Beat the Heat

 Article Jennie Treadway-Miller | Photography Colby McLemore  East Tennessee in the thick of summer can be an unforgiving sauna of high humidity and cloudless skies. Some days even a swimming pool won’t do. Fortunately, Knoxville has plenty of solutions to cure boredom, cool off and enjoy the lazy days of summer break. Instead of hibernating next to the air conditioning…

Handmade Hangout

 Article Jennie Treadway-Miller | Photography West Knoxville Lifestyle staff  Jason Varney and family, owners of Dock & Deck, are proud to showcase their work, whether on the pages of a magazine or on DIY Network's show "Docked Out." They work together to create one-of-a-kind designs for their clients who enjoy lake living in the surrounding area. While the style of each…

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,

Legacy of Uncle Lem

 Article Jennie Treadway-Miller | Photography Elena Ganusova  When Lem Ownby passed away in 1984 at the age of 94, it signaled the end of an era. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was established in 1934, and in the process of designating land for the park, there were a handful of residents who weren’t interested in moving. Lem made a deal…

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

Bring the Outside In

 Article Jennie Treadway-Miller  Bored with your lackluster living space? Libby Fisher of O.P. Jenkins Furniture & Design has the solution. With more than 20 years of experience in interior design, Libby knows how to pull a room together from the ground up and for a quick change. Audubon-inspired and botanical accents are on trend this summer, so she suggests looking outside to…

South Side

 Article Courtesy of Libacious | Photography Casey Fox  The South Side is a cocktail classic that dates to at least 1917 — it's in the last American cocktail book printed before the beginning of Prohibition. The South Side enjoyed fame as the house cocktail at New York's famed 21 Club for years but was all but forgotten in the later…

Game On

Have Some Outdoor Fun this Summer with Lawn Games Perfect for any Get-Together, then Cool Off with a Couple Sweet Treats. Article Nicolette Martin Mölkky Throwing Game Dick’s Sporting Goods, $29.99 Playing Mölkky: In this Finnish throwing game, use a wooden pin (mölkky) to knock over wooden pins (skittles). Be the first to reach exactly 50 points to win! … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Gerdau Rewards Lonsdale Elementary Students with New Bikes, Helmets Steel recycler Gerdau presented new bicycles and safety helmets to 12 Lonsdale Elementary School students in recognition of best attendance during the 2017-18 school year. This is the seventh year that the mill has rewarded the school’s students with the best attendance records. The company presented bikes and … Continued