Category: Arts & Culture

Spotlight: Blooming fabulous

by Tina Haver Currin photograph by Nick Pironio You might remember the ice storm that hit Raleigh on Feb. 13, 2014, the one that shut the city down in its tracks. A photograph of a distraught woman surrounded by spun-out cars on Glenwood…

SweetWater New York Ice Co.

by Jessie Ammons photograph by Travis Long “This is how we’ve always had our Italian ice growing up: super smooth, not frozen or hard as a rock. Just real fruit, water, and sugar.” – Mike Beggen, co-founder, SweetWater New York Ice Co….

Spotlight: My February live music fix

by Charles Marshall Lead singer and songwriter, The Balsa Gliders (and partner at the law firm of Brooks Pierce) Live music doesn’t come easy in the cold and dark of February. There are no Oak City Seven outdoor concerts beckoning…

Mix master: Jamie Meares

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Lissa Gotwals Jamie Meares, owner of the stylish downtown shop Furbish Studio and author of the blog I Suwannee, is a design-world favorite. Just about every notable lifestyle blog has highlighted her at some point, and…

Sacred Heart Cathedral’s Procession for Our Lady of Guadalupe

photographs by Nick Pironio More than 1,000 people braved cold and gusty winds Dec. 7 to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe in a colorful downtown procession. The celebration commemorates the appearance in December 1531 of the Virgin Mary to Juan…

Raleigh’s rodeo

photographs and text by Nick Pironio I’m always amazed by the number of hidden gems you can find in Raleigh. One of my personal favorites is Carousel Farms. For years, I let anyone who would listen know that every Tuesday…

Classically chic

Styled by Style Hawk Photographs by Lissa Gotwals Creative direction by Jesma Reynolds Spring is a time of renewal. Time to shed winter layers, simplify, and look forward. Walter asked six Raleigh women of uncommon style, presence, and accomplishment to…

Steeple raising

photographs by Robert Willett As one of the hottest Junes on record came to a close, a steeple for the newly-built Holy Trinity Anglican Church arrived from a Virginia workshop to its new Peace Street home. Over the course of three…

Spotlight: Bright lights, Canes city

by Liza Roberts photograph courtesy of Highwoods Properties  “It’s fun to be a part of downtown,” says Highwoods Properties CEO Ed Fritsch. He’s admiring the Raleigh skyline from a vantage point four miles north, atop Highwoods Tower. But Fritsch isn’t talking…

With thanks for good wine

As families across Raleigh gather this month, many will raise a glass to toast the season of thanks. But while we can all use recipes to help plan the meal, how do we pick the wine?  Walter asked two local…

Spotlight: Nanette loves Raleigh

Top women’s ready-to-wear fashion designer Nanette Lepore has never been to Raleigh, but says she feels like she already knows our capital city. Many of her interns over the years have come from N.C. State’s design school, and she knows…

A story told by bloodlines

by Ippy Patterson I have a sheet of parchment with my ancestors’ names scrawled across its surface, a large chart made in the 1950s and ’60s by my great-uncle Bernard Knollenberg, an American historian. The tree was a gift to his…

Richard Jenrette: Always traveling…home

by P. Gaye Tapp Richard Hampton Jenrette’s success can be measured in many ways, but perhaps no more personally than in square feet. A Raleigh native and co-founder of maverick Wall Street investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, he has…

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