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Life Hacks w/ Amira: Straight from the Heart

October 18, 2017

Picture taken by Michael-Jamar Jean Francois Meet Amira Kotze. Raised in Cary, North Carolina, Amira currently resides in Asheville, NC. She’s a late graduate of the University of North Carolina Asheville with a BA in Arts, knocking out goals one fist at a time. I met Amira at a house party — I think a year or two ago. We clicked instantly and although we don’t spend much time together, I always enjoy her warming energy. Each time we converse I…

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Fall Looks for Your Fave Fall Boots

October 11, 2017

Fall weather is finally here! That sweet mix between the cool morning breeze and afternoon meltdown. This fall we’ve seen lots of ladies wearing the trendy sock boot. They’re extremely cute so of course I had to get me a pair! Once I threw those bad babies on, I felt like a new woman. Not only that, but I found myself pairing items that I normally wouldn’t have with out them. One more pair of shoes can create a hundred…

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The Ultimate Tour Guide from a Local to a Tourist: Asheville, NC

October 6, 2017

photo by Jared Kay It was in 2007 when the city council decided that they wanted to make some major changes to the city of Asheville, just three years after my family and I had moved from Newark, NJ. Fast forward 10 years later and our city has made it to Travel + Leisure’s 2015 top 20 places to visit in North America, as well as making it as #40 on Forbe’s 2016 list on cities to get your business booming. I…

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18 Simple Teachings to Get Your Life Flowing

June 13, 2017

I came across this article a few weeks ago and it’s been so much of a great benefit, that I decided to share it with you. These are 18 spiritual teachings to encourage you to learn and practice reaching a higher level of consciousness. Hope you enjoy! 1. Everything you need is already within you. Your true power comes from finding yourself, however you choose to do it. It comes from finding balance and you can’t get it anywhere aside…

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Love at First Sight

May 16, 2017

I’m very private when it comes to my love life, so it may be a shock for most of you to hear that up until early January of 2017, I decided it was best for me to end a long distance relationship of a year and a half. If you know the details, I’m sure you were shocked. One because of how dedicated I was to this person and two considering it’d only be a few short months of being…

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DIY: T-Shirts & Sweatshirts Cut-Outs

May 2, 2017

Meet Kathryn, the multi-talented and lovely babe. Local dj, fashion killa, eyeliner & voice over connoisseur, lol, you name it and she’s probably dipped her hands into it. Born and raised in NC, she currently resides in Asheville, counting down the days to her big move to NYC for graduate school at Parsons. Yeah, I know…she’s amazing, and as you’ll see through the video, her creativity is mind blowing! Check out these sweet tips on dope ways to add some…

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JAMS 007: Spring Morning Playlist

April 30, 2017

Happy spring! Wake up ready to start the day right with our newest playlist, WAKE UP MR. WEST. Listen below on Apple Music. ✨…

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New Moon in Tarus; Wednesday, April 26th

April 25, 2017

Spring arrives in full swing, blessing the trees, bushes and flower beds with colorful blossoms and scattering dandelions upon the green grasses of Asheville. The soft breeze carries the friendly buzz of carpenter bees and the earthy smell of budding life. The moon begins its next cycle in Taurus on Wednesday. Cumulus, a local astrologer, said Taurus season is a time for nourishment and growth. The astrological year begins with brave, fiery Aries and plants the new seed of the…

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Art is Power / Art Is You: Local Asheville Artists Unite

April 18, 2017

Asheville, North Carolina; the beautiful city people come from all different directions to see. Flourishing from Bohemian culture, the souls who’ve built this city seem to be the reason why Asheville can be considered the perfect escape. Yes, we’ve got pretty mountains, historic building structures, great restaurants and beer. But there are some the outsiders seem to over look. The community — our community.The hippies didn’t start the Drummer Circle, but they’ve done well at continuing tradition, as well as most…

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Asheville Record Store Crawl

March 30, 2017

Asheville is known for it’s dreamy landscapes, dedication to activism and sustainability and its music. Sometimes, while walking downtown, I can feel a rhythm just beneath the street, and I feel an urge to discover music. The locally owned record stores hold a lot of this musical energy, acting as hubs for artistic congregation and hosting live events by underground artists. Many Asheville locals are record collectors, and peeking into this world made me want to be one too. Christina…

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