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Spree at Last - The Junior League of Raleigh's  

A Shopping SPREE!


Big-name labels are for small-minded people. Well, okay, maybe that's going a little far.  (Don't pretend you haven't been lusting after that Chloe JLR A Shopping Spree! bag.) But overall, you prefer to take your fashion cues by checking out what A Shopping SPREE! has to offer.  So you'll certainly want to shop the Spree this coming Thursday Nov. 3rd through Sunday Nov. 6th at the downtown Raleigh Convention Center. 


More than 135 regional and national exhibitors will showcase the latest in fashion and home decor trends, unique gifts, accessories, food and holiday merchandise.


New this year, the Friday Night Fashion event will feature a David Meister fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue. Designer David Meister will be present to offer fashion advice and style secrets. Tickets to this event are limited, and can be purchased by visiting Website. General Shopping will also take place during this special event.


Ready, Set Shop! General ticket holders for A Shopping SPREE! will be allowed to shop anytime during regular shopping hours. In addition, there are several ticketed events scheduled in conjunction with A Shopping SPREE! to offer special shopping times.


General Shopping Hours: Thursday, Nov. 3rd, 11 am - 8 pm, Friday, Nov. 4th, 9:30 am - 8 pm, Saturday, Nov. 5th, 10:30 am - 6 pm and Sunday, Nov. 6th, 11 am - 5 pm.


Preview Gala: Wednesday, Nov. 2nd, 7 - 10 pm. Private shopping with free flowing cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music and more! Just go easy on Baileys Donation to Shopping Spree the bubbly... shopping under the influence will impair your sense of style!
 Bailey's Fine Jewelry is proud to the support the Shopping Spree! Try your luck at winning one of these fabulous pieces of jewelry from Bailey's at the Preview Gala - tickets still available! Tickets: $50.  


Above Photo - Left to right: David Yurman eighteen karat yellow gold ring, featuring a cushion cut citrine, edged with diamonds, on a cable band. Eighteen karat white gold necklace, featuring almost a carat of diamonds, set in an octagon shape on a cable chain. Ippolita cascade earrings, set in eighteen karat yellow gold, featuring mother of pearl stones, cascading into a diamond shape, from Ippolita's Rocky Candy Collection. And Diamond ring set in eighteen karat white gold, featuring a pave diamond knot in the center.


Early Morning Shopping: Brace yourself for sensory overload in the form of a private early morning shopping minus the crowds and strollers. Thursday, Nov. 3rd, 8:30 - 11 am. Tickets: $25.

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NEW! Friday Night Fashion: Event will feature a David Meister fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue Friday, Nov. 4th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Tickets: $25.


Weekend Wake-Up: Start your Saturday off right with this coffee-fueled morning shopping event. Saturday, Nov. 5th, 8:30 to 10:30 am. Tickets: $15.


To purchase tickets: ($10 each) to A Shopping SPREE! or for more information, please visit Website.   


Proceeds from A Shopping SPREE! benefit the Junior League of Raleigh and its programs. The target area for the Junior League of Raleigh is programs and projects that impact youth in our community such as SAFEchild, Brentwood Boys & Girls Club, StepUP Ministry, Helping Horse, Heritage Park Community Center and AventWest Childrens' Mentoring.


Just the sort of thing you look for in your shopping experience.  Seems that great minds think alike.  


Get Involved!  There is something for everyone. You may be into athletics, love of fashion, or involved with children or pets. Whatever it is... We appreciate your support! Click Here to read more.

To Bee or Not to Bee

We Made History - The Story of North Carolina


Our Story Continues ... On Saturday, Nov. 5, from 11am to 4pm the N.C. Museum of History kicks off its largest exhibit ever at the Celebrate NC History Festival.  The Story of North Carolina highlights more than 14,000 years of the state's history. Part One of this permanent exhibit NC Museum of History Buggyopened in April, and now the entire exhibit is complete. More than 80 presenters from across the state including award-winning musicians, storytellers, dance groups, authors, craftspeople, re-enactors and other presenters will capture the flavor and diversity of the Tar Heel State. There will be something for all ages and the first 100 families to tour the exhibit will receive a gift bag from the Museum shop.  A big variety of food vendors will be onsite and admission to the festival and the exhibit is free!


