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Winter Glam Ring In The Holidays With Fabulous Dresses From Local Boutiques

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contents WINTER 2015

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16 Winter Glam Ring In The Holidays With Fabulous Dresses From Local Boutiques


22 Choosing The Right Bra Tips For Finding The Best Bra For The Right Dress 24 Triangle Artist Spotlight An Intimate Interview With Triangle Fashion Designer Extraordinaire LeLuna Star 26 Weekend Chic Three Simple Steps To Effortless Style 30 Beyond The Crown Catching Up With Past Miss North Carolina’s (And Cover Models) Arlie Honeycutt and Adrienne Core 34 And The Winners Are... Meet The Winning Triangle Team Behind The Food Network's “Best Food Truck In America"

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38 Hot Topic 10 Perks For Warming Up This Winter With Hot Yoga



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56 Ten Fabulous Paint Colors A Color Consultant Gives Us The Inside Scoop On Her All Time Favorite Paint Colors 29 41 42 62 68 72 74 75 80 81

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It’s officially party season, which means it’s your time to shine! Fun and flirty dresses are the way to go. This season, choose color, pattern and sparkle when shopping for your special holiday look. These are just a few of the showstoppers we found at local Triangle boutiques – there are so many more fabulous options to choose from!


Written and Styled by: Deanna Lopes Photography: Terrence Jones Make-up: Ashley Bromirski, Radiant Beauty Hair: Jason Shoop, Shoop Salon Style Assistant: Lauren Franklin Models: Arlyn Osborne and Joanna Crowder

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RED PUMPS AND LIPS ELEVATE YOUR FAVORITE BLACK AND WHITE DRESS TO PARTY-STATUS! Red Dress: Kristen’s Bracelet: Sophie and Mollies ••• Stripe Dress: Fab’rik Ring: Sophie and Mollies Earrings and Bracelet, Fab’rik Jessica Simpson Red Pumps: SRI Shoe Warehouse

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ALL EYES WILL BE ON YOU IN THIS ELEGANT MAXI! GOLD EMBELLISHMENTS AND A SEXY SLIT MAKE THIS SO MUCH MORE THAN YOUR AVERAGE LBD. ••• Maxi Dress and Ring: Sophie and Mollies Clutch: Scout and Molly’s Steve Madden Shoes: SRI Shoe Warehouse

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TWIRL THE NIGHT AWAY IN THIS ADORABLE CUT-OUT DRESS WITH A PLEATED SKIRT! RICH JEWEL TONES ARE FESTIVE AND FLATTERING. ••• Emerald Green Dress: Scout and Molly’s Tights: CT Weekends Bracelet: Fab’rik Ring and Earrings: Sophie and Mollies

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It happens every holiday season; you find the perfect dress for your festive fete, but can’t find the matching bra. While showing skin is in, you don’t want your undergarment peaking out from your showstopper gown. But, we’ve got you covered with our favorite fixes for those tricky silhouettes. STRAPLESS A strapless look allows for the most support. While you can take the straps off of many multi way bras, a corset or bustier offers staying power for those with a fuller set of girls. DEEP PLUNGE A deep plunging neckline displays your cleavage, so you’ll want to go with a U-plunge bra. As the name suggests, the underwire dips into a U, allowing for skin to show all the way down to your sternum. Depending on the cut of your dress there are backless versions, as well.

HALTER When it comes to Halter dresses look for a convertible style bra such The Marie Jo Tom Convertibl Bra . It will easily become your go to bra with their convertible straps that adjust in the back - adding more versatil ity for not only halter but criss-cross dresses. BACKLESS Backless is a glamorous choice and a top pick for many, especially for some added drama. There are a couple of choices, but most will consist of some sort of adhesive to allow the support to stay in place. The Nu-Bra which some people jokingly refer to as “chicken cutlets” are very popular and completely backless, but only really work up to a cup size C. Most will have a front-closure for an added lift. Another option is underwire cups of a demi bra, but with adhesive sides that will cling to your rib cage.

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If the back of your dress is just a little too low for your usual bra, you can use a low-back converter. It consist of straps that attach to the hooks in the back, and then cross in front of your abdomen before fastening lower on your back.

TRICKY CUT OUTS If you have a dress full of trendy cutouts or sheer mesh, apply pasties with medical or double-sided tape. It might not be the comfiest, but you’ll be tucked in and ready to steal the spotlight. A final tip is to bring your dress to your favorite lingerie shop. The associates know their stock and will work with you to find the perfect fit.

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In our continued efforts to bring you the best in all things local, Triangle Style Magazine would like to introduce you to Leah Mancini, clothing designer and owner of Leluna Star in Cary.

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Leah’s lifelong love of fashion started at an early age fueled by popular magazines and trends of the time but her passion for creating and designing was sparked by her dear Aunt Evie who taught her the basics of sewing and “that with a little bit of creativity and a lot of hard work, [she] could sew her own clothes”. Leluna Star specializes in customized, made to order women’s and children’s clothing, accessories and unique home décor.

STITCHES OF LOVE FROM LEAH… “I’ve been creating and designing for almost 20 years but it wasn’t until 2006 that my passions became a reality and Leluna Star was officially born. I love creating custom, one-of-a-kind items and working with my clients to design items they can’t find anywhere in the stores. I also create unique items for children that are easy to care for and perfect for baby shower gifts, birthdays, or any day of the week. I’m constantly designing and often working late into the night but I love what I do so it hardly seems like work. My husband Brian is my biggest supporter and our daughter Madeleine is my greatest inspiration.”

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LET THE SHOPPING BEGIN With the Holidays and New Year upon us, consider shopping local and supporting our area talent. Need a gift recommendation? Triangle Style suggests a gift card from Leluna Star, which is always a perfect fit for anyone on your list! Visit and shop today! All of Leah’s designs are made to order, so please allow up to 2 weeks for your items to be made and ready to ship. Need an item sooner? Contact directly for an estimated shipping date. (404) 835-7580 athens • atlanta • birmingham • charlotte jacksonsville • orlando • raleigh

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WEEKEND CHIC This time of year our schedules begin to heat up and weekends become busier than ever. However, a packed social calendar filled with basketball games, date nights, family gatherings and running errands can leave you wondering what to wear! I have an easy formula that I want to share with you that will leave you looking forward to the weekends because getting dressed will become so much fun

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START WITH A GREAT PAIR OF JEANS Whether in a dark wash denim or a bold bright, find the pair that fits you best. Try a pair of pull on skinny jeans that feel like leggings, or the season's hottest style - bootcut. Stretch is key here, and I recommend something comfortable and chic.


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ADD IN A CHIC TOP A few things to consider with your top are that it should be loosefitting, yet gracefully skim the body. You want comfort without totally ditching fit, so something that has built-in waistline definition or is in a weight-y knit that will flatter your figure is key. Choose a top that can easily be layered under a cardigan or jacket, yet that looks great on its own. Layers are key this time of year but you don’t want to feel that you can’t take your sweater or jacket off because your top doesn’t


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SLIP ON A THIRD LAYER Whether a cozy cardigan, a chic cape or a jaunty jacket. I love wrap styles for this because they’re easy to throw on or take off, but whatever style you choose, opt for something that shows your shape rather than adds bulk and covers it up. Add a pop of color to your look by wearing a jacket in a bold bright or an unexpected texture, and repeat this element in another accessory to tie it all together. Three easy pieces will get you started. Add in a great pair of comfy shoes, booties or boots, and some understated accessories. A great bag is essential to finishing your look, but is also necessary for function. I know personally that I carry more things in my bag on the weekends and having a bag that can hold it all without compromising my style is essential. Rock your weekends in style! TS

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participate in volleyball has been a huge plus for me, as I enjoyed playing three sports in high school. Sports help young people prepare for so many avenues of life and I hope to leave a lasting impression - that although winning isn't everything - striving to become a better individual is.

ARE YOU STILL INVOLVED IN SOME SORT OF WAY WITH THE MISS NC PAGEANT? I actually traveled back to Miss America with the reigning Miss NC, Kate Peacock, this past September to ride with her in the “Show Me Your Shoes” Parade. The pageant had moved in January from Las Vegas (when I competed) back to Atlantic City. In Vegas, we had a sort of makeshift walking-parade, but it was nothing like the historical parade on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. It was pouring rain and we got soaked but we truly made memories that we will cherish together forever! It’s really important to me that I attend local contests and the state pageant each year, giving support to the contestants however I can. WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR PLANS FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS? Interestingly, the next five years are somewhat up in the air for me. I love what I do; however, I don't ever wish to close the door on any possibility that might be available for me to grow as an individual. I have family in Mississippi and Tennessee, and that surely offers prospects to broaden my horizons, should something interesting present itself in the way of a career opportunity that might take me closer to those special people in my life. Additionally, I often wonder how I might use my extensive education toward other pursuits. I guess...the sky's the limit!

