Entries by Jennifer Martin

The Date is Set, the Ballroom is Filled at The Wedding Affair

30 vendors are set to welcome Triangle brides for a local wedding show North Hills, joined with Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel, is set to host The Wedding Affair at North Hills. This 5th annual wedding showcase will be in the Ballroom and Pre-Function space of the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel on Sunday, February […]

NC in Review and how it affects you

The 2015 General Assembly Wrap Up The General Assembly has concluded its 2015 legislative session, after being in Raleigh for more than eight months. The majority of the session was consumed with putting together a state budget to fund government over the next two years. The state budget for Fiscal Year 2016 is 21.7 billion […]

geek chic fashion

geek chic fashion specializes in clothing with a modern, hip twist…and a touch of geek. Lysandra’s designs stem from geometric shapes, equations, and organics that inspire her. She loves the mathematics of design and taking that a step further to integrate it into. geek chic fashion wants women to feel feminine and be able to express a […]

Going Local NC

Going Local NC is a gallery shop consisting of handmade items from artists all over North Carolina.  They host a vast assortment of artisans from fine art to whimsical, from all mediums and inspirations.  This collection includes local painters and photographers, of various styles from modern, mixed media, contemporary, abstract, encaustic and fanciful, to fine oils […]


When you first enter Galatea, you might feel like Goldilocks in the Three Bears’ House with so many colors, textures, and styles – how to decide? Take a minute and look around, or ask our friendly staff for assistance. We think you’ll find that we’re not too young and not too old, not too big […]


  A shop-o-holic’s dream, fab’rik delivers high style without attitude or sticker shock. If you’ve seen it on the runway or the cover of a magazine, chances are you’ll find it at fab’rik, minus the hefty price tags. All items are priced under $100 except for the extensive denim collection. fab’rik looks out for those […]

D9 Brewing Company News

D9 Brewing Company is proud to announce the first ever bottling of one of their Fanatical AlesTM, Viking Fraoch Scottish Sour.  To celebrate this milestone, their first batch is going to be a taproom only Special Edition bottle release.  On June 20th, starting at noon, they will be releasing 120 cases of 500ml, bottle conditioned Viking Fraoch Scottish […]

Holly Springs Salamanders to carry local beer

With the recent arrival of the Holly Springs Salamanders baseball program,  a few local breweries have been given the opportunity to sell their beer. Aviator Brewery, in Fuquay-Varina, has brewed a beer – StitchBuster, a pale ale – exclusively for the complex. Carolina Brewing is a sponsor, and fans will also find beer from Bombshell […]

Porch Fly Clothing

Porch Fly Clothing was established in Raleigh, NC in 2012 by Joshua Gruder and Bryant Szabo. After a late night hanging out on the porch with a few friends, they both realized they shared the tragic struggle of finding quality shirts with awesome designs. After peeling back the onion, they uncovered something even scarier…they weren’t alone. It turns out […]

Carolina Roots Boutique

Carolina Roots Boutique is an online fashion boutique aimed to provide trendy women, professionals, and moms access to unique and affordable clothing. They source only the best merchandise from the LA fashion district and their pieces are purchased in small quantities in order to keep their stock unique and fresh. Carolina Roots Boutique owner, Kristy Blackwell, has always had […]

Little Details – Personalized Gifts & Decor

Little Details is your source for personalized gifts and boutique items! You’ll find the latest trends at customer friendly prices, but with the convenience of shopping online. Owner Jessica Throneburg is a stay-at-home mom turned mompreneur. Her passion for personalization inspired her to open Little Details in 2012. She is now proud to expand her product line to include the latest […]

Brewing Local Together

We love all things local! Below is a list of local collaborations from local breweries that have partnered with local businesses to make great NC Beer!   List of Local Collaborations Raleigh Brewing with Oak City Coffee Roasters: Hidden Pipe Porter Foothills Brewing People’s Porter – Videri Chocolate

The Unknown Launches Pre-Game Cans

With Summer just around the corner, The Unknown Brewing Company announced today the release of their second year round can, “Pre-game”.  This  beer is a 4.7 % session ale (meaning it is light and drinkable). This beer is golden with little bite and a clean dry finish. Owner/Head Brewer Brad Shell says, ” Sometimes you just need […]

Nosh Up at Pho Pho Pho

Not just Pho By Food Diary of a City Girl Photography – Food Diary of a City Girl When I met Quy Duong, it only took a couple of minutes for me to understand the love and appreciation he has for his adopted city of Raleigh.  That being said, Quy carries a fondness and passion […]

What Carolina Brewing is up to this month

Carolina Brewing has again brewed a special beer to celebrate NC Beer Month: the West Coast Style IPA! This is a big, flavorful beer that is heavily hopped, slightly higher in alcohol and downright delicious! It has a big grapefruit hop wallop in the front followed by mellower tropical fruit notes (hops used include Columbus, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo & Citra) and weighs […]

NoshUp at Sassool

A Family Extended. by Whitney Smolan Photography- Felicia Perry Photography Upon entering Sassool, I am instantly embraced by the large, and yet cozy, atmosphere. There are multiple dining areas, a Lebanese market and rows of sweets and breads outlining the perimeter. I am welcomed with warm smiles, hugs and graciousness and immediately I feel like […]

A sip of the state at a local cafe for NC Beer Month

With NC Beer Month under way, locals are itching to show their support of local beer in every way they can. Fortunately and excitingly, numerous breweries, bottle shops, and restaurants are hosting special events to celebrate NC Beer Month! Always enthusiastic to promote and support the local community, the Irregardless Café has come up with a great way to honor local […]