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Blue Goldsmiths in Biltmore Village

Shopping for Art in Asheville's Biltmore Village

“Sapphires come in seven different colors,” Susan tells me, nodding at the silver-hued band that she designed and made by hand. My Art Connections tour guide Sherry Masters models the ring, a small-yet-bold work of art, crafted from pure white gold and set with a dazzling amber-colored gem. The jewelry sparkles in the Sunday morning sun and I am genuinely enchanted by the gleam. Before

Asheville Outlets

Discover the Newest Outlet for Shopping in Asheville

From the tree-lined streets dotted with independent boutiques to the open-air markets featuring local crafts, Asheville's shopping scene is as diverse as it is unique. The relatively new Asheville Outlets, just five miles from downtown, offers a destination for shoppers looking for national brands at great prices. The Asheville Outlets are conveniently located near the intersection of I-40 and

Franzi Charen Portrait

To Asheville with Love: An interview with Local Business Advocate Franzi Charen

Sharing some local love with an Asheville insider Walking down Lexington Ave. in downtown Asheville is a feast for the senses. The scent of fresh coffee emanates from Izzy’s Coffee Den and classic sweets beckon from Laughing Mask Candies . A slew of wildly creative dresses and shoes peek out from boutiques like Hip Replacements Clothing and Minx Boutique . Each business is unique,

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Antiquing Asheville — Barns, Booths and Boutiques

Treasures to Take Home — Asheville Bursts with Antique Offerings Art and antiques are practically synonymous in Asheville and its environs. Whether it’s new antique-art markets sprouting up like Asheville Flea for Y’All at the Riverside Salvage Station (last Sunday monthly May-October,) or gargantuan storage depositories like the Antique Tobacco Barn , antiquing has never been

Holidays at the Grove Arcade

Asheville Gift Guide: 27 Mountain-Made Items for Your List

Share the city you love with your loved ones It’s that time of year again, when you want to remember family and friends with special gifts. But where do you start looking for items to delight the toughest customers? We suggest you begin right here. The city’s creative community is full of fabulous gift ideas ranging from the functional to the whimsical, the sumptuous to the

Reynolds Mansion Pool

Make Way for Woodfin, Asheville’s Neighbor to the North

A Few Miles and a World Away The town of Woodfin beckons just beyond Merrimon Avenue’s shops and restaurants. Head north past the majestic trees that line scenic Beaver Lake and discover a town that reveals itself mile by mile. Woodfin is small in size but mighty in stature, boasting unusual shops and restaurants that welcome curious visitors. Fueled by Chocolate Weaverville Highway is the

Biltmore Park Apartments

A Crossroads of Shopping & Dining at Biltmore Park

Head south from Asheville, where the French Broad River meanders alongside I-26 and you find the pedestrian-friendly neighborhood of Biltmore Park . Developed by the great grandson of George Vanderbilt, the area incorporates residences, businesses, schools and retail shops in one planned community that promotes fitness and fun with the best of Southern living. Who can resist the giant chess set

Amy Ager | Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Experience Farm Life in Asheville

Down on the farm Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) devotes itself wholeheartedly to fostering the area’s local-food movement. For the last two decades, the nonprofit group has carried out this mission by helping local farms thrive, linking food growers with buyers and generally creating a healthier community through these

Weaverville

Wandering Weaverville: Main Street in the Countryside

Small-Town Shopping & Dining Awaits Just minutes from happening Asheville, small-town America is alive and well on Main Street, Weaverville . The pace of life remains slow and sweet here, surrounded by country roads, spacious farmlands, verdant forests and mountain coves. Arrival by interstate is quick, or you can meander the slow roads. Incorporated in 1909, Weaverville existed as a community

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Holiday Shopping Hot Spots in Asheville

Do your holiday shopping in Asheville Crisp mountain air combines with the smell of evergreens, spice-infused apple cider, and hot chocolate. In Biltmore Village carolers are singing the familiar songs of Christmas and on Asheville's street corners, musicians serenade shoppers with old and new holiday favorites. It is the holiday season in Asheville and throughout the city's diverse