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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.

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

Franzi Charen Portrait

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

Love Asheville Go Local Week: February 10-17, 2018. Local shops offering special sales, longer hours and interactive events. 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

Women Shopping Downtown

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

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

Well-Bred Bakery in 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

Holiday Shopping

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

Family Making Smores at Winter Lights

Festive Happenings for Your Holiday Getaway

Holiday magic for all ages Asheville is well known for extravagant Christmas celebrations at Biltmore and sweet gingerbread displays at The Omni Grove Park Inn, but the season also offers many holiday events and tours for the whole family. Here's just a sampling to get you started: Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum is one of the newest holiday traditions in Asheville. From

Broken Road Studio in RAD.

How to Spend a Day in Asheville's River Arts District

Living and Learning with the Artists Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD) is a destination that grew out of necessity. Artists needed cheap rent and large spaces. An industrial zone east of the railroad tracks had a glut of aging and empty warehouses. The area was ripe for change, and over two decades blossomed into a convergence of art, creativity, commerce, and entertainment fueled by

Black Mountain Rocking Chairs

Black Mountain: Small Town, Big Flavor

Enjoy Tasty Mountain Charm With an Artistic Twist It is easy to fall in love with Black Mountain. The charming downtown is packed with top-notch restaurants, art galleries and unique shops. Rockers line the streets, begging you to take a break and sit a spell. Beyond the store fronts, rolling mountains seem to perfectly circle the small town -- reminding you of this truly special location known as

Digital Travel Guide

Top Travel Apps

Putting the ‘App’ in Appalachian Make exploring Asheville a little smoother with these apps. AVL Travel Guide View the digital, interactive Asheville Travel Guide, or download the mobile app for your iOS and Android smartphones. PassportParking PassportParking provides the easiest way to pay for parking using your mobile phone. Registration takes two minutes and parking happens in a