April 6, 2015
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Sweet Home Away From Home - Southern Ideal Home Show

The Southern Ideal Home Show, the Triangle's largest home and garden event happening April 10-12 at the NC State Fairgrounds, is a three-day showcase featuring more than 300 top area professionals in home and garden. While there are hundreds of reasons to come to the show, here are the top10...   

1) Jamie Meares, owner of Furbish Studio in Raleigh and blogger at Isuwannee, is partnering with the show for an entertaining extravaganza. Meares will present four workshops with valuable, take-home entertaining ideas. In addition, Meares, along with other local companies, will completely transform designated areas of the show to display several different tablescapes showcasing countless decorating ideas for entertaining. 

2) The Southern Ideal Home Show is teaming up with local wineries, restaurants and breweries for a Sip and Savor feature that highlights food pairings from the Triangle's vibrant food scene. Participating vendors include: Compass Rose Brewery, b. Good, Fortnight Brewing Company, Iced Cupcakes, Iron Gate Vineyards, Fogwood Foods, Crude Bitter and Sodas, Oval Park Grille, Milton and Miles, G2B Restaurant and Brewery, Batterz Up, the Ice Storm, Six Plates Wine Bar, Nickelpoint Brewing Company, Bull City Ciderworks and Bam Pow Chow. Click Here to view the complete schedule and menu details. 

3) Partners in Design, a group of local interior design resources, will showcase ideas in traditional interior design and current trends. The group, coordinated by Marie Martin of MPM Designs, also includes retired interior designer Lisa Welde, Catherine Merriman of Raleigh Orchids, Cynthia Brooks, antique dealer, and many others.  Browse the group's beautiful room displays, created with new furniture, as well as vintage, refurbished and repurposed pieces. Everything on display will be for sale. 

4) The Green Home Builders of the Triangle is celebrating their 10th Annual Green Home Tour May 2nd-3rd and 9th-10th. See a glimpse of the tour and discover the future of green home building by visiting the High Performance, Green Building Pavilion in the Jim Graham Building. High performance companies and green builders will be on site throughout the weekend to demonstrate their products and discuss how you can save energy and money in your home. View the schedule here

5) Beverly Hurley with Triangle Gardener Magazine will get your spring garden ready with her presentation: Grow Something New This Year: The Top 10 "Must Have" Plants for the Garden. Hurley will appear Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. 

6) Get a head start on spring home improvement projects with an extra $1,000, courtesy of WTVD ABC11 and Southern Shows, Inc. Register to win the $1,000 Shop the Show gift certificate here.  

7) Exhibitors are offering more than just valuable information at this year's show - they're offering prizes! From discounts on hardwoods to a generator giveaway, the prizes are bigger and better than ever. See the complete listing of show deals here.  

8) Experts will help you design the perfect outdoor living area to relax, entertain and enjoy being at home. You'll find everything from pools, spas, patios, decks, sunrooms, outdoor kitchens, trees and sod. 

9) Move Loot is the first curated, full-service online marketplace for buying and selling used furniture and home décor and Saturday is Move Loot Day at the show. Unlike peer-to-peer services or classified ads, Move Loot takes the burden off sellers by picking up their goods and selling them on their behalf. Two lucky winners will win a $750 gift card to Move Loot - just be sure to enter for the chance to win in the lobby of the Exposition Center. 

10) Get all of your home improvement questions answered at the AskTheHomeMag pavilion at the show. The aisle will feature professionals who can assist with every aspect of any project, whether it's a kitchen, bathroom or whole-house remodel. There are even experts on to assist with HVAC, garage doors and storage, window cleaning, deck restoration, solar energy, clean water, gutters and more.

Tickets are available at the door for $9 and children under 15 are free with a paying adult. Discounted tickets are available at Walgreen's locations throughout the Triangle for a cost of $7. Friday is 55+ Day (tickets are $7 for anyone 55 and older) and Hero Day (free admission for those with active and valid military, police, fire or EMT identification). Tickets are just $5 after 5pm Friday and Saturday. Each day the first 200 show guests will receive a free reusable shopping bag - perfect for collecting information and goodies while browsing the show.

