Happy fall , # marvelouslyMOD readers ! As the season changes , I ’ m feeling energized and excited for all that ’ s to come , and this issue certainly reflects that vibe .
First of all , I have to announce an exciting development here at MOD — we have a new Triangle editor ! Meredith Martindale has joined our ranks and will take over the reins of this edition of the magazine going forward . Meredith is a Durham native , a UNC-Chapel Hill grad and a woman who knows the Triangle front and back . She ’ s the perfect person to tell the stories of this vibrant and vital part of North Carolina .
In our home feature , the team at Knight Carr & Company take us inside the home of a couple who wanted to incorporate their love of travel and collecting wine into their abode . The result combines fresh style and gorgeous antiques for a comfortable , serene look .
Next , we head to Durham , where James Beard Award winner Ricky Moore serves some of the best seafood in the South at Saltbox Seafood Joint . New editor Meredith takes us into the kitchen to learn what inspires this talented chef and why he chose Durham to build his culinary empire .
Then , we hit the road to West Queen Studio in Hillsborough , where floral artist Morgan Howell Moylan creates works that earned her the Designers ’ Choice Award at the North Carolina Museum of Art ’ s “ Art in Bloom ” exhibition . She shares the inspiration behind her creations and explains why building community through floral classes feeds her soul .
In our latest Book Club installment , author James Tate Hill gives us a glimpse into his world — legally blind after developing a rare condition as a teenager that left him with only hazy perimeter vision . His fascinating memoir , Blind Man ’ s Bluff , details how he passed as a fully sighted person for years , and then learned that telling the truth about his disability would bring him the happiness he so desperately sought .
In Society Sightings , we take you to two romantic weddings . Our first couple met as students at N . C . State and celebrated their love beneath a canopy of oaks at her parents ’ Florida home . And our second wedding includes one of our own , incoming editor Meredith Martindale ! We have your ticket to her nuptials at the Angus Barn Pavilion .
As you dive into this issue , I hope you get a taste of all that ’ s to come , both for fall and the future of MOD Society !
Jennifer Bringle , editor-in-chief