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Wednesday, June 10, 2015





North Carolina Museum of Art + The Zen Succulent

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Last night it was about 75 degrees, only mildly humid but occasionally a generous breeze would come through keeping the temperature and mood as zen as the terrarium building workshop taking place outside at the North Carolina Art Museum.
There wasn't a boring moment but the atmosphere was serene. The signature cocktail was being generously poured and Michael Jackson's voice was just loud enough to jam in the company of friends ready for laughing, drinking and terrarium building. It was truly the perfect way to transition into the weekend. The Zen Succulent continues to amaze us with all of their knowledge and talent working with terrariums and plants.
Co-owner Megan George was prepared to get her hands dirty as she walked a sold out event of 50 guests sharing step by step how to build the perfect terrarium. She offered tips on keeping your succulents alive to keeping the prickly cacti variation of your succulents from prickling you, all tips she shares in her upcoming book "The Modern Terrarium" which I can't wait to get my hands on!

I love, love, love succulents and air plants but I have quite honestly killed more than 15 of them, I hope these will last because this is the cutest terrarium ever! Thanks to Megan's expertise and tip sharing at yesterdays workshop I think I might be well equipped to give these sweet little thangs some longevity!

Thank you to The Zen Succulent for inviting Jade + Ginger to join in on the fun, we loved every second of it!

Market Mashups

Friday, May 22, 2015

If you're a foodie there are two events that happen at least once a week. The first is you frequent the local farmer's markets! The second is you casually happen across the newest food truck, which you may or may not have scoured the interweb to find. Or you were just in the mood to stop at one of your trusted food truck favorites.

This is no new discovery that foodies and sustainability savants alike enjoy a good farmer's market and supporting your local food trucks. Most farmer's markets have expanded to making food trucks a part of the market! And everybody was happy!

And yet...there was a way to bring these two foodie favorites even closer still! And it would seem Guenevere Abernathy  was the one to bring food trucks and farmer's markets closer than white on rice (or brown on rice if we're going the whole grain, unbleached, organic route) with LoMo Market!

This little food truck, farmer's market mashup is sweeter than garnet yams! We can't wait to visit again it is beautifully designed, filled with an abundance of luscious fruits, vegetables, breads, jams, sauces, grits and anything you would likely need for dinner for the rest of the week, even fish caught earlier that day! If one of everything could've just danced it's way right into my grocery bag like a scene from Walt Disney's Fantasia with Mickey Mouse gracefully conducting the tomato and onion and each kind of green, and nut butters and such one by one perfectly landing into place, ah yes then that would complete this foodie fantasy come true! 
Delicious! It was a pleasure meeting the team members there as well as one of their local vendors and I look forward to reporting back about some of the pop-up events that they'll be hosting in the future.