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LIFESTYLE LETTER

DECEMBER 2019 PUBLISHER

Scott Hamstead | scott.hamstead@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Jennie Treadway-Miller | jennie.miller@lifestylepubs.com AD DESIGNER

Matthew Endersbe

Slow Down and Savor the Moment WHERE DOES THE TIME GO? As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And time sure has flown by this year as we can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue

LAYOUT DESIGNER

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Kate Baxendale CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

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of West Knoxville Lifestyle for 2019! It seems like just yesterday it was January and we were talking about resolutions and renewal and yet, here we are, almost time to do it again. There’s a unique perspective that working in publishing brings. While we certainly don’t want to wish our lives away, we’re always looking toward the future. Whether it’s planning our next issue or developing story ideas, we have often already fast-forwarded to future months before the current month has even begun. The fast-paced lifestyle this industry calls for can often make it difficult to really settle down and absorb what’s going on around us and, before we know it, the year is over and it’s time to move forward again. So, this December, we hope you take the time to slow down a little bit to enjoy this issue and all it brings, including: The WKL Gift Guide: See our selections of unique gifts (locally made or from locally owned shops) from Rala, Back Porch Mercantile and Dandy Lions. Winter Warm-Up at RT Lodge: Learn a bit of history about the place and see how you can slow down and savor a wintry evening in Maryville. Meet Daysy: She's a new transplant to Knoxville with a story to tell and a job to do. -Knoxville's Christmas Past: Paul James from the Knoxville History Project gives us a peek into how the city celebrated (and didn't celebrate) Christmas in its early years. Local's Choice: Meet That Knoxville Girl and learn about her  favorite holiday spots and traditions. With the holiday season upon us, we hope you make the time to take it all in. Enjoy your time with family and friends, bask in the magic of the winter season, reflect on past memories you hold close and keep the new ones you create in the present for

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INSIDE THE ISSUE DECEMBER 2019

FEATURES 10 Knoxville's Christmas Past Peek into the City's History Through a Holiday Lens

14 Gift Giving Guide Support Local Shop Owners and Artists This Season

20 Winter Warm-Up Spend a Cozy Evening at RT Lodge

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26 Meet Daysy She's Here to Make Your Life Easier

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10 DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Times Past

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TIMES PAST PEEK INTO THE CITY’S HISTORY THROUGH A HOLIDAY LENS

KNOXVILLE'S CHRISTMAS PAST CHRISTMAS MAY SEEM LIKE IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN WITH US, BUT IN KNOXVILLE’S EARLY YEARS, THERE

Market Street Christmas Tree, 1936. (Robert H. Howell Collection, McClung Historical Collection)

IS LITTLE EVIDENCE THAT CHRISTMAS WAS CELEBRATED AT ALL. Considered by many to be an Old World Catholic tradition, it wasn’t celebrated widely across the United States until much later. Washington Irving, one of a few American writers who wrote about Christmas in the early 1800s, published several firsthand accounts of English Christmases in 1819. But Charles Dickens’ 1843 novel, A Christmas Carol, appears to have been the most influential. The greeting “Merry Christmas” first appeared in Knoxville’s newspapers the following year.   Although Dickens toured the U.S., he never made it to Tennessee. His eldest son, Charles Dickens Jr., however, did come to Knoxville in 1888 and spoke at the Library Hall on Gay Street. It’s unknown if he told the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge.  Curiously, Ebenezer Road in West Knoxville isn’t named after Scrooge at all, but for a family that lived there in the 1790s before Dickens was born. Dickens’ influence did extend locally to a prominent house on Kingston Pike, built by Robert H. Armstrong. who named it “Bleak House” after Dickens’ novel of the same name.  By the early 1900s, Christmas was already becoming a retail affair. Parents looking for children’s gifts might have shopped at Newcomer’s Department’s Store (where Mast General Store is today on Gay Street), known for its “Wonderful Toyland” filled with building blocks, teddy bears  and in 1915 a “mechanical creeping baby.” Fine imported goods could be found at Arnstein’s on Market Street, while across the street Kern’s Bakery provided endless choices for those seeking festive baked goods

Harry Ijams’s cryptic Christmas card using the letters in “Santa Claus” (Ijams family collection)

and confectioneries. Just a few yards away, butchers and greengrocers in the Market House on Market Square could provide you with an entire Christmas dinner menu, 10

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ARTICLE PAUL JAMES


“Long-tailed Whazzis” from the 1949 Christmas Parade. (Knoxville Journal, McClung Historical Collection)

