Category: Life & Style

Carolina Couture

by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Catherine Nguyen Custom, one-of-a-kind dresses are typically associated with haute couture – the glamorous reserve of New York and Paris fashion shows. That wasn’t always the case. There was a time when custom-made gowns weren’t just…

He’s Goode: Becoming the coach he never had

by Hampton Williams Hofer photographs by Nick Pironio Any tennis player will tell you that the most coveted trophy outside of the professional circuit is the gold ball. No bigger than the nail on your pointer finger, the gold ball is…

Hawks and Doves: Jessica Ullom dreams big

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Juli Leonard Turning a hobby into a career can be an unlikely dream. But by tapping into her vast trove of flea market finds – old feed sacks and Americana textiles – Jessica Ullom has…

Chess on ice

by Ilina Ewen photographs by Missy McLamb Begun with the Scots in the sixteenth century, it is hailed as one of the world’s oldest – and coldest – sports. But that hasn’t stopped the recent and unlikely renaissance of the sport of…

A place between the mountains and the sea

by Suzanne M. Wood The opportunity to fuel up at one of my favorite restaurants sealed the deal when I considered which local segment of North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail to hike on an early winter afternoon. Conveniently, a 2.2-mile section of…

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