Thursday, February 25, 2010

i need:

1) a swanky not too expensive place to throw a party in winston salem this april
2) some new blogs to read.  any suggestions?
3) a windfall

71 comments:

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

More blogs to read? I need to cut back! :)

julia::ordinarysaturdays said...

I just found you, and I'm in the process of devouring your archives. I'm not as organized as you are, but you are absolutely welcome to mine. Second the windfall, though.

pen.ny said...

man i went to the most amazing place in winston salem that had great charm and style and i can't for the life of me remember the name! i'll search away and if i find it - come back, promise.

Lovely Little Nest said...

I'm with Jeannine! Though "the anderson crew" is a new favorite: http://www.andersonfamilycrew.blogspot.com/

By the way, I LOVE the quote at the end of your page...Anchorman is slapstick comedy perfection :)

Sit. Relax. Gossip. said...

I haven't been back to the dash since college, but here are my suggestions:
Graylyn, Millenium Center (I've been there for concerts, but I'm sure it would work since it's kind of a blank slate), and there might be somewhere in Old Salem that would work.

Lucy said...

I think you will love my friend Charmaine's blog - The Delicious Home: www.thedelicioushome.com. Love you blog, Jamie!

Elissa said...

I like 6th and Vine and Christopher's Global Cuisine is a fun, arty place for a party or a shower.

Kirsten Sue said...

Read my blog :) I love yours.

Cardigans and Couture said...

I enjoy reading your blog and wish your amazing store was in Portland, OR. I have a blog
www.cardigansandcouture.blogspot.com

and links to some of my other favorites. So maybe you will enjoy mine or some of the blogs I follow!

Cheers!

sarah b said...

one of my newer finds.
http://blog.mrslilien.com/

Sarah (Matters of Style) said...

Not sure if "swanky" can be found in the Dash, but I'd rec Camel City. The food is really good. 6th and Vine is fun too. Graylyn is nice but it's going to be $$$.

Susan D. said...

What about SECCA? Not sure what kind of party you are throwing, but the art is always wonderful.

Laura said...

Some new fave blogs: highstreetmarket.blogspot.com, thebrasspetal.blogspot.com, and tabletonic.blogspot.com.

Tammy@InStitches said...

I'm not sure which ones you read but if you like fabrics and crafts you are welcome to come see me !

Melissa said...

I too like highstreet market. Some of my new finds are: http://knightmovesblog.blogspot.com/,http://sochic-events.blogspot.com/, http://fordesignssake.blogspot.com/, http://www.mattersofstyleblog.com/, http://havenandhome.blogspot.com/, http://thebedlamofbeefy.blogspot.com/and http://plushpalate.blogspot.com/. Happy reading!

a blonde and a brunette said...

I'm a huge fan of your blog...love seeing all the "real life" pics of your home and store:) I started a blog last week that you might be interested in: ablondeandabrunetteblog.blogspot.com

efedesigns said...

I can only help with number 2, lord knows that I'd be all over number 3 if I could!

EF eDesigns
An interior design blog and e-decorating business - a mix of DIY projects, inspiring spaces, beginning a business discussion
www.EFeDesigns.wordpress.com

Christy said...

You are welcome to read my blog, I quite enjoy yours.
creativelychristy.blogspot.com/

MIchelle said...

Check out NOMA in Winston-Salem, not sure of the price but very great atmosphere. Our company CAN DECORATIVE PAINTING did the painting, if you go to our web site you can see photos.
www.candecorativepaint.com
We're in Chapel Hill.

Ashley said...

I really enjoy your blog. You are welcome to check mine out any time:
http://www.invitingabode.blogspot.com

Kathryn said...

http://foreverybirdanest.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

http://www.waffleizer.com/

You're welcome,
Krishna

Bailey @ peppermintbliss said...

Cue the shameless blog plug.

but seriously, come on over!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I don't know if you're looking for personal blogs or decorating blogs, but I have a list of about 50 that I read daily (includes lots of each). I'm sure you're more in the loop on decorating blogs, though! I used to live in Raleigh and my husband is from Winston-Salem (I'm actually flying up there tonight for a 1-year-old birthday party tomorrow!) I love your blog and your sense of style!

