August 13, 2012
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Rock Hop - The Hopscotch Music Festival 2012 - September 6 - 8


Hopscotch?  No, not the old-school recess game (like dodge ball).  It's the hottest, multiple-act Hopscotch 2012  music festival (September 6-8) to annually hit the Triangle.  Patterned after the hugely successful South By Southwest in Austin, TX, the Hopscotch Music Festival features 170 bands in 15 venues over three days with just about every genre imaginable - rock, hip-hop, alt-country, heavy metal, dance, punk, classical, indie & garage rock, noise, drone, folk and more.    All this is happening within a hop, skip, and a jump from one another.  Band Listing.


Hopscotch Music Festival is located entirely in downtown Raleigh, meaning all 15 venues are encompassed within a mere 8 block area. The 14 participating club venues include: The BerkeleyHopscotch 2012 Events  Cafe, Deep South the Bar, Fletcher Opera Hall, Five Star, The Hive at Busy Bee, Kings  Barcade, Lincoln Theatre, The Pour House, White Collar Crime, Slim's, Memorial Auditorium,  Tir Na Nog, and newcomers Long View Center and CAMCity Plaza is the 15th venue and it heats up on Friday and Saturday nights with headline acts.  Organizers are selling wristbands (All-Show - $110; 1-Day Passes - $55 Thurs. / $75 Fri & Sat; City Plaza Friday $34 and City Plaza Saturday $34).  Click Here for Tickets.


Active Listening:  With this much talent in this many clubs, how can one be in 15 places simultaneously so as to not miss an exciting performance?  That is a problem (unless you are Superman and can reverse the earth's orbit).  However, consider it a "good problem" because all you active listeners will have tons of stuff happening with plenty of good options.  Perhaps you should split your posse and text reviews back and forth ... no rules say that you have to stay for the entire set.  Hopscotch Schedule.


City Plaza Acts:  Of course the headliners always get center stage.  On Friday rock legends The Jesus and Mary Chain and Built to Spill take the stage with Zammuto.  The Saturday lineup is equally charged with the Philadelphia hip-hop legends and recent late-night TV stars The Roots.  Also highlighting are the big-band disco crew Escort and locals Shirlette & The Dynamite Brothers.  Be there or be square.



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Hidden Talents - Interior Designers Doing More than Decorating


Creative people are said to use the right side of their brains more than the left. We're introducing you to two Interior Designers who continue to obsess over new ways to be creative that put left brain people just yearning for some of their hidden talents.


Keith Lloyd Design 2 Not only does Keith Lloyd of Keith Lloyd Design create beautiful commercial and residential spaces, he also designs one of a kind, custom made door wreaths and table top arrangements. Keith stays on a strict work schedule to stay organized in producing seasonal creations. He has two retail ready seasons; Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter.  Fall products will be in local stores by Sept. 1st.  Holiday designs will be in local stores by November 1st. He works on interior design projects from February through August and holiday floral designs from September through January.


Keith takes a lot of his color direction from New York Fashion Week.  Women's Apparel runway shows are always a clue to upcoming colors, styles and texture combinations that will trickle down to not only interior design colors and fabrics but also into holiday ornament and ribbon colors and styles. He strives for his designs, whether they be interior or floral, to be stylish, sophisticated and Keith Lloyd Design with a sense of imagination. By that, he's been awarded in past Parade of Homes for his design work Gold and Silver awards.


You can shop Keith's beautiful creations at Lydia's Gifts and More located at Six Forks Station Shopping Center and at Batista Interiors located in Shops of Baileywick at Harvest Plaza Shopping Center in North Raleigh. He will also be showing his holiday lines at the Junior League of Raleigh's "A Shopping Spree" on October 25 − 28 at the Raleigh Convention Center.


To contact Keith at Keith Lloyd Design call (919) 818-7735 or Email



DIY Decorations Without DIYing


Are you enamored with that DIY party design look, but hindered by a lack of talent?  Put Michele Zaytoun Interior Party Design Zaytoun of Zaytoun Interiors in your corner.  She's not only an Interior Designer, who has designed residential and commercial rooms for over 20 years in FL & NC, but also a fabulous event planner and caterer.


First drawn to her color combinations in flowers and table decor, you'll find yourself mesmerized by her crafty vision of the modern yet chic way her events fall into place including presentation of food and its enhancements forming perfect cohesiveness.


The art of combining beautiful flowers arranged in unusual containers and paired with unique Zaytoun Interior Party Design accessories; everything she does is custom and handmade.  From signature drinks that welcome guests served on her self-designed serving trays made from designer fabrics to entrées made from scratch that will have your guest cleaning their plates, her affairs will make you look like the perfect hostess.


Michele offers different levels of design: from consults to full-service planning for home décor, holiday decorating to party planning & catering.  Because who wants to DIY?


For more information: Zaytoun InteriorsWebsite , Call 305-793-8510, or Email 

Click Here for portfolio photos to see just a few interior design projects.




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North Carolina Pottery Center's 13th Annual Auction, "Going, Going, Gone to Pots"

The North Carolina Pottery Center has worked some extraordinary culinary magic for their NC Pottery Center upcoming Auction. A pre-auction supper, called, "Fill Your Plate," with food prepared by several of the Triangle's best chefs, and served on plates made by NC potters.  The Chefs include Ashley Christensen of Poole's Diner; Andrea Reusing of Lantern in Chapel Hill; Aaron Vandermark of Panciuto in Hillsborough; to name a few.   Event takes place Thursday, August 23 at Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales in Hillsborough, NC.


After supper the live auction will take place, highlighting several very special pots, antique and new, made by the best-known potters of NC. The cost of "Fill Your Plate" will be $75 per person, for which you'll get the mouthwatering meal and a plate to take home, which is quite a bargain! Alternatively, if you'd like to attend only the auction, admission is $10.  Please contact NCPC directly for Tickets and Reservations - (336) 873-8430.  More information about the Auction and Supper is posted on NCPC's website.  


Openings at Our Lady of Lourdes School for this fall 2012 School Year - There are currently openings in the 3rd, 5th and 7th Grades at our Lady of Lourdes School.  If you are interested, please contact Pam Mueller, Director of Admissions, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School. 919- 861-4635. Website.  


Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. - Now Accepting Silver Consignments for a Two-Day Silver Consignments Leland LittleFall Estate Catalogued Auction.  Leland Little's silver specialists are now scheduling appointments to discuss consignments for inclusion in their Two-Day Fall Estate Catalogued Auction.  Please contact the gallery for more information, or submit photographs of your items online!  Contact: Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd., 620 Cornerstone Court, Hillsborough, NC 27278, 1+ (919) 644-1243 Website.




Hunt & Gather Corn Pitcher Hunt & Gather on Bernard Street holds a Save After Six Shopping Night on the third Thursdays of each month.  On the third Thursday of each month you will find great markdowns, refreshments, and friendly faces at Hunt & Gather, 1910 Bernard Street, Raleigh 27608.  

From 6:00 to 8:00 pm, many dealers will have 20% and more off on selected items. Don't miss this opportunity!  Website. 

Kenna 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 Paint Sampleshow 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. 



Simply Refined VasesJoin 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


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