Ring, Ring, Ring!

As we begin 2020, a new decade, we set goals for what we want our future selves to be like and look like. We take a glance back at where we have been and what we have done, and we try to remember to extend ourselves grace. January is a time to cleanse, to start … Continued

Slow Down and Savor the Moment

Where does the time go? 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 for 2019! It seems like just yesterday it was January and we were talking about resolutions and renewal … 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

Fall, Glorious Fall

October is my favorite month of the year. It brings warm days and cooler nights, sweaters come out of the closet, football season is in full swing, the smell of wood smoke fills the air, and, if we are lucky, the glorious colors of the autumn leaves in East Tennessee will put on a show. … Continued

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