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Do you have a global appreciation for delicious food? Does thin sliced beef with marinade on a Hawaiian bun, with a side of kimchi and homemade sriracha mayo plus Thai Bubble Tea sound like lunch? Then you’ll love Raleigh-based food truck professionals Pho Nomenal Dumpling who recently took home the title of "Best Food Truck in America" on the Food Network's sixth season of the Great Food Truck Race. The Pho Nomenal team (Sophia Woo, Sunny Lin, and Becca Plumlee) run a dumpling and pho food truck – Chinese, Taiwanese and Vietnamese cuisine – that’s literally been rolling round the Triangle since 2014. For the show, they travelled the famed Route 66 with well received Asianfusion dishes of pork and chive dumplings, stuffed hamburger, short ribs, steak tacos, toasted ravioli, and loaded Greek chicken tater tots, just to name a few. Their main goal has always been to source locally, give back to the community, and have a sense of humor while doing it. Initially known

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Finishing Touch Jewelry The team is always adding new featured items and specials to their menu, currently collaborating with Chef Andrew Schaumann (of the former Sol Taco Food Truck) who brings a whole new spin to how they think about foodstuff. “What we are most grateful and excited about is the boost that the show has given us so that we can start to focus more on that goal of contributing to the community,” said Woo. In the coming weeks, the award winning truck can be found in Cary, Durham, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Raleigh, and Wake Forest. Please visit for their full schedule and menu.

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The Top 10 Benefits of Hot Yoga

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HOT TOPIC The New Year gets many of us thinking about health. It’s the go to resolution a er the party the night before. Our health is our most important asset. Without it those collard greens for money and black-eyed peas for luck won’t ma er. It’s our greatest gift a er the holidays, the chance to start fresh, to start anew. One of the ho est ways to get in shape this season is the practice of hot yoga. We’ve all thought about the tough workout it can bring while you sweat every toxin out of your body. But there is so much more that the ancient form can do for you. Indigo Hot Yoga in Raleigh was able to help us break it down and create our top 10 reasons you should pop in to one of their complimentary community classes and try it out for yourself!

1. Yoga has been practiced for 4,000 years The Barkan Method, which Indigo Hot Yoga teaches, is a style of Hatha yoga, while also integrating many other styles. Hatha yoga began in Calcu a, India and is the type of Yoga most common in Western society.

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2. It’s an awesome alternati e for cardio. The rooms are 105 degrees and 40-45% humidity. Due to this increase in temperature, your heart rate is higher and therefore burning more calories. Indigo has customers losing up to 1,000 calories in one Vinyasa class, so you can go for that extra slice of pumpkin pie.

3. It’s everywhere! Recently, hot yoga has become popular in Western cultures and due to the expansion, is much more accessible. Indigo Hot Yoga has many different kinds of classes including Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, and Hot Salutes. So, you can choose the best kind of class for you and your body.

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4. It has the possibility to help illnesses. With consistency, hot yoga has the potential to eliminate stress, anxiety, depression, and other disorders. In addition, practice can aid in the healing of injuries, and even preventi n. The breathing techniques involved can also be beneficial for those with asthma.

5. It’s more than a physical workout. Yoga postures, or asanas, work your body both internally and externally. Your heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, and intestines will all feel improvement. It can also strengthen your joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

6. It’s not just the heat, it’s also the humidity. Some hot studios only use heat, but the trick is the perfect combination of humidity (45%) and heat (55%). Indigo Hot Yoga blends in humidity to help open up the bronchial tubes, improve the quality of the breath and relieve sinus pressure. The increased heat allows your body to elongate and work differently.

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7. You’ll be amazed by your new flexibility. Can’t touch your toes? No worries. With practice the added warmth helps to stretch and strengthen your muscles and the added flexibility will come naturally. This not only helps your form, but also other physical sports in which you may be involved.

8. You’ll feel rejuvenated. A er you finish your 45-75 minute class, you will not only feel more physically fit and balanced, but you will notice a difference on a spiritual level. Most people experience an inner calmness.

9. It’s a detox free of the spa. You sweat a lot in hot yoga. And you don’t want to wipe your sweat off until a er class. It is how your body cools itself off and rids yourself of the toxins underneath the skin.

10. Everyone can give it a go!


One of the greatest aspects of hot yoga is that there is no ideal body type. You can be tall or peti e, young or able to get the senior discount, and you definitely don’t need to be competi e. The classes are for you and you alone. Go at your own pace and listen to your body. You should enter the studio about 15 minutes before class is set to begin, so your body can acclimate to the temperature of the room before physical ac vity. In addi on, it is best not to eat for a good 2 hours before class, but don’t go on an empty stomach, either. If you feel dizzy, lie down or go back to child’s pose, but it is best to stay in the room. A er class is over, wipe yourself dry before leaving the room, so your body does not go into shock when hittin the cold air conditioning. A final tip is to only sip on water during the class; you want to hydrate yourself before and a er. A good way to replace lost electrolytes a erwards is to drink Gatorade or natural coconut water.

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My hands are beginning to show signs of age and it’s really bothering me. I have age spots and my veins are much more noticeable. Is there anything I can do to reverse the aging process? -  Renee There are several options for minimizing ­­ and in many instances eliminating ­­ brown hyperpigmentation spots all together. I recommend going the laser route, which may cost more than some other less effective options (for hands you are probably looking at around $150­$300 per laser treatment), but the results are far more dramatic. I find BBL or IPL laser treatments work the best, particularly for dark spots on hands which tend to be more stubborn than treating spots on the face. The thing that's nice about BBL or IPL is you typically see great results after just one treatment. Once you have eradicated the age spots, you may start to focus on the vascularity issues seen on the top of your hands. As we age, the skin on our hands starts to thin out. Hands can be brought back to a more youthful state with RADIESSE® Hands. RADIESSE® Hands is the first and only FDA-approved filler indicated for hand augmentation to correct volume loss in hands, providing natural­looking results that can last up to 1 year. These painless injections (RADIESSE® Hands contains a topical numbing agent to reduce the feel of the injection) provide a plumping effect to hands, which minimize the appearance of unsightly veins. For maximum results, I recommend doing BBL, then waiting a week before receiving the RADIESSE® Hands treatment. And always be sure you’re using a broad­spectrum SPF to protect your hands from any future sun damage.

A UNIQUE WOMEN'S BOUTIQUE. We specialize in clothing and accessories for the woman who has a passion for fashion and is smitten by all things lovely!

1105 West Main St, Durham • 919 530 1000 Mon. - Sat. 10:00am - 6:00pm Sun. 1:00 - 5:00pm

Anna Porrazzo owns Synergy Spa in Raleigh and teaches corrective makeup and innovative skin care to dermatologists, plastic surgeons, estheticians and spa owners worldwide. Email your questions to winter | 41

Dahlings, We Are Obsessed With The New Monogram Baseball Caps!!

Lots of colors & fonts to choose from!! The Pink Alli Stone Creek Village, 406 Ledgestone Way, Cary (919) 460-2554, see ad on page 22



Bat Your Lashes Lace Top and Pants Steve Madden SLITHUR Get tied up

in one of the hottest evening shoes around. Madden’s cage-like SLITHUR sandal is finished with an open toe, stiletto heel and strappy upper. We recommended teaming with something classic and flowing. Celebrate 24 years of the best brands, styles and prices at SRI Shoe Warehouse. 6031 Oak Forest Drive, Raleigh. 919/872-2800. See ad on page 23


Show Me Your MuMu top $80 Love Token cardigan $110 Scout & Molly’s North Hills, Raleigh, (919) 754-8430 Stone Creek Village, Cary (919) 465-7441 see ad on page 23

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A head turner no doubt. Bella Eve see ad on page 33

Over 10,000 Square Feet

offering one-of-a-kind furniture, fashion & gifts.

Inspirations Home Decor and More 8601 Glenwood Ave., 919.977.3039 Monday - Saturday: 10-6, Sunday: 1-5 see ad on page 61

Softies…. Soft-Cool-Dry

Make A BIG Statement!

With the Red, orange and gold-tone wood oversized beads necklace and earrings from Monies. Come see our big collection. At Ease at Sutton Square 6325 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, (919) 790-1812 see ad on page 3

Sit Down, Prop Your Feet Up And Experience Comfort.

