5 Easy Steps to Achieve Fitness Goals

January might be coming to a close, but now is a great time to make health and fitness resolutions for you and your family. Want to exercise more, lose a few pounds or train for a 5K?

We all start the year with good intentions, but if you’re like 80 percent of us, you’re likely... Read More

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Corteo’ is a Festive Parade

Fifty-one acrobats, musicians, singers and actors will appear on the PNC Arena stage in Raleigh this weekend, Feb. 7-10, to perform Cirque du Soleil’s “Corteo.”

New and long-time Cirque du Soleil fans will have six chances to see these world-class performers wow the audience.

“Corteo,” translated as “procession” from the Italian word cortège, first premiered... Read More

‘Mamma Mia!’ star in tune with role

Lauren Kennedy, who stars in N.C. Theatre’s production of “Mamma Mia!”, loved ABBA when she was a teenager and still recalls dancing in a friend’s basement to the now classic tunes. Rehearsing for the show brought a revelation that many in the audience will share.

“It’s in my fiber, in a weird way,” said the... Read More

Food & Dining

Sweet Ideas for Your Sweetie!

Nothing says “I love you” quite like gourmet chocolate.

Here at Cary Magazine, we’ve had the opportunity to sample some amazing treats. In honor of Valentine’s Day, may we suggest a few of our favorites?

Videri Chocolate Factory

At this bean-to-bar haven, each chocolate bar is hand-wrapped with love.

“When you open your box, two... Read More

Good Times, Good Eats at Triangle Restaurant Week

Chase away the winter chill at some of the area’s best restaurants.

During Triangle Restaurant Week, Jan. 21- 27, participating restaurants will offer special, three-course menu options at fixed prices — $10 or $15 for lunch and $20 to $35 for dinner.

“This winter’s Triangle Restaurant Week celebrates 12 years of culinary excellence in the... Read More

Home & Garden

Here’s to a Tidy New Year

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or beautiful.”

These words by William Morris, the British designer and leader of the Arts and Crafts Movement, ring especially true at the beginning of each year, when we find ourselves eager to get organized. If we take a holistic approach, decluttering... Read More

The Early Spring of Winter Honeysuckle

My spring begins much sooner than yours does. No, I don’t “snow bird” down to a condo in Tampa, Fla., during the winter, nor do I book an extended Caribbean cruise for February. Instead, I have winter honeysuckle.

Closely related to the often-seen — and usually maligned — Japanese honeysuckle vines that fill the balmy... Read More

We Love

We Love! January/February 2019

We Love! January/February 2019

1. Out to Dry Add a pop of color to your kitchen or bathroom with these fun hand towels from Swagger, $14.95 each. swaggergifts.com

2. Olive the Accessories Complete your favorite winter outfit with this trendy and durable hobo bag, printed coin purse and beaded tassel necklace from The Perfect Piece; hobo... Read More

The Gift Guide

The Gift Guide

Looking for that something special? Share the spirit of the season with gift ideas from Cary Magazine partners.

1. Choco-luscious Videri Chocolate Factory offers chocolate bars and truffles made from the bean. Check out our hot chocolate mix or holiday crushed peppermint candy; full-size bars, $6-$7.50; truffles, $3 each; box of 50 mini bars, $65.... Read More