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                                        January 14, 2013

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Living In The Present
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Living in the Present - Deco Raleigh Gift Boutique


Surprise!  Just when you think you know what life has in store for you (Christmas credit-card payments, Deco Raleigh   antidepressants, death), it throws you a curve ball.  Those surprise Birthday, Baby Shower, Wedding,  Breakup announcements arrive.  They Just  Keep Coming!  So where can you turn for that perfect card or gift?  We suggest Deco Raleigh, a new boutique in downtown Raleigh.  It offers unique gifts, original art, and smart designs that you will not find at traditional box stores.  It is packed with gift ideas from funny novelties and books, small house wares, decor items, tech & bar accessories, fashion jewelry & scarves, as well as a kid's section.  There are even boxed card sets to put the finishing touches on your gift ... Like you knew "It" was happening all along.


Good Art is in the Wallet of the Beholder:  What makes Deco Raleigh unique and fun is its eclecticDeco Raleigh Jewelry mix of toys, gadgets, fashion and art.  There is something for everybody from 3 year old's to fussy mother-in-laws.  Most items are locally sourced and come in a wide array of prices.  Best of all, even the modest-priced goods are quality.  Looking to fill your walls and nooks with affordable, original art?  Deco features gallery displays from emerging local, regional and global artisans and craftspeople.  Pick from a wide array of paintings, mixed media, photography, prints, and jewelry.


To Have and to Hold: And you swore that you had struck Secret Santa gold with that hirsute-edition Chia Pet. (You didn't.)  With over 1500 distinct items, your chances for finding that perfect "something" at Deco Raleigh have vastly improved.  Play your cards right and stock up on well wishes for all your soon-to-be married friends or children of friends.  Be known as the giver of gifts that inspire creative play, not the gift that keeps on giving (as in Deco Raleigh Products re-gifters).  The friendly staff at Deco are full of ideas and can offer several intuitive gift options based on the recipient's age, interests and your price range.  You can even go to their online Website to get advance ideas.  So check them out and never give a lame gift again - can you say Ginsu Knives?  



Deco Raleigh:  19 W Hargett Street (corner of Hargett and Salisbury  Streets, Downtown Raleigh; Hours: Monday - Saturday 11am - 7pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm; Contact: 919.828.5484, Website 


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The Grateful Wed - The Carolina Inn's Bridal Showcase 2013


Carolina Inn Bridal Showcase Finding the one (we mean the gown) is a start, but there's just a tad more involved.  Take heart, we have found the best in the business of delivering marital bliss.  The Carolina Inn's Bridal Fair's most exclusive showcase of the top wedding professionals in the Triangle is on Sunday,  January 27 from 1 pm to 4 pm.


The Carolina Inn joins 75 premier vendors to offer an elegant day full of information and ideas for all things wedding for more than 1,200 attendees. 

Carolina Inn Bridal Showcase 2013
Carolina Inn Bridal Showcase 2013

Watch their video by clicking on video box to the right.


One Stop Shop - Brides and their friends and family can encounter every resource available for their wedding day bliss beginning with a warm greeting by The Carolina Inn staff in their very finest attire serving mimosas.  Once inside the doors guests will find an array of wedding related products from cakes and flowers, a full array of the finest Carolina Inn hors d'oeuvres from new Executive Chef James Clark, strolling models in bridal couture, stationers, unique favor ideas, hair and makeup specialists, wedding décor displays, tent options and strolling musicians.  It is definitely a showcase that will allow you to plan your wedding in one day.

Wedding favors  

This year's runway show is presented by Alexia's Bridal, Lana Addison Salon, Raleigh Bella Bridesmaid and Bernard's Formalwear.  It will take place in the Old Well Room at 1:30 pm and again at 3:30 pm.


Be a Winner - The raffle highlights are $5,000 in floral design credit from Fresh Affairs, $700 credit for hair and makeup from Makeup for Your Day, $500 credit towards wedding invitations from Paper Café, $300 bridal portrait session from Neil Boyd Photography, $250 disc jockey credit from Joe Bunn DJ Company and cake giveaway from Cinda's Creative Cakes. Raffle tickets are $5 each and available for purchase at the door; drawings take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Old Well Ballroom.   A portion of the proceeds will benefit TABLE, a non-profit Mini Wedding Cakes hunger relief organization focusing exclusively on local childhood hunger.


Perk Up - Here's a perk for all you brides who will be having their wedding at The Carolina Inn.  Get in the Bridal Showcase free and enjoy exclusive access from 11 am till 1pm, with the event then opening to the public at 1 till 4 pm. 


The Carolina Inn's Bridal Showcase - For more information, call 919-918-2749, email or visit Website. 


Event tickets are $15 per person and are now being sold online at Click Here for tickets.    


As always, tickets remain complimentary for any bride that is getting married at The Carolina Inn.  Please contact your catering manager for details.  


Raffle tickets for designer giveaway items are $5 each and available for purchase at the door.


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Lookout Capital 5k, 10k, and 1/2 Marathon - June 1, 2013 - Happy New Year!  If Midtown Race Series  you're looking for a great way to start the year, we have the perfect thing... a discounted entry to the Midtown Race Series!  It's the perfect way to make sure your New Year's resolution sticks.   Starting and finishing at  North Hills and featuring Raleigh's greenway, the Lookout Capital 5k, 10k, 13.1 promises to be an unparalleled race venue and experience!  The race is limited to 3,000 participants so don't miss this special opportunity to get a spot at a discounted price.  Every participant will be entered for a chance to win a Lexus IS C compliments of Johnson Lexus.  Fast or slow, you've got the same chance... stop thinking about it and sign up! Use this Discount Code:  BBUZZ8 for your discounted registration fee. (Valid till January 31,2013)  Register Here


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Kenna Custom Painting, Inc.  is available to tackle your residential painting needs.  With their great Paint Samples 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. 


Join My Blog Simply-Refined: We are an Interior Design team that Ottoman with storage can inspire and help you with your designs and decorating needs.  We have been designing and decorating homes for over 20 years.  Please call for a consultation. We can serve with a whole design package, or just consulting job is too small.    


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, we can help you tap into your inner self and find what makes you want to come home again.  WebsiteEmail, Phone: 305-793-8510.  


An Invitation to Consign - Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, LTD is proud to announce that their Three-Day Winter Estate Catalogued Auction was a great success, selling over $1 Million in Fine Art, Jewelry, Antiques, Fine Wine, and other collectible objects to buyers around the world.  This exciting auction was in pace with their previous catalogue-level sales and marks their eighth consecutive $1 Million+ auction. The complete auction results for most recent sales can be found online.

Specialists are now evaluating estate collections and other fine objects for inclusion in the Three-Day Spring Estate Catalogued Auction to be held March 14-16, 2013.  Please contact the gallery to schedule an appointment with one of their specialists today, or tell them about your object or collection by completing this online consignment form.  


OPEN HOUSES - St. Timothy's School (Pre-kindergarten-Eighth Grade.) On the corner of Six Forks Road and Rowan Street, in the heart of Midtown! Go to our website for campus tour information. We have two open houses in January!! Come on Thursday, January 24 (8:15-11:00 am), to observe classes. Saturday, January 26 (10:00 am - Noon) - bring the family! Please RSVP. We look forward to hearing from you. Cathy Clement - 919-781-053, Email. Website



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