Brookridge Retirement Community: The Value of Home

PHOTOS BY JEJ PHOTOS It’s impossible not to notice the sincere smiles on residents’ faces when you walk through Brookridge Retirement Community in Winston-Salem, or the camaraderie you feel at every turn. Although it’s a new “home” setting for these discerning seniors, the true values that create a home are definitely present, thanks to a […]

February 2021 Women on the Move

Thim Jill Phommavanh is the owner of South + Main Boutique. She worked in retail for more than six years and loves all things fashion, DIY projects and home décor. “South + Main started in the dining room of our home after I lost my full-time management job due to COVID and my boyfriend, Eric, pushed […]

What Would You Give So No One Faces Cancer Alone

From diagnosis, treatment, and on through survivorship, the mission of the Cancer Patient Support Program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Comprehensive Cancer Center is to see no one faces cancer alone. The cancer journey can often be filled with uncertainty and anxiety for many patients and their families. A helping hand to guide them […]

Wine Merchants Heightens Wine and Dine Experience to Impress Your Valentine

BY AMY HILL Planning a dinner date for Valentine’s Day and need a high-quality bottle of wine for the table? Visit Wine Merchants to find the perfect bottle of wine to woo your date. CFO Alan Miller and Managing Partner Caleb Flint ensure that the wine sold at Wine Merchants is produced by real people […]

Brooke Notes: The Publisher Perspective

Photo by Jodie Brim Photography  February reminds me of Valentine’s Day of course, but it also reminds me of my Papaw. His birthday is in February—he would have turned 86 years old this year. When I think of him, I think of patience. He was constantly telling my mom and me to ‘slow down’ and […]

Red Velvet Molten Lava Cake

BY LAUREN SEPHTON A crowd favorite that’s Valentine’s Day approved. There is nothing better than made-from-scratch molten lava cakes that aren’t complicated to make and require only a wee bit of time before enjoying this decadent treat. Servings: 2 Ingredients Red Velvet Cake Batter: • 1/3 cup Semisweet Chocolate • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil […]

Keeping it Real: Awaken My Soul

BY DR. DEBBIE LANIER So, we’re a few weeks into this New Year. Have you hit your stride? Or do you already feel a bit stalled? Yep, I feel you. It just so happens that one of the chapters in my new book, Awaken My Soul, speaks to you and me right where we are. […]

A Galentine’s Day Guide

BY LAUREN SEPHTON Red roses, chocolate cake, and a cozy movie night. Who said those special delights are solely for Valentine’s Day? Intertwining simplicity and creativity, this guide will help give you a day full of memories to last a lifetime, because Galentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to be a little extra in celebrating […]

Little Black Dress Initiative: Taking on Poverty in Winston-Salem

BY JEN OLENICZAK BROWN Winston-Salem has one of the worst child-poverty rates in the country. Did you know that? I didn’t. Winston-Salem has higher numbers than Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Dallas – ranking 20th in the nation in a 2019 report. Now think about the pandemic, and the effects on these rates – unfortunately, it’s probably […]

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