Melissa Smith

Melissa Smith
Fall for Mountain Pie Company’s Pecan Pudding stack cake

From the stone exterior to the gallery of handmade curios held within, an artistic couple’s Brasstown abode stirs feelings of home and away

Satisfy an appetite for culinary wisdom with two new reads

A couple writes a new beginning for a charming North Asheville bungalow

Tie on an apron for culinary classes with Paris native Ghislaine Mahler

Two landmarks celebrate milestone anniversaries

With secret menus and exciting venues, Blind Pig supper club creates one-of-a-kind experiences for culinary adventurers

A new program offers an alternative education for tomorrows innovators

Harboring troves of curiosities, such as dwarfed turtles and carnivorous plants, bogs are among the most imperiled habitats in the mountains. Today, conservationists are bringing these fascinating and rare ecosystems back from the brink in hopes of creating the first national wildlife refuge in Western North Carolina.

With a commitment to sustaining the craft he loves, chairmaker Brian Boggs is leading the handmade furniture industry toward an enduring future.

An exhibit unveils an obscure bit of African-American history

A yoga devotee brings her passion to market with vibrant bolsters, meditation cushions, and more

Wingbean satisfies wholesome cravings with vegan meal deliveries

A purveyor of chic home goods and owner of Neaco boutique shares his penchant for mod accoutrements and amusing novelties

The owner of Boone boutique Lucky Penny talks shop about personal style, art, and accessories

Native American and Southern Appalachian cuisine meet at the home of a Cherokee couple

Gourds will fly during Hayesville’s annual Punkin Chunkin Festival

After debuting at New York Fashion Week this year, this clothing designer talks fabrics, style, and inspiration

Repurposed furnishings and objets d'art find inspired salvation inside the home of a savvy interior design couple

Three significant patchwork quilts continue to bring recognition to Franklin and Maco Crafts

Toe River Valley

Take a tour through WNC's most bike-friendly city. Here's the scoop on where to go and what to see in Asheville on two wheels

TRACK Trails leads kids down a path of outdoor discovery