Beauty Counter: Being the Bright Spot

BY JEN OLENICZAK BROWN PHOTOS BY JODIE BRIM PHOTOGRAPHY From left to right: Debbie Koontz, Emily Anne Jones, Jennifer Ertl, MaryKay Rath, Alysia Grimes   “Personal care is what makes you feel good and normal in a time when it’s everything but.” – Jennifer Ertl  There’s a whole mood in that statement from Jennifer Ertl, Founding Member […]

Wake Forest Baptist Health: A Life-Changing Combination

Julie Ann Freischlag, MD & Eugene A. Woods

Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Health, dean of the Wake Forest School of Medicine and chief academic officer of Atrium Health Enterprise (left) with Eugene A. Woods, president and CEO of the new Atrium Health.   Atrium Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health Join to Improve Care for All Wake Forest Baptist […]

Brooke Notes: From the Publisher’s Prospective

Photo by Photo Artistry by Melinda  “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou This month, I asked our team to let us in on the BEST advice they’ve ever received. You can see their responses in our print issue! I’ve received a ton […]

Keeping it Real: The Posture of The Heart

BY DEBBIE LANIER If you want to rile someone up these days, start talking about injustice. It’s the buzzword of our time. Truly! If you want to sway emotions toward your cause, simply describe it in the context of a wrong perpetrated and its absolute unfairness. While some have experienced graver levels of injustice than […]

A Bright Moment: Blackened Lemon Mahi Mahi with Crispy Smashed Potatoes

BY LAUREN SEPHTON Crispy Smashed Potatoes Servings: 4-6 Ingredients: 3-4 lb. small Yukon potatoes, about 14-16 potatoes 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tbsp. salt (for boiling) + more for sprinkling 1/2 tsp. black pepper 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves Instructions: Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then add the salt […]

Treasures for Every Soul at The Barn on Country Club

By TABATHA RENEGAR PHOTOS BY PHOTO ARTISTRY BY MELINDA Step inside the welcoming main entrance of The Barn on Country Club, and you step into a nostalgic showplace that is both inspiring and full of warmth. And that’s before you even encounter the friendly owner and her team and experience their “old school customer service” […]

Be Beautiful Inside and Out: Shop at Bird & Co.

Bird & Co. Gives Back

BY AMY HILL In need of some retail therapy? Shopping sprees without buyer’s remorse are possible when you support a local business that gives back to its community. Bird & Co. is a family-owned boutique located in Mocksville specializing in clothing, accessories, and shoes for all shapes and sizes. In addition to fashion, the boutique […]

Woman on the Move

Kristie Kinley  Kelsey Condon  Kristie Kinley and Kelsey Condon have worked at 97 Display for more than five years. Recently, Kristie was promoted to General Manager/President and Kelsey was promoted to Director of Client Experience. They both worked their way up from entry level positions to managers and, now, are executive team members. “Kristie’s promotion […]

Alkali Hair Studio: Alkali Leaving the Beauty Industry Better Than She Found It

BY JEN OLENICZAK BROWN PHOTOS BY PHOTO ARTISTRY BY MELINDA Alkali Hair Studio describes itself as “a modern, upscale salon for the discerning customer.” When you talk to owner Amber Woodall, you’ll see it’s actually much more, and many of that “more” aren’t immediately apparent to a person coming in for a service. First, let’s […]

New River Campground & Canoe: Family Fun by the Fire

BY AMY HILL People are tired of being cooped up indoors all winter and the best remedy is to spend some time in the Great Outdoors. The perfect place?  New River Campground & Canoe. Less than an hour and a half from Downtown Winston-Salem, folks can set up camp and channel their inner adventurer with […]

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