Keep Busy: The Story of North Carolina provides interactive experiences throughout the exhibit. For example, step inside a reproduction of an NC Museum of History FamilyAmerican Indian dwelling. Explore a re-created weaving room of an early 20th-century textile mill, where you watch the lint fly and hear the ear-piercing machinery. In an exhibit area about the Civil Rights movement, see a lunch counter that played a pivotal role in a 1960 sit-in in Salisbury. Catch performances by the Red Clay Ramblers, The Chairmen of the Board, Molasses Creek and many others.


Thanks For The Memories: See artifacts, such as the state's fourth-oldest house, built in 1742 in Pitt County. Observe stone tools from the state's earliest inhabitants; objects recovered from the shipwreck that is Blackbeard's flagship, Queen Anne's Revenge; uniforms and weapons from the Civil War and two World Wars; agricultural tools and equipment; objects made by North Carolina artisans; and much more.

Raffle Prizes for NC Museum of History
These originals will be raffled off to support the McCain fund
Celebrate North Carolina History Raffle: Drawing on Nov 4th for four spectacular prizes (see photo above). Tickets $50 each or 3 for $125. Proceeds from the raffle will be used to establish a named fund for Betty Ray McCain of Wilson (former Sec. of Cultural Resources).
The McCain fund will be used for periodic updates of The Story of North Carolina exhibit and for educational programming to keep the exhibit current, vital, and dynamic-just like Betty Ray McCain!

Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Nov. 4th black tie Gala Opening or online. You don't have to be present to win. Click Here to purchase raffle tickets and/or tickets to attend the Gala Opening.


Celebrate NC History Festival (sponsored by Progress Energy and Duke Energy): Date: Saturday, November 5, 11am to 4pm.  Location: 5 E. Edenton Street, Raleigh across from the State Capitol. Information: 919-807-7900 and Website



Dutch Treat - Rembrandt in America at NC Museum of Art


On display now through January 22, 2012, a new exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Art brings together forty-six authentic Rembrandt van Rijn paintings, the largest number from American collections ever Rembrandt, Self-Portraitassembled. More than 10,000 tickets had been pre-sold for "Rembrandt in America" and there are hopes for even greater attendance than the 200,000-plus visitors who viewed the museum's "Monet in Normandy" exhibition.


Picture This: Rembrandt (1606-1669) is one of the most important painters in the history of European art. He is renowned for his uncanny ability to depict light and shadow, to capture the emotions of his sitters and to intimately share historical and religious stories.  "Rembrandt in America" includes works such as the recently cleaned portrait pair of the Rev. Johannes Elison and his wife, Maria Bockenolle, the only full-length portraits by Rembrandt residing in the United States.  Other highlights include "Young Man in a Black Beret" (1666), a superb example of the artist's expressive style; "Joris de Cauerii" (1632), a portrait of a gentleman, which displays Rembrandt's masterful handling of light and texture, and Rembrandt's moving depiction of the Roman heroine, "Lucretia" (1666).

Fake it Over: The history of Rembrandt paintings is not without misattribution.  American industrialists, in search for centerpieces for their art collections, led the passion for collecting European Old Masters. Because of the highly competitive and lucrative market, many of the paintings that came to America were misattributed to Rembrandt by scholars and art dealers.   In the exhibition, "The Feast of Esther" (circa 1625) and "Young Man with a Sword" (c. 1633-1645) from the North Carolina Museum of Art are two such paintings formerly attributed to Rembrandt that are now assigned to other artists.


North Carolina Museum of Art - "Rembrandt in America" exhibition: Tickets are $18. Call 919-839-NCMA or visit Website.

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will be at the following Shopping Shows. Please stop by and buy those fun girlfriend gifts for this holiday season.  A large selection of Beehive Girlsnote pads, note cards and novelty gifts will be available. Website.
November 2 - 6: A Shopping Spree! with the Raleigh Junior League Booth #634
November 6th, 10am - 4 pm: CHKD Holiday Bazaar(King's Daughter Fundraiser for Children's Hospital) Norfolk, VA 
November 25 - November 27: Christmas Carousel Holiday Festival, Jim Graham Bldg. NC State Fairgrounds Booth #1605


Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. November 5th Estate Treasures Auction - 1:00 pm featuring items from the personal collection of Joe Rowand, Hillsborough, NC and founder of Somerhill Gallery in 1972. This sale also includes a special listing of fine sterling silver and silverplate. Other local estates and collections offered include estate jewelry, paintings, furniture, rugs, works on paper, clocks, decorative accessories, pottery, and more! No reserves! Absentee and phone bidding available. Click Here for more Details.

