Jessica Stringer

SallyMack Life Furnishings

If you’re looking for Sally Stollmack and she’s not at home, she’s likely at Midtown Market, the shopping center bookended by Lucha Tigre and The Root Cellar. Sally lives less than a mile away from where she occasionally hostesses at Kitchen and once sold books at Flyleaf Books. “In a joking fashion, the people who own the …

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Palette & Parlor

Somewhere between strolling Copenhagen’s streets and dinner parties with Danish friends, Ivy Simon dreamed up a big idea. During a year working abroad, the Chapel Hill native and her husband John were exposed to great design in a country where Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen are household names. “The elegant simplicity of it [all] is …

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Yellow Chair Market

Not all kids grow up using power tools, but Amy Caylor and her three siblings did. “Now when I think about it, I can’t believe we have all our fingers,” Amy says. With (supervised) encouragement from their contractor dad and furniture-refinishing mom, Amy and her siblings were given room to be creative. She received her …

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Love of Learning

During the past three decades, the Public School Foundation has given $3.5 million to Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. In January, the nonprofit organization hosted a “Thanks for 30” celebration at the Chapel Hill Country Club, where executive director Kim Hoke and president Laura Baxley spoke about the organization’s many accomplishments. Guests bid on items like …

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The Golden Rule

Eleven-year-old Leanne Joyce was waiting for the results of an echocardiogram during her annual appointment in 2011 at Duke Children’s Hospital when a group of volunteers came around passing out small items. Leanne received an iTunes gift card, and, though she can’t recall what games or songs she downloaded with it, she remembers the gift’s impact. “It made me feel …

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The Dish: Olio & Aceto Cafe

It’s that chilly time of year when I can’t help but crave something warm and soothing. Thankfully Glenda and Suzie Keenan, the mother-daughter team behind Blue Sky Oil & Vinegar and the Olio & Aceto food truck, opened a cheery brick-and-mortar cafe earlier this year where you’ll find winter relief aplenty. Every menu item, from sandwiches and salads to soups (try the butternut …

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The Dish: Bella’s International Cuisine

After three years in Durham, the family behind Bella’s moved their eatery to Carrboro and swiftly transformed a former wing joint into an elegant space. With daughter Valerie Hernandez creating the desserts, daughter Alice Hernandez behind the bar and 8-year-old daughter Isabella Hernandez as the restaurant’s namesake, seasoned chef Claudia Barragan brings new meaning to family-style dining. In the kitchen, she’s busy cooking the gamut of international …

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Model Home

  When Donna and Peter Stubbs left the Triangle for the D.C. area in 1998 following a few years at their post-collegiate jobs at the Durham Arts Council and Memorial Hall, respectively, the newlyweds thought they’d be back two years later. But with grad school, various jobs and the arrival of daughter Lauren, now 5, it …

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The Dish: Sage Vegetarian Cafe

For me, scanning the menu at Sage is like flipping through an atlas – I see a half-dozen exotic names I need to experience. Though Persian at its core, the vegetarian cuisine that Iranian-born Homa Jahannia and her son Ramin have perfected over the past 11 years borrows from Italian, Greek and other global culinary traditions. Take …

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