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Ann Goodnight collects art and North Carolina benefits

Ann Goodnight collects art and North Carolina benefits

by Catherine Kimrey Breeden photographs of Ann Goodnight by Nick Pironio At first glance, Ann Goodnight could be mistaken for any elegant woman seated fireside in the Umstead Hotel’s art-filled lobby on a wintry day. But as she settles in for a wide-ranging conversation at the hotel she built, it’s clear […]

The future is bright: The Raleigh success story of restaurant owner G Patel

The future is bright: The Raleigh success story of restaurant owner G Patel

by Liza Roberts photographs by Tim Lytvinenko When Gaurav Patel left the 200-person town of Zervavra, in the Northern Indian state of Gujarat, for Morehead City, N.C., it was 1993. He was 10, and spoke no English. Twenty-one years later, Patel, who today goes by “G,” is an American success […]

Building a bridge to Broadway: NC Theatre enters its fourth decade

Building a bridge to Broadway: NC Theatre enters its fourth decade

by Andrew Kenney photograph by Travis Long Saturday night at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the 30th season of North Carolina Theatre is a formal affair. Heels and dress shoes click down Fayetteville Street toward the tall columns and glass walls of the theater. They’re here for Les Miserables – and for the theater […]

Chefs and restaurateurs cook at home

Chefs and restaurateurs cook at home

by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Geoff Wood When it comes to cooking, even the most passionate and enthusiastic home cooks fall victim to overcooked steaks, school lunch ennui, spilled bottles of olive oil, and an embarrassing reliance on the delivery guy. In these moments of weakness, it’s hard to imagine our favorite […]

Wabi-sabi

Wabi-sabi

by Liza Roberts photographs by  Nick Pironio Donna and Jim Belt believe in wabi-sabi, a Japanese concept of beauty that celebrates imperfection. When the former Tokyo residents moved into a downtown Raleigh condo, they combined earthiness with refinement, symmetry with imbalance, and Japanese treasures with American practicality. With the help […]