Publisher’s Letter

Welcome to Asheville Lifestyle Magazine! 
We can't express enough how grateful we are to be publishing this magazine, which is fulfilling a dream of ours as entrepreneurs. Having raised our five children in Asheville, we felt an obligation to deliver a publication worthy of the city and all its amazing residents. Our magazine is dedicated to delivering the most engaging,…

Around Town

On March 24th, local organization Open Space Asheville invited friends and neighbors to take a peek around their new building while enjoying delicious food, beverages, and top-notch company. Open Space Asheville is a co-working, education and innovation hub that offers a number of resources to artists, entrepreneurs, techies and nonprofits in the area. Originally located on Haywood Street in West…

Once Upon A Time in Asheville

With its breathtaking natural scenery and classic Southern charm, it’s little wonder that Asheville is a dream destination for weddings. We spoke with several of the city’s wedding industry professionals to delve into what makes our city such a great fit for the special day. Along the way, we heard some inspiring business stories and even picked up a few…

Introducing Karen Weihs

The lush, ethereal works of Karen Weihs reflect the painter’s long-standing interest in abstraction, intuition and emotion. Though it feels as if the works might be from any place and time, they are as much influenced by her surroundings as the universal principles that guide her. Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Karen and husband Chris now live on…

Energized Eclecticism in an Old-Fashioned City

In recent years, Charleston, South Carolina has gained a serious reputation for its food and beverage scene. With new and exciting restaurants opening on a regular basis, the historic city is beginning to rival major world centers in the sheer breadth and scope of its epicurean offerings. The Grand Bohemian Charleston meets the challenge of their competition with a suite…

Color Me Goodwill

The Color Me Goodwill 2016 Fashion Show was a vibrant, head-turning night! Reflecting Asheville’s growing trend of 
upcycled fashions, this benefit for Goodwill NWNC was one of the season's hottest tickets. 
Photography by Max Ganly Photography©

Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar

Whether you’re a fan of modern and eclectic culinary experiences or a lover of traditional Italian fare, Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar has something for you. The Biltmore Park restaurant blends Northern and Southern Italian tastes, featuring a spread of American Italian favorites among more unusual offerings. Nestled among classics as marsala dishes, calamari and flatbread pizzas are creations…

Celebration, Collaboration, Community

The first time I took the trip to Asheville from my home state of New York, I knew I’d landed somewhere special. I was only in town for a few days, but it left such a deep impression on me that I promised myself I’d come back as soon as I could. With every return trip I took, it became…