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Selling 2 Homes separately or together as one package at listing price of $1,130,000.  4000 Ebenezer Church Rd. - $739,900. 3940 Ebenezer Church Rd. - $399,900. Contact: Jill C. Rekuc, Owner/Broker, Olde Raleigh Real Estate, LLC. 919-389-0555, Email.
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Fall Savings at McKenzie Tribe: The fall season is here, and so are great Fall Fashions @ McKenzie Tribeselections of new clothes & accessories at McKenzie Tribe! New items from Bird Dog Bay, Collared Greens, A Tail We Can Wag, Peter Millar, and more!  Leather Jackets - 40% Off, Fall Woven Shirts - 40% Off, Selected Slacks - 25% Off, L/S Knit Shirts - $ 39.00, Wool & Cashmere Blazers 25% Off, Scott & Charters at McKenzie Tribe 25% Off. McKenzie Tribe has the perfect outfit for football games or a night out on the town. Please stop in the store and to see the new fall line. Website


Simply-Refined: Just relocated to the Triangle from Miami. This designer Start thinking Holidaysmay be new to the area, but comes to us with over 20 years of Interior Design experience. Seasoned years along with availability to cutting edge resources are only two reasons to contact Simply-Refined for your Interior design needs. Website. It's time to start thinking about the Holidays! Call to reserve time if you'd like your home decorated by a professional.



Baileys Fine Jewelry
is looking for genuine Bailey Box Moments caught on Bailey Box Momentsvideo and is offering you a chance to win $1,000! So share a blast of your past and create a DVD video moment that may give you your fifteen minutes of Internet fame.  Give the personalized documentary of your wedding proposal, anniversary, or birthday gift-giving a tweak, and enter this contest. Click Here for Rules and Regulations. Deadline is November 30, 2011.


Y'all Hungry? Then be our guest for a second helping of Raleigh's favorite JLR Cookbook recipes from The Junior League of RaleighYou're Invited Back is a beautiful cookbook loaded with menus to choose from, JLR Cookbookwhether planning a casual picnic, elegant dinner, or holiday brunch. Some of the recipes are new and some have been handed down through generations of families here in Raleigh. You're Invited Back for another round of Southern hospitality.  Where to purchase 'You're Invited Back': Taylors in Glenwood Village; Lavender & Lace, Bailey's Fine Jewelry, Charlotte's and The Bargain Box in Cameron Village; Charlotte's, Tyler House, Quintessentials & Monkee's in North Hills; The Paper Company in Holly Springs; the NC Museum of History gift shop; A Southern Season in Chapel Hill; The Angus Barn; and Quail Ridge Books and The Wine Merchant in Ridgewood Shopping Center. Or to order online, Click Here.

Cary Academy Holiday Shoppe: Thursday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about the Holiday Shoppe 2011 call 919-228-4653 or visit


Queen Bee

And Now for Happily Ever After - Two Triangle Weddings

Cynthia Celeste Allen and Christopher Boyd Chapman were married October 29th at 5:00 p.m. at White Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh.  A reception followed the ceremony at The Pavilions at the Angus Barn.

The bride is a graduate of Ravenscroft School in Raleigh. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hil in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies and a minor in music-Vocal Performance. Mrs. She is employed by MetLife as a corporate recruiter.

The groom is a graduate of Charlotte Latin. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Finance and is the owner of ShredInstead.

After a honeymoon in Sonoma and San Francisco, the couple will reside in Baltimore, MD.

Thomas-YatesThomas-Yates: Katherine Tyler Yates of Raleigh and Edward Anthony Thomas, Jr. of Jackson, Mississippi, were united in marriage at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29th, at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh. A reception followed the ceremony at The Carolina Country Club.

The bride is a graduate of Needham Broughton High School in Raleigh and UNC-Chapel Hill with a BA in Journalism & Mass Communication. She is currently a marketing coordinator at Queens University of Charlotte.

The groom is a graduate of St. Joseph Catholic School in Madison, MS and Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS with a BS and Masters of Business Administration. He is currently a supply chain management consultant at Accenture.

Following their honeymoon in Kapalua, Hawaii, the couple will reside in Charlotte.

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