Can you believe it’s November already? A quick check of upcoming calendar events confirms that holiday-themed artisan & craft market high season rapidly approaches here in the Triangle. Many favorite artisan markets return, while monthly craft markets expand their offerings. I’ve compiled currently available information on the markets in our area and will make updates as… Continue reading Your 2015 Artful Shop-portunities
Ah, October. I can see you from the precipice of September and you look outstanding. How outstanding do you look? Let me count the ways. |UPDATE | Sooo the first weekend of October was kind of a wash out because of all that rain, resulting in cancellations. But there's still half a month remaining and… Continue reading Yes, October will be Outstanding Indeed
Sure, it’s a question you ask yourself each week around this time, what to do with your weekend. I ask myself that very same question and here’s how I’d answer myself if I was planning to spend this weekend, June 19 – 21, in Durham. Friday, the third Friday especially, is the perfect time to… Continue reading What Would a Localista Do in Durham this Weekend? Revel in it.
Sure, it’s a question you ask yourself each week around this time, what to do with your weekend. I ask myself that very same question and here’s how I’d answer myself if I was planning to spend this weekend, May 29 – 31, in Cary. Yes, Cary. A late Spring Friday evening is best enjoyed… Continue reading What Would a Localista Do in Cary this Weekend? All This.
Sure, it's a question you ask yourself each week around this time, what to do with your weekend. I ask myself that very same question and here's how I'd answer myself if I was planning to spend this weekend, May 15 - 17, in Carrboro. Friday night I'd leave work promptly and head directly to… Continue reading What Would a Localista Do in Carrboro This Weekend?
It is a coincidence that Mother's Day and graduation celebrations fall during the peak of strawberry season? Nope. Spring's first fruit is a natural addition to any brunch menu, cocktail or dessert. This simple pie prominently features strawberries and is spiked with a Grand Marnier to add a little something extra special to the party.… Continue reading Have a Slice of Strawberry Grand Marnier Pie
Perhaps you've heard of Record Store Day, a day in April set aside to call attention to indie record shops around the country, featuring special record releases and live music events. Several of our local record stores have participated in the annual event that grows bigger each year. Borrowing from that idea, in 2014 California hosted their… Continue reading Celebrate Our Locals on Independent Bookstore Day
Sometimes the path less traveled is the most interesting. I know I don't feel as though I visit the communities in Orange County nearly often enough, especially Hillsborough. This cool, small town will be bustling with activities this weekend. If you've been meaning to spend some quality time getting to know this historic corner of the… Continue reading Been Meaning to Explore Hillsborough? Do It This Weekend!
The Triangle has been experiencing a bit of a craft beer boom over the last few years. The increase in micro breweries has even sparked a documentary film project on the economic impact for the state. While there are many opportunities during the year to attend beer fests, downtown Raleigh's Brewgaloo features only NC craft… Continue reading Get Ready to Brewgaloo
If you've followed the blog for a while you may already know this about me: I adore cheese. During a cleaning of my refrigerator deli drawer last Fall I discovered that I had accumulated a collection of no less than nine varieties of cheese. My first thought was, "I need to make a nine-cheese grilled… Continue reading Will Travel for NC Cheese