Knoxville Salvation Army Santa Claus, 1936. (Thompson Photograph Collection, McClung Historical Collection)

which 100 years ago was not too different

the Knoxville-born, Metropolitan Opera

from today except roasted goose was more

star, who sang traditional carols. But the

common than turkey.  

parade soon returned and has since been

Folks often waited until Christmas Eve

Knoxville Power and Light Company on Gay Street, ca. 1930s (Thompson Photograph Collection, McClung Historical Collection)

a perennial crowd-pleaser.   

to buy presents and bring a tree inside to

These days, other traditions have taken

decorate it. But it wasn’t until 1914 that

hold, whether it’s ice skating on Market

Knoxville welcomed its first municipal

Square or even Tour de Lights, a down-

Christmas tree complete with “1,300 elec-

town bicycle ride where participants dec-

tric glimmering lights.”

orate their bikes and some riders even

The late 1920s ushered in the first “Santa

adorn themselves with lights. Across town,

Claus Parade” with the man himself greet-

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol continues to play

ing crowds in a reindeer-drawn sleigh.

to packed houses at the Clarence Brown

Thousands of colorfully lit trees and yards of

Theatre, much like it has since 1979.  

festive bunting decorated the parade route

along Gay Street. Through the decades, the parade has witnessed many changes. Santa rolled along in a red and green airplane one year, while later helium-filled balloons

You can read more about the city’s festive history

were fan favorites. In 1949, an 80-foot-long

in A Knoxville Christmas, or for an in-depth tour

dragon appeared followed by Boy Scouts

of the city, try Historic Knoxville: The Curious Vis-

towing nine balloons spelling out a festive

itors Guide to its Stories and Places. Both titles,

“M E R R Y X M A S.”  

written by historian Jack Neely for the nonprofit

In the late 1960s, city officials swapped

Knoxville History Project, make ideal gifts and

the annual parade for a Christmas pageant

available at Union Ave. Books, other local gift

at the Civic Coliseum starring Mary Costa,

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WE ALL KNOW THE INTERNET HAS MADE HOLIDAY SHOPPING EASIER THAN EVER, BUT THERE IS SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT VISITING LOCALLY OWNED STORES IN SEARCH OF THAT PERFECT GIFT FOR THE ONE YOU LOVE. Surprise your people with unique jewelry pieces and home decor. Show pride for our city with pillows, plates and ornaments. Just need a few stocking stuffers? Get those locally too. This year, shop with intention. Invest your money in the community where you live by supporting independent business owners, regional artists and local creators.  Here are our favorite finds for all kinds from Back Porch Mercantile, Dandy Lions and Rala. 

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GIFT GIVING GUIDE

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2. Brian Pittman's Surprise Envelope Cathedrals 3. Brian Pittman's Cathedral Drawings, 5x7, $65 each 4. Cold Gold earrings, $18-$22 each 5. JFG Coffee Print by Camp Nevernice, $36 6. Appalachian Trail Puzzle by True South Puzzle Company, $24.95 7. What Would Dolly Do? Canvas Tote, $24.95

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ARTICLE JENNIE TREADWAY-MILLER

WINTER WARM-UP SPEND A COZY EVENING AT RT LODGE TUCKED AWAY IN THE WOODS BEHIND MARYVILLE COLLEGE IS A RUSTIC LODGE AND A RESTAURANT YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW EXISTED. RT Lodge is well-known for its hospitality, particularly when it comes to weddings, parties and other events. In fact, word of mouth works so well for the Lodge that out-of-towners are booking the property for their upcoming weddings and parties site-unseen. What most don’t know about RT Lodge is that it’s not a private club. It’s not an exclusive event space. It’s not for Ruby Tuesday executives or Maryville College administration. It’s not any one thing, other than a place for whatever occasion you want to celebrate.  The RT Lodge is … open. In fact, it’s been open for a while, in case word hasn’t gotten around to you. The Lodge is open to anyone who wants to enjoy some of the best Southern cuisine in the region. It’s open for anyone who wants to enjoy a glass of wine by the fire or stroll through the woods on a chilly night. It’s open for your intimate anniversary dinner or your class reunion. It’s open for old friends and new friends and people who want to escape for a few hours without traveling too far. This winter, spend a cozy night in at the Lodge.

