2019 Maggy Awards: Services

Heidi Harris, Home Sweet Heidi Realty

Best Real Estate Agent A first-time Maggy winner, Heidi Harris and her team have been matching clients with their dream homes for seven years. Backed by BHHS York Simpson Underwood Realty, Home Sweet Heidi also includes real estate agents Renee Schenk, Libby Azzarello, Emily Adkins and Erika Strahin.... Read More

Picture Perfect!

Color us impressed!

The 2019 Maggy Awards paint a portrait of excellence, with lots of repeat winners and a few new smiling faces. Whatever their specialty, these masters have turned customer service into an artform.

These local businesses are well-loved, and we have the votes to prove it. More than 9,000 Cary Magazine readers picked... Read More

New Year Means a Fresh Look at Your Finances

A new calendar means a blank slate of opportunity for self-improvement, and an entire year to accomplish it.  According to Inc., saving more money was among the most popular New Year’s resolutions for 2019, just behind heathy eating, exercise and weight loss. Not surprisingly, the same study found that only eight percent of us... Read More

2019 Maggy Awards: Restaurants


Best Mediterranean Restaurant, honorable mention for Specialty Diet Named for family matriarch Cecilia “Sassool” Saleh, the third-generation restaurant and bakery serves up authentic Lebanese dishes that are also healthy, fresh and delicious. Owner Mounir Saleh is the driving force behind the restaurant, and the day-to-day operations are handled by daughters Noelle Scott, who... Read More

Food & Dining

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

Cary’s SideBar: Classic with a Twist

Need evidence that downtown Cary finally has a legit nightlife scene? Look no further than SideBar, a full-fledged cocktail joint that’s quickly become a popular drinking spot for locals after work, in the evenings and on weekends.

After only a few months in business, SideBar received enough votes from Cary Magazine readers to merit an... Read More

Home & Garden

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

The New Poinsettias

In 1828, Joel Roberts Poinsett thought he was on to something new and nice. After returning from his post as ambassador to Mexico, he captivated his friends in Charleston, S.C., with a flashy, strange-yet-pretty plant that was native to Central America. This imported dazzler was what is now known as the poinsettia, and its cheerful... 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