Hot Rocks jewelry piece
June 2019

Coming in Hot

Jun 7, 2019 Kasey Murphy 0
While working her full-time job, Christin Castagne woke up at 4 o’clock in the morning to teach herself metalsmithing. She wanted to follow her passion of creating jewelry, a passion deeply rooted in an appreciation for […]
Members of Stonewall during a game
June 2019

Get A Kick

May 31, 2019 Lauren Kruchten 0
For some, kickball induces a sense of grade school gym class nostalgia, but for Jonathan Melton, it became a way to bring Raleigh’s LGBTQ and allied communities together for some wholesome fun. Washington, D.C. residents […]
November 2018

Handmade Market: Talented Hands

Nov 7, 2018 Lauren Kruchten 0
It’s the end of an era: the Handmade Market, a bi-annual shopping event in Raleigh that showcases North Carolina’s finest artists, designers and crafters, will hold its last show this fall. The Market has allowed […]
October 2018

Small Seeds, Big Impact

Oct 22, 2018 Lauren Kruchten 0
What do clean eating, the environment and the local community all have in common? The answer lies in Raleigh’s newest vegan protein bar, founded by husband-and-wife team Shane and Holly MacKinnon. Small Seed Bar began […]
October 2018

Local Looks

Sep 30, 2018 Raleigh Magazine 0
This year’s fall fashion trends don’t have to come from expensive New York or LA designers. Explore this season’s bold patterns in plaid, floral and animal prints, fuzzy sweaters and statement-making shoes from some of […]
September 2018

Emerging Talent

Sep 7, 2018 Lauren Kruchten 0
Imagine you’re dining in your favorite restaurant downtown or perusing through a local shop. Instead of, say, Taylor Swift or Adele playing in the background, you’re listening to music from your fellow Raleigh neighbor, coworker […]
July 2018 / August 2018

Fancy a Fry?

Jul 1, 2018 Lauren Kruchten 0
French fries are one of those classic American comfort foods known to give rise to insatiable cravings. With their simple but almost drug-like allure, it’s hard to pass them up as a side order at […]
Downtown Raleigh city skyline.
July 2018 / August 2018

Insiders Guide to Life in Raleigh

Jul 1, 2018 Jane Porter 0
In Raleigh, there’s so much new—new buildings, new businesses, new faces arriving every day—and so much to do that it can feel a little overwhelming at times. That’s why, when we decided to pull together […]
Fried chicken from Soo Cafe, a Korean restaurant
June 2018

Capital Boulevard’s Hidden Gems

May 31, 2018 Cindy Whitt 0
Raleigh is known for its vibrant food and beer scene, running the gamut from nationally-recognized restaurants to beloved hole-in-the-wall joints. Capital Boulevard, one of the city’s most-traveled corridors, doesn’t usually come to mind as a […]
May 2018

Spreading The Joy

May 1, 2018 Kasey Murphy 2
It’s a Monday morning in Boylan Heights, and the Designed For Joy studio is brimming with warmth and activity. An artisan is busy at work handcrafting jewelry. Colorful feather and tassel earrings, leather bracelets, wooden […]
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