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Helping Those in Need

By Perri Kersh | September 23, 2015

Watching the refugee crisis or any number of natural disasters unfold before us on the news is heartbreaking. Our natural tendency is to want to do something—anything—that makes us feel like we’re helping those in need. While sitting here in the comfort of Chapel Hill, observing our excess, we may […]

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Quitting Time

By Perri Kersh | August 25, 2015

I’ve been thinking about quitting a lot lately. Not quitting my job (because I truly love what I do), but quitting other things. Things that no longer serve me, make me happy or make me say, “Hell, yeah!” This is new territory for me because most of the time, I’m […]

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Planning for Spontaneity

By Perri Kersh | July 23, 2015

One of my favorite things about summer is the spontaneity. For those who know me well, I’m not exactly a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of gal. I live by my calendar, and despite my best efforts, I sometimes do glorify busyness (there is a trophy for the person who does the most, […]

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An Ode to the Camp Trunk

By Perri Kersh | June 22, 2015

I just returned from dropping two very happy kids off at sleepaway camp. Our kids absolutely love this ritual of summer … a week or two spent outdoors, unplugged, making new friends and having a few adventures. This also means I get to spend the week prior to camp packing […]

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Punch Up Your Palette: Outdoors

By Jessica Stringer | May 28, 2015

Mixed herb arrangement $75 University Florist Handpainted birdhouse gourd by Rosemarie Hunter, $88 WomanCraft Set of 8 garden markers and pot $32.99 Wild Bird Center Pail and hand tools $8.99 and $2.99/each Fifth Season Gardening Kitras Art Glass balls $35-$49 Cameron’s Antique watering can $145 Whitehall Antiques Solar lantern by […]

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Punch Up Your Palette: Indoors

By Jessica Stringer | May 28, 2015

Panama walnut picture frames $60-$65 SOUTH Magnifying glass $29 Night Gallery – Branching Out Rectangular tray in Skate Petrol by Bodrum Linens $120 Southern Season Gold star $20 La Boutique Lane English elongated diamond motif brass push-rod candlesticks $400 Whitehall Antiques Mediterraneo bowl by Alessi $180 Details Wooden cheese/cutting boards […]

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Use it or Lose it

By Perri Kersh | May 26, 2015

In the past two months, I’ve had more than 25 people ask if I’ve heard of Japanese organizer Marie Kondo and her bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The main premise of this book is that the items in your home should “spark joy” or be tossed. And she […]

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A Downtown Retreat

By Jessie Ammons | May 12, 2015

Steve and Jan Capps both have decades of corporate America behind them. “I wouldn’t say we’ve retired,” Steve says of the couple today. “I would say we’ve changed direction.” When searching for a space to come home to after days spent on philanthropic and entrepreneurial pursuits, Chapel Hill was a […]

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Emergency Preparedness: Slacker’s Edition

By Perri Kersh | April 24, 2015

One of the things that stinks about being a grown-up is all of the shoulds … you should buy a house, you should have life insurance, you should have a will and you should definitely be prepared for a disaster. I’m about to turn 45 so I can check most […]

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The Perfect Fit

By Jessie Ammons | April 12, 2015

Sometimes a house is just a house. Often, a house becomes a home. Once in a blue moon, a house becomes so, so much more. “We said this house must have been waiting for somebody. I was waiting for someone to get it that got it. Through this whole process, […]

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