Pat Allen – Top Agent Magazine

Pat Allen’s passion for the real estate industry is palpable. “We have a wonderful team, and that’s what it is all about,” she explains. She has been able to grow to tremendous heights partly because of her hand-picked group of brokers. Just three years ago, it was Pat and her daughter on the team, but […]

Togetherness is a Good Thing

May is the time we start to see our summer residents return and you can feel excitement in the crisp mountain air. How beautiful the town becomes with rhododendrons ablaze in their glory, hanging baskets adorning our streets as greenery replaces the grays of winter. Shops are filled with new merchandise and planned activities and […]

Changing Times in Our World

Hey everyone! Hope you are all having a wonderful time with friends and family this season. I recently published an article in the “Investing at 4,118ft” section of The Highlands Newspaper called “Changing Times in Our World”.  I hope you enjoy it! Here is the link….  

Summer Time and the Living is Easy!

What a perfect time to be in Highlands and Cashiers!  Cool summer temperatures are a magnet for visitors from sultry southern states. It’s interesting to drive through town and see the tags from different states…Florida wins by far!   Along with mountain breezes and fresh air to enjoy there is so much to do –garden […]

The Life of a Real Estate Broker

I have been asked many times why I became a real estate broker and am willing to work so hard. I rarely have time to sit and ponder this but will share my thoughts with you in regards to what it really takes to be successful in this highly competitive business. Few jobs are as […]

Dining at El-Azteca

Our version of Mexican food in Highlands at El Azteca is rather Tex- Mex.           My favorite is mixed fajitas and there is plenty to share. I love the cheese dip with the chips they serve and the homemade guacamole is fabulous and fresh! I don’t care for the sauce they […]

My Favorite Bistro – Wolfgang’s

  My favorite bistro in Highlands is Wolfgangs on Main. They serve small plates as well as wonderful wines and cocktails in the cozy front area where the bar is located. I enjoy the hummus plate and shrimp and grits. My favorite libation is the grapefruit and basil martini-quite refreshing for the summer! Will have […]

Lunch at The Cupboard

Lunch at The Cupboard in Dillard.Ga is a real treat! We try and make the trip from Highlands once a week. Known for vegetables, yummy fried chicken and homemade banana pudding (NO vanilla pudding here!) it is a great place to eat.   Once seated you are served a cheese biscuit to get started. I […]

Dining at Wild Thyme

Lunch at Wild Thyme is always great and few favorites are wild mushroom soup, the chicken artichoke wrap and the Asian salad. I can never resist the almond cookie at the end!         For dinner recently I enjoyed the crabcakes –with no fillers-topped with a light lemon butter sauce. It was accompanied […]

Dining at Meritage

Located in the “old” location of Wild Thyme, Meritage is a great new restaurant that specializes in Mediterranean food. What can be better for you than olive oil, lemons and fish? Recently I ordered the special salad that consisted of duck confit, poached pear, walnuts, and a panko encrusted flash- fried brie wedge-perfect with the […]