September 2012

September 2012
After debuting at New York Fashion Week this year, this clothing designer talks fabrics, style, and inspiration

Seyl Park: Cheme Designs

Eugene DuClos: Emerging Industrial Designer

Drew Findley: Subject Matter Studio

Whitney Deal: Whitney Deal Designs

Head into fall in vogue with color block finds

A leader in women's fashions kept its roots and headquarters in Rutherfordton

Difficulty: Moderate Round-Trip: 4.5 miles

Catawba County's Bunker Hill Covered Bridge marks a rare preserved path through time

Catch fall migration in full flap during Flock to the Rock

Founded in 1779, long before Tennessee became a state, quiet little Jonesborough served as the capital of the geopolitical oddity known as the Lost State of Franklin, a territory along the North Carolina border that was organized as America's 14th state. It lasted from 1784 to 1788 but was never formally recognized by the union. Jonesborough is best enjoyed on foot, so park the car and stroll this historically rich town to appreciate the fine old houses and same westward-ho views that early pioneers took in.

Metal artist David Earl Tomlinson puts a tough spin on the classic quilt

Eco gets friendlier with an expo to celebrate sustainable living

The newest addition to Lenoir's outdoor sculpture collection looks to the town's past and future

Trips For Kids introduces youth to the joys of biking in the wild

An Asian-inspired portobello dish leads the way to fall

Celebrating 90 years, High Hampton Inn stays true to its roots with a sweet family favorite

Local restaurants vie for first prize in the Best Dish contest

Repurposed furnishings and objets d'art find inspired salvation inside the home of a savvy interior design couple