With the Stressless Metro High Back, offers the same Stressless Glide, Plus and Tilt Systems, available in standard or high base. Soft contours and plush cushioning delivers support and comfort. Available in a standard or high base. Ottoman included in price. Made in Norway Ambiente Modern Furniture 3915 Beryl Road, Raleigh (919) 572-2870, see ad on page 58

The Faux Fur Trim Robe is our featured robe of the season. This luxuriously plush velour wrap with faux fur trim, patch pockets and fold over cuffs make this a robe you won’t want to – and don’t have to – take off! Opulence of Southern Pines at Cameron Village, 400 Daniels Street, Raleigh (919) 467-1781 and at The Mews, 280 NW Broad St., Downtown Southern Pines (910) 692-2744 see ad on page 5

Shinola Watches

Seasons change, trends fade, but one thing that never goes out of style is a classic timepiece. Bailey’s Fine Jewelry is excited to offer men’s and women’s timepieces from the Detroit-based brand Shinola in its Raleigh stores. Known for high quality products and classic design, Shinola is one of the few watchmakers that builds its watches in America. Bailey’s Voted THE Best Place to Buy Designer Jewelry Every Woman Wants a Bailey Box Located in Cameron Village (919-829-7337) and Crabtree Valley Mall (919-788-7500) see ad on back cover

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TRIANGLE TRENDS Offering A Selection Of Plus Calf Boots For Ladies! For a more personalized fit, we love this Easy Street Boot with a stretchable back, making it fit your calves the way you want it to. The Wideshoe Company Now open in N. Raleigh. 7334 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh 919-916-5910 see ad on page 28

Gorgeous Teddy

This sensual teddy has lightly padded underwire cups for comfort and support. Available in sizes Small-3X Lingerie Loft 8111-149 Creedmoor Road North Raleigh 919-307-8306 see ad on page 39

Perfect For Staying Warm On A Cool Evening Or Dressing Up An Outfit.

Indigenous flowing fair trade ponchos are all made from either the finest, lanolin-free, hypoallergenic Alpaca fibers or 100% organic, soft cotton. Like all of their ethically made clothing, each piece was created by artisans using time honored traditions, working in safe conditions, and earning a living wage. Certain Things Cameron Village, 404 Daniels St, Raleigh (919) 828-5055 see ad on page 39

Creativity from France "Vive la France", and Germany. Only at C.T. Weekends

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La Molla - Tiziana Redavid Designer/creator Max Debraine - Designer/Creator Petra Meiren - Designer/Creator CT Weekends, Cameron Village, 437 Daniels St., Raleigh (919) 787-9073 see ad pages 62 & 63

$35 Blowouts ANY STYLE, ANY TIME!


BLOWOUTS Any Style Any Time

Getting dressed for holiday parties can be stressful enough, swing into The Green Room and get gorgeous...from blowouts, to bronzing, to eyelash extensions, we are the specialty beauty boutique for the woman on the go! The Green Room (919) 651-9425 1319 Kildaire Farm Road, Next to Trader Joes, Cary see ad on page 73

MARY & MAK Grace Kelly Bag

Available in Black, Silver-Grey, Brown, and Navy MARY & MAK Boutique 1002 Durham Road, Suite 500 Wake Forest (855) 702-4323 see ad on page 32

OMG! In Love With Our New FINGERLESS Gloves!

Fleece lined!! Colorful ones! Rhinestone ones and more! Only 16.50! Perfect for the winter season! Halies Boutique 1209 Parkside Main St. Cary

Long Length, Why Knot Style Lightweight Colorful Plastic Turquoise - with 919-462-0902 see ad on page 72


FOR SKIN SO PERFECT YOU MAY JUST DO WITHOUT MAKEUP! • Eliminates Redness • Treats Acne • Smooths Skins Surface • Erases Superficial Lines

Michael Law MD , Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 10941 Raven Ridge Road. Suite 103. Raleigh. (919) 256.0900 See ads on pages 10, 76 & 77

swirls that kind of look like spin art. Highlighted with a vintage tortoise shell bauble. Wear it long or doubled. Anyway or anywhere you wear it, it's going to brighten your look. Also available in a lilac shade. Price $120 Look Good, Be Comfortable. NEW LOCATION! Glenwood Village: 2603-141 Glenwood Ave Raleigh: (919) 782-0012 Pinehurst: 105 Cherokee Road, (910) 295-3905 see ad on page 13 winter | 45


Linens Both New And Antique Are Conserved And Restored By Linen Wash Products.

Be Blonde, Bold & Beautiful with Olaplex

it’s revolutionary... go blonde without fear of damaged hair TSM Special: Receive An Olaplex Treatment for Only $25!!!! Does not include Blowout

Modern Enhancement Salon Day Spa 8320-166 Litchford Rd. Raleigh 27615 919.875.8668 Visit our websites at see ad on page 14

These unique products are designed especially for the care of all washable household linens. Linen Wash products have a neutral pH balance making it safe for cleaning vintage linens, lace and even precious Egyptian cotton sheets. Yet it is effective in removing stains from red wine, lipstick, "foxing" or aging without the use of bleach, caustics or phosphates. Le Blanc Linen Wash products are recommended by all our Luxury Linen manufacturers and offered at OPULENCE OF SOUTHERN PINES in a variety of fragrances. Opulence of Southern Pines at Cameron Village, 400 Daniels Street, Raleigh (919) 467-1781 and at The Mews, 280 NW Broad St., Downtown Southern Pines , (910) 692-2744 see ad on page 5

We Have Great Prices On Cutout Monogram Necklaces - One of the hottest celebrity trends this

year, the cut out monogram necklace has been seen around the necks of all your favorite stars. Available in silver, gold or acrylic. (many colors available in the acrylic) Single or split chain. We also carry a great selection of ALEX AND ANI Finishing Touch Jewelry (919) 876-1197, 3021-3 Stony Brook Dr., Raleigh, see ad on page 37

AFA Clay-Peel

The AFA Clay Peel is the newest and most revolutionary treatment in skin care. It's remarkably effective. The AFA Clay Peel is a simple, two-step, non-surgical procedure that will immediately create smoother, softer and younger-looking skin after the first visit. Unlike other treatments, the AFA Clay Peel requires no recovery time. A series of 4-6 treatments is usually recommended. The Purple Door Day Spa 154 South White St., Wake Forest, (919) 562-6077,, see ad on page 68 46 | triangle style

Winter White

Great draped collar and cozy for the chilly months ahead. Add witha pair of jeans for an instant outfit with little fuss. Finley’s Boutique Lafayette Village: 8480 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh, (919) 846-0024 Waverly Place: 302 Colonades Way, Cary (919) 977-4742 see ad on page 27

Add This Must-Have Vest To Any Ensemble And Look Effortlessly Chic This Winter.

Faux suede with contrast faux shearling for a fabulous finish. Fab’rik Cameron Village 2039 Cameron St., Raleigh (919) 833-1210 see ad on page 36

Cool Coats!!! We love this short sleeve faux fur jacket! and this navy and red plaid coat with oversized button closure. Adorable as statement pieces. Sophie And Mollies 108-A North Salem St, Downtown Apex, 919-362-7030 431 W. Franklin St, Chapel Hill , 919-903-9370 see ad on page 32 Great Travel Bags For Your Lingerie By PurseN. Beautiful patterns in the

Raleigh’s Exclusive European Style Village

With Locally Owned Specialty Shops, Services & Fine Dining Shop. Dine. Explore. Lafayette Village 8450 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, (919) 714-7447 see ad on inside cover

adorable curvy shaped bag. There are two separate zippered compartments for your bras and panties or maybe your clean and dirties. The bag has a built in hanger and folds in half and snaps together for easy packing. Great idea for a new bride to pack for her honeymoon. Makeup and jewelry travel bags are also available. J. Alane’s, Fine Lingerie And Other Essentials Cameron Village • 445 Daniels Street • (919) 881-8058 winter | 47 see ad on page 35

“The Giving Key” It All Began With A Hotel Room Key That Would Change Lives.


