Archive for November, 2008

TTT: Be patient, gracious, and forgiving

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!

Image from Truthdig.

TTT: Travel Tip Tuesday

November 25, 2008 at 6:47 am Leave a comment

Beaujolais Nouveau 2008

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.

November 20, 2008 at 9:22 pm 1 comment

It’s here! Beaujolais Nouveau 2008

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.
Raleigh, NC
(919) 847-4986

St. Jacques French Cuisine – 6:30p dinner (reservations recommended)
6112 Falls of Neuse Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 862-2770

Anytime Wines – 4-7pm (free tasting)
2425 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, NC
(919) 303-9463

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)

November 20, 2008 at 6:13 am Leave a comment

Danger, Triangle shoppers!

Anthropologie is coming to the Streets at SouthPoint next year…  I don’t know whether to be thrilled or terrified…

Source: News & Observer.  Pics from Anthropologie.

November 19, 2008 at 7:46 pm Leave a comment

TTT: Create a bucket list

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. 


November 18, 2008 at 11:56 am 2 comments

NC Eatin’: Burke County

Sunday, October 12, 2008
Butch’s BBQ and Breakfast
1234 Burkemont Ave
Morganton, NC

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:


November 17, 2008 at 6:49 am 1 comment

What to do in Paris

I’ve just watched Samantha Brown‘s weekend program on Paris, and she mentioned a few cool ideas I thought I’d share with you.

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.

November 16, 2008 at 11:05 am 1 comment

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