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HISTORY In 1932, Susan Wiley Cooper was recently widowed and moved from Pennsylvania to Maryville to be closer to her sister who was married to the Maryville College chaplain. She fell in love with the wooded grounds and was granted permission from the college to build a home there with the understanding that, after she passed, the property would be gifted to the school. Susan agreed and went on to build Morningside, a 26-room residence with an adjacent carriage house. After her death in 1951, the property served as the president’s residence for a time and was eventually turned into a restaurant and event facility called Morningside Inn.Â

In 1997, Ruby Tuesday entered a lease agreement with Maryville College to turn the property into a retreat and training space for its company. As the years went on, the Lodge has expanded to what it is today: a 57-room public hotel, restaurant and event center. CONTINUED >

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WINTER WARM-UP

(CON TI N U ED)

THE RESTAURANT Executive Chef Trevor Stockton wasted no time setting up a new life in East Tennessee. When he moved from Detroit to his father’s home state nine years ago, there were plenty of familiarities. He’d grown up coming down to Tennessee for spring and summer breaks, but he wasn’t sure if he would make the state his permanent home. That is, until he started working at RT Lodge. Trevor followed his brother to the Lodge and worked as a prep cook and eventually the sous chef under Executive Chef Rick Mace. Trevor’s brother went onto other endeavors, but Trevor stayed.  “I don’t know if I’d feel the same if I hadn’t come [to RT Lodge] first,” he says. “A lot of kitchens have turnover, but that’s not the case here. People come and stay. I’ve never had a cook leave here to be a cook somewhere else. They leave when there’s a higher job that I couldn’t offer them, and I’m happy for them. Go and be better, but people don’t leave for the same job somewhere else.” 

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Every dish starts with a local product, with what Trevor refers to as “the backbone of our food.” Whatever is in season, whatever is available, whatever Dwayne Smith at Horn of Plenty has in from local farms that week. It’s the seasonal produce that dictates the menu. “Some things are on the menu all the time, like the Lodge Cheeseburger and the Buttermilk Fried Chicken, but even the things that come on the charcuterie board can change,” Trevor says. “There are different meats and pickles we make in-house, so it’s whatever I feel like making.”  In fact, Trevor planted a large garden on his own property so the kitchen staff could be a part of growing, tending  and picking the food that eventually makes it to the dinner guests’ plates. He gets whole pigs from his parents’ farm and cures and processes every bit for use in the restaurant. Whether buying local or growing it themselves, Trevor and his team are connected to every ingredient.  “If you’ve tilled the land and pulled the weeds before you’ve seen a single tomato, you’re going to respect it,” he says.  CONTINUED >

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WINTER WARM-UP

(CON TI N U ED)

The restaurant at RT Lodge officially opened to the public three years ago, and its days and times are always subject to previously scheduled and reserved events. However, Katie Stinnett, sales and marketing manager, says Open Table is “very accurate.” Reservations are suggested but not required. The busy seasons run from early April to late June and again from September to New Year’s Eve, which means the weekends are iffy depending on whether or not an event is scheduled. Barring no scheduling conflicts, the restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 5:30 to 9 p.m., but the lounge opens at 5 p.m. for those who want to enjoy a pre-dinner drink and sit-down. “We have what other places don’t,” Katie says. “We have the ambiance. It’s cozy here. We want people to sit and stay awhile.”  That part is key: the ambiance, the slower-paced evening. You can pop in for dinner and head on your way if need be, but that’s not the point. Come in. Have a drink. Stay awhile. The fire is just getting started. Don’t you want some s’mores? 

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DAYSY RODRÍGUEZ FOLLOWED HER HEART TO TENNESSEE AND BROUGHT HER PASSION FOR THE SERVICE INDUSTRY WITH HER.

She's here to build a

maids as early as 8 years old. My father, who is a suc-

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already done success-

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whatever the service we provide, fills me with great joy.  

Knoxville's turn.

"My goal is to bring an outstanding quality of ser-

HOW DO YOU SEPARATE YOURSELF FROM COM-

vice that I don't believe exists here, and I know in my

PETITORS? WHAT MAKES YOUR WORK UNIQUE?

heart that this beautiful town deserves it," she says.

I don’t want to sound arrogant, but I really don’t feel we have competition in Knoxville. Nobody works as dil-

DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS.

igently as my team and they never will in this industry.

My business concept is unique because what I’m

We arrive happily and work with love. Our goal for every

doing here in Knoxville is made from a fusion of two

job is to treat your house like it is our own. We walk the

of my Miami services: residential and business clean-

extra mile with everybody we are blessed to serve.

ing with lifestyle and concierge services. We not only provide outstanding cleaning services, but we also

WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME? GIVE US A

complement the cleaning with any other needs you

GLIMPSE INTO YOUR LIFE.

may need help with, such as personal cooking, party

In my free time, I invest in God’s kingdom. I enjoy

catering, servers, bartenders, pet-sitting, nanny ser-

going every Wednesday night to teach at Beauty

vices, tutoring for your kids and personal errands. Just

from Ashes in Lenoir City, which is a rehab home

ask me, and we can help you with most all your needs.

where I can help girls who are battling drug addictions. I love going to help out twice a week at The

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START IT?

