The Road to Rich’s

Talking Competition, Family and Life with a CrossFit Legend Article Nicolette Martin | Photography Paul Versluis About 80 miles east of Nashville, among the winding roads of Putnam County, Tennessee, between a brick house and an old red barn, there’s a gravel road. It’s easy to miss in the expanse of rolling hills that, in … Continued

Veg Out

“Experiencing good food should be transformative, marked by change, and inspiring...at once sensuous and cerebral,” chef Jason Sellars says.

Mindfulness in Meditation

“Mindfulness is the art of paying attention…when we pay attention with faith that we will be supported, then growth really is possible, our vision becomes clear, our path becomes unobstructed and we are able to see the Divine Good in every person and situation,” says Beth Farlow, a volunteer instructor at Asheville Community Yoga.  

Here’s to 2019!

We’re thrilled to be publishing Asheville Lifestyle every month once again! We wanted to focus on some inventive ways to improve your health this year and meet some interesting people who have a heart for health.  We’re committed to continuing to bring you the best of what makes Asheville such a special place, and we look forward to 2019 … Continued

Dobra Tea

“I want people to come here for healing and wellness. This town is filled with healers, and the community needs a public space that is family-friendly, alcohol-free and a place where people are able to have a true, open-hearted experience connecting through tea,” Andrew Snavely says. 

Zöe Dental’s Inaugural Smiles for Freedom

Smiles for Freedom allows dental professionals to come together and provide free dental services to veterans and members of our armed services. The event served 10 greatly deserving veterans and provided more than $26,600 in free professional dental services and care.

Button & Co. Bagels Grand Opening

Internationally acclaimed Asheville restaurateur Katie Button celebrated the opening of her newest venture, Button & Co. Bagels.

Southern California Girls’ Getaway

Dreaming about your next girls’ getaway? I’ve found the ideal place for you and your friends: Laguna Beach, California, a charming community nestled between San Diego and Los Angeles along the southern coast of Orange County. The weather is close to perfect year-round, and there are 7 miles of beautiful coastline. There are many luxurious oceanfront hotels with pampering spas, incredible…

Your Complete Holiday Gift Guide

One of my best friends has a sixth sense for interior decorating. She's so talented, but she's not even an interior decorator. (She's actually a nurse.)  I, on the other hand, like to wing it. My apartment follows no color scheme and is basically a conglomerate of items I've bought over the years simply because they look cool. And whether the person that you're shopping for…

Not All Views Are Created Equal

Sean Sullivan began working on homes in 1995. He was employed with a construction company that was slowly winding down and in the stages of going out of business.  During that time, Sullivan began to work on his own, and what started with side jobs and renovations, soon became large-scale home projects. Since the company’s formation, Living Stone Design+Build has crafted…

From Sunrise To Sundown

 Ingredients  French Toast  Peanut butter drizzle

Lifestyle Ltetter

As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And time sure has flown by this year as we can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue of Asheville Lifestyle in 2018! It seems like just yesterday we were planning our Derby Party. (Can you believe that was in May?!) There’s a unique perspective … Continued

Merry Makeover

This past September, Asheville Lifestyle Magazine teamed up Children First/Communities In Schools (CIS) and two local businesses to celebrate a mother-daughter duo just in time for back to school. Each lady chose a new outfit from the downtown boutique, Hazel Twenty, and had their hair and makeup done by the amazing stylists at ananda hair studio.

December 2018 Around Town

Christmas at Biltmore The Christmas at Biltmore celebrations continue throughout December until January 6, 2019. Some of the beautiful holiday décor includes wreaths, garlands and thousands of ornaments on more than 55 glorious Christmas trees within the house itself. Across the estate, the festive décor continues with colorful holiday blooms in the Conservatory, commemorative Christmas wine at the Winery, special menus … Continued

2018 Asheville Coffee Expo

On September 29, locals celebrated all things coffee at the 3rd Annual Asheville Coffee Expo. It was a delicious celebration of coffee, local cafés and sweet treats. Over a dozen local roasters handed out free samples to attendees who then voted for Asheville's Best Cup. This year's Best Cup winner was The Dripolater Coffehouse, located in Black Mountain, NC. 

Asheville Oktoberfest 2018

Asheville Oktoberfest brought dozens of breweries from Western North Carolina and beyond to Pack Square Park for a Bavarian-inspired tasting event. In addition to samples of specialty beer, cider, wine, spirits and non-alcoholic craft drinks, it featured live polka music, food vendors and Oktoberfest games, including a stein hoist, pretzel toss and more. Photography courtesy of IMA Photos … Continued

On Being Thankful

November marks the beginning of my favorite time of year. After a day of candy-filled laughs and a costume held together by duck tape and a faulty safety pin, I dawn my Santa hat as soon as the clock strikes midnight on October 31. Don’t get me wrong, I love Halloween. But Thanksgiving and Christmas are … Continued

Turkey Day Workout

Complete this entire circuit, in order, as fast as possible with correct form. Use weights if you’ve got ‘em!

