Author Archives: Addie Ladner

Turning the Stone at Dorothea Dix Park

Three 1920s-era stone cottages at the main entrance to Dix Park begin their next era as a visitors center and community spaces.

The Whirl: NCMH Spring Folic 2024

The North Carolina Museum of History Associates hosted its 26th Spring Frolic gala and auction at the Carolina Country Club on April 27.

Seaside Escape on Holden Beach

Interior designer Daniel Sawyer used calming blues and whites, driftwood tones and pearlescent textures to create an elevated coastal scheme.

To Be Frank

Frank Harmon’s longstanding Saturday-morning tradition of coffee in the garden is an opportunity to chat and connect with longtime friends

Off Kilter with Artist Jen Matthews

The design director and painter takes an upbeat approach to the concept of finding the beauty in chaos with her vibrant floral pieces.

July 2024 Poem: The Cardinal

On a beautiful spring day, a writer captures the feeling as she connects with a brilliant cardinal hopping nearby.

The Belle of Star City

A dreaded visit with the writer’s great-aunt turns out to be an education in culture — and a lesson in heartbreak.