Love Kitchen where homeless and homebound

I was near homelessness due to divorce about 12

people in the Knoxville community can get a home-

years ago. I needed a way to support my daughter and

cooked meal. Also, since spending the majority of

me. I have a childhood friend who had a cleaning busi-

my time in East Tennessee the last few months, I

ness in Central Florida who suggested I give cleaning

am learning to love UT football, and I can’t wait for

a try. I followed her advice and quickly built a success-

basketball season to start. Of course, I enjoy quiet

ful business in South Florida through word-of-mouth

weekends with my boyfriend and sneaking up to the

referrals from my initial clients.    

beautiful Smoky Mountains for a drive through the park. East Tennessee is one of the most beautiful

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THE SERVICE INDUSTRY

places on the planet in my opinion.  

AS YOUR MAIN FOCUS? Since I was a little girl, I love cleaning and organizing. In my home country, I would supervise my father’s

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS. God lover, hard worker and a giver.

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FORSYTHIA Named after William Forsyth, a Scottish botanist, Forsythia is an early spring flowering shrub often found in gardens and parks. Forsythia are well-known for their resilience and tenacity as much as the bright, cheery yellow of the branches’ blooms.

RANUNCULUS Also known as the buttercup, these spring bloomers are coveted for their delicate layers of petals, resembling ruffled tissue or crepe. In a wide range of vivid shades, ranunculus can bloom from late winter to early summer.

TWEEDIA This delicate perennial is coveted for its light fragrance and pale blue star-shaped petals. Found commonly in vines and trellises, tweedias are prime for an arrangement as they cut well and last long.

LADY SLIPPER Characterized by the slipper-shaped pouch (or labellum) that sits between the petals, these orchids range in color from white and yellow to a deep pink and purple. The lady slipper might take four to sixteen years to produce a bloom, but it’s worth the wait—in comparison to other, more temperamental orchids, this type can be considered fairly low-maintenance.

NARCISSUS Daffodils are instantly recognizable by their six petals surrounding a trumpet-like corona, most often in variances of white, yellow, or both. The ubiquity of the daffodil dates back to ancient times, both medicinally and botanically. They have been said to get their name because the image of languid daffodils along a stream evoke the image of Narcissus gazing into his reflection.

KRISTEN CAISSIE, CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER OF MOON CANYON DESIGN CO., created this beautiful flower arrangement as part of Jenni Kayne’s floral encyclopedia. This lush arrangement is comprised of early spring blooms arranged in a ceramic vase. The wabi-sabi aesthetic of the handmade vessel adds to the arrangement’s playful proportions. Earthy yellows, rich greens, and a touch of blue tell a color story that’s unexpected, yet warm and welcoming. Perfectly undone early spring blooms (Kristen’s favorite to design with) emphasize the meeting place of winter and spring.

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Street and travels toward Gay Street,

multiple vendors, ideal for last-min-

where the parade emcee will announce

ute Christmas shopping and pho-

LIGHT THE PARK

each unit as it passes. The parade ends

tos with Santa. Tickets are $5 for

at Gay Street and Magnolia.

adults, and children under 12 are free. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and

Founders Park at Campbell Station

Take a stroll through Founders Park and enjoy thousands of lights on display. Enjoy local performers throughout the park and kids can drop letters in Santa's mailbox. The lights come on at dusk and park restrooms are open until 10 p.m. each night (except Dec. 25).

APPALACHIAN BALLET COMPANY PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER

Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum

Kick off the holiday season with the time-honored, traditional ballet

1-20 A CHRISTMAS CAROL

With more than 20 shows to choose from starting on Dec. 1, take part in the Knoxville tradition of A Christmas the

Clarence

ROCKIN' SANTA HALF MARATHON & SUNSHINE SANTA 5K Victor Ashe Park

The Nutcracker performed by the

Help raise money for Sunshine

Appalachian Ballet Company with

Ambassadors and get in the holiday

the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.

spirit with the Rockin' Santa Half

Brown

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The three-loop Greenway course is

CHRISTMAS 5K/1K WINE RUN

finishers receive medals and there

fairly flat and has Christmas rock 'n' roll music scattered throughout. All

World's Fair Park

will be awards for first, second and

Theatre. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge

Attention, runners 21 and older! Run

third place in all age groups.

on a magical journey in this celebra-

a 5K around the Sunsphere in your

tion of generosity, compassion and

best Christmas costume and enjoy a

personal transformation. The show

celebratory glass of wine at the finish.

ends with its final performance on

(1K participants enjoy four wine-tast-

Sunday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m.

ing stops along the route.) All proceeds go to ending homelessness

2-8 CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOWS Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau

Christmas Craft Shows features

among families and youth.

