Category: Shop Local

Our Town: Shop Local: Emily & Co

“If you love it, it works. Everything in my house I have chosen because it has sung to me.” 
–Emily Cochran, founder, Emily & Co

Piddle Paddle

Kayaks made an hour east of Raleigh by Jessie Ammons As planning commences for summer trips to the lake or statewide river treks, you might be dusting off the warm-weather watersport supplies. If you’re a casual paddler, a kayak made…

Piece by Piece

Locally made puzzle celebrates North Carolina by Jessie Ammons If you’re in the mood to hunker down this winter, you can pass the time by piecing together a puzzle created by local painters. Three artists from Carolina Meadows retirement community…

N.C. Made

“The boxes support local food makers, and they’re a chance to practice gratitude. The sentiments that come with gifts are inspiring.”

Gretchen Quinn

by Iza Wojciechowska
photographs by Juli Leonard

Ruggero Piano

“I’m tuning the pianos for grandkids of some of my first customers. You do become part of their families, which is a privilege.” -Richard Ruggero by Jessie Ammons photograph by Madeline Gray Home is at the heart of 60-year-old Ruggero…

Supper Meals delivery service

“Customers have described us as a personal chef but at Panera prices.” –Roxanne Bras, co-founder, Supper Meals meal delivery service by Jessie Ammons photograph by Madeline Gray It began as wishful thinking among young professionals in 2012: A group of…

Flowers and Flour

by Jessie Ammons
photograph by Madeline Gray

Piedmont Wholesale Flowers

Flower Power A flower farmers’ market thrives in Durham by Jessie Ammons photograph by Casey Toth A crop of local farmers is looking for new ways to grow, and believes that farming flowers is the way to do it. “We…

Red and White Shop

“There’s a whole bunch of folks who like N.C. State.” –Mario Ciardella, owner, Red and White Shop   by Jessie Ammons photograph by Travis Long Mario Ciardella’s priorities aren’t black and white; they’re red and white. “We try to have…

Style Feature: Wonderful Woman

Wonderful Woman Taking a cue from this summer’s blockbuster movie Wonder Woman, and its heroine Diana, these fall looks are fierce, classic, and meant to inspire wonder. photographs by Tim Lytvinenko creative direction by Jesma Reynolds model Elena Caron styling…

Taylor’s Fine Wine and Live Bait

“People crack up when they come in expecting bait and tackle and see a bottle of Silver Oak.” –Taylor Cash, owner, Taylor’s Fine Wine and Live Bait by Jessie Ammons photo by Travis Long   Twenty-seven years ago, Taylor Cash…

Oak + Co.

HOT SPOT Modern Americana in east Raleigh by Jessie Ammons A new kid on the block just east of downtown is Oak + Co., the housewares boutique on North Bloodworth Street. Tucked into a purple house on the outskirts of…