Archives: June 2014

The Best Porch In Chapel Hill

The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill has made it to Fodor’s “10 Best Hotel Porches in the U.S.” list. The historic Carolina Inn, built in 1924, is located on the University of North Carolina’s campus and is a member of the Historic Hotels of America. The Inn has long been a gathering place for students, faculty, and […]

The Worst Selling Mistakes of Summer

1. Refusing to Make Obvious Repairs Prior to Sale. Showing a house when there are leaking faucets, cracks in the walls, water stains on the ceiling, and a busted hot water heater are all ways to turn off potential buyers. 2. Ignoring the Backyard Everybody knows that fantastic front curb appeal sells homes, but many […]

Summer Fête

Raleigh Denim will be hosting a “Summer Fête” this Sunday, June 22nd, at CAM Raleigh, the contemporary art museum located in downtown’s warehouse district! The Fête will be an all-day event with activities starting at 10:30 and going into the evening. There will be everything from food trucks to a pop-up swimwear “beach house on […]

Chatham Street Chowdown!

Downtown Cary is hosting their first food truck rodeo this Sunday, June 22nd! The Chatham Street Chowdown will feature 15 food trucks, plus Fortnight Brewing Company and Chatham Hill Winery, and will line West Chatham Street, along with seating areas and music from local performers throughout the day. Get out and sample some of the Triangle’s best […]

Durham: Top Spot To Live

Durham has taken the #4 spot on Livability’s 2014 Top 100 Places To Live, and was the only one of 4 NC cities that made the list to rank in the top 10. Livability is a website that explores what makes small to mid-sized cities great places to live, work and visit. Livability looked at several […]

NCMA Saturday Studio: Iconic Me

Here’s a fun and creative weekend activity for your pre-teens (tweens?)! The North Carolina Museum of Art is offering a workshop based on “icons”. An icon is an artistic portrait of an important person that uses symbols to tell us about his or her life. The class will take inspiration from the museum and park and […]

Second Saturday Raleigh

In case you’ve missed it, there’s a burgeoning foodie and shop local community movement going on in downtown Raleigh. Several of these businesses and groups have come together to start Second Saturday, a walkable, family friendly day of exploring what downtown Raleigh has to offer. From community service activities to pop-up markets to creative kids […]

Awning Stripe Outdoor Accents

The arrival of warm weather here in the Triangle sends people outdoors in droves. It’s the season of the backyard barbecue and pool parties! Outdoor living spaces have become increasingly popular in recent years, and homeowners have begun to treat their outdoor spaces with the same decorating consideration that they do their interiors. One of […]

Summer Movies

Are you looking for some summer fun this weekend? The North Carolina Museum of Art is kicking off it’s summer movie series, a more than 20-year old tradition that this year will finally be going digital with a new state-of-the-art digital projection system. Every summer the museum shows a series of (mostly family-friendly) movies on […]