Author: Lacie Lindstaedt

Lacie is a Raleigh transplant who has fallen in love with the city. She spends most of her free time with her two dogs, exploring downtown and trying to stay on top of the ever-evolving local music scene.

Feb. is recognized as Black History Month, in remembrance of important people and events in the history of African Americans in the U.S. The state of N.C. celebrates this history with exhibits, films, festivals and more. Plan your visit to Raleigh, N.C., and celebrate this special time! 15th Annual
Two of the 11 towns in the Raleigh, N.C., area, Apex and Cary are growing in population, culture and now in the craft beer scene. Each has a brewery you can't miss and are great to visit in a day if you have a designated driver*. When visiting, stop by these brew spots and taste pure goodness.
With the new year upon us, it's a great time to get out and try something new. Raleigh, N.C.'s foodie scene continues to make waves, and visitors are invigorating their senses by sampling the many flavors of cutting-edge Southern cuisine enhanced by artisan craft brews and spirits....

Things to Do in Raleigh, N.C., in 2016

Tuesday, January 05, 2016, 9am by Lacie Lindstaedt

A visit to Raleigh, N.C., is more than a trip to a blossoming Southern metropolis—you'll feel enriched and energized the instant you're warmly welcomed by its smart, savvy locals. To help with the planning process for your next visit to Raleigh, here's a list of some major...

Day Trip Ideas: Apex, N.C.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 5am by Lacie Lindstaedt

Located about 20 minutes from downtown Raleigh, N.C., the town of Apex is a great place to explore, with small-town charm, more than 60 commercial buildings and homes dating from 1870 to 1940 and a district on the National Register of Historic Places. We chatted with Apex's David Wood,...

Pam Blondin Fuels the Raleigh Shopping Scene

Wednesday, December 09, 2015, 6am by Lacie Lindstaedt

We sat down with Pam Blondin, local retail shop owner, to chat about one of the most popular shops in downtown Raleigh, N.C., Deco Raleigh, and the newest pop-up shop, Flight. Both stores have eclectic items, and you'll likely find gifts for even your hardest-to-shop-for friends and family....