Category Archives: Travel

Knoxvillians noshing in New York!

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn We went to New York and we ate like we were in Europe. I swear. Every restaurant we booked was either French or Italian. I’m not complaining, mind you. Just observing. It was all by choice, after all. … Continue reading

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Back to Broadway!

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, about 45 die-hard patrons of the Clarence Brown Theatre packed up and headed to New York City earlier this month to see plays, eat at great restaurants and meet … Continue reading

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A ‘Knoxville’ weekend in Sarasota

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn The Roy Cockrum Foundation put Knoxville on the map again this past weekend by underwriting a buzz-generating production of a new play called, “Knoxville,” which had its world premiere on Saturday in Sarasota, Florida. The Knoxville man who … Continue reading

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Nestful of Knoxvillians help The Swag open 40th season

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn The Swag over near Waynesville, North Carolina, opened for its 40th season last weekend with a lot of familiar faces — including ours! Owned by Knoxville residents Annie and David Colquitt, the mountain resort which consistently ranks in … Continue reading

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Looking for a weekend trip? Hop over to Highlands

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn For the 26th year, we took our annual girls’ trip on MLK weekend. But, in our case, MLK stands for “Madly Leaving Knoxville.” We choose this weekend because, over the years, several of us have worked for government … Continue reading

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Eating NYC! The excellent, the good and the “meh.”

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn When we go to New York City with the Clarence Brown Theatre’s support group each year, of course the main attractions are the plays that Artistic Director Cal MacLean selects for us to attend. But, not far behind, … Continue reading

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Five plays in five days — from the best to the bomb

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn Five plays in five days. Picasso, Van Gogh, Magritte, Pollock, Warhol. A Liberty cruise. And enough food and drink to sink a battleship. That’s what Alan and I experienced last month when we joined other supporters of the … Continue reading

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Cúrate: Because Asheville’s closer than Spain!

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn We didn’t have time to go to Spain last weekend, so we went to Asheville. Specifically, to Cúrate, an authentic Spanish restaurant serving tapas and other Spanish dishes — and exclusively Spanish wines — in the heart of … Continue reading

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The Pat Summitt Suite: beautiful and beneficial

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn When the University of South Carolina women’s basketball team comes to Knoxville in February to play the Lady Vols, the Gamecocks’ head coach, Dawn Staley, will stay in the new Pat Summitt Suite at The Tennessean Personal Luxury … Continue reading

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Don’t lag, get to The Swag!

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn Have you been to The Swag? Alan and I booked a weekend there recently to celebrate our wedding anniversary — and to check it out because the resort is a new client of Moxley Carmichael. We were blown … Continue reading

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