Timeless Fashion

 Article Emily Shea | Photography Evan Anderson  Outfit One  Outfit Two

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,…

(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…

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,…

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

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

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.

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…

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

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

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

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

Great Drives to Long Drives

 Article Wesley Brown & Austin Bennett | Photography Evan Anderson  You could drive up the Parkway or down the interstate, park at a pull-off, and drink in views that would make the rest of the state jealous. But if you want to make the most of our mountains, if you want to watch them spread before you in a gradient…

The Men of Asheville

 Article Wesley Brown | Photography Evan Anderson  Sean Sullivan, President, Living Stone Design + Build  Not many of us are lucky enough to love our jobs; Sean Sullivan, President of Living Stone Design+Build, is the exception. Sullivan works closely with his clients and family-based team to build high-performing, award-winning homes: “I love every aspect of what I do, from exercising…

MOVERS & SHAKERS

 Article Emily Glaser | Photography Evan Anderson  THE GIVER  Tina M. Owen, Director of Fund Development, Wine to Water

Mother’s Day Brunch

 Photography Evan Anderson  Rosé Sangria  Cinnamon Pancakes & Peach Syrup

Asheville Through the Eyes of Painter Molly Courcelle

 Article and Photography  Local painter Molly Courcelle found art through the guidance of her mother, artist Bee Sieburg. Courcelle honed both her appreciation of art and her own talents as a child with weekend trips to D.C. galleries and birthday parties splattered with art supplies. It’s no surprise that Courcelle pursued a degree in painting.   Courcelle, who spent her college…

May 2018 Around Town

Chihuly at Biltmore Opening May 17, Chihuly at Biltmore will feature the immense glass sculptures of multimedia artist Dale Chihuly. Scattered across the gardens and grounds and inside the Biltmore House itself, the colorful, fantastical pieces will surprise and delight visitors. For the first time Biltmore will host an evening experience in the gardens that … Continued

Lifestyle Letter

“A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense, and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.”   This quote from Maya Angelou reminds me of the women you’ll find in these pages. They are strong, determined leaders, both in business and … Continued

Art Affair

OpenDoors Asheville held its Ninth Annual Art Affair at the Events Center at Highland Brewing. With 400+ people in attendance, OpenDoors surpassed its fundraising goal with more than $200K donated in support of its mission to break the cycle of poverty with local kids through advocacy and opportunities for education and enrichment. Photography by Reggie … Continued

Condom Couture Fashion Show

The sixth annual Condom Couture Fashion Show took place on Saturday, March 10th at The Orange Peel. 16 local designers used condoms to create fashionable, wearable art, promote safe sex, and benefit Planned Parenthood South Atlantic. More than 450 people attended this year’s event, raising more than $68,000 for Planned Parenthood.

DIY Duotone Statement Earrings

Shake up your jewelry box with these handmade geometric earrings— perfect for yourself or as a gift for your best ladies Article and Photography Nicolette Martin Piece by Piece Use both your bent nose forceps and needle nose pliers to secure each end of the jump ring. Gently twist the jump ring to open the … Continued

Asheville Mardi Gras Parade

The Asheville Mardi Gras parade returned in 2018, this time taking over South Slop with a vibrant celebration of music, costumes, and all things quirky. 

2018 Fed Cup

The Fed Cup first-round tie between the U.S. and The Netherlands culminated with a U.S. win at the U.S. Cellular Center this spring. A Net Generation Kids' Clinic held ahead of the event brought local kids in touch with tennis stars.  

April 2018 Lifestyle Letter

We've themed this issue around sustainability. Call it "eco" or "green" if you like, but Asheville has a history of sustainability, both environmentally and socially, stretching back in history to a time far before those buzzwords were in the lexicon. Visionaries like Carl Schenck have long cultivated (see what we did there) an ethos of preservation and proper management of the beauty…

Fashion Forward

Most folks associate fashion shows with designer duds and unfathomable price tags, but in Asheville—as with most things—we do things a little differently. 

Coming Home to Roost

Drive the backroads around Asheville, and you’ll find dozens of idyllic homesteads and hobby farms—but none quite like Echoview Farm and Fiber Mill. 

April 2018 Around Town

On April 7 through 23, Grovewood Gallery in Asheville will host Spring Awakening, a pediatric patients’ exhibition to benefit Arts For Life, an Asheville-based nonprofit that provides pediatric patients and their families with arts education and engagement opportunities. An opening reception, sponsored by The Hop Ice Cream Café, will take place on Saturday, April 7 from 2-5pm and feature live…

The Iconic Ioniq

Many may try, but only one car can take the title of the most fuel-efficient car in America. That designation belongs to the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid. 

It’s Easy Being Green

In Asheville, we like our cars with low emissions, our restaurants with local produce, and our power solar. In other words, we like things green. Why should our houses be any different?