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TheBeltlineBuzz               December 5, 2011

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A Few Good Men
Friday Night Lights
Live Music Venues
The Bargain Buzz

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 Bailey's Fine Jewelry  

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JLR Cookbook


 Safe Haven Dec. 2011  

The Mint  

BeeHive Girls

Hunt & Gather

Simply Refined Zaytoun Interiors

Tir Na Nog

Leland Little Auction Dec 31st

Fork and Barrel

McKenzie Tribe in North Hills
Olde Raleigh Real Estate

Our Lady of Lourdes Open House

Medlin-Davis Cleaners  

Kenna Custom Painting
Zaytoun Orthodontics
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A Few Good Men - 2011 Guys' Holiday Gift Guide


No matter what you buy for the men in your life, you're the real present. Follow the guide below to make sure you don't get returned.


Get to Necking: When it comes to ties, there's really knot one except for Rags necktiesRags neckties; a NC product. Rags, a new NC company provides classic style neckties with an east coast influence. The iconic bi-plane as their logo not only represents the eastern NC region, but also the ultimate example of classic innovation. You can purchase these great ties in various colors online at the Rags Website.     


It's Just Puppy Love: These woven men's belts are new to the Triangle, a tail we could wag products capture a spirit and a lifestyle that starts in Sun a tail we could wagValley, Idaho and extends to the Mayan artisans of Guatemala.  What does that mean? They are more than colorful hand woven belts and dog collars. The men's belts are found at McKenzie Tribe in North Hills.  It's worth a tail wag!


a tail we could wag WebsiteMcKenzie Tribe: 4361 Lassiter at North Hills, Raleigh 27609, 919-510-5467, Website.   


Think Inside His Box: We all know that men are one dimensional. So give him a box that he can relate. T & J Arts & Crafts of Raleigh creates the T & J Arts & Craftsmost beautiful hand-crafted wood boxes and custom cutlery sets. Tom Clark makes purposeful wood objects from domestic and imported hardwoods using modern power tools and traditional hand tool techniques. He uses no stains dyes or hinges on his creations, the colors are natural to the wood, enhanced but not changed by his finishes. Simple but elegant designs that are both beautiful and useful are his trademark. Fine craftsmanship, tight joints, and finishes that are durable and easily maintained are characteristic of his work.  You can purchase these gorgeous cutlery sets, and boxes through T & J Arts Website or call 919-628-6640.    


For your Tar Heel fan: Purchase this Chapel Hill map from Great Big Canvas for a unique Christmas gift by Alice Feagan, illustrator.  As aChapel Hill The Southern Part of Heaven freelance illustrator Alice works in the unique medium of cut paper. Her playful illustrations contain bold colors and a graphic style that make them appealing. The style and technique Alice uses makes her work applicable to book, editorial, and advertising illustrations. Alice is a UNC graduate now working in Oregon, but Tar Heel born and bred. Website.


Man Handled: Give your man a pair of Manzella Power Stretch TouchTip™ gloves or The North Face Etip Facet gloves for toasty warmth while they North Face Etip glovessurf the web and listen to tunes on their touch-screen phone or digital music player.  No excuses for not staying connected with these paw-warmers! Find these and other outdoorsman gifts at The Great Outdoor Provision.  


Great Outdoor Provision in Raleigh, Cameron Village, 2017 Cameron St., 27605, (919) 833-1741 or in Chapel Hill, Eastgate Shopping Center, 1800 East Franklin St., 27514, (919) 933-6148. Website:    


Is he UP for a Challenge? Do the men in your life sit for endless hours at the computer or in front of the TV watching football or senseless reality shows like The Bachelorette? If so this gift will get them moving to a Jawbone UPbetter and healthier life. Jawbone is now into health and fitness gadgets with UP, a wristband that connects with mobile smartphone apps to monitor diet, exercise and sleeping habits.


UP is a revolutionary system (wristband + iPhone app) that tracks your daily activity and inspires you to live healthier. Use the UP wristband and iPhoneŽ app to track your steps, distance, calories burned, pace, intensity level, active vs. inactive time, GPS routes and more.  Program your UP wristband to vibrate on your wrist to remind you to move when you've been inactive for too long. You control the interval and timeframe.


