We’ve Moved!

As Big Ivy continues to expand, we have outgrown our previous home and have a brand new space! The newly constructed facility is in the building just behind our previous space, with 2,100 sq ft dedicated to rehab and wellness. This space will allow us to fully utilize our skills to help those in need in Weaverville and the surrounding areas, providing the most up to date techniques and equipment. 

We have three designated private treatment rooms, as well as open gym space with all the essentials including cardio equipment, squat racks, kettlebells, cables, bands, medicine balls, and more! Each one is a tool that can be used given each person’s unique needs and goals under the expert guidance of one of our experienced therapists. 

Grand Opening Celebration – June 22nd 8:30-11am

Join us on Saturday, June 22nd for our Grand Opening Celebration!

Come for food, drinks, and a small taste of what fitness classes we have to offer as we  officially celebrate our new space! We will also be doing a “scavenger hunt” with prizes from local businesses including gift certificates for restaurants, pottery, candles,  fitness memberships, massages, and more!

Planned Schedule

8:30 – Coffee, Breakfast – goes til 11am

9:00 – LifeLong Strong Mini Class with Angel

9:30 – Tai Chi/Chi Gung Mini Class with David

10:15 – Dedication Ceremony and Cake

10:30 – WNC Fitness Lab Mini Class with James


New Space, and a New Face!

Not only do we have a new home, we also have a new Doctor of Physical Therapy, Celeste Nicholson.

Get to know her!

Growing up I played almost every sport and enjoyed outdoor activities such as snowboarding and kayaking. After needing physical therapy for different sports injuries (ACL repairs, fractures, sprains) I knew that I wanted to be a physical therapist by the time I was a senior in high school. While playing tennis for Bellarmine University and then University of Tennessee Chattanooga, I earned my undergraduate degrees in Biology and Rehabilitation Science.

I earned my Doctorate of Physical Therapy at UTC in 2010. Because of my background in sports, I focused my early career on treating athletes and the active population and became a Sports Clinical Specialist and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Now 14 years into my career, I have developed a broader understanding of activity. While I still enjoy treating competitive athletes of all levels and ages, I also appreciate the importance of helping everyone achieve the highest quality of active life they can. And I love helping them get there. I utilize a variety of manual techniques, exercise programs, and functional movements to help patients get back to what they love to do. For close to 13 years I have served Weaverville and the surrounding communities, which means I have communicated with a lot of doctors in this region.

Outside of work, you can find me squeezing in short runs in downtown Weaverville or doing a variety of outdoor recreational activities and sports with my husband and two kids.

This original painting “Here Kitty Kitty” was sold before it was even finished and will be picked up where I will be setup for the Weaverville Art Safari artist studio tours this Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm at Eluvium Brewing Company, where I will have tons of different types of prints, original drawings and paintings and other goodies there with me. I setup there because I am the permanent artist there and it’s right around the corner from my house, I don’t have to deal with cleaning up my studio AND there’s beer and food there….its a win win! I hope to see you there!!!!!

“Night Stalker” watercolor & ink. The great horned owl (Bubo virginianus), also known as the tiger owl (originally derived from early naturalists’ description as the “winged tiger” or “tiger of the air”) has always fascinated me and I wanted to create my own version with that description in mind. They are also good omens as well! In my book, a horned owl has to have horns…I’m just sayin’.
I will have different types of prints of this bad boy with me along with a lot more art (prints and some original paintings and drawings) this Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm at Eluvium Brewing where I will be setup for the Weaverville Art Safari artist studio tours. I setup there because I am the permanent artist there and it’s right around the corner from my house, I don’t have to deal with cleaning up my studio AND there’s beer and food there….its a win win! I hope to see you there!!!!!
I will release prints of “Night Stalker” next week in my online shop, Etsy, art galleries and other businesses that sell my art. Stay tuned!

Ladybug Tea Set at Inn at Amaris Farms

We’re celebrating Mother’s Day all month in May with a special afternoon tea experience (open to guests and locals), meticulously crafted for your enjoyment. Choose between an English style or an Asian-inspired tea, each thoughtfully paired with distinctive dishes. Relax on our charming wrap-around porch, adorned with fresh flowers and then take a leisurely walk across our 16 picturesque acres.

Join us every Saturday in May for tea sessions at 1 PM and 3 PM which includes a pot of tea, a selection of savory and sweet sandwiches, pastries, scones, and a glass of bubbly. . Each seating is limited to 16 guests and is priced at $45 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 828-318-2630. May 4th and 18th will feature the English tea setting. May 11th and 25th will feature Asian Inspired tea setting.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to participate in our Lady Bug Tea Set Giveaway!


Maggie B’s 17th Anniversary Party
Friday, May 31st 5pm-9pm
Outdoor Block Party
Live music with Krave Amiko, food, and of course free wine tasting! We are thankful for your support over the years and we cannot wait to celebrate with you!

Spring is here in western NC!

The flowers are right on track for our you-pick flowers opening in May. I will keep everyone posted on the official opening date for the 2024 season.

Make plans now for our Mother’s Day Luncheon & Floral Design Workshop. We are offering 2 times for this event, May 11th 11:00am &  4:00pm. You can purchase your tickets on the website. This is a sweet time with a lovely luncheon and then we transition to the floral design session.

