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From the Editor

Winter, with its fireside coziness indoors and frosty-aired exhilaration outdoors, is upon us. It’s a time when Monday may bring the warm caress of sunlight and Tuesday, the cold brush of snowflake.

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Asheville Now Home to AIGA Chapter

“Having a strong design community in our town enables us to elevate and maintain an extremely high quality of service. AIGA helps designers stay updated and informed about what’s going on in their field.”

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The Laurel of Asheville lifestyle magazineThe Laurel of Asheville lifestyle magazine is available in both print and digital editions

We are delighted you have chosen us to be your gateway—both through our popular print Asheville lifestyle magazine and our website—to the arts, culture, and communities that comprise the remarkable area that is Western North Carolina. In these pages, you will find behind-the-scenes stories about the region’s concerts, theatre and dance productions, festivals, restaurants, artists, and the multitude of locally-based businesses. We also enjoy bringing you features about the people and organizations who are caring for those in need, protecting our historic heritage, preserving our rich and diverse environment, and nurturing our cultural soul.