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Amanda MacLaren

Amanda MacLaren
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Amanda MacLaren is the executive editor of Durham Magazine. Born in Mesa, Ariz., she grew up in Charlotte and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, majoring in journalism. She’s lived in Durham for five years now. When she’s not at work, you can usually find her with a beer in hand at Fullsteam, Dain’s Place or Bull City Burger or getting takeout from Chubby’s.

5 Reasons to Visit the New JB Duke Hotel

The sleek, modern JB Duke Hotel opened its doors to the public in the middle of the first snow of the year, and welcomed...

Rockwood Home Offers Contemporary, Comfortable Spaces

Laura and Chad Quinn had all but given up on buying a home. A yearlong search for the right fit led the couple to...

Weekend at a Glance: Films, France and Frozen Over

*With wintry weather in the forecast, please check individual event websites to see if event will still be held.* Frozen Over – Through Jan. 29...

Satisfying Sunday Mornings Start With Monuts & Mindfulness

While we're celebrating traditions, I thought I’d share my newest – Recovery Yoga with Anna Cordova at Fullsteam Brewery. Every Sunday at 10:45 a.m....

Hot Spot: M Kokko

When Chef Mike Lee opened M Sushi last January, little did we know it was just the beginning of his ingredient-focused ventures. The restaurant...

Weekend at a Glance: Cinderella, Concerts and Kwanzaa

Winter Wonders at American Tobacco – Through Sunday – Bring the whole family to the American Tobacco Campus this season for a host of...

Beat the Winter Chill With These Bright Spirits

Gold Standard By Harvest 18 General Manager Josh Lindsey and alumni bartender Charlie Hyland 1.5 oz. North Carolina’s own Seventeen Twelve Bourbon 0.75 oz. honey syrup (equal...

Weekend at a Glance: Markets, Music and a Marathon

Winter Wonders at American Tobacco – Thursday-Sunday – Bring the whole family to the American Tobacco Campus this season for a host of holiday-themed...

Stand-Out Styles for Your Next Holiday Soirée

"Go straight towards that little black dress (LBD). You’ve worn it 100 times before, but that’s OK. All you need to do is embellish...

Fresh & Festive Holiday Décor Ideas

Pick a Palette “My holiday decorating shortcuts are based on a simple, pre-set color palette and natural, seasonal elements. I usually go with various shades of...