November 30, 2015
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Inn Season - Home for the Holidays

There's no place like home for the holidays. Unless it's some place else ...close by, with a massive Christmas tree, decorated with four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in the Christmas tree. (Yeah, we'll take that.)

We've gotten the scoop on this year's celebrations at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill. The Inn is currently decorated for the season, and evidence of sugar plum fairies dancing to twelve fiddlers fiddling will make you happy in a million ways.

Now in its eighteenth year, The Carolina Inn will once again celebrate the Christmas season with enchanting decorations inspired by the traditional holiday song, The Twelve Days of Christmas. A vision of seasonal wonder will be displayed throughout the Inn including magnificently decorated trees, beautifully appointed holiday décor, and events to keep you and your little one's entertained for the entire month of December!

Cyber Monday - The Carolina Inn even has Cyber Monday covered. (That's today!) Who knew? Purchase a $100 Gift Card and receive a $25 Gift Certificate or Purchase a $50 Gift Card and Receive a $10 Gift Certificate. Don't miss out on this limited  sweet deal. These gift cards can be used towards a dining experience in the award-winning Carolina Crossroads Restaurant and Bar, hotel accommodations or merchandise in their onsite Carolina Inn gift shop. Click here for Gift Cards.

Gingerbread House Village Display - Tuesday, Dec.1st through Sunday, Jan. 3rd. Relish the festive display of the 13th Annual Gingerbread House Competition. Contestants from Chapel Hill and surrounding areas will showcase their creativity and imagination with their edible masterpieces this Christmas season. Competition was open to amateur and professional bakers alike, with separate categories for youth and adults. Gingerbread houses will be judged by the Crossroads Executive Pastry Chef, Sara Thomas. The winner will be announced on Monday, December 28th.

Make Your Own Gingerbread House - Tuesday, Dec. 22nd @ 2pm. Just in time for Christmas, The Carolina Inn is hosting a children's Gingerbread House Making Class. Join them for a cozy afternoon that begins with a story of Christmas magic. Each child will then be able to assemble and decorate their very own Gingerbread House complete with an apron, chef's hat and all the holiday sweets and goodies that their imaginations can hold. At the end of class, each child will take home a completed Gingerbread House and accessories. Limited seating, ages 5-12, for reservations required click here.

Holiday Afternoon Teas - Dec. 1st through Dec. 31st @ 2pm until 5pm, every day except Christmas Day. Enjoy the festive holiday decorations and music while the Inn's staff serves delightful teas in vintage China cups and saucers, along with an array of savory tea sandwiches, assorted sweets & chocolates. Enjoy a grand finale of warm scones served with fresh lemon curd, English Devonshire cream & jam. Make Reservations at least 24 hours in advance by calling (919) 918-2777 or email Limited seating, and reservations are required. Click here for menu.

Breakfast and Brunch with Santa - Dec. 13th, 19th 20th, 22nd, 23rd & 24th. Breakfast is from 8:30am to10:30am and Brunch from 10:30am to 12:30pm. A festive Carolina Inn Christmas brunch or breakfast will undoubtedly usher in the Christmas magic for young and old alike. Magicians and face painters will be on hand to entertain everyone. Each child is welcome to sit on Santa's lap and share their Christmas wish list. Every child will leave with a holiday treat. Reservations required. To make reservations: Click here for Brunch with Santa. Click here for Breakfast with Santa. (Complimentary for children 3 and under)

Nine Ladies Tapping - Wednesday, Dec. 16th @ 7pm. Come for a lively presentation by Footnotes Tap Ensemble, a professional tap company based in Durham. Reservations Not required.

Celebrate at Crossroads - Come celebrate the holidays at Crossroads, a world class dining experience with an exceptional cuisine made by Executive Chef, James Clark and his culinary team. With authentic Carolina cuisine, handcrafted cocktails and exemplary service in a luxurious yet relaxed atmosphere. This is what you'll experience at the newly renovated Crossroads located in The Carolina Inn. Regionally sourced ingredients, the chef have crafted a cuisine as diverse as North Carolina's landscape, instilling Southern soul and Carolina spirit in seasonal menus.

Christmas Eve Dinner - Dec. 24th 5:30pm - 8:00pm, View Menu
Christmas Day Brunch - December 25th 11am - 3pm. View Menu
New Year's Eve Dinner  - December 31st 5:30pm - 10pm, $75 Per Person. View Menu

Give a special Ornament by artist, Elaine O'Neil - The Carolina Inn's doors first opened on December 30, 1924. For more than ninety years, the Inn has created extraordinary memories for its guests, and continues to provide delightful traditions and experiences for all visitors to the Inn.

In celebration of The Carolina Inn's 90th anniversary, local Chapel Hill artist Elaine O'Neil was commissioned to commemorate this occasion. Each stunning ornament is individually hand-painted on hand-blown glass highlighting the history, charm and uniqueness The Carolina Inn offers. Ornaments are 4" in diameter, and are personally signed by Elaine O'Neil. Click here to purchase ornament.

