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 […]
blowing rock
December 2017/January 2018

Blue Ridge Beauty

Dec 22, 2017 Jane Porter
Blowing Rock is a tiny town of around 1,000 people, sprawled across the two western counties of Watauga and Caldwell on North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Parkway. Named for an unusual rock formation that juts 3,000 […]
Pantofola
December 2017/January 2018

Puppy Luxe

Dec 22, 2017 Jane Porter
Erica Preo was on a business trip in Pesaro, an Italian beach town located on the Adriatic, when she got the idea for her company, Pantofola. The Raleigh resident and dog lover wanted to combine her […]
Raleigh Warehouse District
December 2017/January 2018

2018…The Year of The Warehouse District

Dec 18, 2017 Jane Porter
From the cranes and crews at the Dillon and Union Station to the drilling and demolition at the old Cafe de los Muertos, construction is rampant all over downtown’s Warehouse District. It’s no secret that the […]
DogGoneFast Winter WufFest
December 2017/January 2018

“DogGoneFast” at the Fairgrounds

Dec 15, 2017 Tracy Jones
Controlled chaos is coming to the NC State Fairgrounds this January in the form of flyball, a combination of hurdles and fetching competitions, plus many excited dogs. Created nearly 50 years ago by a group […]
Tom Simon
December 2017/January 2018

A Mind For Marketing

Dec 15, 2017 Jane Porter
When Tom Simon was a sophomore at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa., he made some business cards to bring with him to a music conference. A rep from Republic Records took notice of his go-getting; Simon […]
Wake Foot Sanctuary
December 2017/January 2018

Get Your Feet Wet

Dec 15, 2017 Jane Porter
For a uniquely indulgent experience, try Asheville’s Wake Foot Sanctuary.  Chinese medicine teaches that the feet are a map to the body’s internal organs and foot care is essential to holistic health. In Thailand, massage therapists […]
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