The Whirligigs of Wilson

Bankers know it as the birthplace of BB&T. Baseball fans know it for the Tobs , a summer league. Tobacco historians remember it as the “The World’s Greatest Tobacco Market.” Barbecue critics die hard for Parker’s Barbecue.

But many others would rather raise up the whirligigs.

The two-acre Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park opened in November 2017... Read More

These Boots Were Made for Dancing

Grab your dancing shoes and get your toes tapping because N.C. Theatre’s production of “Kinky Boots” takes the stage this week in Raleigh.

The glitzy musical – at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium through Sunday, Feb. 16 – tells the story of factory worker Charlie Price and flamboyant entertainer Lola, who think they have nothing in common. Their... Read More

Meet the Maggy Winners

After teaching yoga and aerial yoga for six years, Alicia Jurado launched Pura Vida Studio in January 2019. The business, in Cary’s Parkside Town Commons, quickly attracted loyal clients, who voted the studio Best New Business in Cary Magazine’s 2020 Maggy Awards.

From the beginning, Jurado wanted to share her passion for better... Read More

Send Us Your Cute Pet Photos

You know you have the cutest, smartest, most talented pet. Your fur-baby may be all over Instagram and Facebook, but we want to see them too!

Send us photos of your pet and a few lines explaining what makes your companion special. We’ll include both in the Pet Parade, to appear in the May issue of Cary... Read More

Food & Dining

Cook for a Cause

Each year, top chefs from the community come together and put their skills to the test as they cook up a three-course meal for judges and attendees alike to decide whose is best.

Now in its fourth year, the Cooking for a Classic lineup features chefs Eli Rodriguez of so·ca, Kyle Teears of Whiskey Kitchen,... Read More

Laurel Bar + Food at Cellar 55

When Bill Wigington and his wife Karyl opened their boutique wine-and-beer shop Cellar 55 in 2016, they knew incorporating food would be a winning proposition. Laurel Bar + Food opened last fall in the back portion of the business, and locals are finding much to love about the warm, cozy dining space.

“We’ve... Read More

Home & Garden

Garden Adventurer: The Dogwoods of Winter

If I told you I will be enjoying dogwoods in full flower this winter, you might think: (1) I’m still gulping spiked eggnog leftover from the holidays; or (2) some mad plant breeder has been tinkering with dogwood genes.

Neither is the case. Instead, I have become acquainted with the Japanese cornel dogwood (Cornus officinalis),... Read More

Early Spring: Forcing Tazetta Daffodils

With the summer garden becoming a memory, many backyard growers have hung up their hoes and now turn to the comforts of tending indoor plants. But while there are houseplants that will flower during the coldest times of the year, few seem fast to grow and eager to show. One pretty exception is the tazetta... Read More

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On Trend: Adventures in Bloom

Make a statement without weighing yourself down!

Lightweight acetate earrings with brass accents are the perfect accessory for any look. Each piece has a unique color, and no two are alike, with hypoallergenic, nickel-free backs and a 16k gold-plate chain on the necklace; $20 each.

Specializing in handmade items, Adventures in Bloom is a communal... Read More

The Gift Guide

Food & Drink

Vom Fass Flavors of Italy gift set, two flavors of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar in mini serving bottles. $29.99. Unicorn Magic Sea Salt, a sweet and salty topping combining sea salt and sprinkles, $16.99. Glass dipping dish, made by Holly Springs artist Sandra... Read More