Imagine driving from vibrant, sun-bleached South Florida to a mountain destination 4,000 ft. above sea level with endless views of in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. That is Firethorn, a 150-acre gated community located in the quaint village of Blowing Rock, a town named one of the six best locations in the world for a summer home by Haute Living in 2014. The architecture at Firethorn is designed to exist in harmony with nature and offers breathtaking views of Grandfather Mountain and Flat Top. Hiking trails have been sculpted through the woodlands and around the cliffs, streams and meadows that homeowners share with local flora, fauna and wildlife. Homes range from 2,800 sq. ft. to 10,000 sq. ft. and reflect a modern splendor combined with the elegance of some of the oldest residences in the area built at the turn of the last century for the elite; FirethornBlowingRock.com.
From local dishes to haute cuisine with Caribbean island flair, the British Virgin Island’s culinary scene is as diverse as the islands themselves. There’s no better time to indulge your palate than during the simply scrumptious BVI Food Fête.
Within your wardrobe are the secrets to not only looking good but feeling great. Often referred to as “Dopamine Dressing,” how you dress can be an antidote to dark days. Certain colors can boost your mood, as can donning an outfit that has positive emotional significance. Herewith: The experts weigh in.