Building your own dream house: Will Johnson Building Company


Often when beginning home shopping, we already have “THE house” pictured in our minds, that ideal house we envision as the perfect space to live in. Maybe it’s a house that’s been imagined since childhood, or maybe it’s a house that we’ve dreamed up with a partner. It could be a house we grew up in that has inspired a new dream, or maybe it’s that picture from a magazine pinned to our refrigerators with a magnet. It could be a two-story white house with a wraparound porch, or maybe it’s a brick ranch with blue shutters and a back yard for children to run around.

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Whatever the unique homemakers’ dreams of ours and our families might be, with Will Johnson Building Company, we don’t have to settle for anything less than the custom homes we desire. Will Johnson Building Company have been building dream homes in the triangle since 1995, and they specialize in constructing custom homes from the ground up.  This family run business consists of many members, notably, Will Johnson, the founder, his wife Laurie, who is behind the scenes and keeps the books, their son, Ben, who creates the designs and talented daughter-in-law, Rebecca who handles the details.  Each and every member of the Will Johnson Building Company is absolutely lovely and talented in their own right!


They want to work with you to create a durable space which suits your unique needs, and a home which could last you and your family for a lifetime. Will Johnson’s goal in every project is to exceed expectations. He and his associates want to build strong, beautiful spaces and long-lasting relationships with clients.


If you’re in the market for a new home, look no further than Will Johnson to start developing a vision for your unique and durable dream home. These local builders are a wonderful, family run business based out of Chapel Hill, NC, and they want to make all of their clients’ building experiences as easy and stress free as possible.


Give Will Johnson Building Company a call to find out more about their work in custom building, remodeling and home design!



A New Look From D.B. Sutton & Co.


{New style thanks to Cara!}

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 {Who knew thin hair could have so much volume!}

I was long overdue for a haircut and went into D.B. Sutton & Co. looking for a new style. I decided to try the “Long Bob” style AKA the “Lob.” Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Brooklyn Decker are a few of the many celebs sporting this style, so I decided to join them. This was my first appointment at D.B. Sutton and I immediately loved the vibe of the salon. Cara, who has been a stylist there for over 2 years, did an amazing job with my cut, which is the classic Bumble and Bumble bob cut with scissors and a razor.

D.B. Sutton & Co. has been locally owned and operated by David Sutton since 1999. The salon offers hair cuts, color treatments, blowouts, hair styling, manicures and pedicures (with Butter nail lacquer). It is a Bumble and Bumble salon, which means it sells Bumble and Bumble products and the stylists are trained at Bumble and Bumble. Appointments can be made online or call 919.968.4247. D.B. Sutton & Co. is located at 406 W. Franklin Street in Chapel Hill.


{Check out Hopie’s awesome 4th of July mani with Tanzi at D.B. Sutton, the party nails lasted so long– 2.5 weeks– that they morped into Bastille Day nails, and then they turned Courtney Love, so it was time to take it off!}

D.B. Sutton & Co.

406 W. Franklin Street

Chapel Hill





Full Lotus Wellness

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Full Lotus Wellness offers customized exercise and nutrition programs for all clients, as no one plan will work for everyone.  In this post, we are focusing on the Fitness aspect of what Full Lotus Wellness has to offer.

Elijah Sacra, a Marine Corp Veteran, has over 23 years of experience in health and wellness. As a Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher and Holistic Health Coach, Elijah is your personal advocate for living an energized and passionate life. By working with Elijah you will discover the exercise, food and lifestyle choices that best support you.  Elijah strives to increase energy, create balance, reduce craving, gain mobility, achieve weight loss and many other great benefits.

Working one on one with Elijah allows him to focus 100% of his efforts towards your unique goals be they fat loss, target body parts, sports performance, working with injuries or its your first foray into fitness. Personal training works around your schedule and needs with a combination of concentrated fitness and nutrition coaching where each word and exercise is designed specifically for you. The training at Full Lotus Wellness incorporates elements of functional strength training, cardiovascular interval and yoga to create a well-rounded and balanced workout.


Call Elijah today at 919.525.4693 for a free phone consultation or visit the Full Lotus Wellness website.


Summer Scouting: Beer, Bluegrass and a Bite to eat


Are you looking for something fun and new to try on a warm weekend night? Roost, Fearrington’s Beer Garden located among other village eateries, is open Thursday to Saturday from 5 to 8pm. Roost offers light dinner fare and live music from local musicians.


A few highlights from the dinner menu include a fabulous cheese and chacuterie plate, craft beers and wine by the glass.


The seasonal beer Roost is boasting this summer is the Fearrington Spring Dubbel Brown Ale, which Fearrington brewed in collaboration with Fullstream Brewery in Durham. It’s a Belgian style brew with hints of coriander, turmeric and lemongrass—perfect for summer!

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Roost can be found amid beautiful grounds, and it is conveniently located next to The Goat where visitors can purchase coffee, wine, sweets, salads and more.  Roost is a perfect place for your family to sit down at a picnic table, enjoy dinner or a scoop of ice cream, and listen to wonderful  music.












              (Tommy Edwards, Emily Frantz and Andrew Marlin perform at Roost.)

Check out Roost this weekend to experience great beer and local bluegrass music just outside of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.



Scouted: Red, White, and Blue around the Triangle

With the Fourth of July weekend quickly approaching, there are plenty of festive goodies around the Triangle to get you in the Independence Day spirit! There seems to be a little red, white, and blue style everywhere! Take a peak and see some things we have “scouted”… July 4th plates Patriotic table settings from Quintessentials in Raleigh and Peacock Alley in Chapel Hill gena chandler july 4th  Mix and match with these pieces from Gena Chandler in Raleigh Fleur july 4th Super cute striped number from Fleur in Raleigh baby flag How could you not fall in love with this adorable flag bubble for your baby?? This precious frock found at Puddle Baby in Chapel Hill red glasses Fun readers from The Spectacle in Raleigh Grilling And it wouldn’t be Independence Day without a cookout! Take some grilling advice from this New York Times book from Parker & Otis in Durham

SOUTH And how about these dreamy linens from SOUTH in Chapel Hill?

Lastly…check out the newest from Furbish Studio launching TODAY at 11EST : pop-up shop featuring artist Paul Ferney. See for yourself…his work is amazing. There will be 50 pieces available on canvas and wood panels, a perfect summertime addition to any space!    Ferney-Promos-SOCIAL3 Ferney-Promos-SOCIAL Ferney-Promos-SOCIAL4  Tell them Scout sent you!

{and have a fireworks fabulous-star spangled Fourth of July!}


Witherspoon Rose Culture

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Witherspoon Rose, a family business since 1953




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While growing roses can be tricky, Witherspoon Rose Culture has everything you need to successfully grow your own. Witherspoon Rose was started in 1951 by Robert and Thelma Witherspoon and is still a family business with Mr. Witherspoon’s grandson Taylor as COO.


Witherspoon offers excellent customer service and incredible selection of roses. Inside the Garden Shop are knowledgeable employees to answer any questions and gifts including J.R. Watkins products and Ikebana Vases, which are made in the US.


Witherspoon sells (ships!) bareroot roses from January until April. From April until the end of October potted roses are for sale locally.


Witherspoon even sells cut roses from May through October for those of us who may lack a green thumb. Witherspoon even offers services to plant and continue to care for your roses at home, so there is no excuse as to why you can’t have a beautiful rose garden with the help of Witherspoon.


Visit Witherspoon at 3312 Watkins Road Durham, NC 27707 (it is worth a visit just to see the roses in bloom!)


919.489.4446 or visit the website