The Curtains are the Sea

Hi Guys! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was THE MOST productive ever. I did tons of work and projects around the house. I just had so much damn energy and it was wonderful. So, you’ve seen some similar shots before, but I just had to share my recently made over living room. I…

Ya’ Win Some, Ya’ Dim Sum

Let’s take a break from the Euro travels of the last few weeks to focus on something closer to home – the annual sibs’ night out in downtown Raleigh! Always a good time, full of family gossip, and never dull, this year was no exception. This year we started at Fox’s Liquor Lounge which was…

Fresh Carbs and Post Updates

Thought I'd give you all an update on my situation with the Unscripted Hotel in Durham. I received the nicest email from the hotel manager. He apologised profusely, offered a refund of the stay, and a complimentary next stay. So generous! I look forward to trying to property again and updating my review. He even…

What’s Up, Raleigh?

Our little city is growing! Maybe some credit goes to T&L placing Raleigh on the to visit list in 2017, but the downtown neighborhoods are booming! I’ve never seen so much activity as I have this weekend! After working from the comfort of sweats and a couch all week-long, I “forced” myself to wrap up…

Mother and Sons

I saw no mother and no sons at Durham’s Mother and Sons. I did see a very chic sommelier/manager in the most bomb ass long wool skirt accented with a thick belt and a 20″ waistline. File that under, people who should not be allowed to work in a pasta restaurant. Several skinny waitresses later,…

Monday, I Don’t Care About You…

While Monday is probably the worst day for the Cure’s lyrics, it’s all we have today and I’m grossly behind on filling you in on all my little loves. Here are snaps of the past week (or two). Apologies that they are so booze-centric. I really have been quite healthy during the week. First on…

Restaurant Review: Gocciolina

Oh, Research Triangle restaurants. Few and far between end up wowing and Gocciolina in Durham was set up for just that. While I wish it would have delivered, I’m also grateful not to have a new favourite spot in the middle on a lonely strip mall in a part of Durham that I’ve never seen….

This is 34

Another year in the books lands me at “this is 34.” I suppose 34 feels about right. Old enough to have figured out who I am and smart enough not to make the same mistakes twice. Young enough to have so much to look forward to and plenty of time to improve life and make…

Treat Yo’Self

The Beast and I decided to have a Treat Yo’Self Thursday last night, so we decided to check out the new Treat ice cream parlour in downtown Raleigh. How cute is this hipstery-y sign complete with doggy water? Not trusting the idea of tethering my beast to a chair or pole, the game plan was…

Less is More

Last weekend we taste-tested, More, in buzzy neighborhood of Glenwood South. More is the brethren of Taste and Oak, so my boyfriend and I had high hopes for the food. The More menu touts itself as a wine bar with “European-inspired small plates.” Great, I already loved everything about this before even entering the restaurant. When you…

Death and Taxes

I know you’re enjoying my play by play alone in Cabo, but I thought I’d break and head back to real life, aka the first date night, hell the first time I’d seen the Chap in weeks! The Chap and I found ourselves a bit peckish after completing a rigorous succulent arranging class at Ramble supply…

Always An Time

This past weekend was randomly a long weekend for both the chap and me, so naturally we had to plan a getaway. The dog was at doggy band camp..err boot camp for well-mannered beasts, three days alone…it was fate…until weather interfered with every destination on the Eastern Seaboard. Literally. All of them. Charleston, Asheville, Pinehurst,…