Furbish Studio

When mapping out my weekend in North Carolina a couple of weeks ago, I knew that there were two places in Raleigh I needed to visit before the wedding I was photographing – Chucks and Furbish Studio. I began following I Suwannee, the blog of Furbish Studio’s owner, Jamie Meares, a year or so ago around the time my friend, Jessica, began working at the studio. To hear Jessica talk about her work at Furbish is absolutely heartwarming – she couldn’t possibly love what she does or where she works an ounce more. Continue reading Furbish Studio

Westglow Resort & Spa

When the time came to plan the details of my trip to North Carolina for a wedding in the mountains a few weeks ago, I decided to fly into Charlotte and take a quick detour to one of my favorite mountain towns – Blowing Rock. The town holds some very happy memories for me, as my family gathered there just a couple of years ago to celebrate the wedding of my sister & brother-in-law. I figured it was the perfect spot to spend a relaxing afternoon and evening, before a busy weekend of work! As we’ve made sure to mention … Continue reading Westglow Resort & Spa

Foster’s Market

Foster’s Market is one of our favorite lunch spot when we’re visiting friends & family in Durham. We lived right down the street from Foster’s Chapel Hill location when we were students at Carolina, and although the two offer quite different atmospheres, the food is the same at both spots – scrumptious & fresh – and my meals there always hit the spot. While I was down in North Carolina earlier this month, I had the chance to go to Foster’s with a very special guest – my two week old nephew, Pax. My greatest hope is that by accompanying … Continue reading Foster’s Market

Maple View Farm

A visit to Chapel Hill is never complete for me, a self-proclaimed ice cream connoisseur,  without a drive out to the Maple View Farm Country Store in nearby Hillsborough. I first discovered the idyllic dairy farm back in college when I began cycling with a few members from the UNC Triathlon Club. We’d ride twenty or so miles in this beautiful, rural area, located just a few miles from campus. Before heading back towards town, we’d treat ourselves to a scoop or two (or three!) of some of Maple View’s delicious homemade ice cream. I’m not even embarrassed to admit … Continue reading Maple View Farm