October 22, 2012
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Turn Up The Eat - Upcoming Triangle Food Events


Sky's the Limit:  The last time you checked, the definition of unlimited had undergone some revisions.  Unlimited minutes (except for nights, weekends, and almost every other time). Unlimited access to facilities (except when you want to use them). Unlimited trips to the buffet (assuming you don't mind the disparaging stares).  Thank goodness for our Triangle Food Events who restore the true meaning of the word.  Mark down these upcoming Dinner Dates and find your Garden of Eatin'. 


Head For the Hills - The Taste of North Hills
Coquette Brasserie During the week of October 29th through November 4th, you are encouraged to take your taste buds on a tour around the globe, but you only have to go as far as North Hills in Raleigh. Called Taste of North Hills, 11 restaurants will offer 3 courses at prices ranging from $15 to $30 per person.  From Japan to China to France, three stops in Italy, and a few tours through America, you are invited to take a culinary tour.  Indulge for lunch or dinner by experiencing the most delectable appetizers, entrees and desserts, with the appropriate ales.  Click Here for more information.


Mealtime, Squealtime - Pig Wars BBQ Cook Off at City Market
On Friday, November 2 at 5pm City Market in Raleigh will host the 2nd Annual Pig Wars Barbeque Cook off.  Bring on the barbeque as Whole hog cookers compete for Grand Champion! Judges include ABC 11, Amber Rupinta and Patrick Kinas, voice of the Durham Bulls.  Taste the BBQ of your choice! BBQ sandwiches - $5, pint - $10. All proceeds go to Easter Seals UCP. Enjoy the music of Craig Thompson while taking in all of the unique shops and tantalizing restaurants City Market has to offer.  Website.


Sustainable Strudel - TerraVITA Food & Wine Event (Chapel Hill, Carrboro & Pittsboro)TerraVITA 2012
TerraVITA is a three-day (Nov 1-3) sustainable food and beverage-tasting event held annually in  Chapel Hill. It brings together some of the finest biodynamic and organically-grown wines and microbrews in the world with some of the very best North Carolina chefs!  The 3 day tickets are sold out but there are still tickets for most of the individual events: Chef's Harvest Potluck Dinner-Carrboro, Nov 1, 7pm: 20 chefs (SOLD OUT); Sustainable Classroom - Chapel Hill, Nov 2, 9:30am - 4:30pm; The Carolina Table - East Meets West dinner-Pittsboro, Nov 2, 7pm: Six course meal with wine pairings; & the Grand Tasting on the Green - Chapel Hill, Nov 3, 1-4pm. For tickets and more information, Click Here.


Express Yourself - A Celebration of Food and Art at The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Mark Hewitt Pottery On November 9, the Lucy Daniels Center is putting on an event called "Expressions 2012" at the Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary.  It will feature the acclaimed potter, Mark Hewitt, and a team of award-winning chefs including the Umstead's executive chef Scott Crawford, pastry chef Daniel Benjamin, and two guest chefs.  Guests will enjoy a gourmet, multi-course meal prepared by nationally known chefs and exclusive commentary from Mr. Hewitt about his art. Sponsorships and individual tickets for Expressions are available. Visit Here or call 919-677-1400 to learn more about this wonderful event and the Lucy Daniels Center.  

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Everybody Must Get Stoned - Ippolita Trunk Show at Bailey's Fine Jewelry  

This Thurs.  


On Thursday, Oct. 25 at Bailey's in Cameron Village come for a very special Ippolita Trunk Show. Come see the latest Ippolita collections and pieces.  All Ippolita pieces purchased Oct. 25 - 27 will come with a special gift!


Stacked Ippolita bangles Over the past decade Ippolita has become a force in fine jewelry, creating designs that let women look beautiful every day.  Born and raised in the hills overlooking Tuscany, Ippolita spent her childhood immersed in the art and architecture of the Italian Renaissance.  After earning a degree in sculpture from the renowned Istituto D'Arte in Florence, she was off to New York to pursue her passion for art and craft.  Several years of experimentation led to what would become her eponymous 18k gold collection, inspired and influenced by her love of shape and form.  Ippolita's dedication to craftsmanship means that every piece of her jewelry is made by hand.


If that's not enough... Bailey's is offering even more reasons to shop... Come Get Your Bailey Bucks!


The Buck Stops Here: Get your Bailey Bucks Rewards, a program designed to reward patrons for shopping. The program, which will begin this week, gives patrons even more reason to crave a Bailey Ippolita Box because Bailey Bucks are credited to registered accounts with every purchase.


How it works: A percentage of every purchase at any Bailey's Fine Jewelry location, including repairs and giftware, is credited to program participants in the form of Bailey Bucks. These Bailey Bucks can then be redeemed toward store merchandise for a one-year period, unlike many other reward programs that limit redemption periods and feature blackout dates. Bailey Bucks allow for the highest earning potential and most complete shopping experience for Rewards Program members.


A one-time signing bonus is being offered to those who register early. Register for the Rewards Program anytime before Jan. 31 and Bailey's will offer a sign-up bonus equivalent to $100. Those who register by Nov. 14 will receive a $100 gift card to redeem before Jan. 31 on any purchase of $500 or more, while those who register from Nov. 15 - Jan. 31 will receive an instant Bailey Bucks $100 discount on any purchase of $500 or more.


So... get stoned with Ippolita's gorgeous new pieces at her Trunk Show this Thursday, and while you're at it... Register for Bailey Bucks and start rewarding yourself by racking up some extra Bucks towards your next Bailey Box!   


Bailey's Fine Jewelery - Cameron Village: Hours Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Phone: 919-829-7337.   

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Shopping Spree A Shopping SPREE! presented by the Junior League of Raleigh, October 24-28 Kick off the holiday shopping season and shop for a cause at Raleigh's favorite holiday shopping tradition! Proceeds from A Shopping SPREE! benefit the Junior League of Raleigh and its programs. Location: Raleigh Convention Center. Hours vary each day. Price: $10 for a four-day shopping pass; prices vary for special events. Visit  Website to buy tickets and for more information. 



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CT Weekends. Scarves It's a Wrap! 

Cooler weather has arrived and scarves are in at CT Weekends! Fabulous colors and prints in an array of styles and weights!  CT Weekends in Cameron Village: 437 Daniels Street, Raleigh 27605. 919-787-9073. Hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat. Website






OLL Open House Our Lady of Lourdes School Admission Open House is Thursday, November 8th from 6:45pm - 8:00 pm.  If you are interested to learn more about this Blue Ribbon school,  we welcome you to attend.  You will receive admission packets and tours.   For more information or questions, please contact Pam Mueller, Director of Admissions, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School. (919)861-4635. Website.  


Vintage Christmas Ornaments Hunt & Gather on Bernard Street: Save the Date for the Holiday Open House - Join Hunt & Gather on 1910 Bernard Street, Raleigh, 27608, Saturday, November 10, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Sunday, November 11, 1:00pm to 5:00 pm for their Annual Holiday Open House. Kick-off the season with great holiday sales, refreshments, and Christmas cheer!  


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