From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Red Carpet

“The world is filled with people that are gonna try to tell you who you are, but that's for you to decide, you hear me?” –Aunt Lucy, Dumplin’

Move Over, Beer—There’s Another Craft in Town

Leah Howard, co-owner of H&H Distillery and creative mind behind many delicious cocktails, sat down with us to talk about her craft cocktail journey in Beer City, USA. And trust us, the Ginger Rose Smash pairs great with her story.

Making the Magic with Shay Brown Events

 “I just want a lot of flowers.”  For Shay Brown, taking a vague idea and turning it into a breathtaking event is nothing new. In fact, it’s her specialty. Shay, an Asheville event planner and coordinator, loves taking a concept and turning it into a magical night. While weddings are what you may know Shay Brown Events for, Shay and…

The Wonders of Cavi-Lipo

If you’ve ever been frustrated by stubborn fat, cellulite or some extra dimples, you’re not alone. Oftentimes diet and exercise routines don’t target the specific area you want to change, and you’re left looking in the mirror wishing for a solution. Let’s face it; our bodies go through transitions due to myriad factors: pregnancy, medications, aging and stress can be…

Greetings to a Blossoming Asheville

Ah, May. The scent of flower blooms wafts delicately in the air. Chilled bones have begun to thaw. The promise of warmer days greets us each morning like a hug from a friend we haven’t seen in a while. Whoever decided Mother’s Day should be celebrated in May was onto something. What better time to celebrate the maternal … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

Carolina Holistic Health Celebrates One Year Carolina Holistic Health will be celebrating its first birthday by hosting a party April 13 from noon to 4 p.m. All proceeds go to the Food Connection, an amazing local nonprofit that works in conjunction with local restaurants, schools and businesses to get unused food to soup kitchens and shelters that need it … Continued

An Authentic Taste of Japan

If you’ve had the pleasure of visiting WakuWaku Eatery on Merrimon Avenue, you already know the amount of love and care that goes into each dish. The owner, Naomi Mikami, has poured her heart into this popular spot, and she’s excited to share a bit of her culture with Asheville. If you haven’t tried the okonomiyaki yet, finish reading this…

Holistic Health and Preventative Wellness with Dr. Erin Stafenacci

If you wander into one of the many nooks of historic Biltmore Village, you might find Dr. Erin Stefanacci of Carolina Holistic Health. Walking into Dr. Stefanacci’s office, you feel an instant sense of calm. It’s unlike the traditional doctor’s office and feels much more like a spa; there's no stuffy waiting room, and warm lighting and healing energy fill…

Blue Spiral 1’s ‘Eat Your ART Out’

The winter 2019 installment of "Eat Your ART Out!" was a huge success, raising more than $3,700 to support the Asheville Symphony. The evening began with music from Upland Drive. Dinner was filled with solo cello tunes by Franklin Keel. Eat Your ART Out! is a biannual charity dinner hosted by Blue Spiral 1 in downtown Asheville. Photography by Evan … Continued