Start Your Year with a Treat: Your January LoLo Gifts are Here!

ENJOY LOCAL GIFTS FROM HERBIARY AVL, MOUNTAIN DELI, AND SMOKY MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS Asheville: 1oz. Loose Leaf Tea at Herbiary AVL Herbiary AVL in Downtown Asheville is one of our favorite local stores to get lost in. They have all kinds of organic herbs, essential oils, and so much more. Swing by there and pick […]

Peeling Back the Layers of the Purple Onion in Saluda

Tucked away in the thick forests below the Green River is the small town of Saluda. The row of downtown businesses takes a few minutes to stroll by. Railroad tracks are the only physical barrier between the commercial corridor and neighborhoods dotting the nearby hillside. And at the center of the quaint, cozy downtown is […]

3 Thrilling Reasons to Ski the Slopes of WNC

For many people in the mountains, a foot of snow can hinder them from getting to work and earning a paycheck. For others, their very livelihood is dependent on powdery fresh snow. Winter sports are a big draw for outdoor enthusiasts, and resorts across Western North Carolina depend on that enthusiasm. Have you ever visited […]

Getting to the Source at the Center for Holistic Medicine

What began as a personal search for her own pain remedies led Nancy Hyton to a professional career in medicine. “I was an undergrad in college, and I was a vegetarian joining the local health food co-op in Albany, New York,” she said. “My friend was the manager of the herb department, and she taught […]

8 Places to Find the Perfect Christmas Tree in Western North Carolina

Did you know that North Carolina produces more than 20% of the real Christmas trees sold in the U.S. every year? That makes us second in the nation for the number of trees harvested and for cash receipts. Of the estimated 50 million Christmas trees grown by 1,600 growers across 25,000 acres in the state, […]

Thank Local it’s November: Fill Your Belly with these LoLo Gifts

ENJOY LOCAL GIFTS FROM WEST FIRST WOOD-FIRED, BOGART’S RESTAURANT, AND FOGGY MOUNTAIN BREW PUB Hendersonville: 13” Margherita Pizza at West First Wood-Fired If you are looking for an authentic, wood-fired pizza, look no further than West First. This intimate setting off Main Street in Downtown Hendersonville is the perfect place to enjoy an evening on […]

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 […]

Thank Local it’s October: “Fall” in Love with these LoLo Gifts

ENJOY LOCAL GIFTS FROM THE RHU, SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN BREWERY, AND FROG LEVEL BREWING Asheville: Bread and a Coffee at The Rhu The Rhu is located in the heart of Downtown Asheville and offers exceptional baked goods, lunch items, and coffee! Welcome fall with a little treat and let us know how it is. Enjoy! View […]