March 2014

March 2014
Asheville designer Robert Nicholas re-envisions salvage materials as bold lighting

A native son brings his new York dance company home

William Barłram’s historic explorations and illustrations put mountain botany lovingly in focus

S.B. Penick & Co. dominated the crude drug business

An innovative solar home design causes a win-win-win

Try an easy spin-off of the ultimate nutritious green

Lift your spirits with a refreshing seasonal cocktail

Difficulty: Easy Round-Trip: 7 Miles

A new trail showcases champions of the forest

Swannanoa painter Sally Sweetland brings an architect's eye to painting

Bee City USA leads the way in protecting pollinators

Fletcher Valley Market offers an uncanny array of substitutes

Proceeds from spring plant sales give back to the community

Aiming to be a place for regulars on the north side as well as a dining destination, Ambrozia boasts a long, wide bar constructed from pastel-stained wine boxes, warm blond wood, and touches of neon. The dinner and brunch selections are concise, but parts of the menu change weekly.

Overlook, aka Seely’s Castle, has towered over Asheville for almost a century

From the stone exterior to the gallery of handmade curios held within, an artistic couple’s Brasstown abode stirs feelings of home and away