January 2012

January 2012
Caroline Long and St. Gerard House open doors of learning for children with autism

Lost objects and found treasures that exude character and wit typify this mother and shop owner's artistic flare

Light up the room with fetching candlesticks

A wife remembers her husband through shared memories of beloved flavors

Prints and pottery fuse in the hands of ceramist Keith Phillips

Two Dallasites breathe an imaginative life into a cottage getaway in Black Mountain

Hide out from stress at one of these soothing retreats

Elk Knob State Park Distance: 4 miles round-trip Difficulty: strenuous

Make a break for fresh ground with the growing sport of snowshoeing

If you’re feeling left behind in fitness-forward WNC. Don’t. It’s not about who wins the race or who’s the most flexible yogi. Exercise is about finding an activity that moves your body and spirit. Check out this beginners' guide to get you hooked on cycling, running, or yoga, complete with inspiration from three folks who’ve already found what they love to do.

Andrew Snavely treks the globe to source the leaves, buds, and flowers steeped at Dobrá Tea in Asheville, each time returning with a greater knowledge of this ancient beverage and its cultural ties.

Andrea Morrell’s detour from farming led to pasta success

Get your daily dose of health with a yummy smoothie

Take relaxation to another level with a mix of yoga and wine