Stories by Elizabeth Sims

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Elizabeth is a marketing communications professional with extensive experience in travel and tourism, as former VP Marketing Communications at Biltmore. As former president of the Southern Foodways Alliance, she also knows a few things about Southern food and culture. She has written two nationally published cookbooks for Tupelo Honey Cafe.

 Visit Elizabeth at www.ElizabethLSimsLLC.com.

Stock Photography for Chow Chow

Insider's Guide to Chow Chow Festival 2019

The inaugural Chow Chow Asheville, a culinary festival and celebration of the region’s creative makers, kicks off September 12-15 in the heart of the city’s downtown Pack Square. Situated in Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Asheville’s culinary scene reflects the diversity of modern Appalachia. Chow chow -- a traditional mountain condiment made with a piquant blend of

Watching Glass Artists at Work

Experience Glass Art in Asheville, N.C.

As an art form, glass appears to be equal parts chemistry and alchemy. It’s a medium that’s been around since early Roman times, but here in Asheville, North Carolina, and the surrounding region is where studio glass took off in the Southeast. With more than 100 glass artists living and working in the region, Western North Carolina is a destination for glass art in the Southeast, and

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Glass Artist Courtney Dodd at Work

Take a Glass Art Day Trip

Home Events Where to See Glass Tours Chihuly Exhibit About Glass in WNC Travel Packages   After spending a day (or two) enjoying the vibrant glass arts scene in Asheville, short day-trips take you further into the historic heart of the Studio Glass Movement in Appalachia. While Asheville’s busy art galleries, museums, working artist studios and shops will introduce you to a dynamic

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Social Lounge Rooftop

Stay Up Late And Discover Another Side of Asheville

Late Night Offerings Will Lure You  Sometimes, you just don’t want the fun to stop, the music to fade away, the celebration to be over. You want to squeeze every last minute of living life to the fullest out of each and every day. So, after a day in the Blue Ridge, enjoy a night on the town at one of these popular spots. After dinner or after the show, wander into downtown

Daniel McClendon Portrait

Brushing Up On the Asheville Painting Scene

Asheville Artists Paint the Town Visual art is everywhere in Asheville. On the sides of buildings. On the street corners. All across the undersides of bridges. In studios in the River Arts District and in the private studios of other working artists in Asheville and Black Mountain and Weaverville. With the breath-taking Blue Ridge Mountains as a blank canvas, the art scene in our region is

Shopping for Unique Holiday Gifts

Asheville's Ancient (and Modern) Tradition of Ceramic Arts

Shaping the Blue Ridge Craft Scene Here’s our best advice: when you’re in Asheville, become a lump of clay : Malleable. Impressionable. Promising a serendipitous ending that’s unexpected. Become a richer, more colorful person as the result of alchemical time spent here in this Appalachian anagama .  Look out over the horizon at the blues and greens and ambers of our

Mountain Sounds Story: Drum Circle

Play On In: Immerse Yourself in Mountain Sounds

A Feast for the Ears Musical roots grow very deep in the mountains. The ground is melodiously fertile, and music thrives here. Listen closely and you’ll hear a fiddle at dusk down a long mountain cove. Hear the tap-tapa-tap of young mountain cloggers in Pack Square Park. Stroll past guitars and banjos, fiddles and violins, spoons and steel guitars. Sit in the circle and feel the world

Beyond Beer Story: Cocktail at Sovereign Remedies

In Asheville, There's More to Imbibe Than Beer

Drink It ALL In Asheville is known for its craft beer scene with its array of breweries, beer festivals and events and even a pubcycle. In fact, Asheville has earned the coveted title of Beer City USA multiple times. But don’t think beer is the only beverage in town. The craft beverage community is dynamic, vibrant, creative and dedicated to making quality drinks of all sorts. From meads to

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