Give a Little and Get a Little when You Shop Local!

In today’s fast-paced world, shopping can be as quick as the speed of light through fiber optic internet cables. But while online shopping is designed for convenience, “offline shopping” is still your best bet for discovering quality, one-of-a-kind gifts.  From ceramics to foodstuffs to that necklace you noticed caught her eye, artisans across Western North […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Shopping Freebies in WNC?

Working an extra shift so your coworker can see her son’s Christmas recital. Nice. Volunteering for a good cause during the holiday season. Nice. Buying something classy for your sister-in-law when you’d really rather … not. Very nice. It’s official. You’re on Santa’s nice list! So, why not treat yourself to a nice holiday moment […]

Treat Yo’ Self to These 7 Indulgent Local Luxuries

Fans of the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation may recognize October 13 as Treat Yo’ Self Day. On that date in 2011, two of the characters, Tom and Donna, celebrated an annual afternoon of “treating themselves” to whatever extravagant purchases they wanted. This October, we’re challenging you to treat yourself to all the best things […]

7 Creative Housewarming Gifts that Don’t Cost a Fortune

When your bestie buys her first home, there are three kinds of guests who come to her housewarming party: There’s the friend who grabs a bottle of bottom-shelf wine off his own counter at the last minute. There’s the acquaintance who shows up with a $850 leather backgammon set from Barneys—because that’s what every new […]

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 […]