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Highlands NC Shops and Restaurants

Dutchman Designs, Highlands, North Carolina

Highlands NC Shops and Galleries

Dutchman Designs, Highlands, North Carolina Dutchman Designs This bright colorful shop in Highlands NC is fun even if you don't own a home. The decor here is simply over-the-top, dazzling the eyes with vibrant colors wherever you look. Dried and live flower arrangements are everywhere, the furnishings are rustic-chic and tables and shelves are full to overflowing with eye-catching pieces that go with the floral country look: faux antique signs, hammered copper tubs, ceramic art and more. Upstairs is no less colorful but slightly more practical with more furnishings and lots of table top decor and ceramic dishes and everyday ware.

Tin Roof Studio, Highlands, North Carolina Tin Roof Studio Housed in a modern, light, bright space, this lively shop is full to the brim with brightly colored folk art, whimsical decor, wall hangings, signs and collectables that range from inspirational to joyous to downright silly-but-fun. Owner Jan Wilson says her goal is to present a lively selection that makes people smile as soon as they enter her shop, and based on our visit she has been very successful. There are practical items too, brightly colored ceramics, glassware and furnishings, but everywhere you look the shop is filled with items that delight, inspire and amuse.Tin Roof is located just west of Highlands NC on Hwy 106

John Collette Fine Art Gallery, Highlands, North Carolina John Collette Fine Art Selecting superb works from a national and international roster of painters and artists, John Collette has filled his lovely highlands nc gallery with the kind of art you want to take home with you. The space is warmly welcoming, exciting and filled to overflowing with "gee-wouldn't-that-look-good-in-our-living-room" pieces. Paintings are the dominant media here, but there are also fine sculptures and ceramics. Look for the bold Americana of Jack Doremus, the dream-like landscapes of Tom Nielson and the richly saturated colors of Linda Sinclair's farm scenes.

Robert Tino Gallery, Highlands, North Carolina Robert A Tino Galleries This gallery is a showcase for the works of Robert Tino, a successful mountain area painter whose feel-good interpretations of the mountain landscapes, flora and fauna have fueled not one but two exceptional galleries (his original is in Sevier Tennessee). His work is full of lighthearted humor, as well as a deep respect for the natural beauty of the mountains. Nostalgia plays a part in his work too, as with his recent "Harrisburg Holiday" that depicts a bright red '49 Chevy pickup carrying a Christmas tree preparing to cross the snow-covered Harrisburg Covered Bridge in the Smoky Mountains.

Highlands Restaurants

Cyprus Restaurant, Highlands, North Carolina Cypress Restaurant This vibrant and chic recent addition to the Highlands restaurant scene offers a menu that is truly international. The everyday house menu is international by itself, with main dishes like Mushroom and Asparagus Lasagna el Forno and Moroccan Shank of Lamb. But in addition, each day of the week features a specialty menu with dishes from a different culture. Monday is Italian-Iberian, Tuesday is Thai and so on. What's really important however, is that it is all carefully prepared under the watchful eye of Chef and Owner Nicholas Figel using fresh local, and organic when available, ingredients. The dining room is warm and inviting with a clear view of masterpieces being created in the open display kitchen.

Ristorante Paoletti, Highlands, North Carolina Ristorante Paoletti Consistently fine food is the reason this restaurant has been a Highlands NC favorite for twenty five years.. Don't look for the latest food trends here, Paoletti's is classic Italian and Mediterranean food done right; pastas in rich hearty full flavored sauces, steaks and seafood cooked to perfection. An example is their "Risotto Al Limone ai Frutti di Marea" which translates to Lemon Scented Risotto w/Grilled Shrimp & Scallop Spiedino. The romantically dark and cozy interior, with its white linen theme invites intimate conversation. The staff are attentive and know the art of being there just when you need them, and are always ready to offer good advice on selections.

Wolfgang's Restaurant, Highlands, North Carolina Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro Wolfgang's takes the art of fine dining seriously, but approaches it creatively. Award winning chef and owner Wolfgang Green met his wife and restaurant partner Mindy in Texas and the cuisine in this restaurant could be described as Haute-Euro-Texan by way of New Orleans and the Caribbean. The eclectic menu has offerings that include both Cajun Bar-B-Que Shrimps and Wiener Schnitzel. Even more impressive is Wolfgang's wine list with over 650 offerings, including 20 wines available by the glass. Little wonder that he has received the prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for five years running.

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