heading to dc to spend some quality time with a couple boos of mine!!! verrry excited about this weekend! here’s what i’ve packed in my little red bag…
i know, i know… this is a piss poor representation of the outfits i’m taking with me. but as you can seeeeee… i’ve once again, picked out a hodgepodge of random items to
somehow clothe me for the weekend.
the weather is going to be blah— cold & rainy, so i decided some florals, a little neon, a tribal print and some sequins should do the trick.
super side note: it’s the last day of class. yiipppiiieee!!!! sad i’ll be missing the hillsborough hike tonight… EXCEPT I’M NOOOOTTT!!!!!
happy weekend, yall! hope it’s a good one, what ever you’re doing!
it’s obvious that we are OBSESSED with beyonce [as is the rest of the world/people], but her baby sis, solange, has been on our radar for quite some time. her style is her own, she never tried to ride b’s coat tails annnd she’s a dj!? what?!! so cool.
solange’s looks that i love…
i read a hellogiggles article on the little sis and freaked my freak because… just GUESS where this she lives… none other than carroll gardens WHICH IS THE NEIGHBORING HOOD TO BOERUM HILL [which i found out via this same article, where michelle williams lives too]!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HELLO. is anyone catching on to what i’m trying to say here?! WE KNOW WHAT’S UP.
i just took two steps back on feeling like raleigh is home.
i fiiinnaallly got to see tiny tom & the doubt perform at he’s not here in chapel hill last week. i’ve been dying to go for almost a year when he started this gig!
okokokok he’s my cousin, jose, and i’m so proud of him. he loves music and is incredibly talented. how many people do you know can play the harmonica AND the piano… AT THE SAME TIME? yeah. and he can sing and write music. i was almost brought to tears on one of his little ditties.
if you’re ever in chapel hill on a thursday night, head over to he’s not here and enjoy some original music as well as some flaming lips, black keys, a super clever adele rendition and offspring!
on our way to my cousin’s gig, tara and i stopped by the most authentic, wonderful taco stand in durham. we were 2 mins shy of missing our taste of heaven, but we made it before closing time!
we definitely ate in the car… no shame!
i haven’t had gooood & cheap! tacos like this since bk. their hot sauce was perfection.
if yall have time, go. SO GOOOD. la vaquita
my sweet friend jenny was in town and i got spend time with her & my true love, ellie.
isn’t she perfect?!!
we dined at beasly’s chicken + honey for the first time and i was definitely NOT disappointed. i ordered the chicken biscuit and mac n cheese. omg. i’m drooling thinking about it. and drank one of their signature cocktails, the dark and stormy. the most refreshing drink and perfect way to kick off the weekend.
the rest of the evening was spent with two 1.5 year olds [and their parents…. obvi].
activate good is an organization aimed to matching up do gooders with nonprofits all over raleigh to promote service and bettering this little city. they partnered up with hopscotch, raleigh’s very own music festival, to create HELPscotch, a day dedicated to volunteerism. we were up bright and early to give back and hang with some precious kiddies. erin and i chose marbles kids museum and got to run a few activities in collaboration with the imax showing of to the arctic.
the kids put on carpet skates and had to avoid arctic dangers. one kid really loved this activity and skated around for 15 minutes!
this was a total favorite. the kids had to jump from iceberg to iceberg. too cute!
we were walking through moore’s square and the spca had a 3k for pups and i saw this GIANT puppy. i had to take a pic. this little wolfhound was seriously the size of a pony. and he’s 2.
the afternoon was spent at the red/white scrimmage game. go pack!
pink for kay yow!
we had so much fun!!
it was cold and rainy and perfect for some museum tours. the nature research center opened up friday and we got to check out the new wing. it was suuuuper crowded [as expected], but it was great to see so many raleighites out and enjoying raleigh’s newest educational addition.
we switched brain gears and headed to the contemporary art museum for some interactive exhibitions and a very interesting dance video. i love this little museum. i had no idea raleigh even had this gem. the building is gorgeous. i’ll definitely be checking out this place again!
yeah. i’m pooped. it’s my last week of classes [WHAT?!!!] and i’m feeling more and more like i belong here! yay home.
my old dooms and i got a chance to catch up and eat at one of raleigh’s cutest little restaurants. located in the oakwood neighborhood in downtown raleigh, pie bird is notorious for their savory and sweet pies.
i ordered a spinach salad topped with strawberries, blue cheese and walnuts. YUM. em and i both ordered the curry pot pies, i got chicken, she got veggie. i scarfed mine down so fast i couldn’t even take a picture. THEY WERE SO GOOD. i thought it was a soup kind of day but the pot pie hit the spot!
there was no way we were going to skip out on dessert, so we ordered the flight.
coconut creme, salt & honey and somoa- yeah. like one of my all time favorite girl scout cookies. DEELLIICCIIOUUUSSS.
mahalia flew down from bk, morgan flew over from la and mom, dad & i drove to salisbury to spend passover with mahalia’s family!
we picked morgan up with a little southern hospitality… none other than a bojangles chicken biscuit and some sweeet tea.
we spent saturday preparing for the service/wandering around downtown salisbury shopping at an antique shop, eating snow cones and enjoying the perrrfect weather.
eat. pray. love. to the 9034293th degree.
my dad’s [handsome man on left] first time in a yarmulke! PRECIOUS. bff juust like us!
and the girls/southern belles :)
raleigh’s annual beer festival is this saturday and i’ll be spending it with some suuuper great friends! i can’t waiiit!
tickets & info can be found here, i think there might be 2 or 3 tickets left…
another beautiful, raleighfilled weekend planned!
and together getting lonely
i thought i couldn’t do this without you” —rome | phoenix