The Art of Eyebrows

Kelli Delperdang has been an artist her whole life, and this didn’t change when she became interested in the art of microblading. This practice has gained popularity over the past few years, and Kelli is ahead of the game. She’s been giving women and men eyebrows they love for two-plus years, and above all else, she’s an artist dedicated to her…

A Modern Touch

We asked Jasper Haugaard, proprietor of Ambiente Modern Furniture here in Asheville, to give us a glimpse of some of the modern touches people are bringing into their spaces. He notes that most people are focused not only on aesthetics but also on quality and sustainability and buying pieces that last. Here are a few pieces we selected that can either…

(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…

It Takes a Village

From dripping murals to rust-speckled statuaries, you’ll find a lot of unique art in the River Arts District—but nothing quite like The Village Potters. “To partner up with five professional potters and build your dream with that kind of support system, I don't know of anybody doing it,” says Sarah Wells Rolland, her hands clasped and balanced on her knees. 

Forever Young

Looking younger is a near-universal desire, but often folks are dissuaded by the downtown or invasiveness that usually accompany procedures that reverse aging. Not anymore! Biltmore Restorative Medicine and Aesthetics’ Dr. George Ibrahim is one of the only physicians between New York and Miami certified in the innovative new YLIFT procedure!  

Health from Head to Toe to Soul

January may be the time for frantic fitness and quick cleanses, but sometimes health and wellness necessitates a different kind of pace. Of course Asheville offers plenty of opportunities to slow down and soak up the holistic benefits of local cures. From head to toe to soul, there’s no shortage of spas and retreats to start your new year off…

A Colorful Palate

In Ethiopia, men aren’t allowed in the kitchen. But peek behind the scenes of Asheville’s Ethiopian restaurant Addissae, and it’s the sparkling eyes and contagious grin of Neeraj Kebede you’ll find hovering over the steaming pots of greens and stews.

Against the Grain

Take a stroll down Buxton Avenue on South Slope, and you’re guaranteed a few sights: tourists glugging Asheville brews, a gaggle of hipsters, and a small crowd of gawkers gathered around a certain storefront. That storefront is Asheville Hardware.

Goddess of Brews

To the outsider’s eyes, the Asheville brewery scene may seem saturated. After all, we’ve got just shy of twenty breweries pumping out barrels within our city limits, and plenty of new ones on the way. But to us insiders, we know there’s always a new, innovative way to brew a beer or run a business. Take, for example, Bhramari Brewhouse.

Jack Schroeder’s Picks For Paddle Sports

If you're looking to learn a thing or two about paddle sports, you may want to talk to Jack Schroeder. With a strong background in whitewater kayaking and long-distance canoeing, Jack lead outdoor education classes at Appalachia State University before taking on his current role as paddle sports specialists at Diamond Brand Outdoors. Though he's paddled all over the world,…