Category Archives: Travel

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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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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See the art of Chicago – and what’s on the way here!

If you see 16 people walking the streets of K-town looking dazed and disoriented, it will be the group who just returned from the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Collectors Circle trip to Chicago. We saw so much art in such … Continue reading

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Hungry in Chicago? Go here!

Sixteen hardy Knoxvillians have just returned from an action-packed trip to Chicago. The purpose of the trip, organized by the Knoxville Museum of Art for members of its Collectors Circle, was to take in a wide variety of art, some … Continue reading

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Harboring thoughts of Baltimore — and crab cakes

When Alan and I decided with our friends Dawn and Richard Ford to visit Baltimore Labor Day weekend, we had a serious goal in mind: Eat the best crab cake we could find. And we did. Of course the trip … Continue reading

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Shreveport a Go-Go

My mother loved Johnny Rivers, the rock and roll singer famous for such hits as “Secret Agent Man,” “Summer Rain,” “Memphis,” “Baby, I Need Your Loving” and “Poor Side of Town.” We lived in Rome, Georgia, until I was in … Continue reading

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Oceana was the catch of the trip

For Alan and me, going to New York is mainly about two things: going to plays and going to restaurants. With a museum and gallery or two thrown in for good measure. Of course we have our favorite restaurants. Alan’s … Continue reading

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Clarence Brown Theatre played it perfectly

Nearly 40 Knoxvillians bundled up last week and, shrugging off the predicted rain and freezing temperatures, set out for an annual trek to New York City. Four plays in four days and a vow to only eat at restaurants we … Continue reading

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Noshing in North Carolina

A weekend at the mountain home of friends in nearby North Carolina automatically meant a couple of things to us. First of all, the guys would play golf, of course. Secondly, the women would visit some cute shops in Waynesville … Continue reading

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Cleveland clearly captivates

Our friend Richard Ford was raised in Kentucky and grew up a die-hard Cleveland Browns fan. But, in all his 70 years, Richard had never in person seen the team play. With that big birthday occurring last month, Richard’s wife, … Continue reading

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