Saturday, November 3, 2012

Durham Love: The Cupcake Bar

If you can't find me this is the new place to look first, The Cupcake Bar! I get excited for new locally owned restaurants in Durham and this is a great new addition to the great food trucks and amazing restaurants.
It has a very Apple store feel which makes me love it even more.
My current obsession from The Cupcake Bar are the minis.  I'm trying out the specialty flavors a couple at a time to find my favorites.  The combination of flavors is great and the icing is incredible.
Chocolate with Cream Cheese and Pumpkin Spice

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Music Love: Divine Fits

Recently the Durham based record company, Merge Records, released a great album by Divine Fits called A Thing Called Divine Fits. The group is an assortment of guys from other indie bands such as Spoon and Wolf Parade. I can't get enough of watching them play "Would That Not Be Nice" in a straight to the point (being the music) music video.


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Art Love: Cow Parade NC

The cow parade happens around the world in many different locations and now it's North Carolina's turn!  It's a unique way to see different types of local artists at work. The combination of creativity and local pride makes a great art scavenger hunt.

This is one of my favorites.  One side is Duke Blue and one is Carolina Blue; I obviously picked the best side.
Cow Parade NC has a great app for finding the cows and looking for the ones that you most one to see.  
Here are a few I would love to find.

I took a tour around Durham to find the cows with the most Durham pride. The ones I found were all unique and made me love my city even more.

Wild for Bees by Burt's Bees Design Team

Durham Traveler by Freeman Beard

Close-up of Durham Traveler

Cow Catcher Crash by Michael Berley

The Dreamer by Scott Harris

Monday, September 10, 2012

App Love: Songza

Songza is one of my favorite music apps.  It as long playlists for every kind of situation.  Some of the categories are very specific as well as awesome. 

My favorite this week is the category for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.  If I can't be there then I will just pretend with some great catwalk music.

Here are some of my favorite playlists I have found so far.  There are so many to choose from!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fashion/Website Love: Fashion Week Live!

One of my biggest dreams would be to sit front row at a fashion show (Actually I'll pretty much take any row!)  Since my job is kindergarten teacher and not fashion editor this is pretty big dream.  But fashion week still excites me even though I'm not in the middle of the action. Last night I stumbled upon the ultimate website for experiencing fashion week -First Comes Fashion!
You can make your own schedule so you know when videos and live shows are up from your favorite designers. You can also watch videos from backstage, trend alerts and interviews of top designers.  I can not wait for all the fabulousness to begin!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Random July Cool Things

Deal Love: $5 Groupon Magazine Subscription to Marie Claire!
Reading Love: Any and all of the style books from Anthropologie
Entertaining Love: Mogpog shoes as a centerpiece (this one has the fight song of the bride's college!)
Food Love: Soda Machine at Moe's
Amazing ability to create 7 different flavors of Diet Coke

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Color Love: Carolina Blue

A summer walk on UNC's campus with my best friends on a beautiful carolina blue sky day.
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies declare the work of his hands." Psalm 19:1

Beautiful Map Collage by Matt Cusick-Kara's Wave

Gorgeous mini-flap Chanel

My favorite future Tar Heel all dressed in blue.
Mason, my best friend from college's son, is destined to be at UNC!
My new favorite summer music- chill and beautiful.