Southern Shows Inc., a family-owned and operated Charlotte-based company has produced high-quality consumer shows for more than 50 years. Make this year's show a must go!

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Fire-starters Popping Up at Death & Taxes

"In this world nothing can be certain, except death and taxes." (Benjamin Franklin) and pop-up restaurants!

Ashley Christensen's newest ventures open in downtown Raleigh's 105 West Hargett Street, are restaurant, Death & Taxes (named for the two previous tenants of the building, a funeral home and a bank), and on its 2nd & 3rd floors, newly renovated event space, Bridge Club (named after Ashley's grandmothers socialized bridge games).

Death & Taxes will celebrate the technique of wood-fire cooking, as expressed through the ingredients of the South. And during April, Christensen is featuring Firestarters; a pop-up dinner series ushering in some of the best chefs in the South to cook with her in her new space. Make your reservations now before seats are
Tandy Wilson, City House

April 8th & 9th - Chef Tandy Wilson
The culinary rock star, Tandy Wilson, from City House in Nashville, TN, is known for using wood fire to craft a gorgeous menu of Italian-inspired dishes using Southern ingredients. At the restaurant, the pizza oven is the focus of the dining room, turning out pizzas, brilliantly cooked local meat and fish, and beautifully roasted vegetables. For two nights only, Tandy will take over the grill at Death & Taxes.

April 15th & 16th - Chef Jason Stanhope
Jason Stanhope is the executive chef of FIG in Charleston, which has set the standard for
Jason Stanhope, FIG Restaurant
fine-dining in that city (and beyond) for over a decade. Stanhope's devotion to local ingredients and detailed technique define his remarkable menu. For two nights only, Jason will take over the grill at Death & Taxes.

April 22nd & 23rd - Chef Kevin Gillespie
Atlanta's Kevin Gillespie is redefining the restaurant scene with his restaurant, Gunshow. His ever-changing menus marry the best of tradition with constant innovation, served in an intimate manner chefs move through the dining room serving plates of food dim-sum style.  For two nights only, Kevin will take over the grill at Death & Taxes.

April 29th & 30th - Chef Mathew Kelly
To close out this whirlwind adventure, hometown hero, Mathew Kelly of Vin Rouge Bistro and Mateo Tapas in Durham will amaze you. Matthew and Ashley have spent countless hours together tending to the coals while roasting whole animals. At his restaurants, he harnesses the classic flavors of France and Spain in a deliciously Southern context. For two nights only, Matthew will take over the grill at Death & Taxes.

May 1st & 2nd - Chef Sean Brock
Sean Brock, the James Beard Award-winning chef of Husk, McCrady's and Minero, in Nashville
Sean Brock
Sean Brock, Husk Restaurant
needs no introduction. An innovative chef and an avid historian, Sean has been instrumental in resurrecting some of the South's most precious heirloom ingredients in delicious and thoughtful dishes. Additionally, he harnesses wood fire as his primary cooking technique at Husk, using smokers, barbecue pits, spits and wood fire ovens to execute his menus. For two nights only, Sean will take over the the grill at Death & Taxes.

These special dinners begin with a special champagne and cocktail reception hosted by Ashley at Bridge Club, on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Guests will enjoy a tour of the events loft, plus libations and snacks previewing the forthcoming menu. Then guests will head downstairs to Death & Taxes for a 4-course dinner prepared by the guest chef, with wine pairings from beverage director Matt Fern. Tickets are sold by the table, in capacities of 2 and 4. Single tickets are available for seating at the kitchen bar only. Tickets can be purchased for 6pm or 8pm seating. Tickets are inclusive of tax and gratuity. Due to the very limited capacity of these events, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Death and Taxes - 105 West Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. Reservations, Website.

