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                                      February 24, 2014

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Spring, Where Art Thou? Fashions in the Triangle to Warm You Up 


Freezing temperatures, slush, and snow have everyone down and out, but let's look on the bright side; February isn't long for the world. We're so excited for fun prints, color, and April 22nd worthy outfits that we're shaking in our low-calf boots. But before the sunny days hit, there's a tricky half-season of fluctuating weather to navigate. Here are our tips to see you through it.


Find Midi Ground - The glory of the trendy midi is that the lengths can vary, so make sure you choose one that's most flattering for you. If you're tall, you can get away with sweeping the mid calf, but if you're on the shorter side stick to just below the knee. Wear it now with tights, and a cardigan; pair it with a light leather jacket and booties. Come spring, tuck a simple tee into it and add strappy sandals for summer. Just don't lose that hourglass shape...solution; belt it. Photo Left: Layfayette 148 at Cameron Clothing in North Hills.  


In-Vest in Layers - By March we're desperate for warmth but sick of everything we own. In lieu of questionable outfits that don't match the weather, go with layers. A vest adds depth and texture to an outfit, and it lets you play with proportions minus the bulk of a chunky sweater or second jacket. An open vest creates a line that draws the eye up to your face. Photo right: Lunatisme fits this bill with fun and quirky sweaters and knit tops from France found at CT Weekends in Cameron Village.


Color Wheel - Being pasty comes with the territory this time of year, though you've hardly noticed, thanks to winter's black clothing hole. Before you partake in retail therapy, look at your closet as a whole. What colors do you see most? Chances are, those are your colors (or, just as important, the ones that make you feel beautiful). They're different for everyone, since we all have different undertones to our skin; in spring you sometimes just want to wear pink flowers or lime green. Photo Left: Leota print dress found at Certain Things in Cameron Village.  


Prince of Ties - High Cotton has just launched its Spring 2014 first ever neckties. Come see these and their new madras and seersucker suspenders/braces, in addition to their great new spring bow ties, cummerbunds and pocket squares.  


You're Invited to a High Cotton Spring Launch Party on First Friday, March 7th, in downtown Raleigh. This also happens to be the one year anniversary of their downtown Raleigh showroom. With great reasons to celebrate, there will be live music, free beer and refreshments. So join the party and tie one on! Photo Right: High Cotton New Spring Neckties. 


High Cotton - 19 W Hargett Street, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27601, (919)817-8319.

Hours: Mon.-Fri.11am-7pm, Sat.10am-5pm. Website 


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Breaking New Bread in 2014 - Restaurant Openings for March


We had to poke a new hole in our belt to do it, but we are happy to expand in order to communicate new restaurant openings this year.  That said, the only problem is deciding where to pull up a seat.  Here are a couple getting ready to dish it out in March for breakfast, brunch & dinner.  Oh Happy Hour!
Easy Does It - Another Broken Egg Café (North Hills)
No Yolk, Folks.  Get the Hard (boiled) Details Here: Oh, cluck. Just when we thought we were cool for locally sourcing our breakfast, we discovered that Another Broken Egg Café will open in   North Hills on March 3rd.  When it comes to breakfast, brunch, or lunch ... Another Broken Egg Café offers a totally egg-ceptional experience.  Open seven days a week from 7am to 2pm, they serve over 114 menu items including Signature Benedicts, Egg-Straordinary Omelettes, Specialty Brunches and Scrambled Skillets.  Their buttermilk pancakes, Belgian waffles, and French Toast can be upgraded to Bananas Foster (Louisiana style) with bananas, pecans, and whipped cream.  Yum!  Salads, Burgers, and Sandwiches round out the menu and provide something for everyone.  Menu
Avoid a Scramble - Get There Early (no reservations): Location: 160 Park at North Hills Street (i.e. the Harris Teeter side).  Website


Suitable Replacement - Tazza Kitchen (Cameron Village)


Fire Up the Brick Oven (again): Last November, when Cameron Village's Café Caturra closed its   doors, the rumor was that Tazza Kitchen, another Richmond VA based restaurant serving oven fired pizzas & Baja / Mediterranean fare, would open in the space in early 2014.  In this case, the rumor was true as Tazza Kitchen will be opening very soon (per Twitter they are currently performing private training events & plan to be open for dinner in a week).


Delicious Food That's Good for the Body and Soul: Tazza Kitchen's cuisine is simple and fresh,  highlighting their traditional cooking style and the use of quality ingredients. The peppery bite of arugula plays counterpoint to the salty richness of prosciutto on a wood charred pizza. Adobo peppers spiked with fresh Serranos and lime fire up the heat in a crab and avocado salad. Not in the mood for pizza?  No worries as there are plenty of delicious fish, chicken, and steak items on the menu as well as an (upcoming) full Brunch Menu.  Menus
Tazza Kitchen Cameron Village: Location - 432 Woodburn Road, Raleigh; Hours (based on Richmond site) Mon/Tues: 4-10pm, Wed-Fri: 4-11pm, Sat: 10:30am-11pm, Sun: 10:30am-9pm, Happy Hour: Mon-Fri, 4-6:30pm; Contact: (919) 835-9463; Website
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Gardens, Grills & Grains - Urban Ministries of Wake County  

Mark your calendars now. Plans are underway for a delightful evening of entertainment at Gardens, Grills and Grains, the annual fundraising event for Urban Ministries of Wake County. The event will be held on Thursday, April 24, 6:30pm at the home of Annette and Fred Anderson in Raleigh. Plans for the evening include music, hors d'ouvres, and drinks including craft beers and an ever-popular auction. The event will also include a viewing of classic cars and microbrews. Urban Ministries of Wake County provides food and nutrition, health care and shelter for 24,000 citizens in our community who are living in poverty. For more information on sponsorships or to help volunteer for this event, contact Carol Schwartz: Phone: 919.256.2179, Email. Website.     

At Certain Things ...your home for cute clothes - It's their "SPRING GRAND OPENING"! For starters, Lu loves the new Andrea Lieu! It's never been so colorful and fun. Add any of their colorful pants and jeans and you'll have to smile at how great you look! Then slip on one of Leota's fabulous print dresses and feel delicious. Come join in the fun of shopping at Certain Things... there's always a treat in store for you.

Certain Things of Cameron Village - 404 Daniels St, Raleigh, NC 27605, Phone: 919-828-5055. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 1-5pm. Website. 




1.99% Home Equity Line of Credit -Use for Home Improvements, Debt Consolidation, College Tuition and more. Call Steve Waters, Financial Services Representative phone: 919.233.2074 ext.4.  



Fashion Show & Luncheon - Join the ladies of C.T. Weekends on Wednesday, March 12th from noon - 1:00 p.m. at 18 Seaboard for a Spring 2014 Fashion Show and Luncheon. Tickets are $25 and include lunch and show. Please RSVP to 919.787.9073 or Email

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


Core Results - Have you already given up on your New Year's Resolution? Don't worry, call Core Results to get going. These personal trainers are teaching people from all over Raleigh, Cary and the Triangle area how Core Results 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,, 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 Ready to Sell 

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 or staging your 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. 


A Young Entrepreneur - Car Wash Service 

Car Wash It's time to get the salt & grime off your Cars! Call today!   

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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