One Last Hurrah

Cruze Farm – Located in the heart of downtown Knoxville, Cruze Farm has quickly become a Scruffy City favorite. They offer many delicious flavors from lavender honey to chocolate chip peanut butter. Their second location off Asbury Road in East Knoxville also offers homemade pizza. Their red gingham outfits and delicious flavored swirls and shakes are a must-experience this summer.

Stock Up on Summer Must-Reads

 The Secret Token by Andrew Lawler  Andrew Lawler takes a deep dive into the mystery of the lost colony of Roanoke in this absorbing history. The book does not only describe Roanoke but also details on how the incident has haunted America since it happened. Perfect for both history nuts and the casually interested. Available in paperback on June 4.  Andrew Lawler…

Five Favorite Spa Treatments

Hi, y’all! I’m a local Knoxville blogger who is here to give you the inside scoop on all things local. This month, I’m focusing on my five favorite spa treatments and where to get them done. 

Eat, Drink and Be Healthy

Americans gain one to two pounds during the holiday season. Though it doesn’t sound like much, research shows that this weight gain tends to stick and accumulate over the years. However, it can be avoided with mindful eating and moderation.

Insta-Inspire: Sarah McAffry

 Article Jennie Treadway-Miller | Photography Provided  Sarah McAffry has zero professional training with a camera, a fact she readily admits when remembering the shift she made from high school English teacher to full-time photographer. With a desire to take good photos, she taught herself the basics and honed her eye for the trade. When it came time to pull the…

Knoxville’s Best Patios

 Article West Knoxville Lifestyle staff | Photography Chad Hernandez  Whether for a romantic night out or a midday drink with friends, Knoxville has plenty of patios to catch a little sun and watch the passersby.   Calhoun's on the River  400 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee, 865.673.3355,

John and Dustin Burnett

 Photography Jennie Treadway-Miller  Season tickets to UT sports  Vintage WWF collectibles


Our city is known for its craftspeople. Whether they do their best work in a brick-and-mortar store, a studio or a home office, they continually inspire us. Their Instagram photos tickle our taste buds and set us dreaming of beautiful accessories and custom clothing. But where do they get their inspiration? Three local makers share their Insta-inspiration.

Tonja + T’Anna

 Photography Jennie Treadway-Miller  Favorite Film: "Phantom of the Opera"  Favorite Food: Hot wings

Prevent Progress Paralysis 

Nearly everyone agrees: the more choices, the better. From restaurants to shops to home furnishings, people relish having lots of options. But, too many choices can also lead to decision fatigue, indecision and procrastination, especially concerning personal finances. The noise emanating from financial companies, who try to convince you their product is better than all the rest and is the missing piece…