April 29, 2013
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To Bee or Not to Bee
Mother Knows Best
Not only did she give you life itself, Mom taught you absolutely everything you know. So this year, give her an M-Day gift that proves you've finally, after all that back-talk and sass, absorbed her lessons. Like when she taught you...
Don't be Afraid to Get Your Hands Dirty - Serious gardeners need serious plants. Logan's Trading Company now has a Pop-Up Location this spring in Midtown at North Hills. It's located by Brueggers and Sparians. Open Monday - Friday 10:30-6 pm, Saturday 9-6 pm and Sunday 11-6 pm. Some of the items you'll find are mixed containers, vegetables, herbs, annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs and more.
Logan Trading Company: Phone: (919) 828-5337, Website.
It Really is Okay to Grow Old Gracefully - Inspired by a love of form, color and craft, Ippolita creates fine jewelry that lets women look beautiful everyday at any age! Cool enough to covet, classic enough to keep. Join Bailey's in Cameron Village for an Ippolita Trunk Show this Thursday, May 2nd from 10am to 5pm.
Bailey's Fine Jewelry: Raleigh Cameron Village. Hours: Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm, and Sat. 10am - 5:30pm. Phone: 866-725-3111, Website.
Know the Value of Money - She likes to keep it where she can see it. And loves knowing you got a bargain, even on a gift for her. Scout and Molly's in Cameron Village have a $25 rack as well as a 50% off rack full of fabulous clothes. Find her something fun and chic!
Scout & Molly's of Raleigh 419 Daniels St., Raleigh, 27605. Phone - 919-754-8430, Website.
Be a Kid at Heart - Or keep your kids in your heart! That is what she'll do with the Monica Rich Kosann locket you give her. There is a Monica Rich Kosann Trunk Show on Friday and Saturday, May 3rd and 4th at Quintessentials in North Hills.
Quintessentials: Website 4209 Lassiter Mill Road, Suite 119, Raleigh, (919) 785-0787. Hours: Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm.
Knowing How to Make the Perfect Cocktail Trumps Cooking Any Day! - Expand her cocktail repertoire to include cool drinks from Mandolin Restaurant. Join them this Thursday, May 2nd from 5-7pm for the first annual "Snip and Sip"! Enjoy cocktails and hor d'oeuvres made with fresh herbs from The Little Herb House in Raleigh as well as Mandolin's brand new garden!
Mandolin: 2519 Fairview Rd Raleigh, 27608, Ph: (919) 322-0365. Hours: Sun, Tues, Wed, and Thurs Dinner 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Fri and Sat Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm. Brunch - Sat11:00 am - 2:30 pm and Sun 10:30 am-2:30 pm.Website.
No one's too busy for Breakfast in Bed - She's no longer responsible for getting your lazy butt to school in the morning, so let her recline in style and give her a reason to stay put. Serve her Simply Crepes for a special breakfast in bed. You can purchase this new crÍpe mix from the Simply Crepes restaurant at Lafayette Village in Raleigh. It's the owner's family recipe that even YOU can make. Pick up a tin or two at the restaurant, or order from their website and have them shipped to you. Each tin makes 32 crÍpes.
Simply Crepes: Lafayette Village 8470 Honeycutt Road, Suite 110, Raleigh, 27615. Phone: 919-322-2327, Website.
As for what to write in the card... Remember Mom's most important lesson: If you don't have something nice to say...
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Talk Derby to Me: The 139th Running of the Kentucky Derby - May 4
"The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports": Forget the Super Bowl; nothing validates why you bought that ginormous HD flat screen TV and surround sound system like horse racing. And the Big Daddy of them all (The Kentucky Derby) is running this Saturday, May 4th. The bright colors, feathered hats, glistening coats (horses and fans), and pounding hoofs literally explode off the screen (& only disrupt your Derby Party for a few minutes). The Kentucky Derby is also the unofficial beginning of men's seersucker season. Bourbon never goes out of style but gets a May kick start as the mainstay for Mint Juleps and Derby Pie.
Heads of Distinction: Wearing a hat to the Kentucky Derby is believed to bear good luck! The long-established fashion was started by the women, however, over the last few years many men have taken part in the tradition as well. The hats can be decorated with flowers, feathers, bows and ribbons of any color to express creativity and individuality. Think Dr. Seuse. Men's Derby hats are generally solid in color and inspired by the style from the 1920s ... another reason to force them to watch Downton Abbey. So ladies, what comes first ... the outfit or the hat? The outfit of course ... but highly accessorized by the big hat.
