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                                        March 4, 2013

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Everyone's Doing It - 'Fashion Forward' Sunday, March 10th


It's official.  Spring fever has hit the Triangle.  Score big and get your ticket to an evening of spring fashion and fun for Sunday, March 10 at Belk in Crabtree, sponsored by The Junior League of Raleigh.  Everyone's going!  Karen Kane


Junior League of Raleigh Fashion Forward Grab your friends and hit the runway to watch and meet designer Karen Kane as she shows off her spring line in a fabulous fashion show.  Eat hors d'oeuvres, sip on champagne and mingle with friends while you shop.  You'll receive 20% off on most everything in the store.  And it's all for a good cause...100% ticket sales supports the Junior League of Raleigh.


If you purchase a VIP ticket for $75 you may begin the fun at 5 pm.  VIP Ticket holders only can enter for pre-event shopping, champagne, hors d'oeuvres, the opportunity to mingle with fashion designer Karen Kane and an introduction to Laura Mercier's No. 1 Karen Kane make-up artist Ryan Thomas for makeovers and make-up tips.  VIP tickets also include a Diamond & Champagne Raffle ticket for the chance to win a fabulous pair of diamond earrings, valued at $2,500.


General Admission tickets are available for $30 each with shopping beginning at 6 pm.  Both general and VIP tickets include food and drink, a $10 Belk gift card, gift bag, a spectacular fashion show and 20% off throughout the evening with very limited exclusions (15% on shoes and house wares).   Attendees may also enter the Red Carpet Raffle with fantastic prizes including a $1,000 Karen Kane wardrobe, a two-night stay on the Outer Banks, an Elfa closet makeover from the Container Store and much more.


Tickets are on sale now so buy yours today.  Click Here for Tickets.  This is an event you don't want to miss!


It's finally safe to drink and dress!  Besides... everyone's doing it!


Fashion Forward at Belk Department Store - Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh.  Sunday, March 10 from 6 - 9pm. (VIP 5 -9pm).  Website for tickets.  Support the Junior League of Raleigh.



Wherever You Go, There You Are - NC Artists Exhibition Opening Sunday, March 10th


We applaud you for being so laid-back.  Nothing gets you going.  But getting you to choose anything is like waiting for paint to dry.   It's always, "Hmmmmm, I don't care...Wherever."


NC Artists Exhibition Which is exactly what the NC Artists Exhibition had in mind.  'Wherever'  they live from the coast to the mountains, artists' works were requested for this prestigious show.  For 35 years Raleigh Fine Arts Society  has organized this exhibition which highlights some of the best NC artists in the state.   


Whatever it is ... from paintings, photography, sculptures to mixed media, juror, Bill Dunlap selected great art in making an interesting and exciting show.  With close to 500 submissions this exhibit features the best established and emerging artists from across the entire state.  The results are as varied in theme as they are in medium.


The exhibition begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 10 with the Juror's Lecture and Awards Ceremony in Meymandi Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.  Following the official opening of the exhibit in the Betty Ray NC Artists Exhibition McCain Gallery, guests may leisurely walk through and view this exciting collection of artwork until 5:00 pm.  Admission is free.  


This year's juror, Bill Dunlap has distinguished himself as an artist, arts commentator and educator during a career that has spanned more than four decades.  His paintings, sculpture and constructions are included in many prestigious collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the United States State Department and United States Embassies throughout the world.


Interested in checking it out but not sure you can make it to the big opening?  No worries: The exhibit will remain open to the public until May 2, 2013. 


Many of the pieces will be available for sale (personal checks only), and Raleigh Fine Arts Society will facilitate the sales.  So come prepared to purchase a piece of art that speaks to you.   


Price will vary from piece to piece.  But cost probably wouldn't faze you anyway.  You know... ten cents or a thousand dollars.  Hmmmm....Whatever!


NC Artists Exhibition - Website: Sunday, March 10 - May 2, 2013

Betty Ray McCain Gallery, at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts,  downtown Raleigh.  Free Admission! 

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Jumpstart Your Spring Tannins - Leland Little Rare & Fine Wine Auction, March 9


Bottles Up:  No, this is not an infomercial for do-it yourself spray tans.  This is an opportunity to do Leland Little Fine & Rare Wine Auction something for your inner beauty (and satisfaction).  All you have to do is raise your hand.  On Saturday, March 9, Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd in historic Hillsborough, NC is hosting the Southeast's largest wine auction with nearly 500 lots of unique and highly collectible wines.  Major wine collections consigned for this auction have traveled from as far away as New York.  Included are 23 lots of Petrus, 36 lots of Chateau Latour and 26 lots of Domaine de la Romanee Conti.  Bidding starts at 1pm and complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served during the auction.  Online Catalogue


Which Category of Wine Enthusiast Are You?  Wine drinkers tend to fall into one of three categories: those who can produce a page of notes from a swirl and sniff, those who stick with tried and trues, and those who'll "have what she's having."  No matter which one you are, find an oenophile pal and don't miss this opportunity (either in person or by taking advantage of online bidding).  Think of it as a new way to wine down without resorting to Two Buck Chuck.  Fine Wine Director, Mark Solomon ( can help with any of your wine bidding or consigning questions.


Rare & Fine Wine Auction DetailsSale Previews: Friday, March 8, 10am - 6pm. Saturday, March 9, 10am - 6pm.  Terms: All sales subject to the terms & conditions of sale. Cash, check, Visa, MC, AX, and Discover. There is an 18% buyer's premium and live internet bidding is available on LiveAuctioneers with a 20% buyer's premium. 7% NC tax. NCFL#7452.  Note: All consignments have been stored in LLAES's temperature-controlled 5,000 bottle walk-in wine cellar - the largest of its kind in the Southeastern U.S.
Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales Gallery: 620 Cornerstone Court, Hillsborough, NC; Contact: (919) 644-1243, E-mail (, Fax (919) 644 - 1245,  Website



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