February 27, 2012
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A Very, Very Fine House
Nothing Could be Finer
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A Very, Very, Very Fine House - Arhaus Grand Opening at Crabtree Valley


We're all guilty of having 'Our House' obsessions from watching HGTV shows like sporting events.  Life used to be so hard.  But now 'Arhauseverything is easy'  because Arhaus Furniture is now at Crabtree Valley Mall.


Made in the USA: This privately owned company started in 1986 with a passion to provide unique high quality, well designed home furnishings.  They design their own products and search for the best manufacturer while controlling quality of each piece.  And fortunately for us all of the upholstered furniture is manufacture right here in Newton, NC.  Over 70% of Arhaus products are made in the USA.


Reclaim Recycle: Arhaus made a commitment to the earth's resources by developing unique, yet functional pieces from recycled natural Arhausresources.  They recycle copper into tabletops, harvest tree roots and transform them into chairs.  They find forgotten antiques and give them new life.


The world is Inspirational:  Arhaus designers search the world to bring you a global flavor, a fresh influence, a unique color or an unexpected silhouette.  It's no surprise many of their pieces are exclusive works of art.


House Calls: With over 20,000 square feet of home furniture and accessories, including rugs, lighting and home accents, it can be overwhelming when you visit Arhaus.  But fortunately they Arhaushave hired a couple of licensed Interior Designers among their sales staff.  We had Interior Designer, Michele Zaytoun give us a grand tour of the store.  With her assistance and expertise she'll help you space plan your rooms to fit your needs, style and budget.  Complimentary house calls can be scheduled with Michele.  You can contact her directly at 305-793-8510 or call the store and schedule your appointment with her.   


Great service along with hassle-free shipping makes Arhaus a very, very, very fine place to shop!


Arhaus Furniture: Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 12-6pm.  4325 Glenwood Ave. 

Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh, 27612 (next to Macy's) Phone: 919.510.7525. Website. 



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Nothing Could be Finer - The  NC Artists Exhibition

Starts Sunday, March 4th 


When it comes to the finer things in North Carolina, you can rest assure that The Raleigh Fine Arts Society is at the top of the list.  Since 1965 this local group has supported and recognized creative North Carolinians and helped assure their work is seen, heard and appreciated.  The

Raleigh Fine Arts Society has been actively involved in a variety of projects that support the arts. 


Artist: Barbara Jamison, Wilmington NC 

Raleigh Fine Arts is proud to host its 34th North Carolina Artists Exhibition from March 4th through May 2nd. This juried exhibition for multimedia visual art features established and emerging artists from more than 60 counties across North Carolina. The event will be held at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh.


The festivities begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 4 with the Juror's Lecture and Awards Ceremony in Meymandi Hall at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Following the official opening of the exhibit in the Betty Ray McCain Gallery, guests may leisurely walk through and view this exciting collection of artwork until 5:30 p.m. Many of the pieces will be available for sale (personal checks only), and Raleigh Fine Arts Society will facilitate sales. The exhibit will remain open to the public until May 2, 2012.


This year's juror is Mark Sloan, Director and Senior Curator of Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, School of the Arts. In his twenty-seven year career he has organized

hundreds of exhibitions, ranging from contemporary Japanese installation art to 19th Century
Artist: Colleen Black Semelka, Chapel Hill NC
Artist:: Colleen Black Semelka, Chapel Hill , NC 
Baluchi tribal weavings. Several of his exhibitions have traveled to institutions such as the High Museum in Atlanta, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and others. Mr. Sloan will be viewing images of 584 works submitted by 309 artists. Sloan has selected 65 works of art for the show.


History Lesson 101: In 1978-79, the Raleigh Fine Arts Society sponsored its first juried show for multimedia art created by Wake County artists. This exhibition expanded over the years and now attracts artists from all over the state. Thousands of spectators who come to the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts enjoy having this opportunity to view and purchase artwork created by North Carolina artists.