14 TOUR DE LIGHTS

Downtown Knoxville

Visit

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Lights, a fun, free, family-friendly

HOME FREE: DIVE BAR CHRISTMAS

encouraged to get in the holiday

bike ride through downtown and North Knoxville. Participants are

Tennessee Theatre

spirit by decorating themselves

gorgeous quilts, old-fashioned straw

Join us for the Home Free: Dive Bar

and their bikes while trying to win

brooms with hand-carved handles,

Christmas Tour for a perfect evening

coveted awards. The event engages

exquisitely woven baskets, hand-

of mixed upbeat Nashville-dipped pop

neighborhoods

dipped scented candles, Victorian

hits, country and Western standards,

along with others who come out to

ceramic pitchers, pottery, dulcimers,

incredible harmony and quick-witted

view the festivities.

stuffed bears and leather vests. The

humor. Home Free has sold more than

show runs Dec. 2-8.

350,000 albums worldwide, including 100 million career audio streams and

6 WIVK CHRISTMAS PARADE Gay Street

WIVK, in cooperation with the City of Knoxville, presents the 47th Annual Christmas Parade. It kicks off on Church 32

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Marathon and Sunshine Santa 5K.

Clarence Brown Theatre

Carol at

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Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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291 million views on YouTube.

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and

businesses,

20 CATHEDRAL CONCERT: CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS FESTIAL The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS

The Cathedral is proud to present

Chilhowee Park & Expo Center

its first Cathedral Christmas Festival,

This is the inaugural show with

featuring

the

Cathedral

Choir,


O’Connor Center Singing Seniors and instrumental ensembles and musicians of the Diocese of Knoxville, with choral and all-sing Christmas carol. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Tickets are available at the Paraclete Books and Gifts Store. 

20-22 KNOXVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: CLAYTON HOLIDAY ORCHESTRA Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra presents the Annual Clayton Holiday Concert on Dec. 20, 21 and 22 at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Music Director Aram Demirjian conducts the Orchestra and special guests for this East Tennessee tradition. (Note: There is no elevator access to the balcony level.)

21 NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION Tennessee Theatre

Watch the Griswolds try to have a perfect Christmas holiday, complete with calamity and hilarity, on the big screen! Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under and seniors 60 and over.

31 NEW YEAR'S EVE ON THE SQUARE Market Square

Ring in the new year with your friends and family on Market Square! Performances starting at 10 p.m., ball drop and fireworks at midnight. This is a family-friendly event for all. 

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LOCAL’S CHOICE

WHO IS THAT KNOXVILLE GIRL? ALL-VOL MAMA AND CONTENT CREATOR

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF.

ANY QUOTES OR MANTRAS

WHO IS THAT KNOXVILLE GIRL?

YOU LIVE BY? One of my favorite scriptures is: “I loved

I’m a local Knoxville digital content creator who loves all things food-, beauty-

you at your darkest.” Romans 5:8

and sports-related. I’m partial to a certain shade of orange. I have a vlogging chan-

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE

nel over on YouTube.

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS? My favorite Christmas tradition is

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START

watching It’s a Wonderful Life and attend-

YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA BUSINESS?

ing all of our church’s services. I love

Honestly, I was a new mom, exclu-

putting up our tree and decorating our

sively breastfeeding my newborn and

house. My favorite Christmas cookies are

was starving. I loved the idea of having a

peppermint pinwheels and “buckeyes.”

creative outlet I could share my favorite dishes and place to eat around Knoxville

SINCE YOUR KIDS CAN’T READ

as I was hungry 24/7. I knew I could cre-

YET, YOU CAN TELL US: WHAT

ate a social media business people would

ARE THEY GETTING FOR

love and could relate to through food. 

CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR?

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST

memberships to Dollywood.

They’re getting Christmas jammies and ABOUT THIS CITY? I love the variety that Knoxville has to offer: mountains, a wonderful place to

WHAT DO YOU HOPE SANTA WILL LEAVE FOR YOU UNDER THE TREE?

raise a family, downtown life, sporting

I hope Santa leaves me a spa day pack-

events and some of the best restaurants.

age for Pure Luxe Spa and Spa Visage!

I love GameDay on Rocky Top. I love the

They’re my favorite day spas in Knoxville.

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