Category: Art and Culture

Ashley Christensen: A cultivated palate, a life of purpose

by Liza Roberts photographs by Lissa Gotwals   Raleigh’s hottest chef has no back burner. Take one week in late July: Ashley Christensen’s cross-country commitments had her outside and up all night in Sonoma, Calif., cooking a pig for a…

My town: NOFO’s Jean Martin knows Five Points

photograph by Hide Tarada map by Jeff Poe When Jean Poe Martin, 70, talks about the Raleigh she knows, start listening. It’s a place steeped in yesteryear, yet vital today; it’s a place with a familiar landscape, old and friendly…

Hellebores: A rose is a rose, except when it’s a lenten rose

by Tony Avent illustration by Ippy Patterson Most folks don’t typically think of winter as a great garden season, especially if they migrated here from the northern gardening hinterlands. In Raleigh, however, winter is usually filled with windows of good…

Style: Alex Long

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Travis Dove Long established in the world of Raleigh fashion, Alex Henriquez Long got her start as a store manager, then as an owner of Beanie + Cecil in Cameron Village. After a 14-year stint,…

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