Good morning & Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week. I am so sad to see October coming to an end! It’s my favorite month and it was unseasonably warm in North Carolina. Also, it’s been an unusually busy month, so I feel fully prepared for the running around the holidays will offer! Here is a mixed bag of some of my favorites from this month. PS: North Carolina folks: stay tuned for a short giveaway for Sunday’s Pork & Vine Festival in downtown Raleigh!
I am a huge fan of IT Cosmetics, and have been using their products religiously. Here are some of my favorites:
Poole’s Diner Cookbook
On Tuesday, I attended a lecture at N.C. State’s Hunt Jr. Library to hear Ashley Christensen speak about her new cookbook, her restaurants in Raleigh, and her generosity in downtown Raleigh! You’ve heard me talk about Ashley Christensen on here for my fangirling over Poole’s Diner. I also am a huge fan because she uses her platform for positive change. Every one of her restaurants has a “Don’t Forget to Vote” reminder on the windows. Her civic responsibility is one of my favorite things about her (aside from her amazing meals). She has always gone above and beyond to make her guests feel like, well, guests. I can’t wait to read her cookbook!
This book is seriously amazing. I love that Joanna and Chip use their platform for such positive change in their town. I highly recommend you reading it. Their story is inspirational, funny, and sweet, and it’s a quick and easy read.
Berkshire Tights (+ Coupon Code)
Don’t forget to vote, and check out next week’s outfit post where I’ll be featuring Berkshire Tights fleece lined version. You can shop early here with code BLOGGER15 until 12/6.
This year’s Pork + Vine Festival features pairing from restaurant partners Gravy, Oval Park Grille, Patrick Jane’s Bar & Bistro, Buku, and Gonza Tacos with perfect wine pairings from The Wine Feed. Even if you don’t win tickets, there are still tickets available. Portions of proceeds go to Raleigh’s Stop Hunger Now, an organization founded in Raleigh to provide meals and aid to hungry families and individuals in Raleigh. I attended the Hook & Vine Festival in the Spring and am so looking forward to this event. Here’s a recap.
Hope you have a great weekend!
P.S. Did you see this week’s posts? Here’s my weekending recap, a silver and gold look for fall, 7 reasons I get my hair professionally colored, and where to find the perfect fits and gifts in Raleigh.