Patrick Cavan Brown

Patrick Cavan Brown
Carrying sound and story is the only way to live for a musical storyteller, rock-and-roll rambler, and two gifted brothers who all call the foothills of Western North Carolina home

A waterscape continues to bloom thanks to a lotus expert’s family

Bill Whipple envisions Asheville with ample fruits and berries to feed us all

A family of plant lovers keeps indigenous species thriving

In Big Sandy Mush, a couple invites U-pickers to harvest an array of brilliant blooms

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

George W. Vanderbilt's inaugural holiday party in 1895 welcomed 50 guests to the newly completed Biltmore House. Today's elaborate Christmas production at the estate enthralls hundreds of thousands of visitors each season. Here we take you behind the scenes to see just how the celebration unfolds.

Take to the canopy with the burgeoning sport of tree climbing

It's stand-up paddleboarding, and it's riding a wave of popularity on lakes and rivers

Anne Martin champions resilient mosses as the key to greener landscapes

Uncover treasures, raise your auction paddle, and find home design inspiration with our guide to an eclectic collection of antiques purveyors

Lorraine Plaxico draws a harmonious union between art and architecture

Frigid temperatures, record snowfall, remarkable beauty— rangers experience it all atop mighty Mount Mitchell

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.

Meet six people who translate panache into acts of community and enduring pillars of design

Wood shop rocks with the right tools

Nurture a green thumb

Learn your way around the kitchen

On your mark, get set, sew!

If you’ve forgotten everything your Home Economics teacher taught you, we’ve got the classes, instructors, and books you need to master life’s self-sustaining skills

Josh Dorfman, aka The Lazy Environmentalist, mounts a casual crusade for sustainability

Venture below the surface of a local lake to discover a world of sunken weirdness

Seven community leaders who found their inspiration to do good at summer camp

Double meanings: Inspiration found in the contrasts of daily life

Ugly America: Interpreting the state of poverty in this country

Man & Machines: Art and ideas in motion

Polished Delivery: Years of practicing behind the scenes pay off

Going with the grain: Wood and metal combine to form exquisite furnishings