Violets Opens in Waverly Place


Cary, NC- Maybe you’ve heard of it? There’s a fashion trend sweeping the nation and its called “Bohemian Chic”. Read more

Go Local: Made in the USA


Cary, NC — There’s a movement that has been growing to purchase and promote products that are made here in the USA. Whisk in Cary will celebrate July 4th with their own Made in the USA celebration. Read more

Annie’s Attic is Back in Downtown

Rebecca Chapman and her daughter Peyton at her new store, Annie's Attic

Rebecca Chapman and her daughter Peyton at her new store, Annie’s Attic

Cary, NC — After a four year hiatus, Rebecca Chapman has brought her consignment boutique, Annie’s Attic, back to Downtown Cary. It’s right next door to Ashworth Drugs at the corner of Chatham and Academy. Read more


New Owners Refresh Ben’s Bargain Barn


Walter and Cynthia Santilli own Cinderwalls in Morrisville.

Morrisville, NC — Ben’s Bargain Barn, a familiar site at the corner of Morrisville-Carpenter and Chapel Hill Rd., has become Cinderwalls. There are new owners and a new energy, but some things have stayed just the same.

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Fortnight Brewery is Here to Stay


Fortnight crew: Colin Spark, Derek Garman, Stuart Arnold and Michael Anderson.

Cary, NC – Fortnight Brewery finished brewing their first batch on January  27th, 2014. But it has taken months of inspections, delays and the intervention of an elected official to get all the necessary certifications. Read more


Farmers Markets Open in Cary this Weekend


Cary, NC- We are fortunate in Cary to live where we can easily shop for healthful food selections. We have organic grocers, international grocers and giant grocers. We also have 3 (count ’em) farmers markets. Two of them open this weekend, with the third opening later this month. Read more

Holy Daze

Holly Daze Pop-Up Shoppe Returns

Holly Daze mosaics

Cary, NC- It’s Back! Cary’s Holly Daze Pop-Up Shoppe opened Dec 2, 2013 at 120 E. Chatham Street, right next door to the new Cary Theater. Read more


Cary Holiday Shopping Guide 2013


Cary, NC – Science toys, brightly crocheted head wraps, MJ memorabilia, tennis bags, pottery, hostess gifts and much more in the Cary Holiday Shopping Guide 2013.

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Spring Fashion III: Consignment Shops


Story and photos by Lindsey Chester, a 15-year veteran designer of women’s sportswear

Cary, NC- In my previous Spring 2013 Fashion Reports I have focused first on what the fashionistas were saying was coming, and then I hit the area indy boutiques to see what they were actually selling. In this installment I visited the local consignment stores to see how they interpreted the trends for women who want designer fashion on a budget. Read more

St. Patrick’s Day: Irish Pubs in Cary


Cary, NC – When you come from New York City, you think that St. Patrick’s Day is a crazy celebration with public drunkenness and a parade through town that leaves the average worker vowing to stay inside for lunch on March 17. But here in Cary, the revelry is decidedly more civilized. Look for these local pubs to fix you up with some excellent grub, fine Irish entertainment and a pint or two. Read more