Category Archives: Travel

Plays, food and jazz make perfect trip: our tips

Like Thanks to Scripps Networks Interactive for the awesome long weekend in New York City. Alan and I purchased at a charity auction a while back a trip package donated by the Knoxville-based company, and we just redeemed it. We … Continue reading

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Take this trip: shop, sightsee and stuff yourself!

Like 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 … Continue reading

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Showing ‘big love’ to our mountain neighbors

Like 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. … Continue reading

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

Like 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 … Continue reading

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Hungry in Chicago? Go here!

Like 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, … Continue reading

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Harboring thoughts of Baltimore — and crab cakes

Like 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 … Continue reading

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Shreveport a Go-Go

Like 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 … Continue reading

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Oceana was the catch of the trip

Like 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. … Continue reading

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Clarence Brown Theatre played it perfectly

Like 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 … Continue reading

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Noshing in North Carolina

Like 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 … Continue reading

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