February 9, 2015
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Spring Forward - The Downtown Raleigh Home Show, Feb 13 - 15

Endless Opportunities: Mark your calendars and get inspired! The Downtown Raleigh Home Show will be at the Raleigh Convention Center February 13-15. Compare and save with hundreds of experts all under one roof showcasing the latest indoor and outdoor home fashions and upgrades! From home décor to appliances to fitness and spas to gardening, the Raleigh Home Show has everything for all the projects on your list! See Kinston's Vivian Howard of PBS's "A Chef's Life " and America's Favorite Houseguest, Donny Thompson, as well as the other key attractions (below). There will also be live music in the lobby on Saturday and Sunday morning.  Website, Online Tickets

Hunt & Gather Antiques Appraisals: Do you have a treasured item at home and want to know what it is worth? Just like PBS' Antiques Roadshow, bring your smaller antique items to the show or pictures of larger items to be appraised by the local store, Hunt & Gather Antiques, located in booth 741! Take it from Cousin Eddie, "Clark, I hope it's (worth) a fortune! "

The Outdoor Living Dream Lounge: Luxury Living Scapes Inc. is the "official outdoor living landscape designer & installer" of the Raleigh Spring Home Show.  With more than 10 years of experience in the business, they have become one of Raleigh's premier landscapers.

Eclectic Shop On Wheels: The Go Girls Shoppe is a traveling boutique that carries fun eclectic finds and accessories. With their ever changing items, there is something for everyone at all ages. Between their vintage inspired jewelry to whimsical wares, there is always something different and fun about shopping in this shop on wheels.


For You Valentine's Day Procrastinators: Don't forget to grab your sweetheart a flower arrangement for Valentine's Day at the Flower Market from The Flower Pot - located in the lobby!

The Downtown Raleigh Home ShowAdmission: Adults at the Door - $10; Adults Online - $7; Seniors - $5, Children <12 - Free;  Dates & Hours: February 13 - 11am - 9pm; February 14 - 10am - 9pm; February 15 - 10am - 6pm




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The Game of Hearts - Shoot for the Moon this Valentine's

How do you really feel about Valentine's Day? It's the best. On second thought, it sucks. No, it's the greatest day ever. Actually, we wanna sleep through it. Is it just us, or does everyone have a love/hate relationship with February 14?

To find out, we hit the streets and surfed the web asking what to do on the big V-Day and in the process captured advice for long-lasting love, people who'd rather have dogs than boyfriends, and even semi-awkward marriage proposals.

Romantic Restaurants - While Raleigh isn't what comes to mind when imagining some of the world's most romantic cities, it still has an over-abundance of incredibly romantic restaurants, perfect for Valentine's Day.

Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern - This historic Victorian home-turned-four-diamond-award-winning-restaurant is everything Raleigh residents love about their idyllic town: a mix of gorgeous, Southern timelessness with modern and timely updates. The original building has been kept almost full intact, with a working fireplace in the dining room. The renowned wine list will make for a truly memorable experience.
Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern - 330 Hillsborough Street downtown Raleigh in the Historic Dodd-Hinsdale House. Ph (919) 829-3663. Website.

Bloomsbury Bistro is located at Five Points, serving nationally renowned cuisine but never sacrificing its comfortable neighborhood setting. The seasonal menu changes every six months, reflecting a true engagement with North Carolina's food culture. Bloomsbury explores the boundaries and traditions of French cooking, and infuses every dish with more than just fresh ingredients, but ethnic and unique flavors that push the expectations of classic French cuisine. The restaurant has private dining rooms available that are ideal for a romantic dinner for two. A special Valentine's Day love menu has been created as well.
Bloomsbury Bistro - 509 W. Whitaker Mill Road Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27608. Ph (919) 834-9011. Website

Herons, located inside of the Umstead Hotel in Cary, is an elegant and gorgeous extension of everything that the hotel and spa stands for. The 98-seat dining room features an open kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows with view of the hotel's terrace, lawn and lake. Outdoor dining is closed during the winter, but reopens for the other three seasons in the year. Herons is more than just a favorite for those looking for a romantic night out: the restaurant has been recognized by national media, including Food & Wine, Condé Nast, Southern Living and more.
Herons Restaurant - 100 Woodland Pond Dr. Cary 27513 Ph (919) 447-4000
(866) 877-4141. Website.