Actress and singer/songwriter, Caitlin Crosby, started wearing the hotel key as a necklace while on tour and had the idea to start engraving old, used keys with inspirational words. Realizing that, in a way, we are all like these keys – unique, flawed, scarred, and sometimes discarded by others – she wanted these keys to have their purpose renewed over and over again.” This holiday season, embrace your word, then pay it forward to a person you feel needs the message as well. Lily Mae's Boutique & Gifts At The Factory, 1839 South Main Street, Wake Forest (919) 453-0113, Follow us on Facebook and Instagram see ads on pages 21 & 41

Clothes Mentor at Triangle Town Center Top 5 Trends For Winter

70’s Vibe - Fringe, Bell Bottoms, Flowy Blouses, Suede, Maxi Dresses, Jumpsuits, Earthy Colors Victorian - Embellishing, Lace, Leather, Black Overhaul, Feminine Accents, Embroidered Minimalist - Solids, Color Blocking, Basics, Simple Silhouettes, Play on Textures Statement Coats - Tailored Styles, Duster Coats, Menswear Influence, Fur Accents, Trench, Puffer Coat Rebellious Babe - Moto Jackets, Studs and Hardware, Leather, Worn Denim, Girly Accents

Clothes Mentor at Triangle Town Center 5911-109 Poyner Village Parkway

Let Us Help Create A Reflection Of Uniquely You!

...I do

Maggi Bridal 6021 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh 919.781.2898 see ad on page 79

(Near Toys R Us behind Triangle Town Center)

Raleigh, NC 27616 - 919-713-0007 see ad on page 7

Give Back and Try Hot Yoga - Indigo Hot Yoga holds a weekly donation-only community class. Anyone can try hot yoga this way and for those that donate, support the charity of the month. Come try it for yourself and feel double the good! See our schedule at Indigo Hot Yoga 1028 Oberlin Road, Suite 244 (919) 664-9800 Facebook and Instagram, see ad on page 40 48 | triangle style

Scent Your Holidays in the French Style Ooh, La La! Choose from a selection of prêt-a-porter fragrances for men or women, or present your loved one with the opportunity to create their very own scent!

Make an appointment, purchase a gift certificate, or order products online. Joyeuses Fêtes! ESCENTUELLE 201 W Chatham St #107,Downtown Cary (919) 659-0476,, see ad on page 55

This Holiday Season, Allow Synergy To Take The Stress Out Of Gift Giving with a Customized Gift Set and Gift Certificate. Gift Sets and Gift Certificates can be created in any dollar amount. Synergy provides the perfect retreat for a day of relaxation and pampering for those special someone’s in your life. December 1st – December 24th with your purchase of $150 or more in gift certificates you will receive a complimentary Manicure Gift Certificate as our gift to you. Everyone needs a little Synergy in their life!

Call Synergy at (919) 510-5130 Inside the Beltline 2603 Glenwood Ave at Oberlin Rd. North Raleigh 8300 Health Park at Six Forks Rd. and Forum Dr., See ad on page 4

The Winter Season Is Upon As And Annie's Attic Has You Covered, From Head To Toe!

What an amazing inventory we have this season! Lots of Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Brighton, Elie Tahari, Lilly Pulitzer, The North Face, Ugg and Vineyard Vines, just to get you started. We are SO EXCITED to bring back our ONLINE SHOPPING experience! Now you can shop in our lovely store in downtown Cary, or from the comfort of your own home. There is a direct link from our website where you can see some of our inventory and purchase on the spot! We will be adding items daily, so check back often. Whether you're a handbag girl, you love fun jewelry, or you just can't ever have enough shoes, Annie's Attic is the store for you! With an amazing selection of 'all things girl,' delightful sales associates and a quaint and classy environment, you will find yourself wanting to come back every week! Annie’s Attic 107 W. Chatham St., Cary 919-500-1302 (next to Ashworth's Drugstore), See ad on page 31

The Galleria Raleigh

THE destination for all your home, gift and fashion needs. The Galleria 9650 Strickland Road, Suite 167, Raleigh, 919-615-0033, see ad on page 57

Headed to a Party? Hot date? Girls Night Out?

Whatever the occasion, Professional Makeup will help you look and feel your best! Schedule your holiday makeup appointment today & mention Triangle Style for Complimentary Lash Extensions added to your service! **See examples of Ashley's work on pages 16-19 Radiant Beauty By Ashley (919) 610-8323 see ad on page 38

Every Tick Tock Matters At Clocktiques!

We specialize in repairs of antique clocks and watches from the 1600's to present. We have a fully stocked showroom for your enjoyment and shopping pleasure. Looking for a gift what better than a timepiece that could become your family heirloom for generations to come. Watch battery replacement and adjustment available. All repairs done in our fully equipped repair shop on site. Clocktiques, 2004 South Main St., Suite 104, Wake Forest, 919-556-8963. see ad on page 68 winter | 49

TRIANGLE TRENDS At Clothes Mentor On Glenwood Ave We Have the Perfect Holiday Dress For you.

For an example ...Pair this Lily Pulitzer dress with J. Crew heels, add hoop earrings and bangles for an instant holiday chic outfit.Be sure to check out our facebook page for our outfits of the day Clothes Mentor On Glenwood Townridge Shopping Center 6560 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh 919-301-8486 see ad on page 7

Lucite Furniture Has Always Been Classic...

but becomes contemporary when mixed with metal. This Gwenyth cocktail table by Interlude Home will be the shining star in your room. The table is also available in a rectangular shape if that better suits your needs. Sew Fine II Custom Window Treatments and Interiors 5850 Fayetteville Road, Suite 104, Durham (919) 806-3638, see ad on page 60

Juvederm: Just One Treatment With The V-Beam Laser Can Eliminate Veins And Control Rosacea With No Down Time.

Sever cases might require multiple treatment for complete clearance Michael Law MD, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 10941 Raven Ridge Road., Suite 103, Raleigh. (919) 256.0900 See ads on pages 10, 76 & 77

Get full lips and avoid duck lips. The expert nurses at Blue Water Spa can create natural looking, full and youthful lips. Top provider of Botox and Juvederm in the Carolinas. Michael Law MD , Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 10941 Raven Ridge Road. Suite 103. Raleigh. (919) 256.0900, See ads on pages 10, 76 & 77

PLUM Hair Atelier is a company whose purpose is to provide exceptional hair care services and offer salon exclusive retail to Raleigh's elite. As a high end salon, PLUM is

devoted to continuing the growth and strengthen our team's passion and talent. We do this with being committed to constant education and pursuing growth opportunities from local to international events. By doing so, we are ensuring our guests are serviced by highly knowledgeable stylists who stay current on the latest trends and techniques. We invite you join us as we reset the industry's standard. Plum Hair Atelier (919) 833-0107, 1028 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, NC 27605,, see ad on page 33 50 | triangle style

Stackable Right Hand Bands… diamond, sapphire

(multiple colors), ruby, and green garnet combinations. These pictured are all 18 Karat White gold. Can also be ordered in Platinum Prices start at $495.00 Reliable Loan & Jewelry 307 S Wilmington St, Raleigh (919) 832-3461, see ad on page 55

The Perfect Laying Basic –

Can add almost any kind of layering piece over the swing dress… think cardigan, jean jacket, sweater, fur vest and more. On the bottom, pair it with tights, leggings, or even skinnies with booties, loafers or flats. For a more minimal look, allow this simple basic to be accessorized with the perfect pair of high boots and a plaid scarf. Available in multiple colors. Lily Mae's Boutique & Gifts At The Factory 1839 South Main Street, Wake Forest (919) 453-0113 Follow us on Facebook and Instagram see ads on pages 21 & 41

David Aubrey Smashed Edge Bangles

Set of five 18k gold plated square

Smitten Boutique 1105 W Main Street Durham, (919) 530-1000 see ad on page 41

Tattoo Regret? Not Anymore.Removing tattoos Just Got Faster With PicoSure™ Technology

Sculpt MedSpa - The only Raleigh provider of PicoSure™ technology in Raleigh, offering both 755 and 532 wavelengths to ensure optimal removal of all colors of tattoos. Sculpt MedSpa 919.964.5020 2011 Falls Valley Drive, Suite 100, Raleigh see ad on page 6

Thinking About Permanent Makeup?

Master Permanent Makeup Artist Phyllis White is new to Raleigh, but not new to the art. She has more than 22 years experience and clients throughout the southeast have sought her expertise. Don't trust your face to inexperience. A consultation to learn more costs only your time. Expressions Permanent Makeup Artistry Located at Salon AG 813 Hodges St, Raleigh (984) 242-6210 see ad on page 31

Come Visit Raleigh’s Hidden Treasure! Oak Park Shopping

Center is a wonderful center filled with delightful boutiques to visit all within walking distance. We have everything in one area to serve you from fabulous restaurants, home decorating services, picture framing needs, holiday baskets to Homeschool supplies or Supplies for your Holiday Costumes and party. We are located on Raleigh's premier Glenwood Avenue. Oakpark Shopping Center, Oakpark Shopping Center, 6001 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh (919) 787-0181,, see ad on page 12 winter | 51


The Secret to Dazzling Holiday Hair

The Holidays are here again! Formal events, holiday parties and not sure what to do with your hair? Long Glamorous hair in a snap‌add length or just volume with our low maintenance no commitment clip in extensions!