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Monthly Midtown Bluegrass Series Starting April 19th - appeals to old and young alike, featuring the best of bluegrass with popular string band music.  With its' unique combination of gospel, country, and blues, that iconic "high lonesome sound" has deep rooted ties to the Appalachian region of the Tarheel state. Concert guests are invited to relax on the grassy lawn of Midtown Park and enjoy family and friends on Sunday afternoons. Live acoustic music will fill the air at 6 concerts, held monthly, beginning in April and continuing through October.  Southern BBQ and craft beer will round out the event. Lawn Chairs, blankets, and Coolers are welcome at this event. Please do not bring outside alcoholic beverages - there will be beverages available for purchase at the concert.
Bluegrass Schedule: Sunday Evenings 5-7pm
April 19th - The Snyder Family Band
May 17th - Vickie Vaughn Band
June 21st - The Bankesters
July - (Month off)
August 16th - Flatt Lonesome
September 20th - Billy Strings and Don Julin
October 18th - Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen -

Band Together - Friday, April 10th at Lincoln Theatre - The stage is set for four North Carolina bands to compete for the title of "Champion" at Band Together NC's fifth-annual philanthropic musical showdown known as "Last Band Standing." Taking place on Friday, April 10 at Lincoln Theatre in downtown Raleigh, the event aims to raise proceeds to support Band Together's 2015 nonprofit partnership with StepUp Ministry.
Brewgaloo  Festival - And go ahead and mark your calendar for Saturday, April 25th to be in downtown Raleigh (City Plaza to be exact) for Brewgaloo - a festival celebrating craft beer...and they'll have 50+ food trucks there. Get all the details Here.

Urn Art and Garden Faire  - Oakwood Cemetery will hosts its 1st Urn Art & Garden Faire on Sunday, April 19, from 2-5pm. National Urn Competition of 91 Entries from 17 states and 58 artists have entered this unique competition. This will be a special day as you re-visit early days when cemeteries were social centers of communities. Urn Art & Garden Faire will display the urns in the Chapel Mausoleum, while bluegrass from The Boys from Carolina can be enjoyed in the Cemetery's back gardens. Tours will be available by foot and by E.L.F.  Cars (Electric, Lightweight and Fun from Durham) and desserts will be available for purchase.  Dogs will be allowed on the grounds for this one day only, but only on a leash, on the paved roads. Parking will be outside the cemetery on Oakwood Avenue. The Raleigh Trolley will be available for rides to the Mausoleum.

Scarves Galore
...Cameron Clothing Co. in North Hills has a wonderful variety of spring scarves. Check out their large variety of beautiful patterns in spring and summer colors, in all lengths, including extra-long as well as "infinity". Jenny Lamb of Cameron Clothing says they've never sold as many scarves in all their years as this season. "We can barely keep them in stock, and many, many more styles and colors are on the way." Cameron Clothing Co. -4351-111 The Circle at North Hills, Raleigh, 27609. Ph:919-420-0411. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.

311 Gallery - The March 4-27 Exhibition at 311 Gallery, 311 West Martin Street, Raleigh, is KINDRED SPIRITS-the colorful and vibrant paintings of Ivan Guayasamin, one of the last living indigenous artists of South America, and Tunde Afolayan-Famous, a Nigerian-born artist now painting in Boone, NC. These paintings celebrate the joys, sorrows, and passions of life. Reception First Friday, March 6, 6-9 pm. Website



Save the Date - Thursday, April 23rd, Kriegsman Furs & Outerwear from Greensboro will be at C.T. Weekends in Cameron Village for you to drop off your Furs for cleaning, repair, restyle, and storage.
Kriegsman Furs & Outerwear is the Carolina's oldest and most respected furrier, founded in 1928 by two brothers, Max and A. M. Kriegsman. The family tradition reaches back to Austria in the 1870's, where the brothers' father and grandfather were prominent furriers.
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Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm.       

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2.99% 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.     

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