Pay it Forward: Artspace

Art was always a sanctuary for Adriana Ameigh, but it took time for it to become her profession. Ameigh began her career in finance and says while the work was interesting and challenging, it was perhaps not her calling. When her mom passed away, she began to think about what would bring her happiness and... Read More

Make Your Mother’s Day

Mom deserves celebrating all year long, but especially on Mother’s Day! Show your love with quality time, good food, and more. (And moms: don’t be afraid to treat yo’ self!) Mother’s Day with Goats Wednesday, May 8 to Sunday, May 12 Make the trek to Spring Haven Farm in Chapel Hill for a... Read More

Little but Loud

Have you heard the buzz? No, not news about the new restaurant down the street, your favorite sports team, or Taylor Swift — the audible buzzing sound that’s permeated the air for the past few weeks in many parts of the Triangle. The bulk of this year's cacophonous calls — sometimes exceeding 90 decibels —... Read More

TST Returns: Bigger and Better

As the most popular sport in the world, soccer has nearly 4 billion fans. Even if you aren’t among them, The Soccer Tournament (TST) coming to WakeMed Soccer Park June 5-10 promises an unforgettable experience. Last year, the inaugural TST pitted 32 teams with members from across the globe against each other in a winner-take-all... Read More

Food + Dining

Memorable Meats

For a special occasion or a feeling-fancy weeknight, these proteins — as beautiful as they are delicious — will steal the show. Mojo Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Mango & Papaya Salsa From Chef Alvin Cotto 2 pork tenderloins, about 5-6 pounds total 1 24-oz. bottle Goya Mojo Criollo marinade (found in the Hispanic section of... Read More

Tiki Time at Wolfe & Porter

From 4 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, May 18, Raleigh’s Wolfe & Porter cocktail bar transformed into a Polynesian paradise. Thanks to a grand opening General Manager Richie Reno described as “exceeding our wildest expectations,” Tiki Fest — which celebrated the venue’s literary-inspired classic (and creative) cocktail bar upstairs and downstairs bourbon lounge — will... Read More

Life + Style

Erica Chats: Spring into Summer Fashion

Fashion trends are forever changing. As much as we’d love to go on a shopping spree every season, that’s not realistic, so look for trendy items with a timeless appeal. Pick versatile pieces that will carry over from spring to summer and become closet staples for years to come. Wide-leg trousers: They’re flattering and keep... Read More

Meet the Team: Jaime Nolan

Ever wonder about the people behind the pages of Wake Living? Sure, you can head over to our “about us” page and read our professional bios, but as a lifestyle magazine, we’d like to connect on a personal level. Jaime joined the team in 2023 and works as the styling coordinator for many of... Read More

Home + Garden

Garden Adventurer: Landscaping with Spiders

In spite of their odd name, spiderworts (Tradescantia sp.) can be pretty additions to almost any landscape. With strap-like leaves that form mounds up to 24 inches tall, these perennials show off clusters of three-petal, 1- to 2-inch-diameter flowers typically dipped in shades of purple. A spiderwort bloom only lasts a day, but each stem... Read More

Garden Adventurer: Dutch Treat: Keukenhof Gardens

When springtime arrives in all its visual glory, I occasionally cross The Big Pond to catch European gardens at their seasonal floral finest — and I’m rarely disappointed. Recently, I took a trip to the Netherlands, where flowering plants from fall-planted, spring-blooming bulbs are, simply put, national institutions. And in the Netherlands, the belle of... Read More


Staunton: The Gem of the Shenandoah Valley

Staunton, Virginia — known as the Queen City of the Shenandoah Valley — can best be described as a Hallmark movie come to life. Surrounded by rolling hills and scenic farmland, this fantastically walkable town is known for its magnificently preserved architecture, idyllic main street, and proximity to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Over the years,... Read More

Road Tripping for Success

Since 2019, my husband George and I have logged over 50,000 fun miles traversing the beautiful continental United States. We have traveled in SUVs, rental cars, a 1982 Volkswagen Westfalia, and a 2020 Dodge Ram ProMaster conversion van. Getting out on the road is life-changing; each trip has rewards and challenges. You will realize how... Read More

On Trend

On Trend: Modern Caricatures

While caricature art might not be fresh off the easel, modern styles and technologies are revitalizing its popularity, making it trendy all over again. These skilled artists specialize in creating exaggerated or simplified portraits, usually emphasizing distinctive features or traits of their clients. Caricatures aim to capture the essence of a person in a comical... Read More

On Trend: Never Stop Exploring

It’s time to detach from your devices, quiet your mind, and embrace self-care by connecting with nature. Hiking isn’t just a walk in the park; it’s a journey to a healthier, stress-free lifestyle. So venture out on a trail, breathe in the fresh air, and savor the natural trails Western Wake County has to offer.... Read More