Sep 2011
Prost! Here's to local Oktoberfest celebrations and the German tradition from which they stem

Jun 2011
The Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival turns 30

May 2011
You are now leaving WNC. Don’t call us traitors for straying from our beloved natural wonderland. Sometimes you just have to play outside the lines. After all, much of what we love here—lofty peaks, wild rivers, picturesque lakes, and awe-inspiring trails—spills over into Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Summer is the season to grab your gear, whether it be a life jacket, fishing rod, hiking boots, or mountain bike, and head for great escapes just across the border.

Feb 2011
With the demise of chestnut trees, so went the reign of bark architecture in the mountains. Today, Chris and Marty McCurry are leading a revival of the historic style. Using poplar bark and sustainable practices, they’re ensuring a lasting connect between home and nature

Jan 2011
Make it a date with dinner at one of these amorous restaurants

Oct 2010
The shopping season has officially arrived, and we’ve searched stores across the region to help minimize the gift-giving guesswork. Here, you’ll find ideas for the jewelry lover, gentleman, gardener, gourmand, host, and outdoors enthusiast in your life.

Sep 2010
Get those futuristic images of hovercars and robot butlers out of your head. We asked experts to give more accurate predictions for WNC’s future when it comes to environmental health, public land, Population growth, education, jobs, and agriculture

Aug 2010
From silk to cashmere to cotton, get the right accent just in time for fall

Jul 2010
Thank Mother Nature for an abundance of attractive wooden accents

May 2010
Visit the handmade expo and go crafty with your home design

Apr 2010
Grand and posh, the original Battery Park Hotel ushered in Asheville’s tourism boom

Oct 2009
Stylish place settings to suit any taste

Oct 2009
Recapping the good, the bad, and the ugly of 2009

Sep 2009
Enlighten your space with eccentric lamps

Aug 2009
Western North Carolina’s few remaining century-old cabins stand as reminders of the region’s isolation and the Appalachian way of life. Here’s a trio of hikes to historic homesteads that offer insight into the past.

Jun 2009
38 local artists you need to hear this summer.

May 2009
The architecture and allure of historic Blue Ridge mountain inns

Apr 2009
The Gem Capital of the World holds a sparkle uniquely its own

Apr 2009

Apr 2009
The Bascom’s new art center is set to bring out Highland’s creative side

Mar 2009
Explore new culinary territory this holiday season with recipes that will take you around the globe

Mar 2009
Hundreds of the afflicted flocked to Highlands seeking treatment for tuberculosis

Mar 2009
It took a seven-year hunt and a major renovation, but Christine and Rick Mack can finally enjoy their Highlands getaway, far from the bustle of Atlanta