To celebrate our anniversary my husband and I went to Panciuto in Hillsboro, North Carolina. The meal was amazing, and hands-down the best I've had in the Triangle area. We split three small plates: a poached egg in a grape vinegar sauce, a pulled pork pasta dish and a pork chop in a garlic tomato . . .
Redress Raleigh is a fashion show and organization helmed by a group of ladies after my own heart, all passionate about bringing focus to eco-friendly fashion and designers in North Carolina. This past weekend they hosted their fourth event at the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) in Raleigh. This . . .
I love these new 'geode' platters by Asheville ceramicist, Heather Knight. Her textural pieces are crafted almost exclusively out of porcelain and are white on the outside with gorgeous glazes on the inside. Heather's studio and showroom (Element Clay Studios) is located in the Wedge Building in . . .
This week marks the start of our CSA pickup for the year. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and it basically means that you pay into a farm, supporting the farmer and in turn getting your share of that farm's crops. It also means you are supporting that farm regardless of the weather . . .
Last month I was hired by my friend Sonya of Metamorphosis Metals to come into her Raleigh studio and style it, while another photographer shot portraits. These are some candid shots I took. I love the top photo of her and had a lot of fun styling her workspace. Since her work has an organic, moody . . .
I wrote a blog post for SavorNC about Raleigh compost pickup company, CompostNow - a very cool service that I've subscribed to for my own home. You can read the blog post here and help support CompostNow here. . . .
Have you heard about the new North Carolina magazine SavorNC? It is lifestyle magazine dedicated to food, art and good living in North Carolina. I'm excited to now be a contributing blogger for them. You can read my first post on North Carolina potter Lindsay Emery of Suite One Studio, here. ** . . .
My husband has a God-given knack for finding the most charming, affordable and off the beaten path places to stay when we travel. And though only an hours drive away from our house, and perhaps warranting a stay-cation, The Inn at Celebrity Dairy is one such place that we’ve added to our list of . . .
Another of my friends, Paige, has organized & created a school/community garden for one of Raleigh's local elementary schools. I love the idea of a school garden and teaching children about growing their own foods. We get our vegetables from our garden, my parent's garden, our CSA and the . . .
I think we’re lucky to live in the Triangle North Carolina area, which is home to a thriving, local, food scene with most area restaurants using neighboring farm-sourced ingredients in their dishes. On top of that there are the growing number of food trucks and of course the abundance of area . . .
Look at these beautiful pieces now in the indieNC shop by Mood Swing Studio. . . .
I have started a series of classes through indieNC in downtown Raleigh that features local designers. I'm excited about the one on Thursday about finding your home decorating style taught by my friend Jamie Meares of Furbish Design. If you read the indieNC blog you may recognize Jamie from her . . .