The Carolina Inn - Click Here for All Events of The Twelve Days of Christmas.
211 Pittsboro St. Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Ph: (919) 473-9657. Website.

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Why Its Better to Have BIG Bundts

This is the time of the year when everyone is having parties, whether it at work or a friend's house, you're usually asked to bring something. We advise you to choose desserts. Because if you want to wow your guests with minimal effort, just check out this favorite spot and order a dessert for pickup.

BIG Bundts & More Bakery+Cafe features artisan baked goods and local fair trade coffee by Larry's Coffee. Visit this cafe located at 5420 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd (US 15/501). The baked goods are handcrafted next door at their Bundtery.

BIG Bundts & More Bakery+Cafe is a hidden gem in the heart of the Triangle with a mission to create artful, handcrafted cakes and amazing bakery creations for every customer who walks through their doors. They offer an ever changing selection of charming bundt cakes in an array of flavors and styles as well as layer cakes, brownies, scones, cookies and much more. Always baked from scratch using premium ingredients like real butter, sour cream, fresh citrus, pure vanilla extract, and Belgian chocolate. Stop in to see what's available or order in advance online and/or call in your order. Click here for menu.

FREE CAKE FRIDAY - Dessert Tasting is this Friday, Dec. 4th. It's a wonderful chance to sample their seasonal desserts. If you order during FCF you'll receive 10% off your order! Layer Cakes, Bundt Cakes, Snack-cakes, Loaf Cakes, Pound Cakes, Cookies, Pies, Scones, and Creative Coffees.

Holiday Cakes - BIG Bundts has upped its ante this holiday season adding a scrumptious pumpkin bundt cake and other holiday cakes as well as their popular zucchini bundt cake; all homemade with fresh ingredients. Click here for the Holiday Cakes Special Order Menu.

FalI Savory's - Just in case you need another reason to find BIG Bundts & More you'll want to try their hand pies: broccoli-cheddar-casserole-in-a-crust, sweet potato poblano, apple crumb, and bourbon orange pecan. Try one for lunch as you sip fresh coffee on their sunny patio.

BIG Bundts & More Bakery+Cafe - 5420 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, 27707 (US 15-501 access road, next door to Once & Again.) Phone: 919-448-4184, Email:, Website, Menu.
Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 9am - 6pm, Sunday 1pm - 5pm, (Closed Monday's)
Holiday Hours: Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th Closing @ 3pm, Closed Christmas Day,
Open Saturday, Dec.26th 9am - 6pm, Open Sunday, Dec 27th 1pm - 5pm.

BIG Bundts can also be found at the Chapel Hill Farmers Market - Hours: Sat. 8am-12pm & Tues. 3pm-5pm. Outside University Place, 201 S. Estes Drive.

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Hunt & Gather Annual Holiday Open House - Holiday magic is on the way! This Sat., Dec. 5, 10am to 6pm & Sun., Dec. 6, 12pm to 5pm. Bring your friends and enjoy refreshments together while you shop. Great Sales throughout the store to help you with your holiday hunt! Find Christmas cheer and warm, holiday inspiration in a winter wonderland.  The perfect time to find the most unique gifts for everyone on your list!
Hunt & Gather at High Park Village, 1910 Bernard St. Raleigh NC 27608, Website.
Christmas Past & Present @ Acquisitions Ltd. -
Decked out with the most incredible holiday decorations. Come see the holiday splendor of Santas, Elves,Trees, Crèches, Reindeers and more! Many vintage and antique goods will take you back to favorite childhood magical memories as you browse their rooms full of Christmas decorations that will put you in the holiday spirit with a yearning to deck your halls! Nether the less, you will be inspired with awe!
Acquisitions Ltd. - 2003 Fairview Rd. Raleigh, 27608. Ph: (919) 755-1110. Website.

C.T. Weekends New Holiday Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. & Sat. 10am - 6pm
Tues. & Thurs. 10am - 8pm
Sun. 12noon - 4pm
C.T. Weekends - Cameron Village, 437 Daniels Street, Raleigh, NC 27605, Phone (919) 787-9073. Website.

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 311 Gallery - Till November 28 at 311 Gallery: Raleigh Warehouse District Plein Air Juried Show. Small paintings produced onsite during the October Warehouse District Plein Air Paintout and other plein air paintings are the focus of the November show at 311 Gallery. The First Friday Opening Reception is November 6 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Normal hours Thursday-Saturday 11:30 to 4:30.
311 Gallery - 311 W. Martin St. Raleigh 27601. Website

Photo left: Artist, Rick Bennett, plein air painting. 

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Blaise is paying for his high school tennis. He has all the supplies and uses professional products. If you don't own a hose, he will bring one. He cleans the inside (vacuuming and cleaning all surfaces) and washes the outside. He will come to you. Prices: Cars $30, SUV's $40. Contact: Blaise Waters (305)903-1550 (texting is best!)

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