Style: Collars to covet

Styled by Jesma Reynolds Photographs by Missy McLamb Collar necklaces have recently caught our eye. Like the best in style, these collarbone-skimming jewels have been around forever. Cleopatra wore them well; so do the Masaai. From Nefertiti in 1350 BC…

Thomas Sayre

by Liza Roberts photographs by Jimmy Williams    You might not know it, but you’ve probably seen Thomas Sayre’s art. It’s big, it’s bold, and it’s public. In Raleigh, his three gigantic earthen ellipses spool across a field at the…

Story of a House: A taste for living

by P. Gaye Tapp photographs by Juli Leonard   The quintessential American interior decorator Billy Baldwin once said, “Great blends of pattern, like great dishes, must be carefully tasted. And constant tasting is what teaches a cook how to taste.”…

at the table: Farms of our own

by Karen Johnson photographs by Travis Dove   Farming isn’t just for the country any more. Farmers – people growing their own food – are as common today as a suburban next-door neighbor or a favorite downtown restaurant. You can…

Style: Catching up with Ashley Harris

JOB Owner and founder, Vermillion, a designer boutique at North Hills shopping center. Married to CP Harris and mother of Betty and Annie Fleming, ages 3 1/2. THE LOOK It’s classic and functional. I wanted to wear an outfit today…

Past perfect: A new house for a modern family

by P. Gaye Tapp photographs by Jerry Blow Near the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Harvey Street, a stately Georgian-style house seems far removed from the traffic running along Raleigh’s busy main artery. Brian Wordsworth says he chose the house…

Gratitude

by Chelsea Jones Every summer, I spend the month of July with my family in the Northern Michigan town where I grew up. It’s an amazing place, never too hot, always cool enough for a campfire at night, with clear,…

Freeze frame: Three responses to art

text and photograph by John Rosenthal    Jackson Pollock  When I was 16 I took my girlfriend, Amy, to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. I didn’t know much about modern art, though I knew I liked Picasso’s…

Story of a house: Classic charm with a twist

by P. Gaye Tapp photographs by Tony Pearce There is a decided American sturdiness to this 1930s Tudor nestled in an old Raleigh neighborhood. Like the family who owns it, the house exudes a classic charm while embracing the practical…

Magnolia queen Erin Weston

by Liza Roberts photographs by Lissa Gotwals When magnolia farmer and luxury wreath-maker Erin Weston inherited 30 acres in Garner from her uncle a decade ago, she was busy pursuing a publishing career in New York. Becoming a farmer had…

Larry Wheeler’s letter from the art world

by Larry Wheeler director, North Carolina Museum of Art At the North Carolina Museum of Art’s annual art auction, Marion Church of Raleigh won a weekend in New York with me. So the long-anticipated adventure – a three-day weekend of…

Raleighites: Mike Phillips and the Men at Work

by Liza Roberts photographs by Travis Dove Mike Phillips speaks at a decibel all his own. He booms and hollers and even shrieks, but with such visceral, upbeat enthusiasm – even joy – that you find yourself raising your own…

Hunting as Heritage

by Charles Upchurch photographs by Shawn Rocco   You’re a tundra swan. Tonight, you will leave your summer nesting grounds in subarctic Canada and begin the southern migration to your winter home. By ancient imprint, guided by moon and stars…

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