Experience the Best of Western Wake

5 West magazine is devoted to exploring and celebrating life in Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs. This area repeatedly ranks among the top regions in the country to live or work, to find a home or start a business, to raise a family or retire. 5 West is dedicated to covering the topics readers care about – from hometown stories and community spotlights to fashion, food and local trends. Published six times a year, 5 West helps readers enjoy the good life that Western Wake County has to offer.


First Fruits

First Fruits Why Jason Brown traded football for farm life BY MELISSA WISTEHUFF | PHOTOS BY JOSH MANNING (unless otherwise noted) On

Aviary Attraction

Aviary Attraction Create a sanctuary for your feathered friends BY KRISTEN SCHRUM As winter thaws and the first hints of spring perfume

A Clean, Decisive Downsize

A Clean, Decisive Downsize Larry and Debbie Robbins make a move toward modernism BY KURT DUSTERBERG| PHOTOS BY BRUCE DeBOER Larry and

Color Love

Color Love A Raleigh designer’s Cary clients thrive in vibrancy BY SPENCER GRIFFITH | PHOTOS BY ABIGAIL JACKSON Judy Pickett doesn’t design

Bountiful Berries

Widely touted as one of nature’s most nutritionally dense superfoods, the açaí (pronounced ah-sah-ee) berry primarily hails from the Brazilian Amazon rainforest,

Genetic Testing

When you hear the term “genetic testing,” what comes to mind? For some, it means learning about their ancestry. For others, it’s


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💜 Color Love! 🧡

This colorful Cary home takes centerstage for our March/April cover. 

Read the story through the “Color Love” link in our bio. 

Cover photo by Abigail Jackson
Story by Spencer Griffith
Happy 1st Day of Spring! 🐰🐛🐣🌷🦋☔️
Fill out our form {giveaways link in bio} for a chance to win two tickets to @northcarolinaopera “Porgy & Bess.” 

Get an extra entry by following one or more of the social media accounts for @trianglefamilymag. Just post your social media handle in the “message” field so we can verify that you followed at least one of our accounts: Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. #giveaway #opera #porgyandbess
The Morrisville @traderjoes team pulled out all the stops for the #pncartinbloom #ncmaartinbloom exhibit at @ncartmuseum. 

This year’s large-scale installations illustrate the theme Cinematic, inspired by the museum’s new gallery highlighting the arts of music, theater, dance and film. The team, led by Tonia Gebhart, showcased the connection between color and music. 🎼 🎨 @toniagebhart.thebarefootartist
🥧 Happy Pi(e) Day! 🥧 

Phoebe Lawless (formerly from Scratch bakery) will host a pop-up for Pi(e) Day at The Durham’s coffee bar TODAY from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. 

Pie slices will sell for $3.14 each, and whole pies will also be available. Enjoy slices of double chocolate chess, pear and almond crumb, buttermilk sugar, lavender chess, and apple with bacon and crispy cheddar crumb.

📸: @thedurhamhotel  #pieday #3/14 #pie #piday
A behind the scenes look at our upcoming spring fashion photo shoot, shot by @deboerworks at @cam_raleigh.

Thank you to our fab partners for helping us make magic:


Stay tuned for the final product in May!
Free @bojangles sausage biscuits today, thanks to @wakembb scoring 77 points in their @accsports tournament matchup yesterday!

Customers across the entire Bojangles footprint can redeem a free sausage biscuit the day after any team in the tourney (men’s and women’s) scores 77 or more points (a nod to the brand’s birth year). It’s Bo time!
A new episode of @talkofthetrianglepodcast dropped today!

Listen to our conversation with @rebekahlaney and @mr.modernism of @ncmodernist about modernist architecture. Did you know that North Carolina has one of the largest concentrations of modern architecture in America? We discuss why, where + how NCModernist is working to save old homes and design new ones. 

@spotify @amazonmusic @applepodcasts @google @audible @podcastcary @podcastaddict @iheartradio @adam.cave @melwistehuff #modernarchitecture #modernhome #modernhomes
@collettacary announces female-led chef team! 

Keyturah Yisrael is the new executive chef and Helena Larson is the new pastry chef. 

Welcome to @fentonnc, Keyturah and Helena!
𝑰𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝟓 𝑾𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒎𝒂𝒈𝒂𝒛𝒊𝒏𝒆!

Formerly 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘓𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨, 5 𝘞𝘦𝘴𝘵 honors the five amazing towns in Western Wake County: Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs + Fuquay-Varina. 

In this issue:

• Cary homeowners thrive in vibrant color.
• Raleigh couple makes a clean, decisive downsize.
• Cary's history honors the stately mansard roof.
• Plus, First Fruits Farm, container gardening tips and more!

Cover photo by @abigailjacksonphoto
The new @rushhourkarting location in @townofmorrisvillenc has officially opened! It’s the perfect spot to unleash your inner #NASCAR driver. 🏎️

With racing, axe throwing, tons of games + food, there’s fun for everyone!
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Editor’s Choice Fall 2022

Autumn is magical in the Triangle, and the options to enjoy the season are nearly endless. jump on a hayride, navigate a