You know you’ve hit the gifting jackpot when your loved one unwraps an item and shrieks in delight: “Where did you ever FIND this?” or is wowed by the story behind a gift. These five shops will do just that: Ruby’s Gift: This shop in NoDa is packed with local and regional arts and crafts, including jewelry and leather goods, wall art and children’s gifts.
If being among throngs of people at holiday craft markets makes your spirit soar, there are lots of places to indulge this month. Here are a few: Central Piedmont Community College’s Holiday Art Market runs through Dec. 5 in the Ross Gallery at the Overcash building on the college’s central campus. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Nov. 11, noon-6 p.m. Alumni, faculty and student artists offer works, including jewelry, for sale, all under $250.
You want to give something special this holiday season – maybe something a little unusual. Maybe something that doesn’t come in every size and color on the planet. Maybe something that has a connection to where you are. We can help. Take an online spin through our CLT Made stories, about artisans and designers producing unique pieces right here, some with shops, some on etsy.com, some whose work shows up in area boutiques and museum gift shops.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".