Category: Raleighites

More, please! Chocolate: A most delicious cottage industry

by Scott Huler  photographs by Lissa Gotwals Danielle Centeno tastes in shapes. Centeno, head chocolatier of Escazu Artisan Chocolate on North Blount Street, has synesthesia – a conflation of two senses – that causes her, when she eats, to experience not just taste…

Cow to cone: Raleigh’s own ice cream

by Ann Brooke Raynal photographs by Juli Leonard As drivers whiz down I-40, heading into Raleigh, a glance to the right will reveal a green swath, vivid evidence that the region’s agricultural roots are alive and well. Thanks to miles of farmland…

Redesigning Raleigh: Limitless possibilities

by J. Michael Welton photographs by Travis Dove In the 1950s, Raleigh’s visionary design community redefined the way we saw our city architecturally. Today, local designers are at it again, turning their attention not just to buildings, but to consumer…

FIELD OF DREAMS: Envisioning Raleigh’s Central Park

by Amber Nimocks photographs by Missy McLamb The grass is thick beneath your palms and bare feet as you recline atop Dix Hill, watching the liquid glow of the sunset reflected in the glass walls of downtown Raleigh. You’re tired in the…

A Leader Is… Four college presidents on lessons learned, and taught

photographs by Robert Willett When Walter decided to explore the theme of leadership this month, we knew we had an unusual opportunity. What other city is home to four small independent colleges and universities led by four remarkable women? Dianne…

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