A Clean Fight

 America’s Battle Against Chronic Pain  The dangers of opioid addiction are well known, and the reach of chronic pain that has led to this country’s growing opioid dependence cannot be understated. In 2017, nearly 50,000 people died of opioid overdoses, which translates to about six people per hour, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Meanwhile, the National Institutes…

Feeding the Family

 Ingredients  Crumble  Filling

November 2018 Around Town

Christmas at Biltmore The Christmas at Biltmore celebrations begin on November 3, 2018, and last until January 6, 2019. Some of the beautiful holiday décor includes wreaths, garlands and thousands of ornaments on more than 55 glorious Christmas trees within the house itself. Across the estate, the festive décor continues with colorful holiday blooms in the Conservatory, commemorative Christmas wine at … Continued

West Asheville Tailgate Market Summer Jam Festival

The West Asheville Tailgate Market hosted their Summer Jam Festival on the afternoon of August 21. There was live music, jam tastings, raffle prizes, a bounce house, lawn games and contests for all to enjoy.

To Nourish and Inspire

As we transition from summer into autumn, leaves falling and weather growing chilly, we are reminded that this beautiful season is one of being thankful and giving. Bounty & Soul knows these principles well.

A Guest Room for The Holiday Season

During the holidays, you can always expect company. Whether it’s reserved for friends or extended family, the importance of an inviting and cozy guest room can’t be understated. There are many ways to make room welcoming. I.Dology is an Asheville based company that specializes in just that. They understand that different homes can call for a different aesthetic. It’s not just a…

Asheville Yoga Festival

From July 26-29, people from all over the country flocked to Western North Carolina for the Asheville Yoga Festival. The weekend of wellness was filled with over 80 different classes as well as workshops, panels and live music from internationally-recognized yogis, health gurus and music performers. Photography by Brittany Buckholz. 

A Distinct Taste of Asheville

Downtown Asheville is host to a variety of worldly cuisines, and more often than not, you’re going to find something that will appease any and all varieties of appetites. The sheer number of restaurants can be daunting, if not intimidating, but among the the multitude of dining choices in town, those looking to grab a bite in the downtown area will…

Cook Local

 1. Cúrate: Authentic Spanish Food from an American Kitchen  Katie Button, barnesandnoble.com, $35  This exquisite cookbook celebrates the unique flavors and vast appeal of Spanish cuisine. Award-winning chef and local restaurant owner, Katie Button, packs 125 recipes into her cookbook, allowing readers to re-create traditional Spanish dishes with seasonal American ingredients. 

Lifestyle Letter

In 2016 the New York Times described Asheville as the town that “has been doing farm-to-table since before it was a marketing point.” Indeed, Asheville is (and has been) ahead of the culinary curve in more ways than one for a long time. From vegan barbecue (thanks, Luella’s) and gluten-free snacks to CBD infused ice cream … Continued

5 Kitchen Gadgets That Will Take Your Cooking to the Next Level

Whether you consider yourself a casual chef–making wholesome family meals like meatloaf and roasted chicken–or a culinary master, there's something so exciting about trying a new gadget in the kitchen. Maybe you love to bake (check out No. 2) or you're dying to try your hand at sous-vide cooking (No. 5 is calling your name)–regardless, it's nice to have a little…

October 2018 Around Town

West Asheville Food Tour The West Asheville Food Tour is Asheville Food Tours’ newest addition, offering an introduction to West Asheville cuisine and history. The tour is guided by West Asheville native, Davion Bristol, and is offered on Saturday’s for $60/ticket. Asheville Food Tours also offers The Downtown Tour, Fan Food Foot Tour (guided by local foodie … Continued

Hendersonville Celebrates 100 Years of Street Dances

A celebration was held on July 9 as Hendersonville’s Street Dances kicked off their 100th anniversary season. The dances were launched in 1918 as soldiers returned home from World War I and have continued since. They take place Monday evenings from early July through mid August and involve traditional square dancing, clogging and bluegrass music.

The New Kid On The Block

It's no secret that Asheville's South Slope is every beer lover's dream come true.  From Green Man Brewery to Burial Beer Co., South Slope has a variety of breweries that differ in size, shape and speciality.  Some have an in-house kitchen while others invite local food trucks to satisfy their guests' taste buds.  But beginning this October, the South Slope breweries have a…

A Charitable Smorgasbord

A few years ago, a group of restaurateurs and artists decided to get together and create something positive and daring. Based around the 19th century idea of the Blind Pig– a prohibition era form of culinary escapism–The Blind Pig Supper Club is a collection of Asheville locals who care about what they do and where they live. This group consists not only of…

Hi-Wire Brewing 5th Anniversary Party

Hi-Wire Brewing celebrated their 5th Anniversary on Saturday, July 28 at their Big Top Production Facility in Biltmore Village. In collaboration with Orange Peel Events, the festival featured live music from local favorites Empire Strikes Brass, The Digs and Porch 40. Their family-friendly party also included a ferris wheel, high striker, rock climbing wall and many more circus-themed … Continued

