Author: Vicki Stewart

Makkas Restaurant

Looking for a nice, quiet restaurant in Matthews? Tucked away in Windsor Square next to Fancy Feet Dance Studio, Makkas Restaurant has a lovely relaxing atmosphere to enjoy a family dinner. With its mix of Italian, Greek, steak and seafood, it was the perfect place for my husband, 9-year-old son and his friend to have dinner one Sunday evening.

Candlelight Christmas Evenings at the Biltmore House

To spend the holidays at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville is to step back in time. The sights, the sounds, the smells all are reminiscent of the Gilded Age at the turn of the century. Each year, the Biltmore House is richly decorated in the holiday traditions set by George W. Vanderbilt, who first welcomed friends and family to his country retreat on Christmas Eve 1895. The bright tapestry of Christmas colors complement the rich oak paneling and European furnishings of the home.