Archive for November, 2008
Thanksgiving is in just two days, so a lot of you are probably preparing to hit the road or the air on the way to see family for Thanksgiving. My travel tip this Tuesday is to be patient, gracious, and forgiving while traveling. Remember that Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks for the blessings in your life. Road rage isn’t part of that. Best of luck!
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TTT: Travel Tip Tuesday
Hmm… I just started sipping a glass from my (glass!) bottle of Georges Dubeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2008… It’s better than last year’s as far as I remember, but… Well, I really like the North Carolina reds I bought on our wine tour (details coming soon to a blog post near you this one) a lot more. *sigh* I guess I should, as manimal over on Cork’d recommends, “leave my inner corkdork at the door and accept this wine for what it is.” What’s hilarious is that I’m sooo not a corkdork.
Did anyone make it to a B.N. event this evening?
P.S. This stuff ought to be cheaper.
Today is the release day – the third Thursday of November. This is the day “everyone” rushes to the store to find out what the new wine will be like this year. Would you rather go to a tasting before you commit to a whole bottle? Check out these venues:
Wine ‘n Things – 5-7pm tasting
7436 Creedmoor Rd.
St. Jacques French Cuisine – 6:30p dinner (reservations recommended)
6112 Falls of Neuse Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609
Anytime Wines – 4-7pm (free tasting)
2425 Kildaire Farm Road
P.S. Don’t freak out, but this year B.N. is in PLASTIC bottles – to shave on shipping and allegedly reduce the carbon footprint. (Source: N&O)
It’s a little bit morbid, but people ought to think about these things – what do you want to do before you die? That’s my travel tip this Tuesday. Make your own bucket list. Really think about what you might possibly be sad about missing out on if you didn’t do it.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Butch’s BBQ and Breakfast
1234 Burkemont Ave
On our way back to the Triangle from visiting family in Asheville for the weekend, we happened upon Butch’s in Morganton. Since my husband is the barbeque person, I asked him to write about it for y’all:
1. Go rollerblading. Every Friday night at 10pm (barring bad weather), thousands of people gather and rollerblade an 18.6 mile route through the city. The meeting point changes each week, so you’d need to plan this a bit in advance.
2. Rent a bike. There are locations for pick-up and drop-off all over the city, and it costs less than $2/day. It sounds pretty cool.
3. Shop for designer clothing and accesories – at a discount. Check out Anna Lowe for big discounts on designers such as Chanel, Valentino, Versace, etc.
Is your family planning on hitting up the Black Friday sales? Don’t want to join the madness? Like beer? Boy, have I got the thing for you! Triangle Brewing Company is hosting it’s second annual Black Friday Beer Fest. I haven’t had any of their brews (yet) myself, but, boy, would I like to check this out. It’s 3-7pm on Friday, November 28 at the brewery, $25 in advance/$30 at the door. There will be live music from Pavane & Galliard, Rat Jackson, and Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos. Food’s coming from James Joyce, Alivia’s, Brixx, Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse, Bull McCabes, Satisfaction, and Jimmy John’s. There will be beers (cask and draft) from several regional breweries. Tickets are on sale now at the brewery, Alivia’s, james Joyce, Bull McCabes, and Brixx at Meadowmont.
My loyal readers know that one of my BFFs, Ami, is the Elizabeth half of the awesome wedding blog, Elizabeth Anne Designs that got started just a bit after I started my blog. EAD just started a new chapter – Elizabeth Anne Designs Living. EAD Living will be your source for their favorite recipes, DIY crafts, organizing tips, design, fashion, pets, children, eco living, outdoor life, travel, and much more. Bonus: I’m a columnist for them. You can catch EVEN MORE travel stuff from me via EADL and I’ll be sharing decorating ideas and recipes too. Yeah, I don’t cook, but I like food. And I’m really into interior design even if I’m certainly no expert. So check it out! Add it to your Google Reader.
While you’re at it, check out some of the awesome stuff they’re already posting like the pics above.
In these times, most airlines are cutting back and dropping flights. This bad news hasn’t really reached RDU. Beginning in June 2009, we’ll have DIRECT FLIGHTS TO PARIS ON DELTA! To celebrate, Delta is offering a special fare of $599 for travel through June 30, 2009 (available until November 21). I wanna go!
Source: News & Observer.