The Gent’s Life: More Than Fashion

NC State alum and owner of The Gent’s Life, Rob McKiver, isn’t your typical fashion designer. Growing up in Long Island and Queens, he’s a shining example of the quintessential “New York State of Mind” we often hear about in songs. Hustle, innovation and an unrelenting desire to live life on his own terms have […]

Wardrobe Essentials For The Aspiring Dapper Gent

Chiwionne Mason, the owner and visionary behind Modish Vine, provided a ton of gems throughout the course of our interview. Today we are sharing his take on wardrobe essentials for young professionals and seasoned gentlemen looking to upgrade their image. These basics can easily take you from the boardroom, to happy hour and church on […]

Shenette Swann: Constantly Evolving

There are no boxes or labels vast enough to describe the constantly evolving talent that is Shenette Swann. A classically trained vocalist, percussionist, dancer, author and motivational speaker, Swanns’ gifts came naturally and were nurtured by parents who are both artists in their own right. Her mother a professional singer with a band as a […]

Solitude Scents: Discovering the Gift of Solitude

LaToya Adkins moved to Durham NC in search of a change of scenery but stumbled upon her path to entrepreneurship. Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI following graduation from high school; while most of her friends were going off to college hours away from home, Adkins made the decision to attend UW Madison which was […]

Chronicles Photography: Everybody Needs Picture

When you first meet the naturally beautiful Dawn Michelle Downey you’d probably expect her to be in front of a camera, instead she’s behind it. Born and bred in Brooklyn, Downey was given her first camera by her grandmother around the age of 7 and ever since that day she was always, “the girl with […]

Jeanmarie Tea Co: Creating Experiences One Cup At A Time

Nicole Allen, graduate of NC A&T, is an engineer by trade. By all other accounts, she is a God fearing, champion for young girls, whose always been an entrepreneur at heart. Born in New York but raised in North Carolina, Allen is a quintessential southern belle with northern savvy. She was the student on campus […]

Fathers Forever: Bridging the Gap

A story I heard over the weekend, made me revisit a previous interview I’d conducted years ago. While it’s my belief that a single parent household does not always equate to a fatherless child as most of society would have us believe, I do know that a two parent household is certainly better than one. […]