This year's Art in Bloom offers classes, tours, trunk shows and even floral fashions.

The Power of Flowers

World-class floral designers and master classes … trunk shows … and lots and lots of flowers: Welcome to the third annual Art in Bloom.

This four-day festival kicks off today, March 30, at the North Carolina Museum of Art, offering all of the above plus family activities and tours.

A great event to welcome spring, Art... Read More

Read and Feed is the local nonprofit selected to benefit from this weekend's Triangle's Got Talent, hosted by the Cary Teen Council. Here, Read and Feed volunteer Cindy Johanson reads with Tomasa in the organization's mobile classroom.

Teen Talents

They sing and dance, and juggle. They’ve auditioned, and rehearsed. And now these teens are ready to do some good, on behalf of local nonprofit Read and Feed.

The Cary Teen Council presents the second annual Triangle’s Got Talent this Sunday, April 2, where 15 teen talent acts will take to the stage... Read More

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Style, Plus

Giving back has never looked so good.

The Cary Woman’s Club will hosts its annual Spring Fashion Show on Saturday, April 1, this year benefiting Dorcas Ministries of Cary. Here are three more reasons you’ll want to be there:

  • The latest spring fashions, by Dillard’s.
  • Lunch, catered by The Italian Bistro.
  • Entertainment.
  • “This is our... Read More

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    On Screen: How to keep your peepers perky

    Desktop. Phone. Tablet. You’re reading this on a screen of some sort.

    So how are your eyes holding up?

    The average American worker spends more than 10 hours a day in front of a screen. But as screen time increases, so do eye strain and fatigue, thanks in part to the blue light emitted from... Read More

    Restaurant Row

    BREW is located in the cafe and concession area on the first floor of The Cary Theater. It offers coffee, espresso and tea from local companies, including Raleigh Coffee Company, with a light breakfast and café lunch menu, wine and craft beer. It’s open until 6 p.m. weekdays, but stays open during theater events.

    Destination Downtown

    The benefits of Cary’s downtown revitalization continue to emerge, and there’s no better time than now to savor its bevy of quality eating and drinking establishments.

    Consider inviting friends along for a full-fledged progressive dinner, all downtown, where you can try new places and enjoy mainstays, while appreciating their distinct flavors, and strolling between courses.... Read More

    Wayne Alcaide and his wife Kristyna own The Provincial in Apex. The bistro is known for its seafood and straightforward menu.

    The Provincial

    Fresh. Simple.

    These two words epitomize the gastronomic philosophy of The Provincial, an up-and-coming eatery in downtown Apex. The owners also have inscribed them as a credo on the restaurant’s front window, menus and website.

    “It’s all about taking fresh, simple, quality ingredients and letting them shine on the plate,” said chef-owner Wayne... Read More

    Home & Garden

    Pepperpot Tower at Powerscourt

    Irish Spring, Irish Gardens

    If vacation plans have you leaning toward hopping across the Atlantic to enjoy an Irish Spring, the Isle of Eire certainly won’t disappoint — it is indeed a green land of great beauty. Adding to this natural splendor are the many public gardens that can provide plenty of inspirational eye candy for backyard growers wanting... Read More

    The Saklads’ home overlooks the marsh on Bald Head Island. “The view at any time of day is gorgeous,” said Diana. Photos courtesy of Dan and Diana Saklad.

    Vacation, All I Ever Wanted

    Vacation. It’s early spring and we’re already dreaming about it. Thankfully North Carolina affords countless getaways within a couple hours’ drive. And for many, a vacation property at one of these gorgeous mountains, lakes or beaches is also within reach.

    Whether it’s for a quiet interlude, a family gathering spot or a rental property, a... Read More

    We Love

    We Love!: March/April 2017

    We Love!: March/April 2017

    1. Bohemian style

    Raleigh-based designer Noelia Torres partners with Mexican artisans to create unique leather goods; cutwork tan leather bag, $158; green suede bag, $131; black zippered bag, $138. bixiawotan.com

    2. Take note To go into the bag, Torres designs durable accessories including passport cases and leather-bound journals; passport case, $45; metallic leather journal,... Read More


    We Love!: February 2017

    1. Fight the cold Naturally Me Winter Skin Sampler Set with body scrub, all-over body butter, oatmeal soap and a soy candle, $16.99. naturallyme.us

    2. Makes scents Naturally Me founder Chaundra Smith donates $2 from each sale of her Dessert Candles to a Single Parents Scholarship at Durham Technical Community College. Strawberry shortcake... Read More