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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.

The coral Lexington necklace I bought at the Moon & Lola booth at Retail Therapy. Their jewelry has been featured in People Style Watch!
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! 😉

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Retail Therapy

This weekend the Woman’s Club of Raleigh is hosting Retail Therapy, it’s a collection of unique boutiques all in one area! There will be scores of vendors including a few of my favorites- Moon & Lola and Queen Bee Designs.  Not to mention there will be a nice selection of food trucks if you get hungry! Tickets are $7 at the door and they’re good for both Saturday & Sunday. It’s a great way to shop local and support area businesses while having fun!



Ready to Jet Set

I’m pretty pumped to be jetting down to sunny Florida this Friday to see my old roommate. It’s been long overdue. Not to mention this is the first time flying by myself. Yeah I know, what 31-year old hasn’t flown by themselves?! To be honest, I get jazz hands and major anxiety when flying, so I’m going to go ahead and apologize in advance to the person who has to sit next to me on the airplane.  Maybe I should start researching techniques to avoid anxiety attacks or find a horse tranquilizer…

Did I also mention that I’m 5ft tall and I’ll be the one struggling with my suitcase in the overhead bin?  I can already see it now… angry passengers wanting to know what’s taking so long to board the plane, meanwhile I’m trying to lift my suitcase and can barely get it over my head.  I may just pay for the baggage check since I can already feel the anxiety coming on of having to deal with a suitcase.

I just need to get out of town for a long weekend to clear my head and to have fun.  I already told my friend that all I want to do is drink wine, relax, do a little shopping, and maybe check out some of the flea markets in Florida. We also might go out on their boat if the weather is nice, let’s just hope I don’t lose my hat.  Last time I was on a boat my hat went bye-bye!

Right now I’m trying to figure out what kind of gift to bring them for letting me stay at their house/ a long overdue house warming present. I thought about bringing them some North Carolina swag since they used to live here.  I only have until Thursday to figure it out!

Stay tuned for these nail biting questions once I arrive in Florida…

  • Will I spazz out on the airplane or break out my jazz hands?
  • Do I knock myself out trying to lift my suitcase into the overhead bin?
  • Can I even reach the overhead bin?
  • Will I run like Phoebe or Rachel from Friends trying to make my connecting flight?

So many questions!!! Wish me luck on Friday!!



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First Friday: March Edition

I LOVE First Friday. If you’ve never ventured out in downtown Raleigh to attend First Friday, you’re missing out. Every first Friday of the month, downtown Raleigh showcases art, jewelry, apparel and anything else you can think of.

This past Friday was epic.

My friends and I ventured to Chuck’s for dinner (it was my first time there and it was amaze-balls).  That was the first burger I’ve completely demolished. Seriously. The menu may look a little intimidating, but don’t worry they can make a burger however you’d like. I have a feeling I’ll be back there soon.

There were vendors lined up right outside of The Raleigh Times selling shirts, jewelry, koozies, art prints, and the list goes on. My best purchase of the week came from House of Swank Clothing where I picked up 2 awesomely clever koozies.

House of Swank Koozies
House of Swank Koozies

First Friday is a great opportunity to support local businesses, so y’all better mark your calendar for the next one on April 5th!