Author Archives: Cynthia Moxley

UT prez’s secret sauce could be secret weapon

The University of Tennessee has a secret weapon for making friends and influencing folks. I think it even would work on members of the Tennessee General Assembly. What is it? UT President Joe DiPietro’s famous spaghetti with a tantalizing sauce … Continue reading

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Take this trip: shop, sightsee and stuff yourself!

It all started with our friend Dawn Ford telling us during a dinner party about some great knives she had found at Yoder’s Country Market in Bulls Gap, Tennessee. She also raved about other items at the (ostensibly) Amish store. … Continue reading

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Downtown parking makes me peevish

Often, folks ask Alan and me what is the best thing about living and working downtown. We tell them, basically, “everything!” We love the fact that downtown is walkable, you see so many folks you know everywhere you go, there’s … Continue reading

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‘If it comes from a can, it’s not a biscuit!’

So says Chris Kahn, who knows a thing or two about the subject. She worked in the White Lily test kitchen for more than a decade and is the chair of the biscuit baking contest during the phenomenally successful International … Continue reading

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Shhh: Dale Dickey ‘might’ be in a Super Bowl ad

(1/28/17 UPDATE: See bottom of this post for a fun update on this earlier story.) Knoxville-born actress Dale Dickey was in town from Los Angeles recently to take care of a few issues surrounding the estate of her late mother, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from ‘the party bunker!’

Nothing says “Happy New Year” like heavy artillery and stacks of ammunition. At least that’s how those of us felt who rang in 2017 in Richard and Bette Bryan’s fascinating (and fun!) “party bunker” — dubbed The Bunker Ballroom for … Continue reading

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Crush of events makes exciting year-end

As 2016 hurtles to its conclusion, holiday and other kinds of special events literally have tumbled on top of one another. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a busier year-end season in Knoxville. The Knoxville Symphony League threw its annual … Continue reading

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Holiday Homes Tour: elegant, inspiring and fun

We sure do love looking inside other people’s homes, don’t we? The smart folks in the Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art took advantage of that proclivity earlier this month and sold out their 22nd annual Holiday Homes Tour … Continue reading

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Showing ‘big love’ to our mountain neighbors

Every year, Moxley Carmichael’s staff celebrates the holidays (and our year-end bonuses!) with a festive dinner in downtown Knoxville. This year, we had reserved the new private dining room at Babalu on Gay Street, a fun client of ours. But, … Continue reading

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Cookies, camaraderie mark season’s commencement

It’s the craziest thing what a bunch of cookies and a few glasses of wine will do to adult women! After 14 years, I am no longer too surprised by the noise level and the enthusiasm with which my friends … Continue reading

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