Cary 2016 Holiday Gift Guide – Shop Local

Cary, NC – CaryCitizen prides itself on covering what’s happening locally, so when it comes to shopping, that means we support our local independent merchants. Every November, we highlight these local folks with a #ShopLocal story in time for Small Business Saturday – the day after Black Friday.

This year, that date is Saturday, November 25. Take a break from the big box stores, Amazon and malls to “shop small” at locally owned retailers.

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Fashion Trends: Spring 2016 in Cary Boutiques

Cary, NC — Spring has officially sprung in Cary, which means it’s time to freshen your wardrobe with a few pieces that are lighter in color and weight after all those winter layers.

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Orion Silver & Accessories in Downtown Cary

Cary, NC — I’ve walked by Orion Silver & Accessories in downtown Cary a dozen times. Today, I finally went inside. Read more


Updated: Supermarkets Map

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Cary, NC — We’ve updated the Supermarkets Map. Last year, we had an astonishing 39 supermarkets in and around Cary. But you will be shocked at how much that number has grown in just eight months. Read more

Vintage Vogue Antiques in Cary

Cary, NC — Last week, I stopped by Vintage Vogue Antiques in downtown Cary. As a lover of antiques, cameo jewelry and all things girly, I got a little “camera happy” and couldn’t stop taking photos of all the beautiful odds and ends. Read more

2015 Cary Holiday Gift Guide


Cary, NC — Enjoy this guide of great places to find gifts from locally-owned stores in Cary. It’s our way of supporting “Small Business Saturday.” Read more

Holiday Craft Markets in Cary


Cary, NC — It’s mid-November, and there’s still plenty of time to do your holiday shopping. Before you head to the mall, though, take a look at the great markets and holiday craft fairs we found in Cary. They’ll make for a relaxing shopping experience, and you’ll support local artisans. Read more

2015 Holiday Decorating Trends

Garden Supply Co's owner Deborah Ramsey has been ready for Christmas since mid-September with seven over-the-top decorated Christmas trees.

Garden Supply Co’s owner Deborah Ramsey has been ready for Christmas since mid-September with themed trees like this complete with a full-sized sled.

Cary, NC — Many of us groan when we see Christmas decorations in stores before we have even purchased our Halloween pumpkins. But wait until you see what they do at Garden Supply – it just might make you anticipate the season in a whole new way. Read more

Bubble tea

Bubble Tea (& more) at Cary’s Grand Asia Market

Bubble tea

Cary, NC — One of my favorite things to do in Cary is visit the Grand Asia Market for a bubble tea. Then, I’ll drink the tea as I wander around the store and shop for dinner ingredients. Read more

Business: Spices Hut Indian Grocery Opens


Morrisville, NC — On Thursday, July 30, 2015, we attended the grand opening of Spices Hut, a new Indian grocery store in Park Place at the corner of Cary Parkway and Chapel Hill Road. Read more