Mad For Plaid?

Echo Plaid Ponchos , A classic Statement that is once again all the rage! Kristen's Cameron Village 501 Daniels St, Raleigh (984) 202-5030 see ad on page 35

Saint Jacques French Cuisine Established in 2004, Named One Of The Top 100 Best Overall Restaurants For The Past SIX YEARS In The U.S. By Open Tables Diners


Saint Jacques French Cuisine 6112 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 919-862-2770 see ad on page 80

Call for a consultation to match with your natural or current color. Our extensions are 100% human hair which allows you to freely style as you would you own hair. joule salon 4242 NW Cary PKWY (Next to LaFarm Bakery) 919-297-0152,, see ad on page 40

Get Rid Of Under Eye Darkness And Puffiness With Dr. Boyse’s Product Pick: Lumiere Riche Eye Balm

Lumiere Riche Bio-restorative Eye Balm uses collagen to stimulate growth factors to reduce dark circles and caffeine to help alleviate under-eye puffiness. Fragrance and colorant-free, Lumiere is ultra-gentle for the delicate eye area, leaving the skin around the eyes softer, stronger and younger looking. Additionally, this Eye Balm visibly diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

SPECIAL OFFER Buy any 2 full size Neocutis serum or moisturizer, and receive a complimentary Lumiere Riche Eye Balm.(Expires February 29, 2016) The Skin Renewal Center at Southern Dermatology 4201 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 207, Raleigh, NC 27607 P 919-863-0073, see ads on pages 15, 65 and 72

Pull Off This Cool, Sexy Look...The Right Way

Our soft and sexy Embrace Lace Wire Free Bra from Wacoal combines the best of all worlds. It’s ultra comfortable, supportive and converts to work under some of your most challenging tops.

The Bra Patch 1603 N. Market Dr., Raleigh (919) 876-8677, see ad page 22

This infinity scarf is so cute and soft.

We brought in matching hats as well. Stop in today and check it out. Scarf is $24 and hat is $14. Gigi’s Boutique Lafayette Village: 8480 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, 919-846-0014 Waverly Place: 302 Colonades Way, Cary, (919) 851-5232, see ad on page 27

Your Favorite Brands & More at Raleigh’s Top Spot for Shopping, Dining, Relaxing & Events From high-end

We Have All The Designer Brands You Love At Clothes Mentor Of Chapel Hill From Ugg to Michael Kors to Kate Spade and Dooney & Bourke, we have your look for fall. Be sure to check us out at for inventory updates! Clothes Mentor In Chapel Hill 241 S. Elliott Rd. Chapel Hill, 919-929-1770, see ad on page 7

boutiques to the Triangle’s best restaurants,North Hills is a world of local bliss for your every desire. Find the perfect home decor, indulge in a spa treatment, or join a state of-the-art gym. Invite guests to stay a while at Raleigh’s premier hotels and enjoy the bounty of entertainment including concerts, a 14screen cinema, bowling, and the new Midtown Park! Discover where the locals are at Raleigh’s Midtown, North Hills, see ads on page 82 and inside back cover

The Premier Newborn Night Nursing Provider

Nurse & Nurture provides private, in-home care for newborn babies throughout the night. All of our Registered Nurses have years of related clinical experience and as infant CPR certified. And since you care about who you let into your home, all of our nurses have successfully passed a full criminal background check and are insured. Nurse & Nurture is committed to providing the best possible care for your baby so you can rest peacefully and enjoy a good night’s sleep. Nurse and Nurture,, (404) 835-7580, see ad on page 25 winter | 53

TRIANGLE TRENDS Making Use Of Your Old Fur

The furriers with Douglas Hertzberg Montaldo's (DHM) Furs know how important it is to have fashion that can evolve with trends. Their furriers excel at making any garment into a fashion forward piece, for furs that fit any lifestyle.

Turn that old fur coat into a fashionable new vest. Perhaps a cozy blanket or even a sheared reversible fur garment! Or, give your treasured fur a new life as a home accessory. A full length coat can be transformed into a fabulous fur blanket, a chic throw or even a luxurious fur rug. Fur is natural and recyclable and is one of the few clothing materials that can be re-styled. Recycling furs is great for the environmentally conscious consumer and it is the perfect way to hold onto a sentimental heirloom. Any fur in good condition can be transformed into something one-of-akind and unique. The options are limitless.

Losing Ground This Holiday Season?

Metro's Other Woman® can decorate, shop, wrap, host your event, and even write out those holiday cards for you. We've got you covered! Don't forget your Gift Certificate! Metro's Other Woman of the Triangle, 919-523-3633, see ad on page 67

The restyling department of DHM Furs provides restyling, re-sizing, repairs, alterations, relining, shearing, fashion updating and more. In addition, you are welcome to trade in old furs towards the cost of a new fur. DHM customers can consign their furs at any of our locations, where it will be offered for sale alongside our large collection of new and pre-owned inventory. From a simple style change to a complete redesign, the on-site expert furriers and finishers at DHM Furs can make your fur into any fit and style. Hertzberg Furs 6019-B Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, 919-782-2165 Douglas & Montaldo's Furs 2400 Park Rd, Suite 1, Charlotte 704-333-5161, see ad on page 9

How We Treat Acne - Wake Health Medical Group offers various procedures for the treatment of acne including: • Retin-A Peel • Glycolic Peel • Salicylic Peel • Deep Pore Facials • Acne Surgery • Microdermabrasion • Smoothbeam® Resurfacing • Pixel™ By Alma Lasers® • Fractional Resurfacing Wake Medical Health Group 13200 Falls of The Neuse Road, Raleigh, (919) 554-6754, see ad on page 8

Blue Ridge OB/GYN Associates Strives To Be The Best Women's Healthcare Practice In Raleigh Every Day.

Serving woman of all ages in the heart of North Carolina. Our mission is to provide the highest quality care for all our patients, promoting health as a way of life for women. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals provide expert and compassionate care in a convenient North Raleigh location along with our Rex Hospital area location. You can have your obstetrical care in North Raleigh and enjoy your delivery and in-patient care in the beauty and warmth of the Rex Family Birth Center. Let us deliver your miracle! Blue Ridge OB/GYN Associates, North Raleigh: 11001 Durant Road, Suite 100, Raleigh, (919) 781-2500, Rex Hospital Area: 2605 Blue Ridge Road,Suite 150, Raleigh, (919) 782-900,, see ad on page 69 54 | triangle style


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Wri en By Stephanie Finucane Owner of The Right Hue, LLC •

I have a thing for color. Not just any color, but how color fits into our space. Where we live, work and play. It affects you more that you might think.

The Right Hue, LLC Color Consultant | Certified Restyler


As a color consultant, there's nothing that gives me greater sati faction than finding the right hue for my clients. Yep, that's not only the name of my business, but it's my mantra. Why not live and work in a space that inspires? What I’ve learned about selecting paint colors over the years is simple: It's all about the mood. As trippy, hippy as that may sound, color alters mood. Walk into an airy room then step into another room, darker and more colorful, and see if you don’t notice a shift in our mood. So...take a look around your space. Is it time for a change? Are you inspired? Over the years, I’ve discovered some favorites that never fail to disappoint. It’s hard to narrow down ten paint colors, but I stand by these choices. They have made many a client smile over the years, not to mention, I kind of lo e them, too. And now, in no particular order….here are my ten favorites from Benjamin Moore paints:

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• (1) Revere Pewter HC-172 with (2) Linen White trim. This classic, elegant and soothing gray/beige and cream color combinatio works in just about any room, but I especially like it in hallways and foyers (it’s a smart choice if you’re planning to sell your house). Much be er than those builder beiges that have been known to incite insanity among home dwellers. Linen White is the perfect

complement to RP. It's so creamy. My favorite trim color. Ever.

offices, kitchen cabinets or a study. It pairs beautifully with Linen Whi e or Cloud White.

• (3) Quiet Moments, 1563. Talk about soothing! Hands down, a tried and tested winner. Just the perfect, peaceful color for bedrooms and bathrooms. Paint it on the ceiling. A bit less jarring than glaring white. For that crisp, clean look, pair with White Dove trim. Or so en it up with Linen White trim.

• (5) Fresh Bu er, 290. Melts my heart, just like bu er. So warm, inviting and homey. Perfect for a kitchen or a bathroom. A room with lots of natural light. Fla ers all skintones. Start your day off with a smile. Yellow warms the spirit.

