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Why You Need to See NCMA’s Newest Exhibit

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The North Carolina Museum of Art is one of my favorite places to visit in Raleigh! I can spend hours exploring NCMA’s grounds and various buildings. The Museum offers a unique experience, carrying numerous forms of art -contemporary, African, northern European, etc. Their collection is always expanding and changing.When I was invited to a preview of their newest exhibit, Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair, I…

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The Best Tour of St. Lucia: Joe Knows

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A couple of my sister’s friends have been to St. Lucia before and recommended the Joe Knows tour to us. St. Lucia was our favorite destination during our Caribbean trip and the Joe Knows crew made it a blast. St. Lucia’s sea and land is beautiful. From the abundant flora to its volcanic views, it’s no wonder why St. Lucia is travel-worthy.The crew picked us…

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Weekend Adventures: Baby Goat Festival

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I had been looking forward to this adventure for MONTHS. All I wanted for my 23rd birthday was to attend the baby goat festival! Nothing sounded better than a day filled with 168 adorable kids ?Prodigal Farms in Durham County, North Carolina loves to open their gates for visitors! They host baby goat festivals often –while the weather is nice and the goats are still young.The baby goat festival…

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Weekend Adventures: Montage Hotel

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In the beginning of July, I flew to L.A. to interview Mandy Moore and Claire Holt for their movie, 47 Meters Down. I had an absolutely wonderful time in Beverly Hills and the hotel I stayed in was gorgeous. The Montage Hotel is a luxury hotel that welcomes the elite to relax, enjoy, and play. The montage has a total of 251 accommodating rooms, a beautiful roof-top restaurant…

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Tips for Traveling With Your Pooch

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I love bringing my dog, Kona, along with whether it’s to the beach, shopping, or a hike at Umstead. It’s more fun with your four-legged best friend by your side!However, sometimes our dogs don’t know their limits and we have to keep an eye on them. One thing is for sure, we want to keep our pets healthy and safe.Both the extreme weather of…

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Weekend Adventures: Charlotte, NC

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Recently, my best friend moved to Charlotte, NC for work. Charlotte is about a two-and-a-half hour ride from Raleigh so I try to visit when I can! The city is FILLED with hot restaurants, fun history, hip bars. No, but really Charlotte is known for their fantastic restaurant scene. It is also home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Carowinds. Every time we go, I have…

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Weekend Adventures: Duplin Winery

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Duplin Winery is North Carolina’s oldest and largest operating winery located in Rosehill, NC. They are famous for their wonderfully sweet muscadine wines but sell a plethora of products. Such as jam, spreads, fudge, chocolate, etc. In 2016, they produced and sold about 1,069,896 gallons of wine ?Pulling up the Duplin Winery’s front shop, I loved the look of the rustic farmhouse-esque setting! How cute…

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My 24 Hours in Beverly Hills

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At the beginning of June, I flew to Beverly Hills for a Press Junket. My time was short but sweet! I packed two dresses, a makeup bag, and my toothbrush and was headed on my way. After 7 hours and two layovers I landed in LAX with my dreams and my cardigan. (Welcome to The USA, anyone?)I’ve always wanted to visit California so I jumped at the opportunity…

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Weekend Adventures in Oakridge, NC

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After the plane incident, I needed a weekend to relax and clear my mind. Where better to do that than Oakridge, NC? I took the weekend to surround myself with friends and family, get much-need rest, and submerse myself in nature. I had the most fantastic time as Tyler, my boyfriend, showed me around the town which he grew up in. Oakridge is a small country town that is…