March 26th, 2015 by Julie
February 15th, 2015 by Julie
Oregon Chocolate Festival
The Oregon Chocolate Festival takes place in the springtime every year in Ashland, this year the Festival will take place on the weekend of March 6th and March 8th 2015.
For lovers of all things chocolate like me, this is a must visit event. There will be many chocolatier’s you may recognize including Dagoba, Lillie Belle Farms, Sipping Dreams and many many more. Try some unique combinations and unexpected concoctions, cakes, cocktails, beer and even a chocolate facial.
The event takes place at the Ashland Springs Hotel, if you would like to stay at a B&B the Blue Moon is a 10 minute walk from the venue, where you will find a warm welcome and a home away from home cozy atmosphere, and also our yummy chocolate desserts. While you are here in Ashland see a play or two at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Theatres just 2 blocks from the Festival.
See you there….
For more go to ashland springs/chocolate festival
February 13th, 2015 by Julie
The 14th Annual Ashland Independent Film Festival delights film lovers every spring, this year the Festival will start on April 9th. and end on April 13th.
The Festival is a whirlwind of more than 90 feature length films, documentaries and short films over a short 5 day period. There is lots of excitement for everyone to see the very best in Independent films in one of Americas most historic and appealing small towns.
There are always special guests, film makers and actors from around the world to engage with audiences after each screening. The Festival starts with an opening night bash and finishes with an awards celebration where you can meet passionate film makers and have the best time imaginable.
The Oregonian newspaper say’s ” The Festival in Ashland offers the movie lover that same sense of being in a magical place….Southern Oregon doesn’t have anything else like this… nor in fact do most places on earth.” Well said! we are so lucky to have this event every year, we all look forward to it very much. The Blue Moon B&B hosts dignitaries connected with the film industry, who fly in from all over the globe for the Festival, it’s a great way for us as Innkeepers to meet marvelously interesting people and celebrities.
If you love movies and want to see an extraordinary verity of films and have the time of your lives, this is the place for you to come. Tickets go on sale in March, also a list of this years movies will be on the festivals website.
For Tickets and Information go to… www.ashlandfilm.org
January 20th, 2015 by Julie
Live at the Armory
Bill Frisell, guitarist, composer and bandleader will be Live at the Armory on January 29th 2015.
With a career spanning more than 25 years and over 200 recordings, Bill has made 25 albums of his own and has recorded and played with many other artists and done music in films too.
The New York Times describes him this way “It’s hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compostions of guitarist Bill Frisell.” His music is a mixture of Rock, Country, Jazz and Blues, we are certainly lucky to have him perform at the Armory In Ashland. Joining Bill on stage will be Greg Leisz, Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen.
The concert will start at 8pm and food and a full bar will be available.
For tickets and info. Go to liveatthearmory.com
December 25th, 2014 by Julie
New Year in Ashland!!
Welcome in the New Year at the Ashland Armory with a Champagne Countdown and some of the Rogue Valley’s best entertainment from Burlesque, Trapeze, Shot’s N Slot’s poker,and some Electro Swing as you ring in the New Year, what fun!!
The New Years Eve Bootleggers Ball will delight you with The Cats Pajamas and shows that will get you jumping and jiving! Enjoy Burlesque with Black Kat Kabaret, these sulty ladies will heat up the audience with perfectly naughty dancing.
Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day of show. Doors open at 8.30 pm and dancing starts at 9pm.
For tickets and info go to” New Years Eve Bootleggers Ball ” at Liveatthearmory.com
December 16th, 2014 by Julie
Come to Ashland this December 19th for an evening of fun and dancing. Fiesta Latina at the Ashland Armory, if you would like to enjoy Dinner Theatre you will experience a fantastic show of Salsa Tango and Flamenco dance while you enjoy a gourmet dinner. After dinner the tables and chairs will be swept away and then comes your chance to dance the night away and practice what you saw in the performance.
Dinner Theatre starts at 6.30 pm. General admission will be at 9pm.
Dance the night away until 2am. with great latin music from Salsa Brava
For more information and tickets go to… Liveatthearmory.com
December 10th, 2014 by Julie
Poinsettia Festival at Ashland Greenhouses
It’s the season for hunkering down inside a warm and cozy house, sitting by the fire warming your toes with cold and windy weather outside. I like the change of seasons, throwing on a thick sweater and some gloves and tramping through the snow. Summer warmth seems so far away.
The holiday’s are just around the corner, Jean-Pierre and I went to Ashland Greenhouses for their Holiday Poinsettia Festival, hundreds or maybe thousands of Poinsettias of all colors on display, it was a wonderful sight, here is me in the middle of it all!