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.

Ben Lovett Calls Asheville Home

L.A. to Asheville: Musician Ben Lovett Finds Inspiration in the Mountains

Asheville’s Dynamic Music Culture Offers Composer a Chance to Work from Home. Ben Lovett, an award-winning composer, producer and performer, first fell in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains as a kid when he visited his grandparents in Highlands. Happily, those mountains are now his home. But his fascinating creative journey required thousands of miles, several years

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Echo Mountain Recording Studio

Echo Mountain Recording Puts Asheville On the Music Industry Map

A Musical Sanctuary Something’s happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear. The brick and stained glass 1926 former AME Methodist Church, just off Patton Avenue in downtown Asheville , is once again filled with music. Maybe a little different music at times from the gospel music that once happened here. But still, music from the soul. This inspired space is now home to Echo

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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 Asheville

Daniel McClendon Portrait

Brushing Up On the Local 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

Heather Knight Ceramic Artist

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

Jewelry Shopping

Asheville Artists Create Jewelry You’ll Always Treasure

Find a New Statement Piece, or Even Make Your Own Artists creating jewelry in our mountains are inspired by nature’s forms and seasons and practice centuries-old techniques in metalsmithing to create unique, one-of-a-kind keepsakes. Ranging from traditional to cutting-edge contemporary, many of the area’s jewelry artists sell their work all over the country through national retailers,

Biltmore & Italian Gardens

Visit Biltmore: A True American Treasure

Discover an American fairy tale, complete with a castle. Asheville’s crown jewel, Biltmore , was created by George Vanderbilt in 1895 as a retreat reminiscent of the grand castles and estates of France and Britain. Vanderbilt fell in love with the North Carolina mountains after visiting with his mother in the late 1880s and immediately began acquiring land. By late 1889, he was ready to