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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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The Inevitable Spring at Local Farmers Markets

I hope I'm not jinxing anything, but the week's weather forecast includes no hint of winter weather, not even a temperature below freezing, and we've now sprung forward in time so it feels almost safe to start thinking of Spring produce and activities at our local farmers markets. As we anticipate those first spears of… Continue reading The Inevitable Spring at Local Farmers Markets

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ICYMI: While the Blues were Battling So Were the Art Museums

Last night was the first of two "Battle of the Blues" match ups between Duke and Carolina this season. I'm sure many of you watched and you were left either jubilant or dejected with the outcome. Spirits on both sides of that famed rivalry run high. However while glued to the TV screen some of… Continue reading ICYMI: While the Blues were Battling So Were the Art Museums

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If You Love Breakfast Like I Love Breakfast You Need This Cookbook

I'm a morning person but not the sort that wakes up ready to take on the world as soon as my feet hit the floor. I prefer to ease into the day, starting with preparing breakfast at home, then slowly and deliberately enjoying each bite. Breakfast is by far my favorite meal because it can… Continue reading If You Love Breakfast Like I Love Breakfast You Need This Cookbook

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An Omnivore and a Vegetarian Dine at Bull City Burger and Brewery

What happens when a vegetarian attempts to find common dining ground with her omnivore friends in the Triangle? Follow my new blog series to find out. By the way, I play the role of the vegetarian. Dining out can be tricky when you're a vegetarian, especially when your dining companions are omnivores and they have… Continue reading An Omnivore and a Vegetarian Dine at Bull City Burger and Brewery

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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