Category: Profiles

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…

The artful life of Eliza Kraft Olander

by Liza Roberts photographs by Jimmy Williams Her friends joke that they should have their passports stamped when they enter Eliza Kraft Olander’s universe. It’s not hard to see why. She lives in a world of another kind. It’s a…

Q&A with Billy Warden and Greg Behr: Joby Warrick

From Raleigh to Kabul, from the N.C. House of Representatives to mustard gas – reporter Joby Warrick has covered it all. As a reporter at The News & Observer in the 90s, Warrick shared a Pulitzer Prize for a series…

Raleigh Gigs: Magnolia queen Erin Weston

by Liza Roberts photographs by Lissa Gotwals When magnolia farmer and luxury wreath-maker Erin Weston inherited 30 acres in Garner from her uncle a decade ago, she was busy pursuing a publishing career in New York. Becoming a farmer had…

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