Category: Our Town

Shop Local: Homewood Nursery and Garden Center

“Raleigh is a great place for people who love plants.” –Joe Stoffregen, president of Homewood Nursery and Garden Center by Jessie Ammons photograph by Travis Long The Stoffregens are a family of growers. “My dad had a vegetable garden in his backyard…

On Duty: Emma Carter of Beam Beauty Salon

“People are my passion. I don’t try to help people be in style as much as try to help them find their own style.” –Emma Carter, hairstylist and owner of Beam Beauty Salon by Mimi Montgomery photograph by Christer Berg Emma…

Game Plan: Quinan Dalton

“For the month of September, I will … be experimenting, making garments.” –Quinan Dalton, N.C. State College of Design senior and fashion designer by Mimi Montgomery photograph by Christer Berg “I’ve been designing things since before I can remember,” says Quinan Dalton. The…

Shop Local: The Flourish Market

“I want to show people that you can act with something that seems small, like your purchases.” –Emily Sexton, founder, The Flourish Market fashion truck by Jessie Ammons photograph by Christer Berg Emily Sexton isn’t idealistic; she’s practical. “My motto is: Everything…

The Usual: Mah jongg

“It’s amazing how well you get to know these people. We play every week, and that adds up over three-and-a-half years.” –Missy Van Lokeren, host of a weekly mah jongg group by Jessie Ammons photograph by Christer Berg By the middle of…

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