Spring Fashion Trends 2018

Posted by - March 18, 2018

Written by: Kelly Amato & Ireland Headrick  Photographed by Ethan Gaskill The start of spring is always the most exciting time of the year for me! It is the culmination of months of careful deliberation over which designers to feature in my boutique, as well as which trends I want to highlight in the warmer

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The Gem Transcends The Cut

Posted by - January 16, 2018

Written by: Debra McCormick | Photography by Mark Steelman      As humans, we are instinct-driven beings, gravitating often to beauty. We enjoy looking at perfect shapes and vibrant colors, which explains our attraction to fine gemstones. They are a significant component in the work of several award-winning gem and jewelry designers at Spectrum Fine Jewelry, a

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Cozy Chic: Winter Fashion 2017-2018

Posted by - December 11, 2017

Written by: Kelly Oliver | Photography by Ethan Gaskill The holidays are a perfect time to embrace the season’s trends in style, whether you are choosing what to wear to the party of the year, or shopping for something special for your bestie. I get the most gratification when I can play up trends with items

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Mission Made Beginnings: Much more than jewelry

Posted by - November 13, 2017

Written by: Casey McAnarney | Photography provided by: Mission Made Jewelry Taking her first trip to Haiti in 2016, Executive Director of Mission Made Jewelry, Kaitlyn Hopfer met with local artisans and began forming relationships that would do more than create jobs within an impoverished community; it was an entirely new start for many. Working

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Make it Meaningful.  Is there a Story Behind the Stone?

Posted by - October 22, 2017

Written by: Star Sosa Imagine you are meeting your best friend for coffee and you are showing off your new ring.  Which story would be more exciting to share?  “We picked it from the big-box-factory website” or “We researched local artisans and found a talented goldsmith to co-create a one-of-a-kind ring”.  Isn’t it the ‘story”

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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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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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Brighten Your Lifestyle: White Dental

Posted by - August 28, 2017

Summers in southeastern North Carolina are hot and when it’s hot, it’s time to slip on the swimwear and take to the water. Now, what better way to dress up that perfect swimsuit and summer body than with a healthy smile? Dr. Jim White and his team at White Dental will guide you on your

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Going To Market

Posted by - July 10, 2017

In April and October buyers for furniture stores and interior designers from around the world gather in High Point, NC to be wined and dined by furniture  manufacturers and vendors.  More than 100,00 people who are involved with home decor, furniture, or art gather in over ten million square feet of showroom space in 180

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The Joy of Shopping at Lula Balou

Posted by - July 10, 2017

Written by: Kharin Gibson |Photography: Marcus Anthony Hair/Makeup:Tyler Kent | Venue/Location:Dalisay Salon and Bridal Suite There is something to be said for retail therapy. Experiencing that euphorically-charged adrenaline rush while being handed colorful packages in all shapes and sizes is the guilty pleasure of most women. Of course, the stars must be aligned in order to

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