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Bubbles and Truffles for Valentine's Day

Posted on 02/11/2013 by Marissa Jamison

The Black Swan. Romeo and Juliet. Giselle. Some of the greatest love stories told through dance include iconic pairings of dancers, or “pas de deux,” a French ballet term meaning “...

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Celebrating the New Year - Past and Present

Posted on 01/01/2013 by Darren Poupore

With 2012 clearly in the rearview mirror, many of us are reflecting on the events of the past year before looking forward to the promises of a New Year. If we were to look further back, into the...

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Easy Ribbon Wreath for the Holidays

Posted on 12/10/2012 by Cathy Barnhardt Comments(2)

This is a favorite decorating project around here! A ribbon wreath is an easy and inexpensive project for the holidays. It is a great way to repurpose ribbons from past celebrations, making an...

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George Vanderbilt's Special Christmas Gift

Posted on 12/07/2012 by Leslie Klinger

In the days around Christmas 1897, George Vanderbilt was travelling abroad preparing for a trip to India with his good friend, William B. Osgood Field. By late December, they had taken up...

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68 Trees in One House? Of Course!

Posted on 12/04/2012 by Leeann Donnelly

Wondering what it takes to decorate Biltmore for the holidays? It’s a study in arithmetic and herculean effort. Biltmore House and all of the buildings around the estate command a team...

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