Kentucky Derby Trivia: Even if you know (or care) nothing about the Kentucky Derby, it helps to have a little knowledge. So here are some trivia facts to keep you in the race:
- Why is the race is called the "Run for the Roses": Because a lush blanket of 564 red roses are awarded each year to the winner
- No chance for a Triple Crown Winner: In 1922, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes were run on the same day.
- Made for TV: The first national telecast of the Kentucky Derby aired May 3, 1952
- Female Ownership: In 1942, seven of the first eight finishers in the Kentucky Derby were owned by women. That was long before Penny Tweedy's Secretariat.
- Best Horse Racing Movies of All Time: Seabiscuit, Secretariat, National Velvet
- This Year's Top 3 Favorites: Verrazano, Orb, Revolutionary - also Goldencents
- Derby Me - Kentucky Derby Phone App: Yes, Wilber, there's even a phone app for the Kentucky Derby!
- Is Wearing Seersucker Attractive? No, but it's better than men's biker shorts!
Maker's Road to Roses Kentucky Derby Party at The Oxford: Looking for a great Derby Day event? Try The Oxford (downtown Raleigh) starting at 2pm. They are holding their 2nd Annual Maker's Road to Roses Kentucky Derby Party. The attire is classic Seersucker for the men and LARGE Spring Hats for the ladies (the bigger the hat the better). They will be featuring Maker's Mark Mint Juleps and showing coverage of the events all day. Be one of the first to get your Maker's Mark glass dipped in Maker's Mark red wax. Riders Up! More Information
House of a Different Color: Cinco de Mayo Weekend at Dos Taquitos
Forget the pastels and plumes and mint juleps. It's time for bright colors and margaritas in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Unlike the common myth, Cinco de Mayo is Not Mexico's Independence Day (September 16th), but is the symbol of courage for the Battle of Puebla against the French. Which is probably why Mexicans don't eat croissants.
Block Party! Cinco de Mayo celebrations will begin this weekend on the 4th and run till the 5th! The new Dos Taquitos Xoco in Glenwood South is celebrating all weekend long. On both days, the celebrations start at noon and run until 11pm. Bring your sombreros, dance shoes, and appetites! Also, the main restaurant, Dos Taquitos (Creedmoor Road, Raleigh), has festivities on Sunday, May 5th starting at noon. Both locations will feature live music (Latino rock, salsa, jazz), great Dos Taquitos food, margaritas & Mexican beer. Information
Fridays on the Front Porch - 11th Season Begins at The Carolina Inn
The Carolina Inn began the 11th season of its popular end-of-the-workweek celebration called "Fridays on the Front Porch" last Friday. The weekly series (Fridays - 5-8 pm) runs from now through October 4. It features the music of some of North Carolina's best bands including Big Fat Gap, Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojo, Hank Morning After, The Gravy Boys, and Franklin Street Band. The live music creates the perfect atmosphere for kicking back, relaxing and getting a jump on the weekend. The Inn offers seasonal picnic boxes, live music and fun times under the shady oaks and magnolia trees. There is no cover charge or reservations for the event. Event Schedule
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Performance Edge is trying to get 500 "likes" on facebook by May 5th. For every 'like', Certain Things will donate $1 per like to Performance Edge to help fund our program. Certain Things is a fabulous ladies clothing boutique located in Raleigh's Cameron Village. As an added incentive, Certain Things will give you a 10% discount on your entire purchase through May 5th! Go to Performance Edge's facebook page and 'Like' us!!
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Bailey's Fine Jewelry - BIG Sale with up to 60% Off begins on April 25th. Stop by Bailey's Cameron Village store or at Bailey's Crabtree Valley Mall and take advantage of some Huge savings! After all, Mother's Day is just around the corner. Website.
Core Results - Personal Training is teaching people from all over the Raleigh, Cary andTriangle area how to meet their fitness goals. From kettlebells to TRX, everything is top of the line and brand new at the private Core Results studio. Call and make your first appointment for a Complimentary Session!
Core Results: 1330 St. Mary's Street, Suite A00, Raleigh, 27605, Phone: (919) 946-1737, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org, Website.
Kenna Custom Painting 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: email@example.com. Website.
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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. Website, Email, Phone: 305-793-8510.
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