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TheBeltlineBuzz                November 28, 2011

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Get to Holiday Giving & Shopping
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McKenzie Tribe in North Hills
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Simply Refined Zaytoun Interiors
The Mint  

Leland Little Auction Dec 2 & 3

Tir Na Nog

Kat's Home Repair Referrals  

JLR Cookbook

Hunt & Gather
First Night Raleigh

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Kenna Custom Painting

Our Lady of Lourdes Open House
Zaytoun Orthodontics
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Get to Holiday Giving & Shopping - Cary Academy Holiday Shoppe, Dec. 1-3


hol-i-day (hol'i-da') n. A day on which custom or law dictates a halting of business activity to celebrate. 2. An immensely popular 1982 Madonna song that conjures up images of black-rubber bracelets, rhinestone cuffs, and whatever embarrassing activities you were engaging in "back then." 3. A reason to steer clear of malls, large shopping complexes, and department stores. (If you must, we suggest bringing along some Advil.) 4. A season to give, to get, and please...not to stress out about it!


The Cary Academy Holiday Shoppe is this Thursday, Dec. 1 through Saturday Dec 3, with over 100 unique vendors from Art to Children's clothing & toys, Home Décor, Specialty Foods, Holiday, to Jewelry and more.  Have fun; get in the spirit. Herewith, a very handy Gift Guide of some favorites you won't want to miss.


Keep ItJourney Lockets! - Journey Lockets is a beautiful jewelry line designed by NC artist, Jocelyn Drye.  These beautiful, timeless, keepsake lockets are a unique and individual personal expression of who you are and where you are in your own life journey.  The lockets are a treasure that may one day be passed down to their daughters & grand-daughters, with the stories of its own life journey.


Bag It! - We love unique handmade crafty stuff. So, when we saw the Haulte Hillary Bagsbag designs from Haute Hilary, we knew they would be a perfect fit and hit at the Holiday Shoppe!  Bags by Haute Hilary are created in Virginia by talented artist, Hilary Martin, who draws upon vintage pattern envelopes. The images from sewing patterns rescued from estate sales and flea markets are used to create these faboo handbags.  Very cute!


Zaytoun InteriorsHold It! - It's always fun and exciting to see what a creative and innovative designer brings to the Holiday Shoppe.  From classic to contemporary, you'll find great gifts and accessories to freshen up your home at the Zaytoun Interiors booth.  Check out the designer fabrics laminated and pressed into decorated trays in a variety of sizes.  And best of all... they are made in the USA!


Ceram-It! - Lisette Hasbun Designs are some of the best ceramics andPottery pottery-ware you'll ever find. The patterns and colors in lemons, avocados, flowers to name a few, come in various sizes of platters, bowls, vases and so much more.  The more you wash them, the more beautiful they become. How's that for durable and fun pottery?


Book It! - Meet Scott Mason author of Tar Heel Traveler by Scott Mason and reporter for WRAL.  A blend of oral history and memoir with a good dose of quirky humor, The Tar Heel Traveler is a celebratory look at the people and places of North Carolina. Scott Mason is the TV reporter-the Tar Heel Traveler-who journeys across North Carolina profiling colorful characters and out-of-the-way places.


Craft It! - The Candy Cottage a soon to be family tradition.  Made of durable, washable, plastic the candyCandy Cottage cottage can be decorated over and over for many years and many occasions.  No baking, just pure enjoyment of decorating with icing and other sweet treats.  Great gifts for grandkids and families!


The Holiday Shoppe is Free and open to the public! This is a non-profit fundraiser, so you save because no sales tax is charged. Proceeds benefit Cary Academy's scholarship fund and community outreach. 


Thursday, Dec. 1, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Friday, Dec. 2, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Saturday, Dec. 3, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  1500 North Harrison Avenue, Cary, 27513. Website 


Add a little jingle to your mingle and dash through campus to the Sports & Education Annex where you'll feel good about shopping this season!  Give, Get, Shop, Eat. What else do you think the holidays are for? 



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 


An Inspired Collection - Courtney Bell Jewelry


Jewelry Within Your Clasp; So your brief foray into jewelry design yielded a pile of macaroni necklaces and paper clip earrings ... more suitable for "cheap" Christmas decorations than a night on the town.  Courtney Bell JewelryDon't fret.  For more elegant creations, we've found a local jewelry designer, Courtney Bell, who spins personal inspiration and vintage brooches into signature pieces.  Each is totally unique and individual; no 2 are alike so no one will ever see themselves "walking down the street".


Glamorous and Chic: Taking inspiration from the entrepreneurial designers Miriam Haskell and Coco Chanel, Courtney hand selects each component of the design. She makes each piece of jewelry by hand using pearls, high quality sterling, gold filled and plated components along with seashells.  Fascinated by anything ocean, many of her designs utilize ocean creatures.  Courtney also finds vintage brooches and gives them a new life and purpose...her mantra... "Re-use, Re-cCourtney Bell Jewelryycle, Re-love".  Therefore, almost all of her pieces have some vintage component and all are pieces you will wear for years to come!


December 1 Showcase: Courtney Bell Jewelry is available at Lavender and Lace (new location at High Park, Raleigh) as well as trunk shows and one-on-one studio appointments.  Come see many of her pieces at the Lavender and Lace open house on December 1.  Also, check out her website which showcases many samples of her work.  Bottom line?? You too will be inspired by this unique and chic line of jewelry. 

Courtney Bell Jewelry:E-mail: ; phone: 919.696.8262; Website.


