Happy Halloween Eve! This afternoon I dropped by the famous Oakwood Halloween House in Raleigh, to see how it’s looking. Wow, looked great! Every year, homeowner Jesse Jones does something different, although you’ll recognize several familiar “characters” displayed in new ways.
Mostly, you will be in awe of every detail and you’ll be entertained by the little surprises hidden along the perimeter of the property. I always feel like a kid again, gazing at all the decorations. It appears others experience it much the same...
This is different. Union Camp Collective is a vintage and antiques shop, as well as an event space. I’ve seen this place before while driving by. The flags draped from the ceiling caught my eye through the large windows at the front of the store. I never stopped in until now since there was no sign identifying it, so I figured it might be a storage place for some business. On this day, I noticed the writing on the door and I had a friend with me who urged me to stop and check it out. So we did.
The portions are huge, not to mention yummy as hell.
This is the Chicken Tikka Masala, with some truly excellent naan bread, and a mango lassi beverage to cool some of the mild heat of the eats.
I’m looking forward to hitting up Chhote’s again in the near future, although there are still a couple of other vendors in that food hall that I haven’t tried yet, so might have to prioritize accordingly.
Recently I sat down to chat with the co-founders of the Raleigh Night Market, Lauryn Stroud, and Sara Buxton. In partnership with City Market, they host a fabulous community event in downtown Raleigh.
Raleigh Night Market is a monthly event (March-November, 2019), which brings tons of incredible local artisans to one space. (City Market). Yes, local, local, local! Pottery, jewelry, clothes, food, drinks, and so much more. There is also live local music playing throughout, as well as entertainment. Cirque de Vol (circus arts) provided...
Ahhh, springtime in Durham. March & April are the months when I start getting excited about venturing to Duke Gardens to see the spring flowers.
If you’ve never been to Duke Gardens in Durham then you’re missing out. Particularly in the springtime. That’s when the grounds are filled with the prettiest, most vibrant colors of spring flowers. You’ll see tons of popular blooms such as tulips, daffodils, redbuds, and cherry blossom trees. But there is so much more. Take an hour or several, to walk the grounds and apprecia...