• (4) Horizon Gray 2141-50. A fantastic gray/green paint that will make any room in the home look welcoming and elegant all at once. Perfect for home


• (6) Azore, AF-495. For those old dressers or tables, big or small, this mint green is the coolest paint color. It gives life to an old wooden piece. Your friends will stop and ask the name of the paint color. I promise you. Talk about a transformer!



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• (7) Eternity, AF-695. This is that airy blue-gray paint that never ceases to please. It's probably a favorite among my clients. It's not too blue, not too gray. It's just right and it feels like it could go on forever. Hence the name, eternity.

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• (8) Simply White, OC­117 This is the cleanest and warmest off-white. off-white, without looking sterile. White paint is hot. And this white nails it. There’s a reason Benjamin Moore has named it their 2016 Color of the Year. Use it on cabinets and trim or any wall in the house. No limits here. Let us not forget the beauty of rich, saturated colors. They have their place. Especially for those ti y rooms like the laundry room, a small study or powder room. (9) Orange Parrot, 2169­20 and (10) Chelsea Gray, fit that bill, and then some. For a serious statement, go with these kind of intense colors from floor to ceiling. You'll turn that drab, little powder room into a fab, little powder room. Go with polished nickel hardware and silvery-framed mirror and a small chandelier. These rooms are always begging for a little ention! It’s so hard to limit it to ten colors, but this a good start. If you need assistance, just reach out. I drive. :) Next time, I’ll share some tips about furniture placement and using what you already have in the home. It's going to give "home shopping" a whole new meaning. ☺ TS

modernpicks SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN POETRY ARM CHAIR 1940's Danish design featuring a solid wooden frame, organic styling with high quality materials. Hand-sewn upholstery in several different fabric combinations, button tufted back and arms with conical legs in walnut.

Modern Picks from Ambiente Modern Furniture Here are some of our favorite picks.... Visit their showroom to see them for yourselves. 3915 Beryl Road, Raleigh • (919) 572-2870

OGGETTI FILI PENDANTS Hand blown one-of-a-kind Italian glass with hand applied glass strands in five different choices. Satin nickel accents. Downward lighting. Made in Italy

EKORNES STRESSLESS PANORAMA Comfort styling, padded flared armrests, ultra-comfortable seat and back. A metal base connects to wood feet, finished in your choice of 7 wood finishes. Choose from many fabric and leather colors. Made in Norway

STAR INTERNATIONAL GOTHAM SIDE TABLE Clean, simplistic lines that presents a chic, yet inviting addition to the family room with its stunning crackled glass top. With its 4" thick leg design, this table exudes an air of strength and confidence. With its stainless steel tube supports inside the legs attaching the tabletop with metal to metal insert fittings for added stability and support.


LOVE IT OR LIST IT COUNTS ON SEW FINE IIFOR CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS Durham’s very own Sew Fine II had the honor of being featured on HGTV’s hit show, Love it or List it. The episode, “Mid Century Maternity,” originally aired on September 28, but will run again if you missed it. We let Paula Fullerton dish all about meeting the celebrity host and whether she would have loved or listed the featured home. The design firm of 27 years had already provided window treatments in three previous episodes for homes in Apex, Durham, and Raleigh. “We provided two large, working Roman shades as well as

three pairs of unlined ripplefold traversing draperies in the Apex home, four Roman shade valances in a kitchen in Durham, and two operable Roman shades in a bathroom renovation in North Raleigh. As the network prepared for the episode “Mid Century Maternity,” Big Coat Productions contacted Sew Fine II to see if they would be again be interested in working with the show. “They asked if we would provide custom window treatments” Paula explained. The crew was pleased to accept the invitation.

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For their part on “Mid Century Maternity,” the Sew Fine II team created and installed three pairs of sheer ripple-fold draperies. The largest one, 250 inches in width, was installed on an architectural drapery rod in the master bedroom. Two smaller versions were installed in the master bathroom vanity. The team used seamless Kravet fabric for the draperies. Also provided and installed was a Hunter Douglas weather resistant screen shade in the master bath’s shower. We asked if Paula has had the chance to meet Hilary or David. “I’ve met with Hilary [Farr] and she’s a dynamo!” she exclaimed. “I met to discuss the project scope and work through her assistant, Jenny, who is often seen on the show with Hilary.” So what about the home? “I would have loved this home!” Paula gushed. “It’s on the National Register of Historic Places, and has an amazing mid-century modern style.” TS

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FOR A CAUSE Fashion and charity teamed up at C.T. Weekends when Lisette Limoges and Kathryne Small, the mother/ daughter duo behind Lisette Pants, visited Raleigh during a brief tour promoting their ankle-length “magic pants.” The pair spent two days in the Triangle, and for every pair of pants tried on during the tour, the designer and store gave matching donations of $1 each to InterAct, a non-profit organization actively providing safety and support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.


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Not only does the nonprofit offer safety and support to victims of abuse, it also promotes violence-free relationships and communities through collaboration, public information, education, and advocacy. It is the only confidential domestic violence prevention program serving Wake County’s twelve municipalities Lisette makes ankle-length magic pants—available in an array of colors and prints—that are wrinkle-proof, button-zipper - and pocket-free, and are strategically constructed for ultimate slenderizing fit. They’re made by women for women to help them love how they feel.

During their visit to C.T. Weekends, Lisette and Kathryne showed that mothers and daughters really can share the same pants—and both rock them! They dressed three women from InterAct in Lisette pants and tops, allowing each of the women to keep the clothes after modeling them. The vote was unanimous—we all agree with Oprah that these pants are amazing. We loved them too—both the pants and the women! Lisette and Kathryne were incredibly warm and open and everyone who came by that day had fun shopping and supporting a great cause.


Women came in and had fun, enjoyed refreshments, and got to try on clothes all while helping a good cause. Best of all, they raised money for InterAct, a charity C.T. Weekends has helped raise money for in the past.

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Dr. Margaret B. Boyse of Southern Dermatology takes a conservative, affordable, holistic approach to determine if the simple solution is best or if she needs to apply more advanced technologies to treatment. She enjoys educating patients about prevention, building long-term relationships through excellent customer care, and being a part of their lives through her medical practice. Specialties include: Cosmetic Dermatology, General Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery and Skin Cancer.

With so many beauty products on the market, knowing which ones we really need can be tricky. One thing you’ll definitely want to keep in your routine is a night cream. Catching all eight hours of beauty sleep each night is great, but adding this one step to your bedtime ritual will leave you glowing by morning. Night creams add extra hydration to your skin, as they tend to be a little richer than daytime creams. Also, some anti­aging ingredients work best at night because they can cause skin sensitivity when exposed to sun. Your skin’s natural turnover process is enhanced with the right night cream, helping you better achieve and maintain the results you want. To know how to find the right one, we asked Dr. Boyse from The Skin Renewal Center at Southern Dermatology to tell us everything we need to know.


A night time moisturizer is a good idea for people with normal to dry skin. I would also recommend for women in their thirties and forties to start adding it to their night time regime because their skin starts to have less elasticity.


I like Biocream Riche and Nia 24 Intensive Repair. They are good choices for a night time regime because they both have ingredients to help repair daylight damage and are very emollient. There is also a layer of prescription tretinoin cream which is ideal for overnight and is the most effective anti-aging "night cream."


There are ingredients that are needed during the day, such as sunscreens and anti oxidants, that are not necessary in an overnight moisturizer. You may also be able to tolerate a richer cream at night (while sleeping) because the texture or the shiney appearance won’t be an issue. 4201 Lake Boone Trail • Suite 207 • Raleigh • 919-863-0073 • 64 | triangle style

HOLIDAY RESCUE Take Five and Read On Ever wanted to call 911 during the holidays? Not because you were actually hurt, but because you were stressed to the point that you thought there was potential ou would hurt yourself (or someone else)? Well don’t act just yet - There is a remedy to this extreme level of stress: Hire a Holiday Assistant! Of course, you want to be Mrs. Clause or similar, but let’s get real even she has a village of elves helping to bring the Holiday Cheer! Why not allow, Metro’s Other Woman® to be your elf aka right hand? They will even let you keep all of the credit. Now, there are some limits to what they can do – they can’t figure out what your child’s dream toy is or what to do about your mother-in-law during the holiday meal. BUT, they can do just about anything else - from helping you move the Elf On The Shelf every morning to decorating the house to helping you host an amazing holiday party. Some of their services they are best known for during the holidays include: SHOPPING Shopping - some people love it, while others despise it. They can’t make you love shopping if you do not already, but they will most cheerfully go shopping for you. Simply give them your list/money and consider under it done!

