Category: Explore

Studio 123

by Mimi Montgomery photograph by Travis Long “We never dreamed it’d be this big … watching Seaboard Avenue change, watching Capital Boulevard change. It’s just getting bigger and bigger.” – Molly Rohde, co-owner of Studio 123 It started out as just a fun…

Spotlight: Not your father’s thrift shop

Father and Son Antiques Don’t let the rack of vintage clothes plunked down on the sidewalk – or the store’s name, for that matter – mislead you. Inside the two-story emporium of vintage-ness on West Hargett Street, Father and Son…

Landing the big one: Kelly Barefoot lures them in

by Charles Upchurch photographs by Geoff Wood The airbrushed colors come at night. The green and orange of an autumn leaf. The silver-blue of darting fish. Soon, the airbrush is out again. Flawless transitions. Scale patterns in geometric perfection. As a…

Runologie

by Mimi Montgomery photograph by Travis Long “We wanted this to be a little community for runners where everyone felt comfortable, from the best of runners to people who had never run before.” – Kimberlie Meeker, co-owner, Runologie Kimberlie Meeker…

Ashe County weekend

  photographs by Jim McGuire It was a hot July morning in Raleigh when strategist Nation Hahn, nonprofit executive Alexis Trost, and restaurant owners Van Nolintha, Angela Salamanca, and Matt Kelly packed their cars for a weekend adventure. The friends,…

Local hotel heaven

by CC Parker Ending the day in one’s own bed is the highlight of “staycationing” for some people. But for many of us, bedding down somewhere new – but nearby – is another kind of fun. I first caught the…

Through the eyes of stylish locals

CHAPEL HILL Betty Kenan’s Chapel Hill is a place steeped in history and filled with culture. The longtime Triangle style setter and owner of refined women’s clothing boutique Fine Feathers, which she founded in 1976, shared some of her favorite…

Where the sidewalk ends

by CC Parker At the height of summer, North Carolina humidity drives many of us indoors. But eventually, it’s inevitable: Cabin fever strikes. When it does, one sure way to beat the summer blues is to take a trip –…

Locals Seafood

photograph by Travis Long “We’re going down and getting fish off the boat – and before I even get back from the coast, most of it’s been sold.” – Lin Peterson, left, and Ryan Speckman, right, owners and founders, Locals Seafood When…

Passing the RDU Baton

by Bill Krueger Brittany Iery grew up in Rocky Mount, but it was not unusual for her family to make the 60-mile trip to Raleigh to visit the mall or for one of her travel soccer games. So she was…

Shave and a hair cut

by Charles Upchurch photographs by Nick Pironio Pete Phipps is telling me about the flag in the back of Arrow, his new Cameron Village barber shop. “Came back from Afghanistan with me,” he says of Old Glory, hanging among assorted…

Quercus Studio

photograph by Travis Long “When you walk in, you smell whatever I’m burning with the torch. You see what’s going on and hear it and smell it; it’s a full experience. It’s a space to see objects created. What is…

Oakwood Cemetery: Segway-style

by CC Parker photograph by Robert Willett I admit it: I chuckle at Segway tours. Lined up like ducks. Helmeted. All leaning forward, slightly bow-legged, intent on their mission… and what is that mission? And yet, there I was, on…

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