Walking Through History in Charleston

Walking Through History in Charleston

Every time I travel in the fall I’m met with some type of crappy weather, usually in the form of storms. One day, hopefully, I’ll travel in the fall without some extreme weather to dampen my plans. One day. In the meantime, I’ve realized I’ve got to be able to pivot to avoid a drenching. So, […]

Stay Perfectly Posh at the Fairmont Empress

Stay Perfectly Posh at the Fairmont Empress

Many years ago, during the height of numerous afternoon tea outings with the family, my mom and I discovered there was a tea at the Empress. That very day we stated our intent to go to Victoria, BC one day to partake in their afternoon tea. Years passed and this dream was placed on the […]

Roots Run Deep at the Chef & the Farmer!

Roots Run Deep at the Chef & the Farmer!

This weekend was going to be an adventure! Or so I thought. I was in the Outer Banks for work and I planned to stay through the weekend photographing lighthouses and visiting the new Shelly Island in Hatteras. My plan was quickly dashed by a series of nasty storms and a construction accident on the bridge that […]

6 Hours in Seattle

6 Hours in Seattle

On a recent trip to Victoria, BC I had a few hours in Seattle before the Victoria Clipper left the pier for Victoria, BC and we waved to the fading shore. I was taking my mom to Victoria to have tea at the Fairmont Empress. Well, that’s what started the idea of going there, but […]

S & T’s Soda Shoppe, Pittsboro, NC

S & T’s Soda Shoppe, Pittsboro, NC

I sat there staring at the steaming bowl of cheese sitting in front of me. To be fair, this lasagne did have a few noodles and a tiny bit of meat sauce so that it could technically be called “lasagne.” It is a gesture to the Italian classic, but it’s nothing like what you’ve ever had […]

100 Years of Cheerwine

100 Years of Cheerwine

What is Cheerwine? If you’re not from around these parts Cheerwine is as foreign a concept as walking on the moon. Well…one sip of this fizzy, cherry soda and you’ll be over the moon: no space suit or rocket required. Admittedly, I was a Cheerwine holdout until one day a friend gave me a frosty […]

Got to be NC Festival

Got to be NC Festival

What do we want?! Local! When do we want it?! Now! In a world of foods of questionable origin, why go out of state when you’ve got fresh, NC agriculture right here in your own yard? The Got to be NC Festival highlights everything that is grown, raised, caught, and made right here in the Old […]

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

17 March 2017 There is something to be said for new beginnings. Sometimes starting something new is not a choice you made. Other times the change comes because you’ve made a choice. Today I’m mixed with happiness and excitement while at the same time I’m scared, nervous and sad. You see, today I gave my […]

Moores Creek National Battlefield

Moores Creek National Battlefield

As a young girl in PA I remember my dad dragging my mom and me off to historic sites across the area. My dad was a history buff, particularly military history such as the Revolutionary War, WWII, and Vietnam. PA and the mid-Atlantic region is full of historic sites – Valley Forge, Washington’s Crossing, Philly, […]

Artist Spotlight: Kitty Williamson

Artist Spotlight: Kitty Williamson

I strolled into the Cape Fear Studios in Fayetteville on Fourth Friday and immediately noticed one of Kitty’s paintings, and another, and then another. What was missing was the artist herself. The studio is in an old brick building, which provides a beautiful canvas to display the paintings from all the featured artists. Dressed in […]