June 2011

June 2011
Set out for adventure with the latest high-tech gadgets

Brandy Bowman’s shop, Collected, showcases a stellar home décor anthology inside petite digs in Marion

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.

World traveler Barbara Cook found her calling doing good for the children and artists of Nepal

A photographer’s perspective on two iconic WNC gatherings

Anne Martin champions resilient mosses as the key to greener landscapes

An Ashevillian finds a relaxing getaway just outside her front door

From pageant queens to the namesake blooms, the 65-year-old Rhododendron Festival continues to celebrate the beauty of the mountains

Blowing Rock Distance: 3.4 miles Round-trip difficulty: Strenuous

At the hands of Leo Monahan, paper takes on a colorful, three-dimensional life

Friends of the Ecusta Trail hope to add a new route to the region’s selection of recreational pathways

Tour the Loire Valley with this collection of fragrant white wines

The time is ripe for berry-plucking fun on the farm

You’ll want to sip and savor Limone’s tequila flights

Asheville Food Tours introduces you to the city bite by bite