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WRAPPING Wrapping can be a major ‘time-suck’ with so many of other To-Dos, like going for a massage or mediating to prepare your mind for welcoming family in town for weeks… Give them your gifts, wrapping paper, and tape, and they will have them all wrapped up in no time DECORATING Let’s get real – who loves hauling those decorations down from the attic Don’t sweat - your Holiday Assistant will take care of this pesky chore and will decorate your enti e house with a smile on her face and a garland wreath in her hand. A er it’s all said and done, they will even ‘un-decorate’ and pack it all up! PICKING UP AND ORGANIZING Now they are not maids, but they can most certainly help tidy up and make your house look immaculate. They will straighten closets, wipe down bathrooms, put up toys, wipe down counters, and so much more. The last thing we want you to stress about during the holidays is picking up around the house. Why not use those extra minutes to put your feet up? PLANNING Are you hosting a holiday party this year? From planning details to settin up and breaking down to staffing, your Holiday Assistant adds extra hands. They take coats, pour the wine, and wash the dirty dishes – so you can enjoy your guests and stop running around like a crazy person! If you have a vision and need help making it come to life, their staff is filled with designers and DIYers!! Holiday prep takes a ton of time, stress, and ability. Stop frettin over it and get with the program -- join the other ladies that are re-claiming their lives. (hey, we bet your ‘perfect’ friend is secretly using them anyway)

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Over the river and through the woods. To grandmother’s house we go. My dad knows the way to ferry the bay. Through the night and the distant road. And then before I knew it, around the bend and through the woods, there stood my grandmother on her front porch waiting to greet us. 154 South White Street, Wake Forest


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Oh my, but it was good to be back. Back to the scent of the cedar trees outside my bedroom window on a cool summer night and back to my grandmother’s kind heart and Victorian ways. And though this may sound a little like Alice in Wonderland, it’s exactly how I felt. I felt a special kind of peace whenever I was with her, as if she were the drum major in a whole parade of ancestors and they were all watching over me. Her stories took me from generation to generation, one more descendant of those hard-working, intelligent men and women who toiled from sunup till sundown, carving out the town’s pretty tree-lined streets out of a rock-filled wilderness. There was barely a street in town that I didn’t imagine my ancestors walking down beside me. Having this sort of relationship with the town of my ancestors and my grandmother is increasingly a thing of the past. Because, for all sorts of reasons, we have become a mobile society, and as a result, families sometimes find themselves scattered hundreds of miles away from each other. That being said, people of my generation generally live longer, healthier lives than those of previous generations, thus traveling long distances to visit their grandchildren, or even moving nearby, is not as foreboding as it once might have been.

Mulling it over, answering a few questions may be helpful in making a decision that’s the right one for you. • Are you considering pulling up stakes, selling your home, and leaving your friends behind in order to live closer to your grandchildren? • If you do move closer, will their parents’ jobs later require them to transfer somewhere else? If so, what will you do? Will you follow them? • Are home prices where they live now higher than you can afford?

• Do you want to simply spend more time with your grandchildren or do you want to take a more active part in their lives? Have you talked this over with their parents? • Will you be able to make new friends or find things to do nearby? • Is public transportation readily accessible? • If your grandchildren live far apart from each other, what should you do? What if you don’t want to give up your home, longtime friends, or the activities you enjoy? • Would you rather stay where you now live and make frequent trips to visit your grandchilren instead? • If so, how often do you want to visit and how long do you want to stay? Would booking a hotel room nearby work best for you? • Would you will be willing to change planes along the way if nonstop flights aren’t available? • Does your budget make frequent trips possible? • How will you maintain a close relationship with your grandchildren if traveling becomes something you can no longer do by yourself nor as often? Will you read them stories or talk with them on facetime? Text message? Play scrabble, or some other game online with them?


Is there another choice? • Have you considered renting a condo close to your grandchildren while, at the same time, keeping the home where you live right now? • Can you afford to do both? • In the meantime, will you make the home where you live now into one more suitable for “living in place” in the event neither traveling frequently nor changing locations turns out to be a good choice for you in the long run? • What will you do if the day comes that you find yourself living alone? On the other hand do you have your heart set on spending your retirement years in an adult community, playing golf, entertaining, or traveling to different places around the world? • If so, have you considered treating your grandchildren to a vacation with you? • If the day comes that you are no longer able to care for yourself, will you move closer to your adult children? The questions above are ones I ask myself, as one of my daughters moved to New Jersey, another to Chicago, and the third to North Carolina. What choice have I made? For now, I rent a condo near one and fly back and forth to the others.




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We asked a few long­standing stores in the Triangle to share stories and advice from their many years in business. Here’s what they shared!


Celebrating 15 Years WHAT IS ONE THING THAT HAS CHANGED THE MOST ABOUT AT EASE IN THE LAST FIFTEEN YEARS? At Ease started out as a "boutique" department store. We had everything from furniture to unique toys to women's clothes. The clothes took off.

THE BEST BUSINESS ADVICE GIVEN? The best advice I received was from my husband—he said don't overstock the store. I guess I don't take advice well. BEST SELLING PRODUCT OVER THE LAST FIFTEEN YEARS:

In 2001, after the September 11 attacks, sales really slowed down. I bought a small novelty item—"magic" scarves. They may be passé now, but I sold thousands (yes, thousands!) of them. They pulled me through the slump. Great scarves continue to be a major part of our inventory.

MOST MEMORABLE CUSTOMER: A customer was going to a family event her ex was also attending. We did a head to toe makeover. She came by the store after the event as I was closing. She hopped out of a car and struck a pose—she looked great. I asked, “Who's in the car?” She said, "My ex." ONE PIECE OF ADVICE FOR A NEW BUSINESS STARTING OUT: Have enough capital to

operate for one year without taking a paycheck.


THE BEST BUSINESS ADVICE GIVEN: Always be honest. If you are honest with people, your business will grow. Word of mouth is everything.

BEST SELLING PRODUCT OVER THE YEARS: Diamond engagement rings. We give people great value, and always have, to generations of customers. My father developed a great reputation in this area, and I have been fortunate enough to sell to those customers’ children when they get engaged. It is a good feeling knowing you can take care of customers for life and they tell their friends and family about you. ONE PIECE OF ADVICE FOR A NEW BUSINESS STARTING OUT: Be passionate about what you are doing. It will reflect on you and your business every day. Also be patient, which is easier said than done.

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LILY MAE’S Celebrating 10 Years



I would have to say the large selection of products that we carry, including our expanded clothing section


an “eye” and be able to choose what’s right for your customer.

BEST SELLING PRODUCT OVER THE LAST TEN YEARS: Pandora—We have sold Pandora for the past 10 years and it stil tends to be our top selling product.


when our customers leave the store with confidence after we style them and know how cute they look in their new outfit for their next occasion.

ONE PIECE OF ADVICE FOR A NEW BUSINESSES STARTING OUT: Research, research, research, research.

Then, come up with a clear concept.

CERTAIN THINGS Celebrating 20 Years


have one memorable customer. In fact, we’ve become so close to many of our customers that they’re like extended family.

BEST SELLING PRODUCT OVER THE LAST TWENTY YEARS: Our best selling product—hands down—has been our Michael Star Tees.

ONE PIECE OF ADVICE FOR A NEW BUSINESS STARTING OUT: Be a student of your business. Always stay focused on "Who is my customer?"

WHAT WOULD BE ONE THING THAT HAS CHANGED THE MOST ABOUT CERTAIN THINGS? Our style has become much more casual as we follow the fashion trends. .

COOLSWEATS Celebrating 15 Years


A customer left the store with a large package of merchandise without payment. Three years later, the same customer returned. After conversation, he remembered the purchase, but couldn’t believe he hadn’t paid. Two weeks later, a letter and a check arrived.


Whatever you decide to do, make sure you really, really, really love it! I can’t imagine working this hard and not loving it!


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Cary has two new businesses... The Green Room specializes in brows, blowouts, and bronzing. Halie’s Boutique offers unique gifts, décor, clothing and accessories.

HOME DECOR AND GIFTS ACCESSORIES IN-HOUSE MONOGRAMMING GIFT BASKETS Customer Service Is Our Highest Priority 1209 Parkside Main St. West Cary • (919) 462-0902 @haliesboutique

Located in Parkside Town Commons, Halie’s Boutique is an upscale gift shop that sells gifts, home decor, accessories, and clothing in West Cary. They believe in carrying top quality merchandise, especially items that give back to the community. They host PTA sponsored nights for local schools, giving them the opportunity to earn money towards their school programs. Corrie and Steve, a husband and wife partnership, got the idea for Halie’s Boutique after a trip to Hawaii. They loved touring the special and unique boutiques and knew instantly they wanted to bring that back to Cary with them. Small business runs in Corrie’s blood—her great-grandfather ran a banana stand on the streets of New York City and she’s now a fourth generation business owner. Steve is the CFO and partner, and handles all the paperwork so Corrie can focus on finding great gifts for us! Since Corrie loves to shop and find unique items, you can find fun and trendy items in the boutique, direct from New York and even California, with plenty of Southern favorites mixed in. The boutique offers onsite monogramming, ready-made gift baskets, and loves helping customers create unique and thoughtful gift baskets for loved ones.

