Category: Events

WINnovation 2018

WALTER celebrated the fourth annual WINnovation on September 7, 2018

Celebrate the Season 2018

In November, WALTER hosted its fourth Celebrate the Season shopping event to bring favorite retailers under one festive roof.

Tales from the Wild

In October, WALTER hosted guests at the Millburnie Fishing Club for a night of fly fishing, oyster shucking, knife skills and more.

WINnovation 2018

WALTER Magazine is proud to present the fourth annual WINnovation at The Umstead Hotel & Spa.


photographs by Madeline Gray Walter readers of all ages spent the afternoon at The Umstead Hotel & Spa May 6 for WINi, the sister event of Walter’s annual WINnovation. WINi celebrated girl power with five female speakers, local leaders who…

A Storied Time with Allan Gurganus

WALTER readers gathered at Whitaker & Atlantic March 25 for an afternoon of inspiration and humor with North Carolina writer Allan Gurganus. The Rocky Mount native is a New York Times bestselling author, most notably for the novel Oldest Living…

WINi 2018

women inspiring women
May 6

WINi 2018: Kaitlin Ryan

Kaitlin Ryan is the founder, designer, and maker of Peppertrain Jewelry, a line featuring handmade clay beads in dynamic, statement combinations. The Meredith College alumna earned a degree in fashion merchandising and design before working as a visual merchandiser. She…

WINi 2018: Christmas Abbott

Christmas Abbott is not your average fitness enthusiast. The CrossFit Games competitor, NASCAR Pit Crew member, and competitive weight lifter appeared in season 19 of the CBS reality TV show Big Brother. She lives in Raleigh and works as a…

WINi 2018: Charlotta “Lotta” Sjoelin

Charlotta “Lotta” Sjoelin has a business degree and has worked in marketing and sales in the pharmaceutical industry, as a lobbyist, and as a design business owner. The native of Sweden traveled the world before she and her husband settled…

WINi 2018: Molly Paul

Molly Paul is a sophomore and Chancellor’s Science Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill. Before college, the St. Mary’s School alumna founded a STEM leadership summer camp, which she still continues, and a nonprofit that fundraises for habitat preservation and conservation education,…