Contemporary art right now

by Larry Wheeler, director, North Carolina Museum of Art Art collectors of the world gather each year at several contemporary art fairs: Art Basel in Miami in December, the Frieze Fair in New York in May, and the Armory Show in…

Eric Hall: Community catalyst

by Todd Cohen photographs by Doug Van de Zande To build a better community, it’s often necessary to lend a hand to people in need. Morrisville’s Eric Hall learned that lesson at 9 from his grandfather, a small-town grocer in…

Gift Guide 2013: Treasure for everyone

There are so many local options for all the people in your life. From everyday luxury to simply indulgent, let WALTER be your guide for giving this season. FOR HER Warm & chic Rabbit poncho. C.T. Weekends, Cameron Village. $488….

Redress Raleigh

text and photographs by Chris Seward When seven local fashion designers got together May 29 for Redress Raleigh’s eco-friendly fashion show, “green” was not the only color on display. The clothing and jewelry may have been crafted from environmentally conscious…

Spotlight: Raleigh’s bragging rights

If it feels like every week brings another Raleigh accolade, that’s about right. Not only does our city receive frequent recognition as a place to both visit and move, our restaurants and bars also constantly top “best of” lists. To…

Rediscovering Raleigh

by Mack Paul all images courtesy of Mack Paul “You can’t go back home to your family, back home to your childhood … back home to places in the country, back home to the old forms and systems of things which once…

The Little Hen builds a house

by Ann Brooke Raynal photographs by Carla Williams Pastry chef Sam Squiers didn’t have to look far for inspiration when she set out to make a gingerbread house for this month’s Triangle Family Services’ fundraiser competition. Her happiest childhood memories…

Shop local: Apex Outfitter & Board Co.

photograph by Travis Long “I love being active, I love being outdoors, and I love community. I love being face-to-face with people all day and learning about them…and developing relationships.” – Kyle Denis, co-owner, Apex Outfitter & Board Co. Five years…

Queen for a day

photographs by Missy McLamb At Needham B. Broughton High School, there’s homecoming and there’s prom, but the event of the year is the Queen of Hearts. The annual affair combines the elegance of prom with homecoming’s school spirit, then adds an…

The Sound of Success: Kidznotes comes to Raleigh

by Ann Brooke Raynal photographs by Nick Pironio Twenty kindergartners at Walnut Creek Elementary School in Southeast Raleigh strike the “Statue of Liberty” pose, violins held high in one hand, bows at an angle in the other. Aside from a…

Gingerbread cottage

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Mark Petko Christmas is a big deal in the White household. Living in what is commonly known as “the gingerbread cottage” on White Oak Road, John and Ashley White and their sons John and Jack…

Spotlight: Growing up

by Jessie Ammons You can literally put your money where your mouth is to support our local farmers this month. From a formal dinner to a casual seafood broil or a family-friendly picnic, all three take place the weekend of June…

Wings of a fairy, horns of a goat

by Tony Avent illustration by Ippy Patterson Epimediums, or fairy wings, are perennial members of the barberry family, which have been popular since at least the mid-1700s. This woodland shade perennial flowers in early spring, and can trace its popularity to an…

Pillow talk

DECO Raleigh on Hargett Street is home to two local designers’ crafty, colorful (and reasonably priced) pillows. Laura Browning and Amy Friend’s handmade pillows add spring accents to any piece of furniture. “I love the process of taking a few…

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