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                                      February 3, 2014

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This Old House - A Downtown Wynne-Win 


The Merrimon-Wynne House, restored to its original grandeur celebrated its grand opening last Friday evening as downtown Raleigh's newest premier wedding and event venue. Its charm and elegance oozed with southern hospitality from the moment one stepped onto the ornamental, Victorian front porch showing off intricate trim work depicting gears, bolts, and rivets in wood.


The house was built in 1876 and moved to its current location as part of the Blount Street Commons project in 2008 from N. Wilmington Street. Since the project was abandoned, Jodi Heyens was able to purchase the house in June of 2013 with the intent to restore and renovate as an events venue.


With the historic preservation board's regulations in-hand, Heyens worked with Clearscapes Architecture of Raleigh and C.T. Wilson Construction of Durham to bring the house back to its original state.


The 4700 square foot house is ideal for elegant affairs. The renovation opened up the first floor for better flow and can accommodate large parties up to 200 with ease. Modern bathrooms and a catering kitchen in the back were added for today's conveniences.


The adjacent lot to the left of the house was also purchased by Heyens, and is undergoing extensive landscaping including privacy hedges, trees and a 3200 square foot bricked patio. This outdoor space will be used for wedding ceremonies and even larger receptions and events with an option to tent.


The grand opening party was festive and went off without a hitch for guests to enjoy splendid hors d'oeuvres catered by Donovan's Dish from Durham.  


The flowers by Fresh Affairs exceeded anyone's expectations. There were stunning arrangements on the fireplace mantels and amazing centerpieces on the buffet tables, grand hallways and porches that brought the beauty of this old house back to life.


Simply Put Vintage staged the house for the party. Showing great examples of how they style and create spaces to look as if it's always been there. Antique and vintage furniture was used throughout the house to make it feel homey but with plenty of space for guests to mingle and move from room to room.


There's no question that there's big demand for a historic grand home type venue in Raleigh. Without doing any advertising, the Merrimon-Wynne House has already booked 36 events in 2014 and several already for 2015. These numbers prove us right.


Merrimon-Wynne House will be hosting many classic and elegant affairs. Welcome home, we're glad she's back!



Merrimon-Wynne House: 500 N. Blount St. Raleigh, 27601. Phone: 919.906.1026, Email.  Website.

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V-Day:  T minus 12 Days and Counting

Gift Ideas to Change Your Tune:  It's the same old song - buying V-Day gifts is a yearly stress fest. But Don't Panic! Instead, ignore the chorus of naysayers and seek out inspired presents that will put a spring in your love bug's step. By choosing the less orthodox, you will have him or her eating out of your hand.  And if that doesn't work, there are always chocolates! ... for you.

David Yurman "Unlock Your Chance" Event - February 8 at Bailey's Fine Jewelry at Crabtree Valley Mall:  The newest collections from David Yurman will be on display at Bailey's Fine Jewelry (Feb 8 at Crabtree Mall,  Raleigh location). Patrons who shop from the new collections will have the opportunity to select a key and attempt to unlock a vault containing a 'his and hers' pair of special David Yurman pieces - just in time for Valentine's Day.  Steeped in family tradition, Bailey's is one of the most well-regarded and innovative jewelry stores in North Carolina and is best known for its distinctive 'Bailey Box' slogan. For more information, please call toll-free (866) 725 - 3111 or visit online at

Love Your Heart! At Cameron Village Shopping Center:  Shop Cameron Village now through February 14 and receive a heartfelt gift with your purchase! Gift options include a hand-blown vase by Henrietta Glass from Little Art Gallery, four premium loose-leaf teas & filter from Tin Roof Teas or a sterling chain and pewter heart pendant from Bailey's Fine Jewelry! PLUS, receive a certificate for a free total & HDL cholesterol test and blood pressure check -- available by appointment at a WakeMed location near you. To receive your gift, take your same day receipts totaling $250 or more to Bailey's Fine Jewelry, Little Art Gallery or Tin Roof Teas-while supplies last.