Timeless Fashion

 Article Emily Shea | Photography Evan Anderson  Outfit One  Outfit Two

(Insta)ration

 Article Emily Shea  When it comes to being fashion forward, these six Instagrammers have it all figured out. Whether you need a little style inspiration or want to stay in the know with local fashion news and the latest trends, these fashionistas and local businesses have truly mastered the art of social media. From a local business that seeks to empower…

Sweet Potato Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw

 Article Emily Shea | Photography Bounty & Soul  Ingredients  Tacos

Joy and Bliss

 Article Emily Shea | Photography Evan Anderson  To learn more about ananda, their stylists and their extraordinary services, visit their website www.anandahair.com.  Welcoming. Hip. Edgy. Modern. Energetic. Thoughtful. Artistic. Those are just a handful of the words that have been used to describe ananda hair studio since their opening in 1995. The word ananda is Sanskrit for joy and bliss,…

Lifestyle Letter

“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – William Cullen Byrant This eloquent quote from the great American poet and journalist, Mr. William Cullen Bryant, leaves my sun-kissed skin wrapped in a cloak of goose bumps. As I write this, sitting at my cluttered glass top desk, it is July. The leaves of the poplar treat … Continued

2018 ASAP Farm Tour

The 2018 Farm Tour was a huge success. More than 1,500 people visited 21 farms across the WNC region. ASAP gives thanks to their farmers, volunteers, visitors, sponsors and the mostly sporadic storm clouds for making the 10th Anniversary Farm Tour so wonderful! 

September 2018 Around Town

Hi-Wire Brewery To Expand Local craft brewery, Hi-Wire Brewing, will open it’s third location in Durham, NC later this year. The brewery will be located in Durham’s historic Green Belt campus and will have over 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor patio space as well as 24 taps. Asheville Recognized With Amazon’s Big Dream … Continued

The Toast of the Town

 Article Emily Shea | Photography Evan Anderson  Praised for it's fantastic ambiance and delightful wine selection, 5 Walnut Wine Bar has become a local favorite since opening its doors in 2010. From Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Peach Honey Wine and Moscato, 5 Walnut's selection of both locally and internationally made beverages is impeccable. And to complement the wine is a finely…

Letting The Good Times Roll With The Mug

 Article Adam Hartrum | Photography Evan Anderson  Milstead prefers playing smaller bars as opposed to the larger clubs. The band finds that playing music for some extra cash is a great time, but that making the audience smile and giving them a good time is the most important aspect of performing.  Why the blues, and why in Asheville?

Keeping Curiosity Alive

 Article Emily Shea | Photography Evan Anderson  Tell me a little bit about yourself.  I was born in Fries, Virginia, which is a small little town on the New River in Grayson County. There's a lot of mountains but not a whole lot more. In the early 1900's, it was a boom town that was basically around, and for, the textile…

Smashing Stereotypes

 Article Emily Shea | Photography Evan Anderson  "Design is at the core of everything we do."   Smash Events, Inc. co-owner and self-delegated Director of Aesthetics, Ashley Terán, is what you might consider a dreamer. Her and her husband, Nestor Terán, started Smash after moving to Asheville from Miami a few years ago. In the Sunshine State they both held regular jobs; him a real estate agent and her a teacher. But once…

The Cornucopia of Craft Brews

 Article Austin Bennett  Be sure to follow Craft Centric on Facebook to stay up to date on all of their fun events and current beer list. Also, don't miss your chance to try their plethora of brews and engage in some healthy competition at their Trivia Night every Tuesday.   Did you know that beer is the third most consumed beverage in the world,…

Publisher’s Letter

People who create things have always interested us.  No matter if it’s a well made belt that you wear everyday, a great song or an amazing plate of food, well made things stick with you for years.  It’s not just the product though, it’s the passion and hard work that went into making it.  People … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

Maria Hinojosa Addresses More Than 900 Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa was the featured speaker at the 14th Annual Power of the Purse® held on May 22 at the Crowne Plaza resort in Asheville. Her address to the audience of over 900 people documented her journey from Mexico City to Chicago to New York City’s Barnard College … Continued

Tryon Block House Races

Jockey Sean McDermott was awarded the Top Jockey award and honored for his efforts in the coveted Block House Race, as well as in the Dr. John Bradshaw Memorial Race, at the 72nd Annual Tryon Block House Races on Saturday, April 14. The event featured five races in front of a packed crowd at the Green Creek Race Track.

VegOut

On Saturday, June 9, local nonprofit, Bounty & Soul, hosted their third annual VegOut fundraiser. VegOut took place at the Pisgah Brewing Company and over $20,000 was raised. The funds allow Bounty & Soul to continue providing nourishing foods and health and wellness education to the community and meet the rising needs of those who are food insecure … Continued