5 Places to Go for a Successful Day of Thrifting in Fletcher

Some people engage in thrift shopping as a matter of frugality. Others enjoy “the hunt” that’s inherent to thrifting and antiquing—the rush that comes from discovering a small treasure and acquiring it for a low price. Whatever your motivation, there are plenty of places to shop for a great bargain in the small town of […]

7 Places to Find the Perfect Gift in Hendersonville, NC

After a few years of seeing friends less frequently than we’d prefer (or not at all!), many people are excited to fill every day in their social calendar with meetups, coffee dates, and dinner parties. But remember your manners and what Mama taught you: Never arrive to a party empty handed.  If you’re searching for […]

Open Your Imagination at City Lights Bookstore

On a quiet hill overlooking Main Street in Sylva is City Lights Bookstore. In the distance are numerous mountain ridges cradling the small, picturesque town. Inside the beloved shop, there are numerous bookshelves, each nurturing the hearts and minds of this community. “Even before I owned City Lights, I’d been a bookseller most of my […]

Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar Offers Timeless Stories and Bubbly Suds

Right in the heart of Downtown Asheville, tucked in the depths of the picturesque Grove Arcade building, is the Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar. It’s an escape hatch for when life may get a little too hectic. And when an urge arises from within to open a good book, you can sip on […]

6 Spine-Tingling Historical Cemeteries and Graveyards in WNC You Need to Visit before Halloween

Did you know that it was once common in America to pack up a picnic lunch and visit the local cemetery with your friends and family? Before many towns and cities had public parks, people would lounge at local graves instead. They would sit for hours and enjoy the sun, the trees, and—presumably—the peace and […]