Be Notti This Valentine's Day:  If you have someone on your list who's naughty, don't want to give them a lump of coal. Instead, order a pail of Notti Toffee. This company's toffee is formulated from an old, Alleghany County NC family recipe. So what is Toffee anyway?  Toffee is a yummy mixture of butter, sugar, chocolate and other delicious ingredients that are added in like pretzels or pecans. The Notti products taste delicious because they are all natural, preservative-free and handmade. A pail of dark chocolate toffee with nuts is $25. You can also customize orders. So get someone off your naughty list and order now at www.nottitoffee.comNotti Valentine's Gifts

View Q:  The View Bar in Glenwood South has added Big Mike's BBQ to the Menu.  So what does this have to do with Valentine's Day?  Well, here's your chance to treat your favorite sports fan to a night of live action (including great people watching) and fantastic BBQ.  Experience View Bar's relaxed atmosphere, chilled drinks, southern fixin's, and music and your special someone will be eternally smitten (win, lose, or draw).  Open for lunch, dinner, and late night.  Big Mike's BBQ Menu; Website, Like us on Facebook

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Certain Things in Cameron Village ...Your home for cute clothes. Lu has picked the "cream of the crop" of Tolani scarves just for you! Come in and see for yourself! AND their winter clearance racks still have lots of great finds on them at 75% off!

Certain Things - 404 Daniels St. Raleigh, Cameron Village, 27605. 919.828.5055. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm. Website



Acquisitions, Ltd. - Mid-Winter Storewide Sale with antiques and accessories 20% to 50% Off. Come find your treasures.

Acquisitions, Ltd. - Hours: Mon. through Sat. 10am - 5pm.  

2003 Fairview Rd., Raleigh 27608, Phone: 919.755.1110, Website.


Leland Little Auction Couture

Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd - Now Accepting Couture for The Spring Catalogue Auction for March 13, 14 & 15, 2014. Objects shown in photo to the left will be offered in this Spring Catalogue Auction. Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. - 620 Cornerstone Court, Hillsborough, NC 27278, Phone: (919) 644-1243, Website


Three Homes For Sale In Olde Raleigh

3800 City of Oaks Wynd: $599,900

3610 SF (3000SF down), 1.5 story, 'Ranch-Like' Traditional, 4bdrs/3.5 baths, Office, Bonus, 2-garage, Circ Drive, .35 Acre. (photo left)  

4308 Johnston Busbee Wynd: $1.195 or Executive Rental @


7,214 SF, Transitional w/ All Hardwoods, Gracious Formals, Keeping Room, Master Wing w/Gentleman's Office, 6 bdrs/5.5 baths, Children's Study, Fin. 3rd Floor, 3-garage, .57 Acre. (photo right)

4101 John S. Raboteau Wynd: $699,000

4,012 SF, Large Living Areas, Sunroom,4 bdrs/3.5 baths, Bonus,.52 Acre. (photo left)


Olde Raleigh features three beautiful lakes with centerpiece fountains, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, clubhouse, veranda and two tennis courts. 

Contact: Jill Rekuc, Owner-Olde Raleigh Real Estate



Phone: 919-389-0555


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Core Results: 1330 St. Mary's Street, Suite A00, Raleigh, 27605, Phone: (919) 946-1737,, Website.   


multi-paint-cans.jpg 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:  Website.



How to Decorate When You're Starting Out or Starting Over

No need to feel overwhelmed. Michele from Zaytoun Interiors will help put together a home you'll love, one room at a time. Few things in life are as daunting as decorating your first home. With so many options available and so many decisions to make, it's hard not to feel overwhelmed. Whether you're starting out or starting over, call Michele for some much needed help. Visit her blog Simply-Refined for inspiration. This Interior Design team will inspire and help you with your designs and decorating needs. Website
. Email, Phone: 305-793-8510. 


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I am a High School student athlete looking to pay for my athletics. I previously had a very successful car wash business in Miami, FL. Now, I'm starting my business in Raleigh. I have all my supplies and I use professional products. If you don't own a hose, I will bring one. I clean the inside (vacuuming and cleaning all surfaces) and wash the outside. I will come to you. Prices: Cars $25, SUV's $30. Contact: Blaise Waters at or (305)903-1550 (texting is best!) For more info click here.

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