After an accident left my back injured, my doctor suggested cutting out gluten to reduce inflammation for a month. I have friends who actually have celiac disease and who become VERY sick if they accidentally ingest gluten, and given how easy gluten finds its way into food—even soy sauce—I’m glad my consequences weren’t more severe!… Continue reading I stopped eating gluten for a month and here’s what happened…
Home is much more than a roof, four walls and a door. It’s a place we welcome guests, prepare meals, escape and make memories – with each room dressed in our personal style and taste. IMO, no one shows they understand this more than The Green Chair Project. This Raleigh-based charity re-homes previously loved décor,… Continue reading Raleigh-based Charity Welcomes Community Members Home in Style
While you’re thinking up resolutions and looking ahead at a clean slate in the New Year, I want to challenge you to think about finding a volunteer group that resonates with you & then join! With hundreds of charities to choose from in the Triangle area alone and so many worthy causes across the world,… Continue reading How to Choose a Charity
Still a baby in the boutique hotel family, The State View opened its doors less than a month ago, joining the list of Autograph Collection Hotels by Marriott— a list that I now personally want to check off every time I visit an area if they’re anything like this. Although I’m not an NC State… Continue reading Everything looks better at The State View
Believe it or not, I’ve never had a major sweet tooth. I can usually pass when the dessert menu comes around or opt out of the company donut box. However, when it comes to this four decadent dessert spots, I cave every time. Honestly, these spots are so good, I don’t even feel guilty for… Continue reading Find your Sweet Spot with Luxe Dessert Stops in Raleigh
If there’s one spot I can’t walk past in Cameron Village, it’s Moon & Lola. Which made coordinating an event on behalf of the NC Blogger Network after hours to peek at their newest collection – with pink champagne and cupcakes – feel like Christmas. And Christmas was exactly what those (including myself) attending had in… Continue reading Moon & Lola’s latest collection
All the Reasons to Visit Seasons 52 I’ll start with a confession. I’m no frequent flyer or fanatic when it comes to chain restaurants. There’s something special about small biz/local restaurants and the culture that comes with local fare. However, I was VERY impressed how Seasons 52 breaks apart from the chain restaurant rep and… Continue reading Sneak Peek at the Seasons 52 Raleigh Summer Menu!
Raleigh spots that will make you feel like you’ve traveled to another country or time vs right down the road! I’m from a small town, and while I feel strongly about remembering where you come from, this town never ceases to amaze me with hidden gems sprinkled throughout the city. Vidrio Every twist and turn… Continue reading Raleigh Eats & Drinks that will Transport You to Another World
There’s nothing like shopping local, but let’s take it to another level and shop the local’s closets. Uptown Cheapskate first opened its fabulous doors in Raleigh back in 2009, and shopping for me has never been the same. The concept is consignment but this is far from hand-me-downs. Although all stores have their own vibe and ownership,… Continue reading Shopping Local on Another Level
These five stops have some of the some of the best tacos in town! I LOVE Mexican food. There are weeks where I eat it every single day in some form (#Iwillneverbesizezerobutitscool), which is easy to do with so many places to choose from. While there are a still a few tacos spots I need… Continue reading Top Taco Stops in Raleigh, NC.