This 'self-taser' gadget will get your man moving and feeling better and healthier without you being the nag.  Jawbone Website.     


With gifts like these, looks like someone's a keeper!      



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Friday Night Lights - And Other Christmas Revelries


And lo, the angel said unto them, "Is your house on fire, Clark?" ... "No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights."   Or something like that. Here's a little weekly calander on where to cruise winter wonderland magic ... or find a reprieve from the crowds around the Manger (err Mall).


"Hey Griswold. Where do you think you're gonna put a tree that big?"

Pullen Park's Holiday Express - Raleigh: Features holiday lights and displays, a lighted train ride and carousel ride, crafts, visits with Santa and more - Dec 8-11, 4-9pm - Details


Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour in Raleigh: Tour properties in the HistoricOakwood Candlelit Tour Oakwood neighborhood. Dec. 10-11 - Details


Executive Mansion Holiday Open House: Home to the governor, opens its doors for a holiday open house. Dec. 8-11 - Details


A Christmas Carol in Raleigh: Theatre in the Park's holiday tradition. Opens Dec. 8 - Details


Christmas by Candlelight at Duke Homestead: Evening tours of the historic site featuring period decorations, caroling, hot apple cider and more. Dec. 2 and 9. - Details


Holiday House Tour Presented by The Preservation Society of Chapel Hill: Greenwood neighborhood tour includes eight historic homes. Dec. 10-11 - Details


"Would it be indecent to ask the grandparents to stay at a hotel?"

Lights on the Neuse, Christmas Lights Park - Boyette Farms: Everyday toLights on the Neuse Christmas Eve starting Dec 15, 6-9pm - Details


Carolina Ballet's The Nutcracker - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium: Carolina Ballet presents the holiday classic. Dec. 16-24 - Details


A Very Cary Christmas & Straight Up Christmas - Cary Arts Center: Cary Ballet Conservatory presents two holiday shows featuring ballet and jazz - Dec. 16-17, 7pm - Details


"I don't know what to say, except it's Christmas and we're all in misery."

Photos with Santa at Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh: Thru Dec. 24 - Details


"We're gonna have the hap hap happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tapdanced with Danny [expletive] Kaye."


Well, there's always next year at First Night Raleigh: Two chances to ring in the new year ... a special, early children's countdown and then the big countdown to midnight. Dec. 31 - Details




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Bailey's Fine Jewelry: Trunk Show with SLANE, Saturday, Dec. 10th, Slane Jewelry11am-5pm.  Please join them for a personal appearance from designers, Heath and Landon Slane.  Preview their latest trunk show collection and find something perfect for the holidays. Gotta get your Bailey Box for Christmas! Bailey's, Cameron Village 919-829-7337. Website


Fall Savings at McKenzie Tribe: The fall season is here, and so are great Johnny-O Shirtsselections of new clothes & accessories at McKenzie Tribe! New items from Johnny-O, Bird Dog Bay, Collared Greens, A Tail We Can Wag, Peter Millar, and more! Fall Woven Shirts - 40% Off. McKenzie Tribe has the perfect outfit for Basketball games, Holiday Parties 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! 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, 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.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I recognize the unmet needs of Julie Massarellithose who're wrestling with dis-e
ase, 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:

Jones Tree Farm is busy selling sell Christmas Trees at 350 Six Forks Jones Tree FarmRd. in Kroger Parking Lot, directly behind the Crown service station. They will be there thru December 18th. 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!

Sunflower Studio & Gallery: Artists Reception featuring artists Julie Moye & Martha Johnson, Friday Dec. 9th, 5:00-9:00pm. Multi-media artist Julie Sunflower StudioMoye works in many mediums, including oils, watercolors, mosaic with tiles and glass, pottery, and concrete. Martha Johnson draws inspiration from the natural world for her collages that are predominately composed of paper but also include fabric, dried plant materials, paints, photographs, stamps, and found objects. Sunflower Studio is  a renovated little blue bungalow in downtown Wake Forest filled with art and joy. Come experience the Sunflower! Regular Hours: T-F-S; 10-5 PM. Sunflower Studio & Gallery, 214 E. Jones Ave. Wake Forest, (919) 570-0765, Website.



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