The Parlor at Maple Hall Opens on Gay Street

A part of the original vision of owners Greg Cox and Kevin Rice, Maple Hall has added an expansion business, as The Parlor opened yesterday behind Maple Hall. It’s accessible via the stairwell at the rear of the lanes or directly from the Promenade to the rear of the building. The Promenade Garage offers free […]

Fourth and Gill 2017 Tour of Homes, Part Two

Just about the time I pronounce a favorite, I look at the next set of photographs and remember another house I loved. The Cureton House at 1025 Eleanor, built in 1907 was an incredibly warm and inviting space. The fact that the owner said I didn’t have to take my boots off to walk through […]

Fourth and Gill 2017 Tour of Homes, Part One

Urban Woman and I are big fans of home tours and we look forward to several each year, including the Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes. Despite the fact the rain refused to relent all weekend long, we were determined to make the tour. Happily this year, Urban Brother, visiting from his new home in […]

Rossini 2017 Dances Around the Rain Until It Can Dance No More

The forecast looked bleak. The history is spotty, at best. We all remember the year the Rossini Festival, sponsored by Knoxville Opera, was washed out by buckets of day-long rain. I slipped out early to watch the dogged preparations, as vendors and planners put on their game-faces and went about the business of getting ready […]

Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (4/23 – 5/2/2017)

If you want to be certain your event is included on this calendar, I’ll need your event two weeks in advance. The absolute best way to make sure I include your event is to make a FB event and invite me – two weeks in advance. My FB “events” are the one place I’ll go […]