December 2017/January 2018

Velvet & Fur

Dec 29, 2017 Gina Stephens
What’s holiday fashion without velvet and fur? Both are cozy and luxurious, festive in an understated sort of way. Velvet, especially, is versatile; wear it to work or to church, while celebrating with family on […]
Hummingbird Fizz
December 2017/January 2018

A Sip of Nectar

Dec 22, 2017 Gina Stephens
Hummingbird, the first brick and mortar restaurant from Posh Nosh Catering owner Coleen Speaks, opened in a converted warehouse at Dock 1053 on Whitaker Mill Road last month. The cafe’s signature vodka cocktail is Hibiscus-infused […]
Cupcake Shoppe Bakery Pies
December 2017/January 2018

Did You Say Pie?

Dec 8, 2017 Gina Stephens
When it comes to desserts, cupcakes say “U.S.A,” but pie is about as American as…well, you know. For Christmas this year, Glenwood South’s Cupcake Shoppe Bakery is selling, along with its famous cupcakes, three different […]
December 2017/January 2018

A Touch of Peppermint

Dec 8, 2017 Gina Stephens
Just like a strategically placed candy cane on the branches of a Christmas tree, a touch of red and white brings some cheer to your home for the holiday season. Commit to a bright sofa […]
Raleigh Parking
December 2017/January 2018

Park Like A Local

Dec 1, 2017 Gina Stephens
Downtown Downtown Raleigh is great for shopping, eating and sightseeing but parking, especially on a budget, can be challenging. There are six parking decks located all over downtown with plenty of capacity but unless you’re […]
December 2017/January 2018

Room Envy: Simple Yet Chic

Dec 1, 2017 Gina Stephens
“My approach is to work within a client’s budget finding unique pieces that are economical but look expensive. You don’t need to spend a fortune for your home to be unique and beautiful”, says interior […]
December 2017/January 2018

The Perfect Present

Dec 1, 2017 Gina Stephens
When December rolls around, Santa’s not the only one who’s making a list and checking it twice. If you’re anything like us, your list of friends and family members you need to holiday shop for […]
December 2017/January 2018

Ask the Expert

Dec 1, 2017 Gina Stephens
Dear ShoeGirl, I love the look of over the knee (OTK) boots but I am in my mid-40s and not sure the best way to wear them. I don’t want to look like Julia Roberts […]
November 2017

Stay Golden

Nov 13, 2017 Gina Stephens
You’ve likely got some in your jewelry collection but gold is great to decorate your home with, too. A gold-trimmed lamp or a touch of gold paint lends a warm and whimsical feel that’s perfect […]
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