Lumina clothing

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Juli Leonard   For the creators of Lumina Clothing,  “dry goods,” a term for ready-to-wear clothing that dates back to 1742 England, connects their 2-year old business to North Carolina’s rich textile heritage. Based in…

At the table: The porch light supper club shines

by Mary E. Miller photographs by Lissa Gotwals The storming of the French Bastille was a hot affair of high ideals, fueled by the restless hungering of many souls. Not, in other words, unlike the Porch Light French Garden Party…

Michelle Pearson

by Stacy Chandler photographs by Lissa Gotwals Dance has taken Michelle Pearson all over the world – as a professional performer, a state department cultural envoy, and a William C. Friday fellow – but she has always had a home at…

David Connell

by Samantha Thompson Hatem photographs by Missy McLamb Most people know him as the lanky bass player in the popular Raleigh-based band The Connells. But if you ask David Connell, 51, how he wants to be remembered, it isn’t for…

A Box of Blue

by Betty Adcock   Begin with a box. Imagine it made of ordinary and exotic woods: yellow pine and rosewood, mahogany and oak, hickory and ebony, mixed every which way: mosaics, shape-shifting inlays. It can expand to hold a sunset,…

Story of a house: the Jordan house

by P. Gaye Tapp photographs by Leslie Baker  Today a formerly derelict Queen Anne-style Victorian house on the corner of North Blount and Peace streets has a new lease on life. Holy Trinity Anglican Church has painstakingly renovated the 114-year-old…

Cane Pole Fishing

By Charles Upchurch photographs by Shawn Rocco I have a neighbor who sport-fishes all over the world. Hawaii, Costa Rica, the Atlantic Gulf Stream. Marlin, tuna, sailfish. I told him I was writing a piece on a guy here in…

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…

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