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By 5/27/2015

you'll notice a new look around the blog.  i tried to get with the times and clean things up a bit, organize some and generally pretend i'm a jurassic world kinda dinosaur more than a jurassic park one, ya know?

things are categorized over there on the right.  two categories yal were asking for specifically-- travel, and raleigh favorites are now easy to navigate.  you can now click and find my posts all in one place on travel recommendations far and wide, and my favorite places to dine, stay, and shop when you come to raleigh.

another great resource for fun travel recommendations is taste buds, a series on youtube presented by ford, featuring two friends who adventure around the country and share their favorite finds in places like LA, portland, and in their latest episode, austin.



i'm planning a trip to austin in august (first time!), and would love any recommendations you guys have in addition to krissy and jessica's picks!

inspired by the tastebuds series, you'll find in my raleigh faves category all of my go-to spots for a day well-spent in raleigh, including lunch at capital club 16, a pampering at parlor dry bar, some afternoon shopping at raleigh denim and vermillion and dinner and drinks at the stanbury.

ford is the sponsor of the taste buds series and they are also responsible for sponsoring this post.

9 comments

  1. I loved the Iron Cactus in Austin- great, great food!

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  2. I have a feeling your spam filter will eat my last comment where I linked to my own blog for Austin recs so i'll just spell them out here: curra's for avocado margaritas, maya on south congress for cute clothes, hopdoddy's for burgers and milkshakes

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  3. sorry for so many comments but I think you'd also get a kick out of uncommon objects, a crazy antique store also on south congress. ok, done now!

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  4. I'm from Austin and I don't have a country accent. Just had to get that out of the way.
    Not sure when in August you'll be in Austin, but here are ideas:

    Things to do: Barton Springs Pool, Blues on the Green - http://www.kgsr.com/promotions/blues-on-the-green, Unplugged at the Grove - http://www.kgsr.com/promotions/unplugged-2015, Sunday Gospel Brunch at Stubb's BBQ - http://www.stubbsaustin.com/gospel-brunch, shop on 2nd street or S. Congress, try on wigs at Coco Coquette!

    Where to eat: Trace at W Hotel, Moonshine Grill, Amy's Ice Cream (get Mexican Vanilla with fresh strawberries), Perla's Seafood, Nova on Rainey, Mulberry. There are too many restaurants/bars to suggest, but pretty much any restaurant/bar you see are worth trying!

    Enjoy my favorite city on earth!

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  5. These are awesome guys - thank you!!

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  6. In the food list I recommend...Z-Tejas, Hey! Cupcake, Amy's Ice Creams, and if you get to the outskirts, you must try The Salt Lick, it's the most amazing BBQ and Winery

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  7. eat at uchi (make reservations early), elizabeth street cafe, odd duck and hillside farmacy! drinks at east side showroom -- you might even get to hear a gypsy band.

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  8. Love this! We JUST moved to Raleigh this past weekend (from Miami) and I need all of the recommendations/advice I can get!
    xx Lexi @glitterinclexi | Glitter, Inc.

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