Archive for October, 2010
This weekend, 1021 – 10/24: Slip on your shopping shoes, put on your game face and head over to the Raleigh Convention Center for four packed days of serious shopping fun. It’s the 26th A Shopping SPREE! presented by the Junior League of Raleigh, an annual event that not only funds the league’s many community outreach programs, but also jump starts the holiday shopping season for thousands of patrons in the Triangle and beyond.
For a general admission ticket of $10 (good for all four days), you have access to over 150 vendors from across the country showcasing their merchandise. Everything from gourmet food, to pewter, to clothing, to jewelry will be on display for purchase. Dedicated patrons come back year after year for the latest offerings from their favorite exhibitors while looking forward to discovering newcomers to the SPREE.
Jump over to HelloRaleigh.com for more information on this event.…[ Read More → ]
Do you have a “third place” in downtown Raleigh? We all have our first place, our homes, and then we find our second place being where we work. Our third place is referred to as the place where we go, away from home and work, to be social and spend time in a comfortable setting. Downtown Raleigh is full of places for just this kind of interaction.
Barbershops and salons, coffee shops and bars, museums and restaurants. These are all over downtown Raleigh and residents are settling into these familiar places and meeting others. I talk about the concept of the “third place” over on my blog at The Raleigh Connoisseur.…[ Read More → ]
What award-winning neighborhood is adjacent to Downtown, offers houses in the $160,000s to mid $200,000s and echoes with memories of a colorful history?
Want another clue?
It’s located within Raleigh’s Warehouse District, in the shadows of the Boylan Wye.
Still can’t picture it?
I couldn’t either until I met DLA member, Dan Meyer, a resident and advocate for his Rosengarten Park neighborhood. I met Dan at one of our DLA mixers, and found myself more and more curious as he talked passionately about his neighborhood, recent winner of… the Sir Walter Raleigh Award, presented to “individuals or organizations for outstanding contribution toward enhancing the beauty of the City Of Raleigh”.…[ Read More → ]