Asheville 2023 Programme | Content | Monocle

The Monocle Weekender Programme

Friday 28 April


19.00 – 22.00 | Welcome to Asheville | Join the Monocle team and meet our editors at a lively drinks reception, followed by dinner at Eldr. The restaurant in the historic Grovewood Village specialises in seasonal Appalachian dishes made with ingredients sourced from local farms.
Location: Eldr, 111 Grovewood Road, Asheville

Saturday 29 April


9.00 – 10.30 | Morning coffee and newspapers, plus a chance to browse the pop-up Monocle Shop and catch up with our guests.
Location: Citizen Vinyl, 14 O'Henry Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

10.30 – 13.00 | Cultural tours led by the Monocle team and those in the know.
Location: various locations

16.30 – 19.00 | Inspiring talks anchored by the Monocle editors. How does Asheville attract talent and inspire creativity? You’ll hear from those who have moved to Asheville from the usual US hubs and made it a home for their successful ventures. Plus: we’re joined by Sarah McNally, entrepreneur and founder of independent New York bookshop chain McNally Jackson to hear how businesses can turn the page. You’ll hear how McNally has created a community of book lovers and how sharing stories can improve our quality of life, as well as a look at the authors and titles to know.
Location: Citizen Vinyl, 14 O'Henry Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

19.30 till late: Tapas anyone? Enjoy dinner and sparkling conversation at this Spanish restaurant and wine bar.
Location: La Bodega by Cúrate, 32 S Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801


Sunday 30 April


9.00 - 10.00 | Live recording of Monocle on Sunday radio show hosted by Tyler Brûlé and Andrew Tuck

Location: Citizen Vinyl, 14 O'Henry Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

10.30 – 12.30 | Take a hike. Join us for an optional ramble in the Blue Ridge mountains. 
(Transport provided)

12.30 – 14.30 | Farewell lunch. A chance to collect your thoughts, draw some conclusions and share a drink with fellow attendees and the Monocle team.
Location: Leo's House of Thirst, 1055 Haywood Road, Asheville


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