December/January 2017 – The Holiday Issue

December/January 2017 – The Holiday Issue


Read our December/January 2017 issue in full. To get you started, here is a quick recap of what it holds:


40 Your Guide to Stress-Free Holidays
Experts give advice on winter wardrobe, mixology, appetizers, decor and a festive playlist to usher in the season

58 Talking Traditions
Durham longtimers share their beloved holiday memories

68 How They Live
Laura and Chad Quinn updated their Rockwood home on a budget

80 I Do’s, Durham Style
8 trends for your big day in the Bull City


28 Holiday Gift Guide


4 Letter from the Executive Editor

6 Bull City Scene Setter
PictureDURM showcases images curated by locals

20 The Durham Difference
Reality Ministries not only helps teens and adults with developmental disabilities, it also fosters friendships

22 Noted
What we’ve heard around town …

26 Our Latest Obsessions
Carolina Godiva Track Club’s New Year’s Day Run and our executive editor’s Sunday traditions at Fullsteam and Monuts

32 The Creatives
Getting to know antifolk singer-songwriter Charles Latham

34 Entrepreneurs
Discover your dog’s intelligence with Dognition

38 Go. See. Do.
The hottest events for the holidays and beyond

66 Adopt A Pet
Meet a few pets from The Animal Protection Society of Durham

94 Hot Spot
Chicken, five ways, at M Kokko

96 Dishing with …
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club’s Jason Cunningham

98 Taste
Our city’s best restaurants

110 Engagements & Weddings
Tying the knot in the Bull City


8 CenterFest Arts Festival

10 Urbaniak-Sanders Fashion Show and Luncheon benefiting Center for Child and Family Health

12 Arts For Life’s Local Color fundraiser

14 World Beer Festival

16 Restaurant Showcase for Meals on Wheels of Durham

17 Northgate Mall’s Music on the Plaza: Halloween Spooktacular

18 Coalition to Unchain Dogs’ Barktoberfest

19 Durham Literacy Center’s 30th anniversary