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Bollie Brand: The Perfect Robe This robe is called the perfect robe and the name fits! This robe is made with fabric that is designed to keep you warm without the bulk. The flat neck-line is designed to stay out of your hair and the material is breathable. My favorite part is that the sleeve hits below the elbow so I can change diapers, wash my face, do my makeup, dry my hair and my sleeves don’t get in the...

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Monday: Oakwood & Friends Dinner Crawford & Sons are honored to welcome my friend and celebrated Three Star Michelin Chef Curtis Duffy Monday October 21st for a celebratory evening of Canapés & Champagne! We’ll celebrate Duffy’s next restaurant – EVER – and toast our new canapé service, available on our menu beginning October 25th. This elegant French tradition will be complemented by our champagne program – and is one of the many ways we look forward to sharing the French experience with...

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Monday: NCRLA Chef Showdown The annual NCRLA Chef Showdown Final Event is presented by Got to be NC Agriculture and features creations from 20 of the best chefs in North Carolina. You are invited to taste and sip your way through the savory, pastry and mixologist competitions, acting as judges for NCRLA’s People’s Choice awards. The culinary participants, all based in North Carolina, advance after cooking up the highest-rated dishes across five statewide preliminary rounds and partaking in regional rounds...

Identity Lingerie

Established in 2016, Identity Lingerie, offers sizes extra small through extra extra large, letting every sized woman feel sexy, confident, and stylish. Their mission is to change the media’s idea of beauty by promoting body positivity and promoting real bodies. In addition to their message about body positivity, I love that their items are all man-made (and plant based) with the softest material. From bras to bralettes, to nightwear, Identity Lingerie has everything at great prices and a forward-thinking message...

Giving Back with Lemur Bags

Lemurs are a small primate found only on their native island of Madagascar. These adorable little creatures are one of the most endangered animals on Earth due to illegal deforestation. When the people behind Lemur Bags learned how lemurs are in desperate need of help and that lemurs are in grave danger of becoming extinct, they knew they wanted to help in whatever way possible…and they created Lemur Bags. Lemur Bags donate a 15% of their profits to organizations that work...

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Monday: Views from Durham This week, catch views of the Moon, Mars and Saturn. Planets loom large in our solar neighborhood, but tonight they will extend yout view to objects deep in the sky. Galaxies, nebulae and star clusters will be the focus of the night. Free; Monday, 7 pm; 315 East Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701 BottleDog Beer Dinner with Double Barley BottleDog Bites & Brews will be hosting a 4-course beer dinner with Double Barley Brewery. The meal...

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Monday: Stump! Trivia Kings Dining & Entertainment offers Stump! Trivia every Monday night in the Lounge! Come see why they were voted “Best Trivia in the Triangle” by the readers of the INDYWeek! Join your host, Trivia Jockey Jason, as he offers up fun and challenging trivia questions for players of all levels. All you need is a group of 2-6 players and they have prizes for the top teams, including $50 for first place. Free; Monday, 7 pm; 141 Park...

Labor Day Weekend

Matthews Alive Labor Day Festival The Matthews Alive Festival is a Labor Day weekend celebration dedicated to the support of local non-profit organizations. Enjoy rides, games, food, a parade, free entertainment, arts & crafts, a petting zoo, and more. Friday-Monday; S Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105 African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County This Labor Day weekend, visit the heart of downtown Raleigh for the African American Cultural Festival. This annual festival celebrates African American Culture through art, food,...

Weekend

4th Annual Picklefest Durham The 4th Annual Picklefest Durham will showcase North Carolina made products from pickle vendors near and far including locally crafted kombucha and kimchi. Triangle area restaurants will sample their unique pickle dishes as well as pickle flavored beers and a Bloody Mary bar. Vendors include Bar Virgile, Fullsteam Brewery, The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering, Bull City Burger & Brewery, Laplace Louisiana Cookery, Mystery Brewing Company, Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom, Haw River Farmhouse Ales, Botanist and Barrel, Kyookz, Get’n Pickled,...

Weekend

Workout at Autumn & Avery Head to Autumn & Avery for a yoga and Pilates fusion class. After class, stay and sip on a beverage while you get 10% off your purchases. The class is all levels. Bring your mat! Free; Saturday, 9 – 10 am; 1157 Parkside Main Street, Cary NC 27519; RSVP: 919.694.5410 BROga at Little City Brewing + Provisions Co. Join in this all levels flow that celebrates the man in your life. Plus, we will all enjoy...