Sara said...

Drawn only from wedding experience: Indoor - Brookstown Inn. Outdoor - Tanglewood Manor House. SECCA would be nice, too. Maybe some gallery on 4th St could be rented out? It's hard to get swanky in Winston without going old south or stuffy, I think.

Anonymous said...

Gold Digger. Smarter than 99 percent of design/fashion/decorating blogs out there.

rikshaw design said...

i love winston salem my mom and sis went to that college..those moravian cookies are soo yumm

read my blog! i sell fabric by the yard btw..!

http://rikshawdesign.blogspot.com/

i wish your store was in SF

Anonymous said...

I love MINT a local designer/blogger out of durham
http://www.mintdesignblog.com/

Christina said...

Some blogs to read:

http://laporterouge.blogspot.com/
http://www.davidlebovitz.com
http://taza-and-husband.blogspot.com/
http://www.shelterrific.com/

and, if you wish, mine :) - www.christinasaullphotography.blogspot.com

honey living said...

well, i have to suggest my blog, obvi:

www.honeyliving.blogspot.com

and two of my absolutely favorite new ones...

www.jackiefo.blogspot.com
www.concretemagnolia.com

Poppy K said...

I'd recommend reading:
Accidental Mysteries http://accidentalmysteries.blogspot.com/ By John Fster a nted collector of vernacular photography who manages to find someting cool to post abut every M-F, and you should read Strange Closets http://www.strangeclosets.com/ a design blog written by Tate Gunnerson who does writing and photography for a numer of Chicago-area design/home & garden mags - both are loads of fun!

Beth Wooten said...

I will selflessly offer up my own blog: everydayattic.blogspot.com. Also, you might like sometimessweet.blogspot.com (sassy high school English teacher) and 6thstreetdesignschool.blogspot.com (home design fun).

P.S. I love isuwanee!

Jamie Lee said...

Gosh, I wish I needed more to read! I feel like I can't stop adding blogs to my reader. Like everyone else, I too will plug my own. Head on over. I hope you like it.

www.startingoutsavvy.com

blueeyedfreckle said...

blueeyedfreckle! and i actually live in suwanee... GA!

http://blueeyedfreckle.blogspot.com

Cher said...

Man, I'd love a windfall too.

I've been following this "inexpensive style" blog at http://missvinylahoy.wordpress.com

Macon said...

mine! www.velvetnectar.blogspot.com!

kljswilson said...

I don't know anything about Winston-Salem, but I do know that I have a blog...

It's about a working mom who likes decor and stuff and could never live up to the Maven.

Shes.No.Martha
http://kljswilson.wordpress.com/

Design Darling said...

seconding all the shameless self-promotion:

http://mackenziehoran.blogspot.com

Lindsey Cheek said...

I love ezrapoundcake.com It's about cooking but so funny and everything i have made from their is delsih.

LindsB said...

I would love a windfall as well. If you find one let me know where I can get one too.

Mrs. Potts said...

I hope it's not too spammy to suggest my own blog, but I really think you might like it. How's this - I'll recommend a few others to be fair:

nobiggie.net
thecoterieblog.com
jetsetcarina.blogspot.com
inthelittleredhouse.blogspot.com

And then there's mine:

mrspottsthoughts.com

Happy reading!

james said...

if you want to feel better about your life, you can share my misery building a house....

http://twopondsandahouse.blogspot.com/

love your blog!

jamie t.

skinnythighs said...

Who doesn't want skinny thighs? If you don't have something nice to say, come sit next to us.

www.skinnythighs.wordpress.com

-kiki

Erin said...

My first thought was the Millenium Center or SECCA, but those would be good for larger parties. For a smaller space, I suggest 823 Reynolda (www.823reynolda.com).

Laura said...

6th and Vine's patio is nice.
Laura@ http://weheartmostart.blogspot.com/

Magchunk said...

