January “Thank Local” LoLo Gifts: Kick off Your New Year with These Great Gifts!

ENJOY LOCAL GIFTS FROM HERBIARY AVL, BLACK STAR LINE BREWING, & BEARWATERS BREWING CO. Asheville: Adoratherapy Chakra Boost from Herbiary AVL Herbiary is one of the dreamiest stores in downtown Asheville. Stop in and grab an Adoratherapy Chakra Boost. Be sure to let us know what your favorite scent was. Happy New Year! View the […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Places to Buy Locally Made Holiday Gifts?

Holiday shopping in Western North Carolina is at once the best experience and the worst. On the one hand, we have everything you could possibly want right here! From local produce and world-class cuisine to handmade art and amenities, the perfect holiday gift is literally right around the corner. But how can you possibly choose […]

The 12 Days of an Asheville Christmas: A Holiday Carol

When you live in Asheville, NC, there’s rarely a reason to leave. After all, we have everything you could possibly want right here! From local produce and world-class cuisine to luxury shopping and amenities, the perfect holiday gift is literally right around the corner. But how can you possibly choose just one thing to purchase […]

December “Thank Local” LoLo Gift: $10 Certificate to Dancing Bear Toys

ENJOY THIS LOCAL GIFT FROM YOUR BEVERLY-HANKS REALTOR® Explore, Create, and Play with this $10 Certificate to Dancing Bear Toys It is hard to believe it is already December. It’s a great time of year to visit one of Western North Carolina’s local toy stores, Dancing Bear Toys. Head into either of their locations (Asheville […]

7 Stellar Shopping Spots to Visit on Small Business Saturday

Everyone has their reasons for getting up at the crack of dawn to stand in line for this year’s “it” toys or electronics. But for every dollar you spend at big box stores, we encourage you to spend the same amount at locally owned and operated small businesses. Sandwiched by Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small […]

November “Thank Local” LoLo Gifts: Escape the Chill to Satisfy Your Hunger

ENJOY LOCAL GIFTS FROM BOGART’S RESTAURANT & TAVERN, DUNCAN & YORK, & CA’S CHEESECAKES Waynesville: Your Choice of Any Sandwich from Bogart’s Restaurant & Tavern If you live in Waynesville, I’m sure you know about Bogart’s! Pop in here and enjoy your choice of a sandwich, side, and pickle. That’s hard to resist! View the […]

October “Thank Local” LoLo Gifts: Enjoy Experiences for Your Family and Pets

ENJOY LOCAL GIFTS FROM HICKORY NUT GAP FARM, WAG! A UNIQUE PET BOUTIQUE, & SMOKY MOUNTAIN DOG BAKERY Asheville: $10 Certificate to Hickory Nut Gap Farm Enjoy a $10 gift certificate to the Hickory Nut Gap Farm Deli and Farm Store. Have you visited Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview? This family-owned farm is truly […]

September “Thank Local” LoLo Gifts: Paint the Town Red (or Green) with One of These Great Gifts

ENJOY LOCAL GIFTS FROM HANNAH FLANAGAN’S, COMMERCE STREET MERCANTILE, AND LOLA SALON & GALLERY Hendersonville: Free Reuben Sandwich at Hannah Flanagan’s Pub & Eatery Try a free reuben sandwich with housemade chips. Located in the heart of downtown Hendersonville, Hannah Flanagan’s offers the full Irish pub experience with great food, beers, and drink. Enjoy their […]

August “Thank Local” LoLo Gifts: Have an Everyday Adventure with One of These Great Gifts

ENJOY LOCAL GIFTS FROM ROBIN BLU, GREEN SAGE CAFE, AND MONTE’S SUB SHOP Waynesville: An Everyday Adventure at Robin Blu Enjoy a $15 gift certificate for Robin Blu home decor, jewelry, and gifts. Robin Blu is one of our favorite “pop into” spots in Waynesville. The shop has everything from jewelry and decor to gifts […]

Ode to THE Summer Sandwich: 12 Places in Western North Carolina to Find a Great BLT

Does the simple mention of a BLT sandwich make your mouth water? Did your mouth start watering before this page even finished loading? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Five simple ingredients. Infinite possibilities and room for argument. (Why else would Google deliver 69,000 video results for a meal that has 80% of the ingredients […]