Contributors

Jenn Gordon – Owner, Writer & Social Media

Jenn Gordon, Owner/Writer & Best Bets creator, Social Media Coordinator

A self-proclaimed Asheville enthusiast, I’ve called this vibrant city my home for over 12 years now.  My passions are widespread and my appreciation for what Asheville has to offer is endless.  As a former pastry chef, I love our food culture and make it my mission to know what is new and what is coming.

If I’m not the hiking trails with my two Aussies, you can find us at a brewery, sipping beer and meeting bearded gentlemen. Both human and K9.

My commitment to you is to give you the freshest and most creative date night ideas that Asheville has to offer.  From the off-color dive bar to the high rise rooftop bar, there is a date that’s waiting for you in Asheville!

Samantha Coffin – Co-Owner, Writer & Social Media

Samm Coffin, @sammssimplelife

New to Asheville in 2018, Samantha (aka Samm) holds food, hiking and adventure close to her heart. Having lived in many places, she sees something special in the western North Carolina culture and wants to share it with you! From hidden gems to gluten-free eats, festivals and all that makes this area unique, Samantha is always exploring and sharing her finds here and on her Instagram @sammssimplelife.

Kristen Manieri – Founder

Kristen Manieri, Owner of Orlando Date Night Guide.

For me, date night isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. Married with two small girls, I’ve come to realize that Saturday night is probably the only time each week that Marc and I can actually have a meaningful, uninterrupted, and alert conversation. I’m a former freelance food and travel writer with frequent contributions to Orlando Magazine, Edible Orlando, WHERE Orlando, Forbes Travel Guide and Orlando Family Magazine.

I’m also the author of the book, Great Dates Orlando, and I founded this website in 2007 to not only share fun and romantic date night ideas with other couples, but to keep myself accountable to a regular date night, too.

And as if that wasn’t enough, I’m also the host of The Synced Life, a podcast focused on the power and magic of human connection.