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Your 2015 Artful Shop-portunities

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

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Yes, October will be Outstanding Indeed

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

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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 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.

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Celebrate Our Locals on Independent Bookstore Day

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

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Why April is the Best Month

Full disclosure: I love April. I love Spring. The return of verdant green landscapes dotted with patches of blossoming trees and brilliant blooms elevates my mood and reignites my desire to explore all corners of the Triangle.  For me this month lacks nothing, except perhaps ample time to enjoy all of the eat ~ play… Continue reading Why April is the Best Month

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15 Things to Love about 2015 in the Triangle

The new year has just started and there's already quite a bit to look forward to in our region of the Old North State, including new ways to eat, play and shop locally right here at home. Number one on my watch list is the first quarter planned opening of the long awaited, greatly anticipated,… Continue reading 15 Things to Love about 2015 in the Triangle

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21 Days to Shop Locally – Small Business Saturday

      This Saturday, November 29, 2014, has been designated Small Business Saturday, a day between Black Friday and Cyber Monday to celebrate and support small businesses in our communities. Personally, every day is a "shop small" day in my household. During the holiday shopping season it's an important reminder to support our local… Continue reading 21 Days to Shop Locally – Small Business Saturday

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21 Days to Shop Locally in Raleigh

Conventional wisdom advises that habits are ingrained after 21 days of repetition. If that theory holds true, then the eat~play~shop local habit requires time and effort to develop. Each month I’ll share “21 Days” of some event, place or organization in the Triangle, enabling (and I mean that in the most positive sense possible) your… Continue reading 21 Days to Shop Locally in Raleigh

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21 Days to Shop Locally in Durham

Conventional wisdom advises that habits are ingrained after 21 days of repetition. If that theory holds true, then the eat~play~shop local habit requires time and effort to develop. Each month I’ll share “21 Days” of some event, place or organization in the Triangle, enabling (and I mean that in the most positive sense possible) your… Continue reading 21 Days to Shop Locally in Durham

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21 Days to Shop Locally – Chapel Hill

Conventional wisdom advises that habits are ingrained after 21 days of repetition. If that theory holds true, then the eat~play~shop local habit requires time and effort to develop. Each month I’ll share “21 Days” of some event, place or organization in the Triangle, enabling (and I mean that in the most positive sense possible) your… Continue reading 21 Days to Shop Locally – Chapel Hill