Transcending light

by Katherine Connor photographs by Catherine Nguyen Ask Raleigh’s Louise Gaskill the secret to her artistry in lighting design, and you won’t get far. “Oh, I don’t know how I do it, I just sort of taught myself and I…

Pitch Perfect

creative direction and words by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Tim Lytvinenko Improbable, but not impossible. That was the prediction when the Raleigh Gaelic Athletic Assocation’s Cú Chullain team considered its chances of winning before travelling to Boston over Labor Day…

Home & Garden: A house for sharing

by Liza Roberts photographs by Jeanette Galie Burkle A few years ago, Kristin and John Replogle came home to Raleigh after a stay at their Outer Banks beach house and realized they missed more than the ocean air. In their…

Talent magnet: The new Citrix building

by Liza Roberts photographs by Nick Pironio “The way people work is changing,” says Citrix vice president Jesse Lipson. “Work and play used to be clear-cut. Those lines are blurring.” As a result, “The nature of an office has changed.”…

Spotlight: Artful apartments

Stanhope Apartments by Mimi Montgomery Student living isn’t what it used to be at the Stanhope, a new Kane Realty building on Hillsborough Street in the heart of N.C. State territory. In addition to a saltwater pool, game room, study rooms,…

Fight Club

by Charles Upchurch photographs by Geoff Wood  In a warehouse across from Meredith College, Wes Caudill is running a fight club. Boxing and fencing, two of the oldest sports on earth, are finding new blood at his NBS Gym. The…

WINnovation at the Angus Barn

photographs by Jill Knight Under twinkling lights in the beautiful setting of the Pavilion at the Angus Barn, nearly 200 people gathered on a mild September evening for our major fall event: WINnovation. Presented by Bank of America and Walter,…

Home & Garden: Flora-bundance

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Catherine Nguyen When Bill and Judy Fitzgerald signed up six years ago for one of the cottages at The Cypress of Raleigh, an elegant North Raleigh senior living community, they were hoping to relieve themselves…

An unassuming trailblazer: Holly Aiken

by Samantha Thompson Hatem photographs by Chris Fowler Holly Aiken is talented at many things. Making cool handbags. Creating captivating window displays. Trailblazing where others wouldn’t. But singing her own praises? It’s not part of Aiken’s style. Yet her modest,…

Spotlight: Camp needlepoint

Needlepoint Retreat by Jessie Ammons Serious stitchers will convene in the mountains this month for Elizabeth Bradley Home’s annual needlepoint retreat October 2-4 at Asheville’s Grove Park Inn. Attendees will dive in to two full days of instruction on a seasonal…

From our fields: Whole grains

by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Jillian Clark I first discovered that I loved to cook through baking. As a teenager I jumped at the chance to make cakes, pies, and sugar cookies, spending hours on lattice crusts and intricate icing…

Let’s do this

  by David Menconi Co-writing someone else’s memoir involved a number of firsts, but probably the biggest was this: It was the first time I was ever interviewed for a job on a band bus. It happened in the summer…

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