Stocking Stunners

Christmas morning is all about the big reveal, and usually, that means eyes look under the tree first. However, there are good gifts to be found in stockings, and three West Knoxville shops may have just what you're looking for. 


 Sparkling  No holiday is complete without bubbles, and if you’re looking for high quality at reasonable prices, then Spain has you covered. While cava can be white or red, it is primarily made from the three grape varietals macabeu, parellada and xarello. At $15, Castillo Perlada Cava Brut Reserva from Penedes is a crowd favorite. A blend of 40 percent macabeu, 30…

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

Avoid the Creep

One of the easiest ways to stay on a solid financial path is to intentionally avoid lifestyle creep, which happens when our spending increases with our income, but our savings stays stagnant. If we’re blessed to receive a raise at year-end, we can easily absorb those extra dollars into our spending. As this happens year over year, the impact compounds…

Taste and Savor

The goal for the Oliver Royale was simple: create an authentic, intimate space where guests could enjoy a local, seasonal and original dish in a historical building where the integrity had not only been maintained but fashionably updated.

Winter Reads

 Beartown by Fredrik Backman  Fredrik Backman is the author of the wildly popular A Man Called Ove, and anyone who loved that book will love this. This book sets up a town and world that is populated by lovable characters who are obsessed with hockey. Beartown is the first in a series (there are currently two out) that tackles some pretty…

December 2018 Around Town

Eric W. Barton Makes $3.14 Million Gift to UT School of Music The University of Tennessee School of Music has received a $3.14 million gift from Maryville entrepreneur Eric W. Barton, a former U.S. Marine who formed several businesses after serving in the armed forces in the Middle East. The genesis of the gift was … Continued