Publisher's Letter 12

Home. As defined by Miriam Webster, it’s “one’s place of residence” or “a place of origin.”  As defined by us, it is a refuge. A place for pencil lines on the wall to see how big your kids are getting. A place for mom’s china and dad’s chair. A place to celebrate and to mourn, to take first day of school and prom photos in the yard. Home is a place of pride and of comfort, a place for welcoming guests and toasting successes. We so appreciate you, our readers, and consider ourselves very fortunate for you having us in your homes each month and allowing us to bring the good news of our community, and the special people and stories that we find, to you. So in this issue, we’re taking a look at some of the things that make having a home in Asheville such a special thing. From the talented designers and purveyors of unique goods, to the architects and craftsmen who are all helping to create the “Asheville Style.”

October always brings a blaze of color: crimson reds and buttery yellows, as well as the pastel pink of ribbons. This is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and as a family with five women, it’s a cause we feel particularly compelled to support. There are plenty of ways to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month around town, including the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on October 22nd. Celebrate the season with all the colors of autumn—including pink!

Home is where our heart is, and home is here.
All our Best,

Austin Bennett

Alana Bennett