Up Your Outdoor Fun with Inside Exercises

Summer is here, and so are the outdoor activities that go with it! Whether it’s on the water, the trails, the courts or in the yard, being fit for the outdoors make these activities much more enjoyable. Here are some of my favorite, slightly “non-traditional” exercises that we use with our clients to help them water ski, kayak, tee-off, serve, rock-hop, pedal,…

Five Little-Known, Must-See Spots in Knoxville

When Jack Neely graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a degree in American history, he didn’t foresee becoming the city’s go-to person for local and regional history. He wanted to be a journalist, and his first bylines appeared in The Daily Beacon. Post-graduation, he became a history columnist at Citytimes, and he worked for the 1982 World’s Fair. By…

Artistry and Alchemy

Making your way through Knoxville’s historic Fourth and Gill neighborhood, you might notice the precipitous wooden facade surrounding Elkmont Exchange before you realized the gem of a restaurant sitting behind it. Pulling into the parking lot reveals an urban oasis of rustic influence that begins before you step foot in the building. Managing partner Nick DeVore has been at the helm…

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

July 2019 Around Town

M&M Productions USA’s Justin Wright Earns Employee of the Year Justin Wright, senior audiovisual technician for M&M Productions USA, received Employee of the Year honors at the Pauly Awards, which recognizes outstanding members of the hospitality and tourism industry in the Knoxville area. Justin won Outstanding Employee of the Year in the Service and Supplier … Continued

Come On Over

Fifteen years ago, Scott Maddox opened Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson in Maryville with a bigger plan in mind than a simple, small-town bike shop. He wanted to create a rider’s destination, a place where riders could grab a bite, listen to some live music and browse the shop. Within its first year, a smaller version of The Shed opened for live…

Wise Words from Lessons Learned

Ralph Waldo Emerson is often credited with saying, "Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood." Whether or not Emerson is the real source of such wisdom makes no difference when it comes to its truth. It's only when we reflect on where we've been and what we've experienced can we learn the best lessons. Take it…

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…

Trendy Cuts for Men

The Styles You Want + How to Get Them The Fade + Hard Part HAIR TYPE Straight + Short WHAT IT IS There are many different types of fades, but ultimately a fade haircut is one that tapers in length the further down you go on the back and sides, meaning it isn’t trimmed to just one … Continued

Money is the Fuel, Not the Destination

It is not uncommon for guys to frame financial and retirement planning in quantitative terms only. How much money do I need to have saved? How many years do I plan on being retired? What will my monthly expenses be in retirement? While all of these are necessary and important considerations, they are only part of the overall equation.