One Leg at a Time: H.P. Trousers

It might seem a little cliche to say that there’s more we have in common than divides us, that we all put our pants on one leg at a time. But cliches stick around for a reason. Despite our wild and wonderful differences, we could all probably use a good, quality pair of blue jeans,…

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Mind, Body, and Soul: Soulstice

Hilton and Kit-Tena Ferguson, at their wellness lounge, Soulstice. Kit-Tena “Tena” Ferguson never expected to learn so much about her health through facing a journey with illness. But in 2018, when she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, she was forced to prioritize her health. Despite being a person who always considered herself fairly healthy…

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Building a Home: The Mantel Mercantile

Building a house is an act of patience and precision. Making a home is an act of finding what makes a place familiar, warm, and joyful. Spreading that house-warming joy to all of her customers is Alana Greene’s goal for her shop, The Mantel Mercantile. Everyone who steps foot in her shop is invited to…

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Fine Jewelry, Fine Folks: Simon Jewelers

Simon Jewelers, a full-service jewelry shop. On the first Saturday of every month, Gary Simon opens up his jewelry shop for Service Saturday. Along with the beautiful pieces Gary has on display for the customers, there are wine tastings, spirits tastings, apple cider, cheeses, fruits, soft drinks, and complimentary jewelry cleanings and inspections available for…

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Cards with Heart: Ethel B Designs

Growing up, Kathryn Cushwa Gerace saw art all around her. Her father, an interior designer turned art elementary school teacher with a degree in fine arts, filled Kathryn’s life with opportunities to be creative and express herself artistically. Her mother, a sewer who made every room she touched brighter and more beautiful, did the same.…

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Feel Good, Look Good: Blue Hydrangea Boutique

When it comes to fashion selections, Elissa Porter has always had a bit of a magic touch. She grew up working in and co-managing retail stores in the Triad, and after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro having studied textiles and design, Elissa knew she wanted to bring her love of fashion…

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A Destination for Design: HPxD

Splashworks, an HPxD showroom in High Point Design has always been in High Point’s DNA. From our city’s inception, furniture design and manufacturing has been central to our economy, our community, and our identity. Today, as the International Home Furnishings Capital of the world, High Point still plays a massive role in outfitting the homes…

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Mom-treprenuers Make Consigning Purposeful: WeeRuns

For Stephanie Allred, owner of WeeRuns, a semi-annual kids’ consignment sale in High Point, shopping anywhere besides consignment sales immediately sends her into “sticker shock.”   “I don’t even know how to shop at retail stores anymore!” she jokes. The reason? Because for years, WeeRuns has made it possible for Stephanie and other parents and…

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Raising High Point’s ROI: Stratagon Inc.

At the heart of good marketing is good business. And at the heart of Stratagon, an integrated marketing agency here in High Point, are Alex Moore and Ryan Burkett – co-founders who understand marketing for the sake of good marketing doesn’t cut it.   “When we step through a client’s door, we’re typically thinking, ‘What’s the…

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Just Around the Corner: The Cottage

What Laura Johnson didn’t know when she retired after 35 years of teaching was that the next chapter of her life would also involve a fair amount of teaching, but in a very different capacity. As her career teaching students with disabilities – working at High Point schools like Southwest Middle School and Southwest High School –…

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