Reduce New Year Stress with Tax Prep

Given the tax law changes for 2018, many are wondering if they’ll come out ahead. Even for those in the industry, this quote from Albert Einstein on taxes rings true: “This is too difficult for a mathematician. It takes a philosopher.”

The Best of West Knoxville

The best compliment a business owner and operator can receive is a heartfelt recommendation from one of his or her customers, and that’s what the Readers’ Choice Award is all about. Winners are selected by the very patrons who’ve enjoyed quality service, superior results and all-around blue-ribbon experiences. Consider the following pages our round of applause for a job well done.

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

Romantic Santorini

Plan your Romantic Getaway to the Historic Island in the Aegean Sea Article Nicolette Martin Stay: Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner—features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side … Continued

Let Pain Be Your Gain

It’s February, that time of year again when about 50 percent of all New Year's resolutions start falling to the wayside. Health clubs slowly begin to empty while fast-food drive-thrus start to fill. Unfortunately, I see this happen every year: well-meaning people who are really going to “stick with it” this year start falling back into their old habits again.…

Date Night with the Arts

Valentine’s Day is synonymous with sweethearts, but date night doesn’t have to be. A night out in Knoxville can celebrate any relationship, romantic or not. Consider our suggestions for an artsy night out (or evening in) with your favorite people. 

New in Nonfiction

 The NASA Archives: 60 Years in Space by Pierz Bizony  Available this month is a 468-page hardcover coffee table book for the armchair astronaut or anyone who’s ever wanted to go to space camp. Follow the U.S. space program from its inception, covering 60 years of exploration, technology and sheer courage to go where no man had been before. Enjoy full-page pictorials,…

February 2019 Around Town

Christman Company Names Randy Merritt Regional Business Development Manager Randy Merritt has been named regional business development manager for the Christman Company and will be responsible for seeking new business and project opportunities, as well as maintaining and developing relationships for the construction company. Randy, who previously held the title of project manager at the … Continued

In the Land of Fire and Ice

It had been a rough a few autumn months with a string of challenges that left my family and me exhausted and wishing for a change of scenery. The holidays were approaching, but we weren’t feeling festive. We weren’t feeling much of anything except a level of fatigue that required copious amounts of downtime. We needed next-level self-care. 

New Year, New Flavor

Amy Ridgell's original plan was to be a teacher, hence the degree in urban/multicultural education from the University of Tennessee. But after several years of teaching and working for a nonprofit, Amy felt the nudge to return to a first love: cooking.