Rest, Relax, Recharge – Getting Cozy in Cape Fear

Posted by - May 7, 2017

  Written by: Kharin Gibson | Photographs provided by the properties, except for Angie’s Bed & Breakfast and Camellia Cottage, which were taken by Kathleen Fairall   With summer coyly peering from the horizon, our thoughts drift to scenes of a well-deserved respite away from the everyday grind. We muse over temperate days in a

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Take a Tour into Wilmington’s Past

Posted by - April 4, 2017

Written by: Kharin Gibson | Photographed by Arthur Green There are many things that we, in the Cape Fear region, anticipate each year.  As spring unfolds, we are eager to usher in the season with five, fun-filled days of celebration at the North Carolina Azalea Festival, our region’s premier annual event. Of the myriad of

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Luxury Outdoors

Posted by - March 20, 2017

Written By: Rachael Ward | Designed and Built By: Tongue & Groove With summer approaching, this is a great time of year to start planning your perfect outdoor space or modernize your existing one. Whether you enjoy a nice pool area, a space for cookouts and grilling, or a simple relaxing seated area with a

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Hottest Hues

Posted by - February 3, 2017

Written By: Lynn Leake | Photographs Courtesy of Norwalk Furniture Color makes the world go around. Here in the depths of our “winter,” color becomes even more important and influential in the way we feel about life. We are fortunate enough to have lovely bushes and trees that keep their leaves all year around offering

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Three Makers’ Craft

Posted by - January 25, 2017

Above: Kay Goodwin between two Azalea Belle dresses she made.  Written By: Becka Jackson | Photographed By: Arthur Green  Visitors who come to Wilmington for the Azalea Festival expect to see lush gardens blooming with flowers of every color that have been carefully cultivated all year. What they do not expect is to be greeted

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The Market Experience

Posted by - December 13, 2016

Written and Photographed By: Lynn Leake High Point is not like any other city in the world. The English who settled in the Piedmont of North Carolina in the 1600s brought furniture making skills with them. First, there was one factory, and then the railroad came through and suddenly there were over 40 furniture companies

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Holiday Home

Posted by - December 2, 2016

Written By: Heather Lee Gordy | Photographed By: Samantha Lowe Each year the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society (LCFHS) chooses a selection of historical sites to be featured in the Old Wilmington Candlelight Tour. For over 40 years, this traditional Holiday event has brought visitors and residents to the doorstep of many historical homes and buildings

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Home for Christmas

Posted by - November 30, 2016

One family’s forever home blends West Coast and East Coast architecture for a Cali-Carolina coastal fusion. Meet the Brodeurs as they deck their halls in preparation for their first Christmas in Middle Sound. Written By Marimar McNaughton | Photographed by Lisa McCall | Styled by Stephanie Martins Celebrating Christmas in their new home, the Brodeurs of Middle

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Creating Your Dream Space

Posted by - November 6, 2016

Written By Lynn Leake | Photographed By Kaylee Estrada For most of us, our home is the biggest investment that we make. And by investment, I mean a personal and emotional involvement in our lives like no other. Our homes are our havens and our refuges from the world. They express our personalities and show the

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Mix Matched Tablescapes

Posted by - October 8, 2016

By Lynn Leake The summer company has gone back home, the children have gone back to school, and the extreme heat and humidity have come to an end. It’s time to relax and take a deep breath before the next wave of traveling family and friends arrive to celebrate the holidays. Really, the only pressure

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