Black Mountain Chocolate: Simply Slow Down & Savor the Chocolate!

PHOTOS BY JODIE BRIM CREATIVE It’s no secret that visiting Black Mountain Chocolate Bar in Winston-Salem is a bit like coming home. Filled with the fragrance of the world’s favorite treat, there’s also a warm sense of hospitality that truly comes from its “Black Mountain” roots. Just as you’d find in the original Black Mountain […]

Brooke Notes: The Publisher’s Perspective

PHOTO BY MEGAN BLACK PHOTOGRAPHY Here I am, the day we go to print, frantically attempting to write this. I always aim to share something inspiring, something that resonates, or something you’ll remember so my goal for next month is to start Brooke Notes earlier! The months sure do roll around quickly… I can hardly […]

Keeping It Real: The Tipping Point

PHOTO BY JODIE BRIM CREATIVE Is it just me, or are you feeling the weight of the hour, too? So many significant things seem to be hanging in the balance. Governments and economies hang by a thread. Significant situations in our own lives feel increasingly fragile, too. Our inability to squash the things that seek […]

Windsor Jewelers: Inspiration From Around the World

There’s nothing quite like a bit of that Windsor Jewelers magic when it comes to starting – or enhancing – your fine jewelry collection. With a rich history of tradition and timeless excellence known throughout North Carolina, Windsor Jewelers offers every type of precious gemstones and jewelry, and the finest customization available. Classic, contemporary, and […]

Recipe: Juicy Pulled Chicken Crispy Tacos

PHOTOS BY LAUREN SEPHTON These Juicy Pulled Chicken Crispy Tacos are my healthier take on Birria Tacos. An easy 10-step process, simple ingredients, and packed with flavor! INGREDIENTS > 1 lb Chicken Breast or Thighs > 1/2 Red Onion, thinly sliced > 2 Bell Peppers, thinly sliced > Juice if 1 Lemon > 1 tbsp. […]

The ART Beat of Forsyth Woman

A monthly column that keeps its finger on the pulse of Forsyth’s artists and their inspiring stories This month’s featured artist, Vikki Vassar, is a multi passionate mixed media artist creating unique pieces that incorporate her love for nature, local flavor and all things pop culture. Vikki’s work invites viewers to come along for the […]

Two Phenomenal Women. Both Living Their Best Lives

Women of the Piedmont/Triad are in for a double dose of female empowerment this fall. First, we will have an opportunity to hear from a renowned therapist and relationship guru, Nedra Tawwab, who will share valuable insights to help us all live our best lives. Second, we will see one of our community’s most inspiring […]

The Families Behind the Names of Winston-Salem

Learning the history of my hometown has always been fascinating to me. Winston-Salem is a city with a longstanding history and familiar historic family names. When you hear the names RJ Reynolds, Hanes, and Bowman Gray, certain businesses and legacies pop into your mind. You connect the Reynolds name with tobacco, Bowman Gray with racing, […]

Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough – Serving Our Community and Its Citizens

When Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough took office in 2018, he faced many of the same challenges law enforcement across the country face, like crime, school safety and an increasing community drug problem; however, he had no idea the challenges that were ahead for our community with the country, county and city on lockdown, much of two […]

The Wild Horses of the Outer Banks

There are many unique features that make up North Carolina’s coast. This area is known for its beaches, for being first in flight, the setting for multiple Nicholas Sparks’ books, and home to historic lighthouses and the Battleship North Carolina. It is also home to the chain of barrier islands off the coast in Dare […]