Chic Sensibility

Posted by - September 20, 2017

Written by: Doug Franks | Photography by: Marcelo Mena I meet Lourdes Chavez early one Sunday morning at her spacious Los Angeles studio and workshop. She greets me at the door with a warm smile and says , “Hola.” Lourdes is a bustling, busy bee arriving every day, hours before her employees to make sure

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WW Grissett Farm: Five Generations of Tradition

Posted by - September 18, 2017

Written & Photographed by: Claudia Stack Travel southwest on Highway 17 from Wilmington into Brunswick County about 50 miles, until the chain stores give way to farm stands, and you will be in the vicinity  of Ocean Isle Beach.  The name conjures images of vacationers enjoying the surf, but just a few miles inland Grissett

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Wilmington’s Walk of Fame: 20 years later

Posted by - September 15, 2017

Written by: Monte Coughlin | Photography by: Monte Coughlin and used with permission from Nancy Bullock for this article What do a 19th century architect, two former NFL quarterbacks, a world famous opera singer, and Grammy award winning country music legend all have in common?  Each of them spent a part of, or most of their life, in

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Nathan Wiles Provides the Path to Peace and Tranquility

Posted by - September 14, 2017

Written by: Kharin Gibson Nathan Wiles is a man with a calm, unassuming nature; in social circles he comes off as just your average, all-around guy, but there is more that dwells beyond the exterior. He is part of a select few who are experts in using the ancient method of sacred geometry for designing

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A Bird’s-Eye View

Posted by - September 12, 2017

Written by: Connor Davis | Photography by: Marc St. Pierre Since its opening in 2013, High Tide Helicopters, located near Oak Island, is Wilmington’s premier helicopter flight school and touring company. Specializing in scenic sunset tours, and even personal chartered flights, this small business is widening the perspective on our beautiful coast. Owned by Jessica

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Post, Past & Present

Posted by - September 8, 2017

Step inside an historic jewel, polished to reflect its heritage. Written by: Beth Rutledge | Photography by: Michael W. Smith In 1854, Wilmington  buzzed with energy and promise. Steamships and the railroad shuttled ever-growing masses of people and goods; the Port City was its own gateway to the world. That year, Franklin Pierce was president,

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Pure, Genuine, Sincere Beauty

Posted by - September 7, 2017

Written By: Heather Lee Gordy | Photography by: Happy 8 Photography As I approached the doors to Dalisay Hair Salon & Bridal Suite I read the words “Refined,” “Perfect,” “Serene,” and “Clear,” printed along the windowpane. Entering through the doors, the floor setting was open and spacious. Large ceiling-high win dows allowed for natural sunlight

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A Letter From Our Editor

Posted by - September 7, 2017

Our September issue opens with the theme: New Beginnings. We bid adieu to summer and greet the fall season with anticipation of many things: cooler weather, the start of school, the beginning of football season and the performing arts season, and the onslaught of fall television show premieres. It seems befitting to recognize September as

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An Uptown Entertainment Destination

Posted by - September 7, 2017

Written by: Khalisa Rae | Photography by: Mark B. Steelman Since its opening in 2015, thousands of visitors have flocked to the Port City Marina dock, which is under the management of Pete Werling and Josh Alther, for business and pleasure. With the marina sitting between Beaufort and Savannah, crews from California, Florida, and Minnesota

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Dancing to Success

Posted by - September 7, 2017

Dara Holmes, one of the top 10 black ballerinas in the world, was discovered in 1999 at the first outreach program of the Wilmington Ballet Company (WBC). WBC was formed with a vision to make classical ballet accessible to the whole community, to bring professional ballet to Wilmington, and to create world class ballet productions

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