Publisher’s Letter

Ah, July. Summer is upon us in a big way. The 
 Fourth of July, cookouts, cold and tasty locally-brewed beverages, hot dogs and more hot dogs (or is that just us?). The heat, the afternoon rains, and then some more heat. It’s time for things to really grow.

A Day for Our VOICE

Walk a Mile Asheville, a charitable walk sponsored by nonprofit Our VOICE, welcomed community members to take a stand against gender violence. Meanwhile, Asheville Lifestyle's very own Hats, Horses and Hope event celebrated the Kentucky Derby with tasty food and drinks and an auction, with proceeds going to great local charities.

Around Town

During the weekend of May 12-15th, an intergenerational family of 12,000 people joined together upon the beautiful Lake Eden land to experience the power music, art and culture has to transform lives, strengthen community, and foster unity. The LEAF Festival took place on the site of the old Historic Black Mountain College with a stunning mix of rolling hills, lakes,…

A Design-Inspired Life With Living Stone Construction

Sean and Laura Sullivan share a beautiful life. The husband and wife team own and oversee partnering businesses Living Stone Construction and ID.ology, a comprehensive team whose focus is eco-friendly homes. Though their green-ness may be on trend, environmentalism is much more than a passing fad for them. The Sullivans know that environmentalism is beneficial to personal and family wellness…

Introducing Taylor Knighton

Taylor Knighton draws inspiration from all sorts of places. The singer and multi-instrumentalist notes that folk, country and jazz have all influenced her work; meanwhile, the visions she evokes in her lyrics reveal her long-standing interest in storytelling. A number of her songs are inspired by well-loved tales from around the world, and in fact, the album she's currently working…

Three Generations of Wisdom

There are plenty of things Dr. Barry Pate, Jr. loves about his work, but one facet of the daily grind he particularly enjoys might surprise people. “I like to work with my hands,” he says; as an ear, nose and throat specialist, hands-on healing is a big part of the job. The old-fashioned appeal of working with one’s hands fits…

Silver Fox

The only thing silver about Lincolns these days are their sleek, shiny exteriors. Once proscribed to an older crowd, the past few years have found Lincoln shifting their sights—and gears—toward a younger luxury market. Gone are the rounded curves and slow ease of older models, replaced by a swankier, sportier aesthetic, unparalleled technology, and genuine power. These new features are…

Up, Up and Away!

Hot air ballooning brings to mind a sense of playfulness, daring and adventure, and even after running the business for thirty years, the crew at Asheville Hot Air Balloons still marvel at the thrill. Co-owner Rick Bowers has loved flight his entire life: after taking his first ride at age five, he jumped at the chance to turn his passion…

Earth Fare Asheville

In 2016, Asheville is very much known for being a health destination. The "Berkeley of the East Coast" is as abundant with health food shops, yoga studios and wellness practitioners of all stripes as it is with clean air and lush greenery. But while Asheville's beauty is by and large a natural wonder, it took many hands to forge the…

Simply Irresistible

Culinary expert Mike Ferrari is a chef first and foremost, but he’s also an educator. He got his start just around the corner, at AB Tech, and was later called on to teach as adjunct faculty. Perhaps that’s why he’s been so excited about the new cooking classes offered at Candler event venue The Farm, whose in-house restaurant is lucky…

July 2016 Parting Thoughts

These days “local” seems like just another buzzword, as universally popular as “organic,” “grass-fed,” and “sustainable.” It tends to fall indiscriminately in with a miscellany of trendy terms recently adopted by youthful beatniks. But in Asheville, we’ve been doing the “local” thing since way before it was cool. Take, for example, the WNC Farmers Market.

Balken Roofing Free Roof Giveaway

Balken Roofing is a proud participant in the No Roof Left Behind program, and they made sure to have some fun while getting plenty of work done at this year's Free Roof Giveaway! See NoRoofLeftBehind.com and BalkenRoofing.com to learn more.