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Window shopping takes on a whole new meaning as Manhattan's most celebrated department stores unveil their annual Holiday Windows.  The Beltline Buzz is sharing photos on its Facebook page that were taken this Thanksgiving weekend.  From Saks to Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys and more Christmas in New York City would not be complete without a visit to these very creative windows.

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In Good Taste CooksIn Good Taste Cooking School - December Offerings!

'Gifts of Food'- December 1st, 9:30-12:30. This Adult Class offers you new and creative ways to package and make four to six homemade food gifts.  Additional classes will be Dec. 8 & 15. Sign up for one or all.    
'Gingerbread House Class'- December 3rd, 9:30-12:30, Ages 10-15.  You will create and decorate your very own Gingerbread House to take home! All materials are supplied. For more Info and registration go to Website. Julie Gilbert, Email:, phone 919-649-7430.

A WRAL-TV holiday tradition continues this year as the station's 300-foot TV tower will be transformed into a 300-foot Christmas tree on Thursday,Performance Edge Merry Christmas Dec. 1st at 5:00pm. Located at the WRAL-TV Studios on Western Boulevard in Raleigh, the lighted tower can be seen for miles through New Year's Day.  Three 5-foot stars adorn the top of the tower and 2,805 colored lights keep it glowing throughout the holiday season. 


Special guests for WRAL's "Tower of Lights" include Performance Edge. You can watch them on the WRAL 5:00, 5:30 and 6:00pm News Thursday, Dec. 1st. Congrats to this young and talented group of performers.


Two-Day Winter Estate Catalogued Auction at Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd., December 2nd and 3rd:  For those of you waiting for end-of-year sales, here's your chance to win.  On December 2nd andClaude Howell Boy w Watermelon 3rd, Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. is having its last catalogue sale of the year.  Over 1000 lots of fine art, silver, estate jewelry, furniture and rare/fine wine to be offered during the two day, three auction fest.  Fine Wine will be sold Friday, December 2nd at 5:30 PM; The Personal Collection of Joseph D. Rowand sale follows on Friday, December 2nd at 7 PM; and the Fine & Decorative Arts auction is on Saturday, December 3rd at 9 AM.  Here's your chance to paddle up for the good stuff and come away with a deal.  A guaranteed sell out!  Catalog   


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


Zaytoun Interiors Christmas Simply-Refined: Let Michele from Zaytoun Interiors and blogger of Simply-Refined help you with your Christmas decorating. Call or email for an appointment. Zaytoun Interiors has been doing residential and commercial design for over 20 years with happy clients from Florida to NC! You may also meet this talented designer at the Cary Academy Holiday Shoppe.
Website, Email:, phone: 305-793-8510.


4000 Ebenezer Church Rd 3 Acre Family Estate on Ebenezer Church Rd
... Selling 2 Homes separately or together as one package at listing price of $1.13.  4000 Ebenezer Church Rd. - $739,900. 3940 Ebenezer Church Rd. - $399,900. Contact: Jill C. Rekuc, Owner/Broker, Olde Raleigh Real Estate,3940 Ebenezer Church Rd LLC. 919-389-0555, Email. Website.

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, Incredible Turtle Brownieswhether 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.

THe Mint MartinisThe Mint Restaurant: Live Jazz on 1st Thursday of the month! Thursday's are Jazz nights with half price on lounge menu and live music.  Remember, parking is no problem when having dinner at The Mint. Please use their Complimentary Valet Parking just outside of their door. The Mint is located at 219 Fayetteville Street. Raleigh, 27601. 919-821-0011.

Tir Na nOg Celtic Christmas:  Dec 4th: Join us for our Annual Celtic Christmas at Tir Na nOg Irish Pub. Live music and dance from 4pm until 9pm. Special Guests from Belfast Ireland . The Belfast Boys with a brandTir Na Nog NEW CD for sale.  " songs for crying out loud." will be on sale at the show. The Belfast Boys features Belfast Poet Adrain Rice and Alana Mearns former member of Belfast band Airspace. Together they make an amazing duo that has heart, stories, Poetry and amazing vocals.  Also appearing members of Wake & District Pipes & Drums also with a NEW CD. For Our
Tir Na Nog session players and Irish dance make this a lovely afternoon of Culture/food and shopping. Vendors with Celtic Wares will be on site to help make your Christmas shopping easy and a pleasure. TNN will be serving a Christmas Dinner special as well as regular menu. Make your reservation today. ASK about our Winter Drinks menu. Gaelic Coffee/Hot Irish Whiskey and more. 919 833-7795. Website.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I recognize the unmet needs of Julie Massarellithose who're wrestling with dis-ease, mediocrity, and imbalance.  Clinical counseling at one's convenience allows the client a sense of comfort and control.  We can meet in my home office or in a location of your choice.  I look forward to identifying and overcoming everyday barriers of those who desire to move from potential to potency. Julia Massarelli Call:  919.621.5735 Email:

Fraser Fir TreesJones Tree Farm will be ready to sell Christmas Trees at 350 Six Forks Rd. in Kroger Parking Lot, directly behind the Crown service station. They open on Thanksgiving Day thru December 18. Come out and pick a beautiful fresh Fraser Fir tree, wreaths, bows, roping and swags.  The Jones family and team wishes you many blessings throughout this Christmas season!



Winterfest: Bundle up for Raleigh's premier holiday eveIce Skatersnt. Raleigh Winterfest featuring an outdoor skating rink with natural ice in City Plaza on Fayetteville St. The celebration begins on Sat., Dec. 3rd at 5pm with local artists and performers, sledding ramps, trains, carriage and carousel rides, Santa's village and the Tree Lighting ceremony. Skating will go on till 11 pm. The Ice Rink will remain open till Jan. 29th.     



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