A gorgeous home interior, antiques, and lighting shop I stumbled upon on my three day trip to Asheville last spring was Splurge. Located behind the Wedge building, their expansive space housed folk art paintings, stunning light fixtures and striking furniture that was perfectly cohesive in . . .
Old North is a mens clothing store in Asheville, North Carolina that I visited this past Spring as well. Their downtown brick walled space is filled with rugged bespoke jeans, leather wares and accessories. Their branding and graphic design is especially nice. You can see their logo gracing . . .
Heather Knight is a ceramicist based in Asheville, North Carolina. On my visit there last spring I stopped by her studio, Element Ceramics. Her textured and organic patterned pieces are made exclusively with porcelain. She sticks to a white color palette but then on some pieces incorporates . . .
Bonsai, the Japanese art of growing miniature trees in containers fascinates me. It is such a beautiful craft, and many of the tiny ornamental trees are cultivated over long periods of time. I have killed approximately two of them. And though I thought I had learned my lesson, I would like to try my . . .
In the spring of last year my husband, daughter and I took a 3-day weekend trip up to the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, about four hours from where we live in Raleigh. It was a trip we'd been talking about making for years but hadn't realized that time had slipped away from us and the last . . .
Another cool place I discovered on the same day and across the street from Dear Hearts in Durham. NC was Nomadic Trading Company. Their warehouse shop space is overflowing with vintage kilim rugs pillows and other textiles, rusted metal letters, furniture and pendant light fixtures. I walked . . .
One of my favorite things to do is to explore without purpose and see where the day takes me. Recently, I happened upon Dear Hearts, an uber hip shop located on Foster Street in the DIY District of Durham where I snapped these photos on my iphone. Awash with vintage clothing, antlers, . . .
A few months back, in the Fall, we took a trip to Boone, North Carolina with some family for a fun weekend trip. It's such a pretty area of the state. My Grandmother's family hails from the area just Northeast of Boone at the border of Virginia and North Carolina and every couple of years we visit . . .
Some instagrams of some products for sale at my shop Gather, in downtown Cary. All these products are made by local North Carolina makers. These bath products made in North Carolina are phthalate free and smell amazing. This shirt is super soft and I love the message on it "Free to Be . . .
I hosted my most recent Rock & Shop Market this past Saturday. We had over 75 local juried makers selling their wares and over 1000 attendees. The event is really a testament to the amazing community that we live in and the talented designers that call this area home. Amaris Hames took . . .
Just a reminder that my next Rock & Shop Market event will be happening this Saturday November 30th from 11am-5pm at the Durham Armory in downtown Durham, NC. There will be over 75 juried regional makers selling their wares (you can see the full list here) alongside bands, food trucks and a DJ. . . .
I really love storytelling across a variety of mediums. I enjoy learning about other people and how and why they've chosen to pursue the path that they have. Since I'm immersed in the maker entrepreneur community and photography is a passion too, oftentimes I find myself with a camera . . .