Last-Minute Gifts Under $25 and $50 That You Can Take Home Today!

Shopping last minute? No big deal when you shop local – and you won’t break the bank, either! Check out these great finds under $25 and $50 that you can take home with you today. Many stores are open generous hours on Christmas Eve, too… for those truly last-minute gifts. Happy shopping, y’all! Raleigh Seaboard […]

Raleigh’s Newest Home Furnishings Store

An exciting home furnishings store, Urbage, has recently opened near Downtown Raleigh in Five Points – and f you have a knack for urban vintage decor, you’ll want to check this place out! The store is located at 219 Bickett Blvd. Urbage began as an online store but on November 19, Andrew Stevens planted a brick-and-mortar store in Raleigh’s Five Points district. […]

Gather Reopening in Downtown Raleigh!

Gather, a lively gift shop and classroom, has just relocated from Downtown Cary to Downtown Raleigh’s Franklin Street. Owners describe the new shop as “small, cozy and full of soul”. The festive Grand Reopening Party will take place on December 4th from 6:00-10:00 pm. At this event, Gather will also be hosting their Made by Men Market, […]

{Contest} Win Tickets to This Weekend’s Carolina Artisan Craft Market!

The Carolina Artisan Craft Market is happening this weekend in Downtown Raleigh at the Convention Center – and we have your chance to win a pair of tickets! Loading… The Carolina Artisan Craft Market is back for another year of showcasing amazing fine craft designs handmade by artists from across North Carolina and the U.S. […]

{You’re Invited} Celebrate 20 Years with Ivy Cottage Collections on Saturday!

Ivy Cottage Collections is celebrating and thanking their customers for 20 years in business with an anniversary party on Saturday, September 19th, from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Enjoy music, entertainment, Duck Donuts, Jam Ice Cream Truck and Kokyu BBQ and more! And, 20% off everything in the store. Ivy Cottage is located in Morrisville […]

{Final Sale} Urbane Decor in Chapel Hill to Close Brick and Mortar Store

I’m bummed to read that Urbane Decor in Chapel Hill’s Meadowmont Village will be closing it’s retail store soon. I visited for the first time this past holiday season and picked up Rescued Wine candles for the first time – I love these! I currently have one in my dining room and it’s just pure […]

{Local Brand} Creative Countdown

I read a press release about Creative Countdown back in the holiday season – and although I didn’t get myself together in time to snag any of these items as holiday gifts – I do think they’d make great gifts for year-round occasions like upcoming weddings, due dates, anniversaries, retirements, etc. The best part is […]

{Trendsetters} Louise Gaskill Lighting Featured in Garden & Gun Magazine

Three cheers for Raleigh, NC-based lighting designer Louise Gaskill for being featured not only in the Oct/Nov print edition of Garden & Gun Magazine (I pick up the magazine nearly every time I’m in an airport for my in-flight entertainment), but also on their “Daily Shot” Southern Sourcebook blog post last month. On her website, […]

{New Boutique on the Block} SallyMack Life Furnishings in Chapel Hill

Just based on the bright colors shared on their website and Facebook page, I cannot wait to find myself in Chapel Hill so I can visit the new SallyMack Life Furnishings home decor, gift and furniture store. PS: Props for the name “life furnishings”, because after all… home is where life is lived! Open Tuesday […]

{You’re Invited} Craftalatte on Oct. 18

I am SO bummed to be out of town when Craftalatte is happening – my front porch could use some of the cuteness pictured above. (Click here to view in detail.) When: Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 Where: Lafayette Village on The Green, 8450 Honeycutt Road; 10 a.m. Cost per person: $55 During this 120 minute […]