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

F Is for Foodie

F is for “foodie,” a person with a particular interest in food, someone who’s always up for trying new places and has a refined but adventurous palate. And this month at West Knoxville Lifestyle, we’re all about feasting with foodies as we just scratch the surface of all the fine eats and drinks our community … Continued

Season of Style

We’ve all had that moment when our closet is full but we can’t find a thing to wear. Whether it’s too big, too small, or just plain last season, it can be difficult to find the perfect thing to put on. It’s no wonder, too. Our style is the first thing the rest of the … Continued

Celebrating Companionship

When you think of companionship, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s the parents who have always supported you, or the significant other with whom you’ve built a life, perhaps the college roommate who teaches you to think outside the box or the sibling who is always there for you in a pinch. Maybe it’s the … Continued

Dog Days

Summer is finally here. Time for backyard pool parties and family vacations. Time for kids to run after the ice cream truck when the telltale sound of its music turns onto your street to secure the perfect sweet treat to beat the heat. For the loud explosion of fireworks on the Fourth of July, the … Continued