January, 2017


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…

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Place a flat rock in the center of the birdbath to offer a safe perch for small birds.

A Better Birdbath

Birdbaths are welcomed additions to any garden scheme because they provide fixed points of visual interest in seasonally changing landscapes, and of course, because…

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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…

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The Cooling family of Cary sought to refresh rather than renovate their kitchen, with help from Vicky Serany of Southern Studio Interiors in Apex. Easier and less expensive than a full overhaul, they made thoughtful updates to the cabinets, island and color scheme that will allow long-term flexibility as life, and tastes, evolve. Read on for the details, plus tips on when — and how — to refresh your own home.

A Fresh Perspective

Home is our haven, the place where we kick off our shoes, and know which drawer houses the chip clips. It’s automatic. It’s familiar….

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Bounce Back

Change may be part of life, but it’s never easy. Keep calm and carry on, the expression goes, but how exactly are you supposed…

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Stuart Allen and Monica Wood of Myxx are among the teams hard at work to launch startups at Cary Cofounders Lab. Western Wake economic development is boosted by the lab, and other incubator programs in Morrisville and Fuquay-Varina.

The Empowered Entrepreneur

“Everything that could go wrong, did,” said Angie Dawson of her first big break as an entrepreneur. “My computer broke. Then I learned the…

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Howie Shareff leads participants through a series of gentle moves, both seated and standing. “Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that can be achieved by anyone to some degree,” he says.

You Call This Yoga

This is yoga … with a special twist. Gently on a mat, or seated in a chair, it’s all-inclusive yoga being shared with the…

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At VomFass, Kathleen Drew fills a bottle of oil. Customers can bring their own containers, taste the various oils, and buy enough to use in three or four months. Staff also encourages customers to reuse and refill any bottles they buy at the store.

Change your Oil

It may not be a magic potion, but olive oil certainly has amazing properties. High in monounsaturated fats, olive oil is believed to help…

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Rescue the Rescuers

Take a trip to the mall, and you might come away with new shoes … or a new best friend. For years, AniMall has…

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