Michelle Malone to entertain, inspire and rock out — but just a bit

After three decades of making music, Michelle Malone tried something new for her 15th album, “Slings and Arrows.”

The Atlanta singer-songwriter turned to Kickstarter hoping to raise the cash she needed to produce the album she describes as a “blues, folk, country-tinged album to fortify your spirit.” In just a few weeks, her supportive... Read More

Calling all Movers and Shakers!

Cary Magazine wants to know: Who inspires you?

We are now accepting nominations for our fourth annual Movers & Shakers feature, honoring young professionals whose career accomplishments and personal commitments play a pivotal role in shaping our community.

Movers & Shakers can be entrepreneurs, thought-leaders, artists, educators, health care pros or volunteers.

And yes —... Read More

Food & Dining

Gonza Tacos y Tequila

On a recent rainy afternoon, Gonza Salamanca sat at the Cary bar of his newest namesake eatery and reflected on how far he has come over the last six years. The Colombia native opened his first restaurant in North Raleigh in 2011 along with his younger cousin, Carlos Rodriguez.

“More than six years ago we... Read More

Catch this Rye

Welcome to a new series where we feature craft spirits — talk about what’s new in the industry and, most importantly, taste products too!

This month, we travel to Bostic, N.C., in Rutherford County to feature Defiant Rye Whiskey, distilled and bottled by Blue Ridge Distilling Company.

Defiant Rye was launched last year, and it... Read More

Home & Garden

In a Scottish Garden

Thinking about taking a vacation to Scotland this year? Well, certainly don’t miss Edinburgh and the Highlands, but also consider finding time to visit any of the many fabulous public gardens that grace the Scottish countryside.

And if you need suggestions, having been to Scotland several times, I can provide a starter list. However, it... Read More

The Backyard Buffet

A morning stroll through Brie Arthur’s yard offers the grandest of garden tours, where corn grows alongside zinnias, peanuts peek from sun-warmed soil and a waving meadow of amber grains lures family photographers.

But this year-round cornucopia isn’t growing on a rural farm: Arthur lives in a standard subdivision outside Fuquay-Varina, and she calls it... Read More

We Love

We Love! March 2018

We Love! March 2018

1. Scarves for the Stars Tired of winter weather and ready to embrace your summer style? These scarves are handmade in Chapel Hill and come in two styles: Scarffish (regular) and Moby (infinity scarf), $85. scarffish.com

2. Eat, Drink & Love Local If spring temperatures are putting you in the mood to... Read More

We Love! January/February 2018

We Love! January/February 2018

1. Green Thumb Optional A succulent arrangement is perfect for those who want to look like they have a green thumb without actually having one. These plants require very little water — only a spritz or two each week; $182.95. prestonflowers.com

2. A Warm Welcome A carefully crafted fresh wreath is pleasing... Read More