All The Eggs, Different Baskets

All The Eggs, Different Baskets

Craft administrator finds equal fulfillment nurturing creatives and garden plots Erika Kofler and her partner Shane Maxson, a bread baker at Asheville’s Rhubarb restaurant,…

When More is More

When More is More

Designer, mother, and NFL wife adds entrepreneurship to the rustic-luxe mix At this point, Mercedes Cotchery barely has a moment to take a breath…

Homegrown for the Win

Homegrown for the Win

Today’s “victory gardens” are about the triumph of self reliance Over the last decade, scores of suburban and urban dwellers have taken to small-space gardening…

More Than Making the Grade

More Than Making the Grade

In the then-barely-there town of Saluda, NC, in the late 19th century, the population was a mix of long-established foothills families, a new influx…

Against the Flow

Against the Flow

Early in her career, in Delaware, interior designer Kristen Levy had a job that kept her creative side underground. “When the city cleaned and…

A Matter of Taste

A Matter of Taste

Mackensy Lunsford is not a traditional restaurant critic, and she’s not even particularly picky. She’ll try almost anything — “except I’d prefer not to…

Comfort and Joy

Comfort and Joy

“Let’s make a fort” is a childhood entreaty that’s as universal as “Mom, there’s nothing to eat.” Kids have forever fashioned compact play spaces…

From Beer to Bangkok

From Beer to Bangkok

“While most 16-year-olds were working at McDonald’s, I was learning how to lay tile in a spec house,” says April Gahagan-Fore, whose grandparents and…