone catch sight of her. 516 more words

Emmy Clarke

John Singer Sargent and the Vanderbilts

It seems that everywhere I go, I bump into John Singer Sargent.

During my travels this summer, by way of a fortunate upgrade, I checked into the… 1,037 more words

Art History

Fourth of July: My Trip to Asheville, NC

Hi guys,

I hope y’all had a great food-filled holiday! Fourth of July is the prime opportunity for my family to get together so we always try to make the best out of it. 479 more words


Downton Abbey Visits the Biltmore

“Changing Fashions for Changing Times” Now at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, Nc.

Fans of the popular PBS television series Downton Abbey don’t have to travel to Highclere Castle to experience firsthand what life was like at Downton Abbey or to view original costumes of their favorite characters. 62 more words

Arts / Culture / History

A different kind of bookstore in Asheville

After leaving the Biltmore Estate on December 12, 2014, I went to downtown Asheville and visited Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar. I knew my vintage postcard book, … 406 more words

My Books

The Largest Home Built in America

The Vanderbilt name is synomous with serious wealth. Having been to Newport Rhode Island I was amazed with the opulence of the 19th century wealthy industrialists’ summer homes. 300 more words