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Halies Boutique • 1209 Parkside Main St. West Cary • (919) 462-0902



Now open in Cary is The Green Room, run by sisters Leslie and Heather Ferrell. The beauty boutique caters to the modern woman on the go who wants to get gorgeous in minutes. They provide a full menu of services for brows, facial and body waxing, bronzing, lash extensions, blowouts, and hair and makeup for special occasions. The sisters drew on their experience and professional licenses (Leslie a licensed esthetician and Heather a licensed cosmetologist) to start the boutique. Leslie has worked for brands such as Estee Lauder, L’Occitane en Provence, and most recently, Benefit Cosmetics as a Regional Education Manager, training licensed Cosmetologists and Estheticians to craft the perfect brow shape. Heather’s background ranges from service provider in upscale salons to cosmetic sales specialist (some of you will know her as the Arch Expert from the Benefit Brow Bar in Cary’s Ulta Beauty). She is The Green Room’s blowout queen, and while she loves makeup, hair is her first love. The Green Room provides a range of services a la carte, and also have blowout and bronzing memberships. Women can pick and choose the one that best suits their budget and lifestyle, and Leslie and Heather will keep them looking gorgeous all the time. The Green Room • (919) 651-9425 Next to Trader Joes, 1319 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary

A Specialty Beauty Boutique catering to the modern woman on the go. For the busy mom, the working girl, your sister, your mom, your best friend, The Green Room is here for you!

brows • blowouts • bronzing body waxing • lashes 1319 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary (Next to Trader Joes)

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INSIDE SCOOP Coming in January

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Non-Invasive Body Contouring Treatment What is SculpSure? SculpSure is a non-invasive body contouring system for the reduction of stubborn fat in areas such as the abdomen and love handles. The 25 minute procedure destroys up to 24% of treated fat cells without surgery. Is SculpSure right for me? SculpSure is ideal for people with trouble spots, particularly those that seem resistant to diet and exercise.

How long will the results last? Treated fat cells are permanently destroyed during the treatment and will not regenerate. How long before I can resume normal activities? There is no downtime with SculpSure, so you can have the treatment during your lunch hour and return to work immediately.

What is the difference between fat loss and weight loss? The number of fat cells stored in our bodies typically remain constant throughout adult life. After the SculpSure treatment, the destroyed fat cells will never return. However, as we lose weight, the size of fat cells become What should I expect during the smaller, but typically treatment? do not decrease in Most patients feel a Even with diet at a glance... number. tingling sensation and exercise, many intermittently throughout Non-Surgical Fat people have difficulty the treatment which is Reduction for Trouble losing weight in these Areas generally well-tolerated trouble areas. Treat multiple areas When will I see results? in one 25 minute Many patients start to see session results as early as 6 weeks following treatment as the Over 90% patient body begins to evacuate satisfaction the destroyed fat cells, Works on all with optimal results skin types usually seen at 12 weeks. No Downtime

How many treatments will I need? Most patients see results with as little as one treatment. However, you may wish to have additional treatments based on your desired results. Ask your treatment provider about the best treatment plan for you.

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• WHAT KIND OF THINGS DO YOU BUY? We buy women’s clothing Sizes 0-26, maternity, shoes, handbags and accessories. We also purchase tops, blazers, coats, dresses, skirts, shorts, capris, jeans, pants, shoes, jewelry, and belts. We are looking for items that are in great condition and are current to stores in the last one to two years. We also have a list of brands we offer on our website, which can be used as a reference guide for what we will buy in our stores, and what brands can be found in our stores. • HOW SHOULD I BRING MY ITEMS IN? We ask that your items are freshly laundered and brought into the store in baskets or bins. All items should be in good condition and free from any stains, fading, holes, broken zippers, missing buttons, etc. • WHEN DO I GET PAID FOR MY ITEMS? You will be paid CASH On-the-Spot for any items that we are able to purchase. • DO YOU BUY ALL SEASONS? Yes, we buy all seasons all year round. • HOW DO YOU DETERMINE HOW MUCH YOU WILL PAY ME FOR MY ITEMS? We price all of the items using our computer matrix. Most of our items are priced at about one third of the original retail price, and then we pay you approximately one third of that.

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HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAN HELP YOU KEEP YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS The New Year's resolution is as much of a holiday tradition as the stuffed turkey and cranberry sauce. Year in and year out, millions of Americans vow to stop smoking, start working out, learn to handle money better and lose weight. Just as predictably, many of those well-meaning resolution will have fallen by the wayside by the tim winter is over and the first flowers of spring start to appear. Whether you have a few extra pounds to shed or the desire to start a new hobby, you probably have your own New Year's resolution stories to tell. You may have started last year vowing to finally shed those 20 extra pounds. Maybe you entered the new year with the intention of finally becoming a non-smoker. Maybe you vowed to get your finances under control and start saving for retirement. No matte what the promises, there is a better than even chance that they went unfulfilled. The sad fact is that most New Year's resolution fail, and many are forgotten before February. If you do not want to fail again this year, it may be time to get some help. The help you need could be as close as your computer, tablet or smartphone. Social media is a powerful tool for helping people stick to their New Year's resolutions and other promises. If you have not yet enlisted your online friends to help, you are missing out on a great opportunity. It is not hard to get started using social media to meet your New Year's resolutions. You probably already have a Facebook account and perhaps a Twitte

feed as well -- tens of millions of people already do. If you are not yet on Facebook or other social media sites, you can set up a free account and be up and running in a matter of minutes. From there you can start connec ng with old friends and new. It is those old and new friends that can help you reach your New Year's resolution goals. Friends have a way of holding our feet to the fire and holding us accountable. You might not feel like going to the gym today, but your Facebook friends can remind you of the promise you made to work out a minimum of 3 to 4 times a week. You might think you need that drink or that cigarette, but your online friends can remind you of your vow to finally become a nonsmoker. If you need more encouragement to meet your New Year's resolution goal, you can join any number of groups designed specifically for the purpose. There are plenty of online social media

groups - each dedicated to a specific goal. If you want to shed 30 pounds, you can find a support group filled with men and women struggling to reach their weight loss goals. If you want to get better with money, you can find a group full of people sharing money-saving tips, investment ideas and other great resources. If you want to stop smoking, you can find an online support group to complement your efforts and make your goal easier to meet. You do not have to be one of the millions of Americans who fail to meet your New Year's resolutions this year. Good intentions will help you get started, but it is a good idea to have help when the newness of going to the gym or starting a saving jar starts to wear off. Having your social media friends in your corner can help you make it through the hardest part of your New Year's resolutions and finally meet your long sought after goals.

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THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN Based upon the Raj Quartet novels, this Emmy-award Masterpiece miniseries was remastered and made available for online streaming this year. Lavish, sensual, and sometimes disturbing, it is set in 1940s India, when the English rule was coming to an end and the move for Indian independence was gaining momentum.

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In the midst of it all is the story of Daphne Manners, an awkward, careless young Englishwoman, and the two men who love her: Hari Kumar, an Indian journalist who was brought up in upper-class England and educated in one of its best schools; and Ronald Merrick, a rigid Police Inspector who resents him. MRS. MINIVER, honored as one of the top 400 films of all time by the American Film Institute and winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director, and Script, the film is set in an idyllic English village immediately before the beginning of WWII. As the film opens, the Minivers are what you would call a stable, loving, middle class family who happen to live in a very nice house. Mr. Miniver is an architect in the city and Mrs. Miniver’s role is to be his loving wife and a dedicated mother to their children.

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But when war begins, that way of life abruptly changes. Now, instead of lovely family dinners in the dining room upstairs, Mrs. Miniver and her children huddle in their basement below, terrified of the screeching German planes dropping bombs nearby. Somehow Mrs. Miniver summons up a strength she didn’t know she had, facing hardships and a downed German pilot who wanders into her kitchen with a gun while her husband is part of the Dunkirk Evacuation brigade. And though it would be understandable for Mrs. Miniver to cave under such trying circumstances, including a son lost in the war, she instead leads her family in their effort to carry on with good humor and grace.

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