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Did Somebody Say Wine?

This Saturday I’m going to the Great Grapes Wine Festival in Cary.  There are 3 reasons why I’m amped about this event…

  1. Wine. Duh! I love wine! Well…. not all wine, that’s a bit of an exaggeration.  My goal is to find a red wine that I can tolerate and not cringe when I take a sip.  In case you didn’t catch on, I don’t celebrate red wine.  I’m really hoping I can find that one red wine that will sweep me off my feet!  I guess you could say my beef with red wine is the fact that it tastes like vinegar to me. If I ever go on The Bachelor, I’d have to accept the red wine when it’s given to me otherwise you’ll see the cringed look on my face.  If anyone has a favorite red wine that doesn’t have a vinegar taste to it I’m all ears!
  2. Food.  While I’m sure there will be a variety of food vendors I’m also interested in learning about food pairings with wine.  Usually when I’ve entertained in the past with wine I’m all like, “here’s some hummus and pita chips, knock yourselves out” or “I hope you like Combos because that’s all I have.”   I’m at that age now where I need to be a tad more elegant when it comes to serving light appetizers with wine.  I figured I could say something along the lines of, “oh this luxurious cheese was imported from Finland… nothing but the best for my guests!”  We’ll see what kind of handy information/ wine words I pick up on Saturday.
  3. Crafts.  I’m no Martha Stewart when it comes to crafts, but I love to see what other folks are doing.  I also like to support the locals whether they are selling art, jewelry, etc.  I’m sure once the wine starts flowing the cash out of my wallet will start to disappear.

If y’all live near the Raleigh-Durham area, you should check this event out &  get your tickets to go!

Around Town

Retail Therapy Recap

Ok y’all, I went to Retail Therapy hosted by The Women’s Club of Raleigh this past Saturday. I enjoyed strolling through the event sampling rum cake, pimento cheese and checking out all the retailers. I was waaaaay excited to stop at the Moon & Lola booth since I’m a HUGE fan of their jewelry.  Of course I didn’t leave empty handed!  I scored a gorgeous Lexington necklace that was 50% off (see below) and ordered some monogrammed earrings.

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The coral Lexington necklace I bought at the Moon & Lola booth at Retail Therapy. Their jewelry has been featured in People Style Watch!
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An assortment of amazing Moon & Lola jewelry on display at Retail Therapy. My next purchase will be an acrylic North Carolina necklace. Actually, I’ll take one of everything please!

Maybe once I get a better grasp on blogging I’ll do a giveaway… probably something from Moon & Lola so I can keep it local! 😉