Friends and Politics
February 2016

Friend and Politics (on the rocks)

Feb 2, 2016 Mandy Howard
If you’ve ever gotten mad and “unfriended” someone on Facebook due to politics, the social network just made it easier. Simply type in “friends who like_____” and it will sort them so you can friend (or […]
Tasty Toasty
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Tasty Toasty

Feb 2, 2016 Kate Turgeon Watson
Know the saying, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire?” Smoke and fire are easy to spot on menus lately. A concept that’s been smoldering for a couple years is catching fire. According to Technomic, a research/consulting […]
February 2016

Meet Elie

For me, it’s important to feel good in your own skin, to be in harmony inside and out. As a professional wardrobe stylist and costume designer, I am charged with creating stylish looks, often on […]
Feature Stories

Making Love Last

Feb 2, 2016 Christa Gala
Marriage is hard—even on a good day. But these local couples make it work, combining careers, raising kids, running businesses and facing whatever life throws their way. It’s not always roses and romance, but the […]
Wood meant for cargo makes beautiful art. See page 55
February 2016

Art by the Pallet

Feb 2, 2016 Tracy Jones
When local artist Sal Recca ran out of wood one day, he turned to a discarded wood pallet. It made a great piece of furniture. “It’s a Cinderella story at its best,” says Recca, who owns […]
Feature Stories

Neighbors From Hell

Feb 2, 2016 Christa Gala
There are neighbors who try to annoy and then those who seemingly don’t know any better. How bad neighbors can affect your sanity and your property values—and what you can do about it. A neighbor […]
Thrill of the Hunt
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Thrill of the Hunt

Feb 2, 2016 Cameron Walker
IN AN AGE of online ordering and instant gratification, there’s something alluring about the simple, tactile quest of a flea market morning. Sifting through stacks of vinyl records and old books, studying the curves of […]
Cash is King
February 2016

Cash is King

Feb 2, 2016 Christa Gala
Want to buy a house in Raleigh? Here’s what you need to do: 1. Come to the table with a clean offer (meaning don’t ask for anything—no closing costs, no warranty and no price reduction). 2. […]
Bike Lane in Raleigh
February 2016

Pedaling in Raleigh

Feb 2, 2016 Christa Gala
Love it or hate it cycling is gaining traction in Raleigh. Our greenway system is one of the best on the Eastern Seaboard, says Eric Lamb, transportation planning manager for the city of Raleigh, but we’re […]
Boutique Hotels in Raleigh?
February 2016

Boutique Hotels in Raleigh?

Feb 2, 2016 Leo Suarez
Eccentric and indivisualistic. Contemporary with a sense of humor. Intimate and caring. If a boutique hotel had a dating profile, that’d be it. A trendy alternative to the “all-business” hotel chains, the boutique hotel trend […]
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