I'm sweet on...
The chicken panini at Toast. The spicy black bean burger and shaved ice sodas at King's Sandwich Shop. The grilled tuna melt at Parker & Otis. The perfect Cosmo and seafood risotto at Nana's. The famous BLTs at Merritt's Grill. The Thai Mussels and Fries at Kitchen. The "Nata's Chopped Salad" from my good friends at The Loop. The Cobb salad with grilled salmon at City Kitchen. The jalapeno hush puppies at Crook's Corner. The mountain of calamari atop spicy cabbage slaw at The Acme. The huevos rancheros w/ red beans and avocado at Watts Grocery Sunday Brunch!


Good People

My beautiful and talented mother Linda Kornberg at Minata. Every image in every photography project of my dear friend Lori Vrba. The unbelievably patient, kind, and talented tech genius, Neil Berman of TheONbutton. Pam Gutlon's dedication to the world of self taught artists at Outsiders Art and Collectibles. My girl Cheri Sterling, AKA, "The Hair Whisperer", at Atmosphair salon.The technicolor pooch portraits by Lisa Goldstein. The smell of ink and the beauty of real paper at Sarah Almond's Shed Letter Press. Rhonda Coleman's commitment to all things girl at Moss. The blow your doors off design talent of my not-so-local honey, Becki Griffin of Curious Details in Houston, Texas. Dana Lange's unwavering support for The Food Bank of North Carolina through her blog Less Dana, More Good!

Random Cool Places

Local Market Realty my workplace! The amazing sunflowers at the Carrboro Farmers' Market. Third Friday at Golden Belt. The warm feeling I get when I walk through the door of Flyleaf Books


The helping hands behind organizations like, Porch and Table and the Inter-Faith Council. The incredible annual fund raising events to sponsor, The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program, The Lineberger Cancer CenterSECU Family House, and Caring House

Local Honey

The sweetest finds in Durham and Chapel Hill NC


I feel so fortunate to live in an area with such vibrant local retail. I try to support our local friends and their creative establishments as much as possible. Recently, I stepped into the doors of Bloom in Chapel Hill's Southern Village. I needed to find a nice closing gift for a client and I knew I could count on the folks at Bloom to help me out.  This sweet little store is filled with an eclectic mix of vintage finds, topiaries, lovely designer candles, and an assortment of personal and home accessories. 



 Some of the sweetest finds can often be found in the most unexpected places. Saturday morning, my friend Nancy and I were getting ready to look at a few houses in Durham. Before our tour, we decided to stop and visit Rise Biscuits and Donuts which opened near Southpoint Mall in Durham.  These guys have hit a home run. Really, really, insanely delicious donuts and biscuits they're cranking out by the 1000's! If you're thinking there won't be a wait if you get there early, or late, or in the off hours... think again. But don't worry, the line moves quickly and it's sooooo worth it!

"I'll Have What She's Having!"



That's Amore...Pizzeria Toro is Tops!

I'm seriously considering giving up my career to become a full time, eater. Can you blame me? Pizzeria Toro opened its doors a few months ago in downtown Durham and is consistently providing an incredible eating experience. Great service, simple straight forward menu that tastes every bit as delicious as it looks.