Oh hell, since everyone else is doing it: I'm at www.magchunk.com. Home decor, some fashion, a love of built-in bookshelves. If I had MY windfall, it would include a store pretty much exactly like yours (but rainier, in Seattle)

Others: cocokelley.blogspot.com
littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com
lolalina.com
youaremyfave.com

Nicole Cammorata said...

read my blog!! www.scarletandsterling.com/

Aesthetic Oiseau said...

Mine! Mine!

www.aestheticoiseau.com

Love your blog...my in-laws are the only ones I've heard utter "I suwanee"...till you :)

Kelly Green said...

come on over to my blog - you are most welcome! can't help you with with other requests though. If you find out about how to make a windfall happen, please let me know! KG

Madame Sunday said...

Although I think I'm late to the game I just discovered Eye Spy Archive! I like to pimp another southern girl.

Good luck with your windfall of festivities!

Tall Drink said...

atalldrink.com

Diva Style said...

Read mine! :-)

Anonymous said...

Some of my faves

lobster and swan
absolutely beautiful things
trick my brick
A Cup of Jo
Atlantis Home
Shannon Fricke

C

TaylorM said...

http://design-crisis.com/
xxAlli in London

Sonchia said...

http://dreamwithinreach.blogspot.com/

jackiecraig said...

Jamie - Do you read Heather Bullard's blog? I just won a copy of the new magazine she is the West Coast editor for: Flea Market Style. I think you'd enjoy!!

charlottestjulien said...

i like sweet paul. and a good place, Noma has a basement party area with bar....for rent.

Catherine said...

I just started a blog that you're welcome to check out. But when I say just started, I really mean just started. :)

http://rookiemistakesandbeginnersluck.wordpress.com/

Thanks for always sharing such fun, beautiful, and often funny posts with us!

tracey said...

Please come over to mine.... liveafabulouscreativelife.blogspot.com

Kendall said...

I just found your blog through pillow-mint. I love it!

Feel free to stop by mine!

kendallsimmons.blogspot.com

Kristen said...

i love new blogs...after reading this list going to be busy all afternoon. I just started one called mikieandkristen.blogspot.com if anyone wants to check it out i would love to have you.

xo.

ashlie johnson said...

wow. there are a lot of people with blogs out there!

as for SECCA - it's closed for remodeling until the summer.

i'll be moving to winston-salem sometime this year to be closer to family. i'm also going to plan a wedding this year too, so i'm interested in all the recommendations here.

i can't wait to move down and check out your store! it'll be a good excuse to explore more of the state. sidenote: if anyone has more winston-salem related advice, it is much welcome!

bazaarofserendipity said...

Im not sure exactly what kind of blog your looking for.. but I just started a new blog. I love everything u do so we must have the same taste ;)
www.bazaarofserendipity.blogspot.com

a blog that i really enjoy is
theglamlamb.blogspot.com
and High heel foot in the door blog but im sure you've heard of that one.

sketch42 said...

MIne!

http://sketch42blog.com

molly said...

unchangingwindow.com

firstgirlatheparty.blogspot.com

Marija said...

I seem to recall you're starting an online store - that should land you a windfall - your stuff is totally unique, hip and friendly (ie not overly designed, trendy or impractical). Blogs to read? Have you been to Holding Court :)

Marija (of Holding Court).

Anonymous said...

Jamie -
I am the Special Events Coordinator at Graylyn. I would love to talk with you to find out what kind of event you are planning and if we could host it for you! Feel free to email me at kyokeley@graylyn.com
-Kellen Yokeley-

Erin @Cultivating Home said...

Feel free to come on over to my blog and enjoy amateur attempts at design. http://cultivatinghome.wordpress.com.
I've been in High Point for three months, bu unfortunately don't know much about Winston Salem (yet!). I'm hoping a visit to Raleigh and your store is in our near future.
~Erin

MODG said...

i've been stalking your blog for maybe 3 years. For reals. Via you I found my favorite and my best.

my blog is about toilets, curse words and vaginas. Not really pretty stuff.

Anonymous said...

Sawtooth Center! Tanglewood Manor House!

Stewart said...

dogwooddesign.tumblr.com

so cute!

 

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