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Local Blooms

We’re all well-versed in the benefits of local, that buzzword which prompts us to shop with our neighbors who own small businesses. We also appreciate eating local—one bite of a local strawberry or tomato will remind you of that pleasure! The rich Alabama soil that produces so many great local foods is the same source of some truly amazing blooms. There are scads of local flower farmers in this part of our state, and floral designers are flocking to their fresh cuts. Let us introduce you to a few of our favorites.

Don’t miss the bus, the House Plant Collective Bus!

There is just something special about a big bus. Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend knew it, when their band, The Who, released the song “Magic Bus” in 1968. Jessica...

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Designers and friends Beth Hubrich and Elizabeth Lee have developed a special connection for making design fun and approachable. Welcome to their first backyard popup party they dubbed “The Upstairs Collection.”

Head for the Mountains

Cashiers, North Carolina, may be the most well-known town in Jackson County, but the nearby communities of Sylva, Dillsboro, Cullowhee, and Tuckasegee are equally eager to show you what they’ve got. So grab your best friends or extended family and head north. Here are our picks for a fun-filled, long weekend.

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