Fashion: Spring Comes to Cary Boutiques


Story and lead photo by Lindsey Chester, a 15-year veteran designer of women’s sportswear for Harve Benard, Leslie Fay, Kellwood Industries and Norton Mc Naughton.

Cary, NC – About a month ago, I wrote about Fashion Trends for Spring 2013. Now that our weather is finally warming up and the skies are turning Carolina Blue again, I visited some Cary boutiques to see what trends are gaining traction for Spring. Read more

Restaurant Celebrates 5 Years in Cary


Cary, NC – Every year, Narong Sapsuwan of Thai Spices and Sushi, throws a special dinner for his best customers. This year, the celebration took on extra significance as the 5th anniversary of his restaurant in Cary. Read more

Cary Quilting Company Opens Downtown


Story by Hal Goodtree. Photos from Cary Quilting Company.

Cary, NC – I love quilting. I really do. And I love downtown Cary. Put the two together and you have magic: Cary Quilting Company. Read more

2013 Spring Fashion Report


Story by Lindsey Chester, photos courtesy Belk.

Cary , NC – Here’s my report from the front row at the 2013 Belk Spring Fashion Preview!

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Holly Jolly Christmas at Pop-Up Shop

Story and photos by Lindsey Chester. Above, leather goods from Zanan and the artist who makes them, this week at Holly Daze.

Cary, NC – Have you ever heard of a Pop-up shop? I hadn’t, but apparently its all the rage in urban areas, where retail space is expensive and entrepreneurs just getting a start have something to sell, but are low on funds to rent permanent space. The Town of Cary has sponsored their first Pop-Up Shop at 120 E. Chatham Street and it’s called Holly Daze. I visited on Tuesday. Read more

Business: 2012 State of Downtown Cary

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Last year, we reported on six new businesses that opened in Downtown Cary in 2011. This year, a dozen more have opened their doors. In fact, this might be the most transformational year in more than a generation. Read on for our 2012 State of Downtown Cary.

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CaryCitizen Holiday Shopping Guide

Story by Lindsey Chester, official shopper of CaryCitizen.

Cary, NC – We are big fans of our local independent retailers and try to support them with our dollars whenever possible. This year Cary welcomed lots of new boutiques and businesses and many of these will be excellent Holiday Gift-Giving resources. Here’s our CaryCitizen Holiday Shopping Guide. Read more

Holidays: Designing the Perfect Christmas Tree

Story and photos by Lindsey Chester

Cary, NC – Back in September, I dropped by Garden Supply Company. And what to my wonderous eyes should appear? Not eight tiny reindeer (but close) – eight amazingly decorated Christmas trees! Here’s a post to help you get that designer Christmas tree look for your house. Read more

Stonehaven Designs the Gift of Extravagant Love

Story and photos by Lindsey Chester.

Cary, NC – Stonehaven Jewelry‘s owner Ron Lodolz has designed handcrafted jewelry for over 35 years, but it wasn’t until recently that he truly found his calling. It’s called the Gift of Extravagant Love. Read more

Business: Green Kangaroo, e-Commerce Stationer for Brides

Cary, NC – Green Kangaroo is an e-commerce custom stationer with a store front in a new Downtown Cary location. Unlike other businesses in our local market, they don’t rely on foot traffic to do business. When they opened in March, I was curious to learn what resided behind the frosted windows down the street from our CaryCitizen office. Read more