Friday, May 27, 2011

My Current Music Obsession

Ellie Goulding: Lights

I am OBSESSED with this song.  Make sure you click pause on my playlist on the right hand side of my page so you can listen to it.  I think I might give it a go at karaoke night next week :)  I haven't really checked out her other music yet, but I promise to do so soon.  You should too!

Around Raleigh: Locopops!

So it's officially summer... Ok, not officially, but with temperatures over 90 degrees, it's definitely summer in my book.  And who doesn't love a popcicle on a hot summer day?  I know I do.  Well, how about a gourmet, home made popcicle?  Even better right?  Right.  Locopops has been occupying its little corner on Hillsborough St. for some time now, and I have been wanting to visit for about as long as it has been there.  The adorable little shop logo definitely drew my attention from the first time I saw it.  Check it out:

Cute, right?  Anyways, I finally found the time to pop in the other day for a little visit and I was not disappointed.  The popcicles are around $2.20 each, which migh seem a bit steep for one popcicle, but, when you compare it the the price of ice cream, it's really not bad.  I tried the black raspberry mojito flavor... yummmm!  I definitely want to go back and try all of the unique flavors on the menu.  To find out more about what this little slice of heaven has to offer, visit there website here!  Do it.  And then go there.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Shopping Heaven

I am just going to take a moment to share with you all my absolute favorite place to shop in Raleigh.  As much fun as it is to hunt through endless piles of discarded junk for that one special treasure (as is required at most consignment stores), it is so very refreshing to find this gem of a shop where every other hanger pulled from the racks holds something worth looking at.  Revolver Consignment Boutique is a real treasure trove that can be found right next door to the gorgeous Victorian Rose bridal shop on Glenwood Avenue.  On every visit that I make to Revolver, I end up spending significantly more money than I had planned.

I suppose I shouldn't be advertising this place too much because I risk having all of the good stuff snatched up before I can get back over there, but I just love it so much that I can't help it!  But don't take my word for it... check it out!

Oh and Revolver also carries a few lines of hand made jewelry by local artists!  Check out some images that I snatched up from their blog: 

So lovely!  All images are taken from Revolver's blog, which can be found by clicking the link that's highlighted in the text above.