Category Archives: Historic preservation

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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Bidding for experience brings event to a boil

Since Alan and I downsized several years ago to a condo in downtown Knoxville, we have adopted a new strategy for all the charity auctions we attend. We don’t have much space to acquire more “stuff.” So, we have a … Continue reading

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Secret garden steeped in Knoxville ‘her-story’

The folks at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum put together a touching and creative tribute to two special Knoxville women recently. During its popular annual Green Thumb Gala fundraiser, the garden unveiled a real “secret garden” created in honor … Continue reading

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‘Dinner on the Bridge’ beguiles

What a great idea this was! To celebrate Knoxville’s 225th birthday, the Arts & Culture Alliance hosted a dinner on the Gay Street Bridge Sunday night complete with keyboard music by Carol Zinavage Shane of the Knoxville Symphony and a … Continue reading

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J.C. Holdway: great first night; horrible second day

I awoke this morning to the terrible news of a fire in the building housing J.C. Holdway, the thrilling new restaurant that was opened just last night by James Beard Award-winning chef, Joseph Lenn. J.C. Holdway, located at 501 Union … Continue reading

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Liquid olives and octopi, oh my!

Crescent Bluff, the mansion at 3106 Kingston Pike that once was home to the Dulin Gallery of Art, will turn 100 years old next year. As a run-up to that historic event, current owner John Trotter earlier this month hosted … Continue reading

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Heavenly Hale Barn; harrowing hayride

Even a confirmed city girl like me can enjoy a visit to the country. Especially if it’s to a beautifully restored barn like the Hale Barn, located in deep southeast Knox County. Rose Byrum loved her visits to her grandparents’ … Continue reading

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‘Le Diner en Blanc’ — Knoxville style

In Paris, the traditional Le Diner en Blanc, also known as the White Picnic, attracts upwards of 10,000 folks. In Knoxville, I thought the 150 or so who gathered at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum last Saturday for our … Continue reading

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Tour displays dramatic diversity of downtown dwellings

If the hundreds of folks on the Urban Home and Garden Tour this past weekend are to be believed, tons of people are “thinking about” moving to downtown Knoxville. That had to have been the most repeated refrain of Friday … Continue reading

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Packed preview party launches Urban Home Tour

Wow. There was certainly something for everyone last night at the preview party for the East Tennessee Community Design Center’s Urban Home and Garden Tour, which is set for today and tomorrow. (Moxley Carmichael is honored to be a sponsor.) The … Continue reading

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