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…

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.

Feeding the Family

 Ingredients  Crumble  Filling

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

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

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! 

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,…

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

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

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

Asheville Lifestyle’s 3rd Annual Hats Horses & Hope Derby Party

On May 5, we held a Kentucky Derby Fundraiser in support of local crisis intervention and sexual violence prevention non-profit Our VOICE. The event was held at the AC Marriott Hotel in downtown Asheville and over $5,000 was raised.

ASPCA Behavioral Rehab Center Grand Opening

The ASPCA opened its 28,000-square foot Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Weaverville, NC, on May 10. This facility is the first of its kind, offering a permanent space that is dedicated to the study and rehabilitation of extremely fearful dogs whom are victims of cruelty or neglect. The facility covers 13 acres and offers rehabilitation to … Continued

Escape By The Lake

 Article Emily Shea | Photography Evan Anderson  Less than two hours away from downtown Asheville lies the 2,100-acre gated community and vacation destination Bear Lake Reserve. The beautiful property encompasses the 500-acre lake that provides a picturesque landscape as well as a place to experience various water activities. Interlaced throughout the Reserve's breathtaking property are also 20 miles of hiking trails that…

No Cuisine Left Behind

 Article 'Emily Shea | Photography Evan Anderson  The rustic yet elegant downtown eatery, Polanco, has become a local favorite since opening in September 2017. Their authentic Mexican cuisine isn't just delicious, but welcomes diets of all kinds. Whether you're vegan, vegetarian or lactose intolerant, owner and Head Chef Ricardo Carrasco said his mission is to make everyone feel welcome at Polanco.   In…

July 2018 Around Town

Colorado Rockies Extend Player Development Contract with Asheville Tourists The Colorado Rockies have extended their Player Development Contract with the Asheville Tourists for another two years. This new agreement marks the longest active affiliation between any South Atlantic League team and their Major League affiliate. At the current time, 18 out of the 40 Colorado … Continued

Lifestyle Letter

Allow me to introduce myself, as I am an unfamiliar face. My name is Emily Shea and I am the new editor of the Asheville Lifestyle Magazine. As a local to the area and a lover of all things Asheville, I am overjoyed at the opportunity to be a part of this lovely publication. July’s … Continued

Nothing Less Than Perfect in Jekyll Island

 Article Emily Shea  One of Georgia’s Golden Isles, Jekyll Island is highly acclaimed for its uncrowded beaches and ample space for relaxation and quality family time. The luxurious Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island resides on over a quarter mile of oceanfront property, boasting unmatched views of the Atlantic Ocean and a private beachfront. From a high-energy swimming pool, whirlpool and kiddy pool to an outdoor fire…

Explore Nature’s Backyard

 Article Emily Shea | Photography Evan Anderson  Explore  From hiking and fishing to horseback riding and picnicking, there is never a lack of things to do or see in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Known for its thick foliage and a magnificent diversity of life, the Park offers something for everyone. Their hiking trails meander through forests rich with both plant…

Chaat & Thalis

 Article Emily Glaser | Photography Evan Anderson  Meherwan's Garam Masala   

Summer Sixer

 Photography Evan Anderson  They don’t call us Beer City for nothin’, but until last winter, one neighborhood was distinctly un-beered. “I chose South Asheville since it was an area of town that I felt needed a great bottle shop and bar,” says Matt Vaughan, who opened Craft Centric in December with his wife, Shannon. The bottle shop’s already earned its…

Hi-Wire 8K

Hi-Wire Brewing hosted their Inaugural Hi-Wire 8K, which started at their South Slope Tasting Room and finished at the Big Top Brewery in Biltmore Village. Runners reveled in the music and beer festival that followed. Photography by Great American Brewery Runs

Publisher’s Letter

Sometimes I have to take a step back from all the hectic things in my world and appreciate not only how amazing my life truly is, but also how great it is to choose to surround myself with incredible people every day. You may have noticed from the cover that this is our Second Annual Men’s … Continued

Cider Wine & Dine Weekend

The Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend featured Henderson County wineries and cideries, who partnered together to present a new signature weekend filled with artisan hard cider, local wines, food, educational programs, music, tours and more. Photography by Andy & Lisa Jay

High Water Fest

Curated by folk powerhouse couple Shovels & Rope, High Water Fest returned to Charleston’s waterfront with music from renowned acts like Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and Band of Horses. The diverse lineup drew Ashevillians en masse to this year’s festival; save the dates for next year’s festival, April 13-14, 2019! Photography by Nathan … Continued

June 2018 Around Town

Flat Rock Playhouse Summer Shows The Flat Rock Playhouse’s summer shows promise laughs, mystery, and more for theater-goers of all ages. Clue: The Musical offers a new take on the popular board game, bringing the world’s best-known suspects to life and inviting the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy, in what … Continued