Moon & Lola Teams up with Bourbon & Bowties – and Visits Cameron Village, Too!

Everyone loves Moon & Lola (founded in Apex, NC – holler at your local brands!). And everyone also loves Bourbon and Boweties. But know what’s even better? A mash-up of the two! The designers between the iconic brands, Kelly from Moon and Carley from Bourbon, have been touring retailers around the country over the last few […]

Junior League of Raleigh Shopping Spree Event Adds Local Vendors

For the first time in its history, the Junior League of Raleigh’s annual holiday fundraising event, A Shopping SPREE!, is accepting applications from Wake County brick-and-mortar businesses to participate in the event. A Shopping SPREE! is a four-day shopping expo that draws in over 160 vendors and over 12,000 shoppers in late October/early November – […]

{Local Brand} Creative Countdown

I read a press release about Creative Countdown back in the holiday season – and although I didn’t get myself together in time to snag any of these items as holiday gifts – I do think they’d make great gifts for year-round occasions like upcoming weddings, due dates, anniversaries, retirements, etc. The best part is […]

Last-Minute Shoppers: Here’s Who’s Local and Open Today!

In Downtown Raleigh/Inside the Beltline: Running shop Runologie on Hillsborough Street is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today Vestique in Five Points is open until 3 p.m. (locations also in Morrisville and Charlotte) The Wine Feed on Glenwood South is open until 7 p.m., open 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday Midtown Olive Oil in North […]

{Man Style Monday} RIADA by Adair Handcrafted Gifts for the Holidays

RIADA by Adair is a North Carolina-based company with a studio located in Greenville, NC and production in the Triangle area. NC State University 2012 graduate Jasmine Flood is the owner and lead designer of RIADA by Adair. Back in May, Birchbox selected her men’s tie bars to go in their male subscribers’ May Birchbox… […]

{Man Style Monday} Get to Know Bald Head Blues

I had the pleasure of meeting Bald Head Blues creator and owner Claude Pope, III at the North Hills Beach Music Series this past summer (how appropriate, right?) and love the preppy style he’s bringing from coastal North Carolina to menswear all over the area. I couldn’t wait to share it here for #ManStyleMonday! Bald […]

{Trendsetters} Louise Gaskill Lighting Featured in Garden & Gun Magazine

Three cheers for Raleigh, NC-based lighting designer Louise Gaskill for being featured not only in the Oct/Nov print edition of Garden & Gun Magazine (I pick up the magazine nearly every time I’m in an airport for my in-flight entertainment), but also on their “Daily Shot” Southern Sourcebook blog post last month. On her website, […]

{Movers & Shakers} Southern Season to Debut Vivian Howard Collection, Pop-Up Shops

Southern Season has always been worth the drive to Chapel Hill’s University Mall, but shoppers in Raleigh and Charlotte won’t have to head to the Thrill when the gourmet food and gift retailer opens two smaller format stores as “pop-up shops” in November. According to Triangle Business Journal, “Southern Season will be opening a 5,000-square-foot […]

{Get To Know} Southern Belle Candles

Raleigh, NC’s Audra Ohlweiler lives by southern traditions – large family dinners, days on the lake with friends, and neighborhood barbecues. And it’s those southern traditions that have inspired the intoxicating scents she sells under the name Southern Belle Candles. The candles are sold online and at a growing list of local retailers and feature […]

{Get To Know} Porch Fly Clothing

Have you had lunch, dinner, or cocktails at The Station in Downtown Raleigh? Did you notice the totally casual but totally appropriate for the neighborhood t-shirts that the staff was wearing? That’s one of the first places I really noticed Porch Fly Clothing’s local to Raleigh line of tees for both men and women, so […]