Are you a mom with littles? We have a fun workshop for you! May 4th 4:00pm – Flower Pounding Workshop. This is great for the kiddos who are big enough t0 use a hammer. These tickets are available on our website.

We cant wait to have everyone back out on the farm this season!


Earth Month at Aabani Salon!

We are of the Earth.

As we step into Earth Month, Aabani Salon is honored to embark on a journey of raising awareness and contributing to two crucial non-profit organizations that are dear to our hearts: Charity Water and The American Chestnut Foundation.

Charity Water: Providing Clean Water, Changing Lives

At Aabani, we firmly believe that access to clean water is not just a necessity but a fundamental human right. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Aveda to support Charity Water, an organization dedicated to ensuring communities worldwide have access to safe drinking water. Clean water isn’t just about quenching thirst; it’s about fostering health, education, and economic opportunities. Through Charity Water’s locally-led projects, we’re helping rehabilitate old water systems, build new ones, and provide vital sanitation and hygiene training where it’s needed most.

Join Us in Making a Difference

There are two ways to support Charity water through Aabani Salon. You can make a direct donation through the link below where 100% of your donation will go to fund clean water projects!

And… with every purchase of our special edition Botanical Repair Serum, you’re not only elevating your hair care routine but also actively participating in the transformative mission of Charity Water. Each purchase moves us nearer to a future where clean water is accessible to all.

For every bottle sold, $20 goes towards funding initiatives that ensure access to clean water for communities in need. Together, let’s make a difference for our planet and its people!

The American Chestnut Foundation: Restoring a Forest Legacy

Delving into our local roots, we are proud to support The American Chestnut Foundation, nestled right here in Asheville. The story of the American chestnut is one of resilience and loss. Once a dominant force in eastern U.S. forests, the American chestnut faced devastation from a deadly blight introduced from Asia. But it’s not extinct; it’s fighting to thrive again. The American Chestnut Foundation tirelessly works to develop blight-resistant strains and restore this iconic tree to its native habitat.

We have an extraordinary raffle basket featuring the exquisite works of local artisans from Mangum Pottery, Maya Gallery, and Artisans on Main, complemented by exclusive services and tons of products from Aabani Salon!

Your participation directly aids The American Chestnut Foundation, in hopes that our forests once more flourish with the resplendent presence of the majestic American chestnut.

Join us in supporting a great cause! Stop by the salon to grab your raffle ticket for just $10, or conveniently send your contribution via Venmo Friends and Family to @Brandibailey4 with the message “Earth Month Raffle”.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make a difference.

The lucky winner will be drawn on April 30th.

Let’s make this Earth Month count. Together, we can create meaningful change for our planet and future generations.

April Deal Alert! 

We have something special for you this month! Enjoy a Luxurious Botanical Repair Treatment or a Revitalizing Scalp Solutions Treatment and leave feeling fabulous with a long-lasting blowout from Cameron. It’s the perfect way to pamper yourself and step into spring feeling refreshed. Book your appointment now to experience relaxation and rejuvenation for $40 

*Valued at $66*

Innkeeper owners, Erica and Daniel of Inn at Amaris FarmsHello everyone! It’s great to be here again. We want to give you a little update about what we’ve been up to since our soft opening in July and official ribbon-cutting in September of last year. Quite honestly, it’s been all we’ve hoped for – and more. Our guests are having the time of their lives – just check our Google Reviews – and we’re so grateful for them.

We’ve been sharing stories, laughter and good times and look forward to many more years ahead. We also plan to spend more time giving you – our valued guests, past, present and future – a steadier stream of information and updates about events and activities right here in this blog. And – we’ve got a lot to share on that front.

Our recent attendance at the Association of Lodging Professionals conference in Orlando inspired us in many ways and now we’re here to excite you too. So, keep reading to get fired up about what we’ve got in store!  From Art Tours inspired by Chihuly at Biltmore Estate, to special pricing for guests on a Navitat adventure, to the line of lodging packages for May and June…. we’ve got a lot planned!

Read our full update here

Musial Law Firm serves home buyers, home owners, and real estate agents with a client-focused approach to real estate law. We go above and beyond what is expected to make purchasing a home, refinancing a mortgage, or obtaining a HELOC as smooth as possible. Our firm makes every effort to earn trust by listening to your needs, keeping you up to date, returning calls and emails and providing the highest level of legal advocacy. We understand that your real estate transaction is a significant investment that will influence your finances for years to come.

Weaver House will be busy this season with these fun events! Come on out and support the Weaverville Tailgate Market at this new venue for the remaining three Wednesdays of February. Enjoy some great BBQ and live music in March.  Support and explore local!

The Weaverville Tailgate Market will be at Weaver House on February 14, 21 and 28.
March 3rd: Open to the public afternoon BBQ and live music. Free entry, food and drink for purchase.
March 10th: Open to the public afternoon BBQ and live music. Free entry, food and drink for purchase.
March 17th: Open to the public Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration! Live music. Free entry. Food and drink for purchase.
March 22nd to 24th: Statemint! – Pop-up consignment sale: VIEW EVENT HERE
March 31st: Open to the public afternoon Easter BBQ and live music. Free entry.  Food and drink for purchase.