Eleanor-Scott Davis

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Eleanor-Scott Best is the Senior Associate Editor of Chapel Hill Magazine and Durham Magazine.

1) What is your favorite part of your job?

I am new to the area and this job has given me a crash course on my new home. The list of places I want to eat is a mile long!

2) What do you enjoy most about living in Chapel Hill?

This might sound odd but the squirrels in Chapel Hill seem to have a lot of personality. We have a family of them that live on our back deck and keep us entertained for hours. The squirrels unfortunately stay entertained by finding new ways to break into our bird feeder.

3) Where is your hometown?

Goldsboro, North Carolina.

4) Please share your previous work experience/background in the industry.

Before joining the team at Chapel Hill and Durham Magazines, I served as editor of skirt! Magazine in Charlotte.

5) What are some of your hobbies and interests?

I love to cook and am determined to become a better baker–one burnt batch of cookies at a time.

The porch features many comfortable seating areas and pine floors. Mary Ann changes the floral arrangements seasonally.

Briana Brough

Life on Gimghoul

For Mary Ann and Jack Kasarda, living on Gimghoul Road is as charmed as their storybook front porch. more »

Dec 9, 2013 12:20 PM Home & Garden

A Bolt from the Blue

The home of Marisa Domino and Alberto Scotti blends beautifully into its natural setting. But the inside holds a bold surprise. more »

Oct 9, 2013 9:22 AM Home & Garden

High-Performance Home

Casey and Jenny Shaw are energized to live in North Carolina's first passive house. more »

Jun 17, 2013 1:43 PM Home & Garden

Briana Brough

Homing Instinct

For Amy Daubert, no home project is too daunting. more »

Apr 16, 2013 12:24 PM Home & Garden

Briana Brough

Haute House

In their Governors Club home, Stuart and Leyla Gans effortlessly blend high design with real-family livability. more »

Feb 13, 2013 9:35 AM Home & Garden

In Good Taste

Classic design and refined elegance are the winning combination in Rick and Rebecca Rosenberg’s timeless home. more »

Jan 18, 2013 11:55 AM Home & Garden

Artist Brenda Behr Captures the Spirit of Chapel Hill in 23 Paintings

An exhibit of Brenda Behr's watercolors is now open at the Frank Porter Graham Union Art Gallery and runs through the end of August. more »

May 16, 2011 12:53 PM CHM Blog 3 Comments

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

The sixth annual Girls Just Wanna Have Fun event, held at the Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel, raised more than $65,000 for the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. more »

May 3, 2011 12:06 PM People & Places

Women Who Wine

The annual Women Who Wine party was held last evening to support The Women's Center with - what else? - a royal wedding theme. more »

Apr 29, 2011 2:43 PM CHM Blog

Hillsborough Arts Council to Host Sculpture Tour

The Hillsborough Sculpture tour will open April 16 and run through the end of September. more »

Mar 22, 2011 4:35 PM CHM Blog

The Chef Challenge

Through the Abundance Foundation and in conjunction with Briar Chapel, area chefs work to revamp the school lunch program in Chatham County Schools. more »

Mar 15, 2011 11:25 AM CHM Blog

365 Paintings in 365 Days

In celebration of her 50th year and in an effort to raise money for Free the Children, Sandra Elliott has set a goal of completing 365 paintings in 2011. more »

Mar 9, 2011 9:35 AM CHM Blog

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

The sixth annual Girls Just Wanna Have Fun event was held last evening to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. more »

Mar 4, 2011 11:04 AM CHM Blog

Help Grady Brown Elementary Build a New Playground

Hillsborough's Grady Brown Elementary School desperately needs a new playground for their 3rd-5th graders. more »

Feb 28, 2011 2:59 PM CHM Blog

Foodie Fodder: March/April

Catch up on the town's most recent foodie news. more »

Feb 25, 2011 11:16 AM Dining 3 Comments

Artists Showcase Work at Fearrington Folk Art Festival

The Fearrington Folk Art Festival celebrated a successful 9th year. more »

Feb 22, 2011 3:53 PM CHM Blog

Streets Deli Serves a Big City Taste (and REALLY Big Sandwiches)

Streets Deli Restaurant & Market is open for business in East 54. more »

Feb 16, 2011 10:38 AM CHM Blog 5 Comments

The Blue Sky Film Festival Celebrates Independent, Edgy and Incredible Filmmaking

It's a wrap. Congratulations to the year's big winners! more »

Feb 7, 2011 11:55 AM CHM Blog

Silent (No More!) Auction Benefits Beacon Program

An event was held last evening at the Siena Hotel to raise money for UNC Hospitals' Beacon Program, which provides support to patients, families and employees suffering from family violence. more »

Feb 4, 2011 10:58 AM CHM Blog

Win a Valentine's Day Dinner for Two at Shula's 347 Grill

Calling all football fans: this contest is for you! more »

Feb 2, 2011 10:15 AM CHM Blog 1 Comments