That Healing Feeling

Bettina Hamblin never imagined she would become a restaurant owner, but it was her love for this community and bringing people together that led her to open Farmacy, a fresh take on fast-casual dining in southwest Knoxville. Located at 9430 South Northshore Drive, the storefront location once served as the workspace for Bettina’s previous catering business, Luxe. While she enjoyed…

Fitness Favorites

1. Since most of the week I’m in the car driving between clients, I love I can fill this 1/2 gallon jug and stay hydrated all day.

It’s Incredible

Incredible Tiny Homes founder Randy Jones is focused on building a community. He’s also focused on keeping costs down, staying true to his mission, and updating everyone about his progress on YouTube.

Gift Giving Guide

We all know the internet has made holiday shopping easier than ever, but there is something special about visiting locally owned stores in search of that perfect gift for the one you love. Surprise your people with unique jewelry pieces and home decor. Show pride for our city with pillows, plates and ornaments. Just need a few stocking stuffers? Get those locally…

Winter Warm-Up

Tucked away in the woods behind Maryville College is a rustic lodge and the kind of restaurant you didn’t know existed. RT Lodge is well-known for its hospitality, particularly when it comes to weddings, parties and other events. In fact, word of mouth works so well for the Lodge that out-of-towners are booking the property for their upcoming weddings and parties…

Knoxville’s Christmas Past

Christmas may seem like it has always been with us, but in Knoxville’s early years, there is little evidence that Christmas was celebrated at all. Considered by many to be an Old World Catholic tradition, it wasn’t celebrated widely across the United States until much later.

Meet Daysy

Daysy Rodríguez followed her heart to Tennessee and brought her passion for the service industry with her. She's here to build a business and create jobs, two things she's already done successfully in Miami. Now, it's Knoxville's turn.

Volunteer is a Verb

Here in Knoxville, “Volunteer spirit” has a double entendre that usually involves a particular shade of orange. However, Alyson Gallaher likes to say “volunteer is a verb.” As executive director for Volunteer East Tennessee, a sort of matchmaking center for local nonprofits and individuals who want to serve, she is the expert on volunteering in this area. With 85 community partners…

Practice Gratitude

We all logically know that money by itself will not make us happy. Yet so often we find ourselves falling into the trap of wanting the next best thing, or struggling to delay gratification (for ourselves or those we love)—denying something good now in order to have something great later. Aside from focusing on willpower and self-discipline, which seem so…

Retreat to The Swag

Tucked away on the Cataloochee Divide, nestled between Knoxville and Asheville, is a mountaintop, award-winning resort designed to whisk away all your worries. At The Swag, guests are invited to unwind, unplug and enjoy the view.