we stopped by the brand-new lou & grey store at north hills here in raleigh last week and had an amazing experience touring the beautifully designed space and working with the staff trying on our favorites from their current line of super chic neutrals, all with a bit of edge.
the store is a trove of eye-candy, from the carefully selected fixtures and displays (including hip leather chairs, cool record covers and inspiring objects and art) to the well-edited collection of casual clothes that are destined to become wardrobe-staples. even the fitting rooms evoke a hip california-cool vibe that jives just right with the luxe but laid-back leanings of lou & grey's clothing line.
in addition to clothing, the store carries a curated collection by artisinal makers from across the country, including apothecary, jewelry and small home accessories, as well as pieces from local raleigh artists. you can find the store beside the new anthropologie in north hills, and you can shop online at www.louandgrey.com.
brian meares and i have taken to the season with a really classy ritual of weekend cocktailing. in the winter we find ourselves unusually home on the weekends, sort of staring at each other, and we've discovered a bit of drinking makes that more enjoyable - imagine that!
his go-to: bourbon with cider and a splash of ginger ale. my staple: a bottle (or two) of champs with some extra pulpy oj.
more importantly, his lumbersexual drink requires hotness, more than he can muster himself, and mine must stay chilly, and my general disgruntledness won't do it alone.
in steps our trusty tervis tumblers. we have an arsenal in several colors and sizes to fit our vibes, and they do the trick of keeping him hot and me cold.
and lucky for yal, i'm teaming up with southern living and tervis this holiday to give you guys the gift of temperate drinking. if you comment on this post and share your favorite winter cocktail, you're entered for a chance to win 2 sets of entertaining collection tumblers (stout and tall) in your choice of color. party on!
furthermore, southern living is giving away all kinds of goodies this month over here. you can enter daily for a chance to win some really cool stuff, plus the $2000 grand prize.