Fall is on the Horizon

For me September has always been a transition month. With warm days and cool nights, it previews the upcoming autumn. People are getting back into the routine of school and work and looking forward to upcoming fall events like Friday night lights, Saturday college football, tailgates and cookouts. Many also look forward to new fashions, and … Continued

Enjoy the Last Lazy Days.

For many of us, August can be a bittersweet turning point in the calendar year. Summer freedom is drawing to a close, and the school bells will be ringing any day now. While the lazy days of sipping cool beverages poolside may be numbered, this month brings a sense of renewal. New routines, new clothes … Continued

Summertime is Magical

Summertime can seem like a magical season. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood: sleepaway camp, family vacations, swimming until your fingers shrivel like prunes, catching fireflies, cookouts and eating freshly picked fruits and vegetables. We … Continued

Attention, Gentlemen!

You’ve waited patiently for your turn. Last month, we brought you our Ladies issue—it is ladies first, after all—and this month, we present our “Gents” issue. Yes, we celebrate the dads in our lives with Father’s Day on June 16, but there are so many more reasons why it’s great to be a guy this … Continued

May Inspiration

Every year when May makes its welcomed return to our calendars, we can’t help but want to run outside and soak up the sunshine, listen to the birds singing, smell the cut grass and watch those bees buzzing around. This month brings with it an abundance of joy—bright blue skies, a rainbow of flowers and, … Continued


Welcome to the April issue of West Knoxville Lifestyle. Just as we are transitioning from winter to spring, we at WKL are also having a transition. Our founding publisher, Tom Hickman, has had to step away to deal with some family medical issues. Our thoughts are with Tom and his family, and we wish him … Continued

Home Sweet Home

“Home is where the heart is.” It’s a common phrase meaning that our homes are a central place in our lives—where we rest our heads, nourish our bodies and make fond memories with loved ones. It’s the epicenter of our worlds, where we start and end each day, and where we keep our most prized … Continued

And the Winners Are…

This month we are proud to bring you the results of the second annual West Knoxville Lifestyle Readers’ Choice Awards. The process began in October with the nomination round, when we asked our readers to nominate their favorite local businesses in 25 different categories. The top five nominees from each category then moved on to … Continued

For Auld Lang Syne

As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And time sure has flown by this year, as we can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue of West Knoxville Lifestyle in 2018! It seems like just yesterday I was sitting down to write my January letter to all of you—talking about resolutions and renewal—and … Continued


As November rolls around, we’re anxiously awaiting the approach of Thanksgiving, the holiday season and time spent with our loved ones. The winding down of the year always brings about a time of reflection for us—remembering everything we’ve done or accomplished in months past; looking back on turkey disaster stories, mornings watching the Thanksgiving Day … Continued