Rey's Restaurant takes its cues from all of the usual fine-dining requirements, but also adds a  unique touch of French Quarter taste and ingredients. The upscale restaurant's priority is ambiance above all else, with low lighting and quality furniture that ensures patrons are immediately immersed in a one-of-a-kind dining experience. The unique menu manages to blend the Cajun cuisine of New Orleans's with ingredients fit for a special occasion. Rey's keeps the romance both within and outside of the kitchen.
Rey's Restaurant - 1130 Buck Jones Road Raleigh, North Carolina 27606. Ph (919) 380-0122. Website.

Sweet Elegance - So many old recipes are making a come-back and we believe Cherries Jubilee should be one to kick off Valentine's Day. Cherries Jubilee was invented in 1887 for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Larousse Gastronomique has a splendid interpretation of the original recipe. Recipe.

Say It with a Card - You know, sometimes it's just hard to express how you feel about someone especially if you're part of the millennial generation. (According to the New York Times) Traditional courtship rules are no longer. Millennials are more fond of speed dating, or their own form of it, comprising efficient meet-ups at bars and coffee shops, than expensive dinner dates. They might want to get married, someday, maybe? They're notoriously phone-skittish, preferring instead to text, or use one of a myriad dating apps available (mostly) for free. And all of this is making their love lives really confusing.
Its pretty hard out there for their modern relationship. Here are some Valentine's Day cards that totally get it:

Sweetheart Chocolate Martini - Candy conversation hearts are the quintessential Valentine's Day treat! Place one cute-as-can-be candy on the rim of this ultra-rich chocolate drink and serve to your sweetie. Create an elegant drink by dipping martini glasses in chocolate-flavored hard-shell-style ice cream coating. Recipe

Sensational Valentine Cupcakes - Treat your sweetie to a Valentine's Day cupcake that shows your love from the first bite. You'll fall in love with the easy decorating techniques and sweet flavors used to create these delicious gems perfect for Valentine's
Day. Click on photo descriptions for recipe links.
Red Velvet Raspberry Cupcakes
From our hearts, to yours... Happy Valentine's Day!



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WAKE Up and Read - A Book Drive in Cameron Village, now till March 2nd. The goal is to collect 100,000 new and gently-used books for children ages birth-12 in one month. Books will be shared at nine schools, as well as community centers and child care facilities across Wake County. Help support this goal; every child in our community has the opportunity to develop a love for reading. Five Merchants have become a Collection Site. Ten Thousand Villages, HaircolorXperts, Great Outdoor Provision Co., Uniquities and CT Weekends are designated drop sites to collect books for WAKE Up and Read. Website.  


Love your heart in Cameron Village! Receive a heartfelt gift with purchase from February 1-14. To receive your gift, take your same-day receipts totaling $250 or more to Bailey's Fine Jewelry, Hayley's Boutique or Parlor Blow Dry Bar in Cameron Village. PLUS, you'll receive a certificate for a free total & HDL cholesterol test and blood pressure check -- available by appointment at a WakeMed location near you. 2015 Gift with Purchase Options
1. Bailey's Fine Jewelry & Gifts: Trio of Lily and Laura Beaded Bracelets
2. Hayley's Boutique: Asymmetrical Poncho (assorted colors and styles)   

 4012 Edward Pride Wynd $625,000.  
6 bdr, 4.5 bath, 4,163 Sq.ft. 
Click Here for MLS listing.

Contact: Jill Rekuc, Olde Raleigh Real Estate, Phone: 919.389.0555. Email, Website   

Handsome Executive Transitional 
4104 City of Oaks Wynd - $899,000. 
Olde Raleigh 
5 bdr, 4.5 bath, Bonus Rm and Home Office! 
.60 acre. Click Here for MLS listing.

1.99% Home Equity Line of Credit -Use for Home Improvements, Debt Consolidation, College Tuition and more. Call Stephen J. Waters, III, Personal Banker. 2101 Clark Avenue, Cameron Village Raleigh, NC 27605.     

Email: Stephen.J.Waters@SunTrust.com Phone: 919-755-2401 and 24-hr Client Care: 800-SUNTRUST(786-8787).


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