Cedric is very popular with guests at The Lion & the Rose Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, and, rightly so. For those of you who can't meet him in person, here is some insider information about him.
He's almost 10 years old and a North Carolina native - born in Lincolnton. He's lived with us in Asheville since he was 6 months old.
Asheville, North Carolina is the world's first Foodtopian Society. This is just a trendy term for the way humans used to eat before freezers and chemicals.
Foodtopians believe that good food should be sustainable, with farm to table meals that feature seasonable ingredients from local fields.
The Lion & the Rose Bed and Breakfast is in a perfect location: a short walk from downtown Asheville, North Carolina - "the Paris of the South", and three miles from the entrance to the Biltmore Estate. But it is the unmatched natural beauty of the mountains that has lured visitors here since the first railroad lines allowed access.
We are very fortunate to live less than a block from Kenneth & Irene Richards - well traveled connoisseurs of art, food, wine, & life.
Ken and the former Irene Dillingham (from Dillingham, North Carolina) married in Switzerland and worked as overseas educators, authors, publishers, wine masters, and lecturers throughout Europe.
Ricardo, a guest at The Lion & the Rose Bed & Breakfast in early April, is perfecting his talents as an amateur photographer, and we are the fortunate recipients of his work.
Here is his photo of our informal parlor...and another of the second floor landing and stairwell.
Asheville North Carolina's historic Riverside Cemetery, just a few blocks from The Lion & the Rose Bed and Breakfast, is the final resting place for many famous citizens: Civil War Governor Zebulon Vance, writers Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry, and architect Richard Sharp Smith - to name a few.