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Jessie Ammons

Jessie Ammons
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Jessie is a former Durham Mag editor-turned freelance culture writer based in Chapel Hill. She tends to structure her days around a morning cup of coffee and evening glass of wine.

Feeling Crafty in a Fully-Customized Colvard Farms Home

The Kohn home is sweeping and sunny, a vision of neutrals and space and architectural details. “The architect tried to tell me I was putting...

A Young Family Finds Room to Grow

Nestled among the tree-lined streets of Duke Forest is a tall and narrow blue house with unmistakably modern architecture. It’s at once subtle and striking,...

Family and Art are the Focus in This Cozy Forest Hills Abode

Leann and Gavin Jocius’ roomy Forest Hills home is both sprawling and intimate, seemingly an impossibility. It’s why they love it. “Despite having 4,500...

This Bull City Builder is Bridging the Gap in a Male-Dominated Industry

Shelley has worked to build Durham up for almost 13 years – literally. With a career in commercial construction that spans 20 years in...

Family Adds Traditional Charm & Modern Touches in Hope Valley Home

They call it both their house of hope and a labor of love. When the Lambs bought a ’40s-era Hope Valley home, they planned...

Singer/Songwriter Kamara Thomas ‘Feels Right at Home’ in Durham

With influences like Neil Young, Emmylou Harris and Appalachian spirituals,
 it’s no wonder Kamara Thomas feels right at home down South. We talked to the...

Durham Couple Turns the Bassett House Into a Home

Click on any photo to view larger version of slideshow and see full caption information. Photography by Briana Brough. Like many North Durhamites, Mike Schram...

Latte Art

  Ask Leon Grodski de Barrera about Cocoa Cinnamon’s second location, opening this fall, and the coffee shop’s co-founder quickly shifts the focus. “Actually, opening...

Home Cooking

Katie Coleman watches as a student purees heirloom tomatoes to make a chilled soup before turning around to pop fresh bread in the oven....

Amy Tornquist: A Pioneer of the Durham Food Scene

Amy Tornquist embodies the past, present and future of Durham’s thriving food scene. She was born at Watts Hospital, grew up in Trinity Park...