Asheville Foodie: Edible Arrangements

Edible Arrangement logo

I love those chocolate covered pineapples, along with everything else but especially those guys. I’ve seen ads for Edible Arrangements on TV but didn’t think anything else about it. Then I got the opportunity to interview our local store owner, Diana King. The more we chatted; the more I got to realizing she has greater ambitions for this business.

Diana says, “We are the creator of and the leaders in fresh fruit bouquets. We make any occasion special with our array of irresistible products, including The Original Fresh Fruit Bouquet and gourmet chocolate dipped fruit. We believe in invention, investment and imagination, and have an entrepreneurial history and spirit. Above all, we are fresh fruit fanatics.” You can tell she has an immense amount of passion for her business. Diana wants people to understand the benefits for eating better and healthier, that’s…

Asheville: We Claim Our Sketch – A Poem To Frommer’s

asheville still sketchy sketch

For Her, On Dry Land



We claim our sketch,

proud in solidarity

from our hatch on the French Broad sea.



Please return, we want you back,

extend our love line

without attack.



Experience the place

beneath the skin,

the windy plank, the swirling underneath.



The water of the not-complete.



Our formation, gestation, full regeneration,

the river, the art, never the same.

Evolution defies a single-word frame.



Dive deep, be cool, get dirty, and flirty,

Imperfect is a state of grace,

richer than the perfect surface parking space.



Our grit, our verve,

the undertow for more,

our nerve –

to write you a poem

suggestive and plain

“we love you”

“we want you”

so please, swim again.


~jmf 1/11/2015

What’s Smoking?

MadVapes Accessories and Art

My father and some other people I know smoke cigarettes. To be honest, I wish they didn’t because it’s gross… overall. I care about my father and the other people that smoke. We all know of the effects, they threaten your life in more than one way. If anyone has any desire to start their journey to quit then I suggest they go to MadVapes on Patton Avenue or their other local location on Tunnel Road.

These guys know their vapes and want to help you to live a longer life. That means something to them because it’s not about looking cool, but if you do want to vape to look cool then they will help with that too. At least you won’t cut off years from your life with cigarettes.

Tim, the general manager, used to smoke constantly for…

Balancing Your Life in Asheville

One Love Chiropractic in Asheville, NC

People usually think of balancing life as dealing with your work along with your personal life. Yet, we tend to forget about our well-being and mental being and that’s why I’m proud to get the chance to share my experience with my first ever visit to the chiropractor, but not just any chiropractor, Dr. Derek Kasten at One Love Chiropractic.

I like to describe Dr. Derek’s practices as holistic because he specializes in prenatal and pediatric care. It’s amazing how much we overlook the simple accidents we have as children. What’s even more amazing is how much we forget about it and then suffer in our later phases of our lives. Now, I could probably blow your mind with the insight that I’ve gained from him.

I know I never thought I needed a chiropractor, mostly assumed from…

Rent a Car, Travel and Save

Asheville Nissan Rental Flat Rock Nissan Rental

We all go through car problems.. and that’s just something we have to live with. I had planned a trip to see my cousin for her birthday. I would be there or die trying. As time started to become more absent, I began to lose faith that I could make it for Kaylee’s 10th birthday. Then, I came across Anderson Nissan and they saved me from all of my troubles!

I got in touch with Rob, the rental manager, and without further adieu I made it to Georgia and spent much needed time with my family. Even though I didn’t stay long, I hadn’t one bit of worry about my transportation, a 2014 Nissan Sentra. I LOVED driving that car!! I drove over 500 miles, roundtrip, and only had to fill up two times.

My little cousins kept…