Personally curated, we are heavily invested in our local community and are committed to supporting local businesses. We think these are some of the best right here in North Carolina!


North Carolina coast

Wilmington / Wrightsville Beach

Shops: Blue Moon Gift Shops, Crabby Chic, Dragonflies

Restaurants: Blue Surf Cafe, Ceviche, The Copper Penny, Poe’s, Elijah’s, Bridge Tender

Coffee, ice cream and hangouts: Boombalatti’s

Topsail Beach
Shops: Bumble Bee

Shops: Cattail Cottage, Color me Carolina, A Christmas Shoppe, Ocean Outfitters
Restaurants: Fishy Fishy, Loco Jo’s
Coffee shops and hangouts: Spike’s dairy bar, Port city java


The Triangle

Shops: Monroe 26, Charlotte’s, Deco, Gingham and Posh, Logan’s one-stop garden shop

Death and Taxes, Raleigh Times, Capital Club, Fiction Kitchen, Zest Cafe, Relish, Clouds, Brewery Bhavana, Bida Manda, My Way Tavern, Peri Brothers Pizza, NOFO @ The Pig

Coffee, ice cream and hangouts:
Jubala, FRESH, Escazu, Lucette Grace

Shops: The Doodling Bug, The Rusty Bucket,
Stylish Living, Moon, and Lola

Restaurants: Peak City Grill, Anna’s Pizzeria, Daniels, JD’s Tavern

Coffee shops, ice cream, and hangouts: Common Grounds


Shops: Swagger, The Perfect Piece, The Garden Supply Co., The Pink Pearl

Restaurants: Dougherty’s, Fresca, Verandah, Fortnight, Bond Brothers, American Bistro, Serendipity’s, LaFarm Bakery, Cozzolino’s Pizza, NY Bagel and Deli, Ashworth

Coffee shops, ice cream, and hangouts: FRESH, Crema, Once in a Blue Moon Bakery


Restaurants: Peppers, Georgina’s, 

Coffee shops and hangouts: Common Grounds 

Restaurants: Mateo, St. James Seafood, Vin Rouge, Luna, The Counting House, The Durham, Dames, Gugulhupf, Rose’s Meats and Sweets, Parker and Otis, Foster’s Market, Soul Cocina, Pomegranate Kitchen

Coffee shops, ice cream, and hangouts: Cocoa Cinnamon, The Parlour


Chapel Hill  * Hillsborough
Restaurants: Crossroads at Carolina Inn, Sutton’s, Al’s, Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen, Capp’s Pizzeria  

Coffee shops, ice cream, and hangouts: Maple View Dairy Farm, Southern Season 


Holly Springs
Restaurants: The Red Hen, Bombshell Brewery

Coffee shops, ice cream, and hangouts: Thanks A-Latte


Shops: Cousin Couture