Bull City Beautiful
The stuff we're made of. The people we're proud of.
Bull City Beautiful was born from a craving for storytelling.
It began with the accidental introduction, the lingering feeling of a conversation worth repeating, or a soundbite worth calling a friend to muse about.
Here in Durham, those moments happen all of the time. We may not have Ferris wheels, but what we do have are our people. That is more than enough.
Celebrate these stories with us. Discover Durham.
bold representatives of beauty
Phyllis Coley: A Durham Native Highlighting the Achievements of Black People The founder of Spectacular Magazine created a platform to uplift her community. Learn More
Shannon Healy: Mixologist, Restaurateur & James Beard Finalist Durham's Alley Twenty Six is the first bar in North Carolina nominated for Outstanding Bar Program. Learn More
Joye Speight: Creating Memorable Experiences with Inclusive Events Meet the Durham native behind the largest minority- and woman-owned event planning team in the Triangle. Learn More
Zoey Best: Merging Her Durham Roots with Kava Roots Da Kine’s Kava owner aims to make alcohol alternatives more accessible to everyone. Learn More
Mara Shelton: Owner of the first female- and veteran-owned brewery in NC A local vetrepreneur using her brewery to support those who have served in the U.S. armed forces Learn More
Ro Rode: A Passion for Community, Nature, and a Donkey A woman who followed her passions all the way to Durham's Museum of Life and Science. Learn More
Desmond Jackson: A Runner's Journey to the Paralympics Bull City bred and Tokyo bound. Learn More
Indulge Catering, LLC: Taste the Love with Chef Queen-Precious Jewel & Chef Jay Local chefs passionate about healthy food that tastes good Learn More
Elizabeth Turnbull: Owner of COPA & Local Storyteller Elizabeth Turnbull is using her passion for storytelling to write stories and create cocktails Learn More
Victoria Facelli: A local superwoman wearing many capes A mom, writer, and lactation consultant advocating for inclusion Learn More
Chicken Hut: The Tapp Family Serves More Than Chicken Tre Tapp proudly continues his parents' legacy of serving the community. Learn More
Cornell Watson: Local Photographer Makes National Headlines Black photos matter. Durham photographer Cornell Watson is sharing photos of Black people through his Black lens. Learn More
Gabriela Maradiaga Panayotti, MD: Blooming With Hope She and her family contracted COVID-19 simultaneously. After their full recoveries, Dr. Gabriela Maradiaga Panayotti is finding room for hope in this season and the beauty of Durham's community. Learn More
John C. "Skeepie" Scarborough: Generations of Greatness His family has had a hand in bringing grace and dignity to African American families for over 120 years. Learn More
Tiffany Griffin, PhD: Illuminating Black Brilliance Her scents are intended to awaken the senses. Here's what she thinks is beautiful about her Durham-grown story. Learn More