Spring Fashion at Vermillion

Spring is definitely here to stay! Come join the fashionistas at Vermillion for two amazing trunk shows! Vermillion will first be hosting a Wes Gordon trunk show April 29 & 30th and then The Woods jewelry line on May 6 & 7th. Come view Wes Gordon’s beautiful collection and the unexpected jewels & stones of The Woods jewelry. Earlier this Spring, Vermillion hosted their fashion show and featured multiple looks from his line. Take a look at one of our favorites… photo1 Speaking of the Spring Fashion Show, here are a few more looks we loved… photo1-2 photo2 photo3 All so perfect for Spring and Summer, you do not want to miss out!


4321-102 Lassiter at North Hills in Raleigh

Call to make an appointment: 919-787-9780

Open 10-6



Alterations by BANO

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Recently I stopped into Bano Boutique + Seamstress Studio in Durham.

Sima and her team were hard at work on alterations for various upcoming events, including wedding gown alterations, flower girl and mother of the bride dresses.

Sima has a great selection of dresses and hosts fabulous trunk shows over the course of the year. {Weill, Marimekko, a great line from NYC, Augden as well as a fun selection of bags by Botkier!}

Even if you don’t find your dress to be altered there, you can bring her anything you need worked on.  She works with several dress shops + vendors in the area, including the lovely Tre Bella in Durham.  I have a friend who will take anything from broken zippers on her running jackets to her husband’s tailoring needs to Bano.  You will enjoy meeting Sima, she has been a fixture in Durham for many years and she will set you on your way with your clothes fitting you perfectly!

Sima is quick, decisive and fun– like they say:  ”Measure twice, cut once!”

{and get your clothing tailored to fit!}


2699 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707
(919) 489-9006


Hippity Hoppity, Easter’s on its way!

There are a lot of great Easter pieces out there– here is a visual mélange of my faves that I have snapped recently!

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It’s a party at Parker & Otis!

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Parker & Otis solid chocolate bunnies with easter eggs! adorable!

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Beautiful wrapping papers at Dovecote at Fearrington

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Bows, Bows and more Bows! Never does a dress not match a bow at Puddle Baby! easter (4)

Chevron + smocked bunnies! Also at Puddle Baby. photo 1

Not cooking Easter supp?? Be the best guest ever and take your hostess flowers from Purple Puddle! easter (5)

Bountiful in plushness, bunnies at SOUTH of Chapel Hill

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“Not a peep out of you” display +  beautiful bedding at Peacock Alley’s new location at University Mall

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Easter treats at Southern Season!

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Precious cookie making kits at Southern Season, or join them for cookie decorating on Saturday, April 19th at 11 a.m.! easter (11)

Herend bunnies, all shapes + sizes at Quintessentials.


Dream kitchens by Will Johnson Building Company

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Great article in Southern Neighbor about surviving your kitchen remodel.  Read here to see how best to prepare yourself.  It talks you through surviving “crock pot” + grill cuisine to budgets and how to find the best team to help you in building your dream kitchen!

Will Johnson Building Company is a wonderful, family run building company based in Chapel Hill.  In fact, they have a new location in Southern Village, stop by and introduce yourself!




Appraisal event at Ayr Mount

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Appraisal Fair at Ayr Mount

Hillsborough, NC
April 17th, 2014, 4 – 7 pm

Are you a fan of Antiques Roadshow?

If so, join us at Ayr Mount on April 17 for our inaugural Appraisal Fair at Ayr, inspired by the popular TV show!

Speak with antiques specialists, attend one or more mini-lectures, meet guest of honor

Julia Carpenter of UNC TV’s Collecting Carolina
Julia Carpenter of UNC TV’s Collecting Carolina, visit the house, mingle with fellow antiques lovers, and enjoy refreshments on the beautiful grounds.

Specialists in Attendance:

Leland Little, owner of Leland Little Auctions in Hillsborough, NC, specializing in furniture and
decorative arts.

Specialists from Leland Little Auctions:
Mark Solomon – rare & fine wines
Nancy Blount – jewelry
Claire Fraser – silver & fine art
Rob Golan – historical coins & military

David Lindquist and Elizabeth Lindquist, owners of Whitehall at the Villa Antiques in Chapel Hill, NC.

Doug Lay, owner of The Persian Carpet in Durham, NC.

Ayr Mount

376 Saint Mary’s Road

Hillsborough, NC 27278



Good press!

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It’s been a week of interviews…. The Scout Guide did a feature of me on their blog and I found I had a lot to say… as always!  Read the interview here to learn about how I found and fell in love with my job as editor of  The Scout Guide!


Also fun, a former classmate from college, Sarah Ferguson, has a great blog in Atlanta called Duchess Fare.  Sarah finds incredible vintage + design pieces along with her lifestyle blog and is great to follow.  Sarah, aka the Duchess, kindly included me in her “spotlight series.”   Read that interview here.

Do you notice any patterns?  I love my job and an adventure!

I hope you enjoy reading.

Honk Honk!  Is that the carpool?? No!  that’s the sound of me tooting my own horn.

Happy Weekend!