Blue-Ribbon Winners!

Grab your ticket and step right up!

The N.C. State Fair rolls into town just once a year, but these businesses, people and organizations are phenomenal all year long. Skeptical? Nearly 10,000 Cary Magazine readers voted this year, and it’s all fair and square.

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Moment of Truth

While traditional art museums typically feature art to be admired and not touched, an exhibit that opens Friday breaks down those one-dimensional barriers.

Design by Time, which explores the passage of time in art and design, can be seen at N.C. State University’s Gregg Museum of Art and Design Jan. 24 through May 17. The... Read More

Small Business Spotlight: Metropolitan Organizing

Professional organizer Geralin Thomas helps people clean up their act and stay that way.

Best known for her appearances on the A&E television show “Hoarders,” Thomas says knowing where your stuff is saves you time and money. An organized calendar means no late fees on bills. An organized pantry means no duplicates or return trips... Read More

A Day to Remember and Serve

This weekend, the Town of Cary invites you to learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — and to honor his legacy by helping those in need.

At the town’s annual Dreamfest, Jan. 18-20, a number of mostly free programs and events celebrate the life and work of the slain civil rights leader. New... Read More

Food & Dining

Triangle Restaurant Week: You Can Have It All

We hope you’re hungry, because Triangle Restaurant Week is just around the corner!

So, ditch the TV dinners and delivery pizza Jan. 20-26 and head out to eat.

With almost 100 local eateries participating, including Raleigh’s Irregardless Cafe and the new kō•än in Cary, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. You can try a new... Read More

kō•än Public Table

Upon entering kō•än, one of Cary’s most anticipated new restaurants in recent memory, guests see two words inscribed on the window: “Public Table.”

“This speaks to how our restaurant approaches hospitality right from the front door,” said proprietor Sean Degnan, who opened Southeast Asian-inspired kō•än in the former Ān Cuisines space in November.

When he... 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

We Love

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