NC Artists Exhibition - Opens Sunday, March 4th at 2pm with Juror Lecture in Meymandi Hall.  Art Exhibit in the Betty Ray McCain Gallery till 5:30pm.  Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts  Exhibit. Exhibit ends May 2nd, 2012. Address: 2 East South St. Raleigh, 27601.  For more information see WebsiteEmail: Martha Howard, Chairman.



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Certain Things North Hills is Closing - All merchandise must go! Owner, Jill Harris is taking time off to spend with family.  She wishes all her valued customers farewell.  Stop by to say good-bye and Beja-Flor Jeansfor some super bargains.  But don't worry... Certain Things in Cameron Village is full of your favorite designer women's apparel.  Jill's parents (owners of Cameron Village store) are ready to serve you with chic and trendy designer denim, tops, tunics, sweaters, jackets and much more.


At their Cameron Village boutique you'll discover your new favorite pair of jeans or that unique dress you've been looking for that personifies the fun but funky flair you were after.  With Lu Harris' passion for fashion and warm inviting shop, you'll love shopping at the Cameron Village Certain Things.   

404 Daniels Street, Raleigh, 27605. 919-828-5055.

Thank You Bailey's Fine Jewelry!
  Bailey's donated nearly $30,000 to charities in 2011 through Watchthe A Time to Give program, created by the Bailey family as a way to support and give back to the community, while providing watch battery replacements to patrons.

A Time to Give provides a free replacement for any watch battery and in exchange requests a donation be made to that month's designated charity.  Bailey's selects a different non-profit organization each month to receive all the donations from A Time to Give.  Website 


Classes by Marlowe K Earl: Draw Like a Kid Again...Fearless and Fun! Each session last 6 weeks, $270 per session.  Materials included in all classes. Each 90 minute class is individualized to meet your needs. Family Special: Come and draw with your kid and get a 20% Family Discount. Two Student Minimum for all classes. Custom Class Times available for all classes. NC Public School Certified K-12 Art Teacher. Call Marlowe K Earl at 919-397-8023, or Email Mordecai Neighborhood.  Twenty plus years public and private school experience, successful students are her specialty! 

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Paint SamplesKenna Custom Painting, Inc.  is available to tackle your residential painting needs.  With their great crews that perform very professional jobs on residential homes, you won't believe how quiet and unobtrusive they are.  So if you have that "itch" to freshen up your home, interior or exterior before springtime, contact them now.  Call 919-855-0082 or Email:  Website. 


Fork & BarrelFork & Barrel: Daily Specials & Events -  Wine Monday:  End your Monday with 30% Off All Wine Inventory Bottle & Glass, $ 2 Bud Light Draft, $ 3 Sam Winter Lager.   Happy Hour Monday- Friday:  Half Price Appetizers from 4 to 6:30.  Join Fork & Barrel Mobile VIP club and text FNB to 919-439-6501 to receive special offers & coupons.

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Simply-Refined BlogJoin My Blog Simply-Refined:  I am an Interior Designer that can inspire and help you with your designs and decorating needs.  Call  Zaytoun Interiors if you're finally ready to decorate or re-decorate your home or office.  What's your style?  If you're not sure, I can help you tap into your inner self and find what makes you want to come home.  Website, Email, Phone: 305-793-8510.  Visit our blog

St Marys HousePrice Reduced $599,000: 2748 St. Mary's St. Raleigh, 27609. Ideal Location! Walk to great schools, greenway and North Hills! Renovated in 1995. New paint/ refinished floors. DR w/FP, LR/Sunroom & large FR. Large White Kitchen w/granite & subway tile backsplash. 5 bedrooms. Private quaint backyard -wooden play equip, greenhouse, climbing trees, Covered Carport, & 1car garage, 2 decks, fully landscaped.  Contact: Jill Rekuc, Olde Raleigh Real Estate at 919-389-0555.  Website


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Raleigh Hall of Fame: It's time to nominate your favorite inspiration, hero or mentor to the Raleigh Hall of Fame Class of 2012. Their mission is to induct individuals and non-profit organizations, past and present that have made significant contributions to the City of Raleigh.  Nominations are due on March 15. The Induction Ceremony is on October 1 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Website   


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