Midtown Cafe & Dessertery:  The Evolution of a 35 Year Favorite

PHOTOS BY JEJ PHOTOS In 1987, a local family-owned cafe was the ultimate hot spot for incredible homemade desserts and exceptional service.  Midtown Cafe & Dessertery founders Scott and Brenda Gerding built a loyal following through delicious cakes, pies, cookies, and other made-from-scratch baked goods. Initially located in Thruway, The Dessertery was often packed with […]

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 […]

South + Main Boutique: Smart, Strong, Sassy Style

PHOTOS BY JODIE BRIM CREATIVE Since the March 2021 opening of her South + Main Boutique storefront in Advance, Thim Phommavanh has been blessed beyond measure, given the chance to share her love for local style with a thankful entourage of loyal customers. CUSTOMERS & COMMUNITY Developing a positive presence in the local small business […]

Club Pilates Winston-Salem: Embracing your possibilities!

BY MARTIE EMORY If you’re in control of your body, you’re in control of your life! In our social media-filled world of affirmations and catchy phrases, Club Pilates not only invites you to embrace this personal reminder, but they also give you the tools to follow through. People are coming to realize more and more […]

Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers…Going the Extra Mile!

PHOTOS BY JODIE BRIM CREATIVE   Imagine moving into a new town, in a new state, not knowing a living soul, and opening a new automotive business with no previous experience in the industry during the 2008 financial crisis. Well, that’s what Rebecca and Gary Howorka did. Although, they had no background in the automotive […]

COVER STORY Homestead Hills: Live Long, Live Well

PHOTOS BY JEJ PHOTOS   A large portion of the 55 and over population are selling their homes at an incredible pace and transitioning to active adult or independent living retirement communities. A desire to live their best retirement, spurred by 2020 and 2021 circumstances, had many re-evaluating their futures, in addition to feverish real […]

Scarlette’s Performance and Parts: Drag Racing and Dyno Tuning’s Newest Dynamo

PHOTOS BY JODIE BRIM CREATIVE Woman-owned Pat’s Body Shop & Towing has been servicing the Triad for decades, operated by Sandra Scarlette, a bona fide “Jill-of-all-trades.” A true force to be reckoned with, Sandra is adept at turning her dreams into realities, even if it means waiting decades for the right opportunity to come along. […]

Hear Well, Live Well:  Nichols Hearing & Audiology

PHOTOS BY JEJ PHOTOS   “This practice is a model for what medical practices should be but often are not.  Dr. Nichols is attentive, communicative, technically very proficient, and fun to talk to.”  ~James B. In October 2021, Dr. Anna Nichols took a leap of faith and opened her own private practice, specializing in hearing […]

Forsyth Medical Supply: Putting Customers’ Needs First for Over 50 Years

BY CHRIS BURCAW, LINTAYLOR MARKETING GROUP  PHOTOS BY JODIE BRIM CREATIVE    Sports-related injuries. Pregnancy. Recovery from an accident, illness, or surgery. When the need for durable medical equipment comes home, Forsyth Medical Supply should be your first stop, as it has been for so many for more than five decades. Brenna Chandler has been […]

Lewisville Laser & Aesthetics: Embracing Your Very Best Self!

PHOTOS BY JODIE BRIM CREATIVE  At Lewisville Laser & Aesthetics in Lewisville, clients are so much more than just another face or set of eyebrows, or skin that’s not living its best life! What’s going on underneath – behind those eyes – is what this incredible team’s mission is all about. “At Lewisville Laser & […]