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January, 2009

  1. Valentine’s Day Dinner

    January 30, 2009 by SavvyInTheCity

    If you’re coupled, you’re likely looking for Valentine’s Day dinner options. Since it’s more fun to taste from a restaurant’s standard menu (especially a restaurant you haven’t been to before), we’re going to head out for “Valentine’s Day” on Friday, February 13. Dan has made some reservations — where to? I have no idea.

    While browsing for a good steak suggestion for Dan’s out-of-town coworkers, I found myself looking around Kevin Rathbun’s three places (Rathbun’s, Kevin Rathbun Steak and Krog Bar). Rathbun’s has its sample Valentine’s Day menu posted — and I have to say — the $85 four-course, prix fix price isn’t bad for Valentine’s Day (or for Rathbun’s) and the menu feels pretty robust. 
    The one time we ate at Rathbun’s, it was heaven. Mmmm. If you end up there on V-day, enjoy!

  2. Two Cheers for Two Chairs!

    January 28, 2009 by SavvyInTheCity

    Some of you may remember that I wrote a post back in November about the fabulous table we purchased from Underpriced Furniture. We’ve really enjoyed the table, its design and functionality — plus it goes so well with the rest of the living room and dining room furniture.

    Well, about six weeks ago, I was taking a nap when Dan burst into the room holding his cell phone. He said, “you have to listen to this voicemail!” I had no idea what it could be about and was, at the time, rather content sleeping.
    He played the voicemail on speakerphone. I can’t remember the exact words used, but it went something like this:
    Hi Dan, this is Tim. I’m the owner of Underpriced Furniture. I believe your wife wrote a blog recently about the table you purchased at our store. We are so glad to hear that you all had a good experience and really appreciate that she took the time to write about it. I believe she mentioned that you all would like to purchase two more chairs. If you purchase one more chair, we would like to give one free. Just give me a call if this works for you and I’ll put in the order for you. 
    He proceeded to give us his personal cell phone number. 
    Well, we picked up our BOGO chairs on Saturday from Underpriced’s warehouse in Norcross. I’m stoked that we have the last two chairs to round out the “set” — not to mention how fabulous it is that Tim gave us one of the chairs at no cost.

  3. 2,051 Giraffe Purses

    January 14, 2009 by SavvyInTheCity

    Dan and I went with my father and stepmother to Raleigh’s Fairgrounds Market. We perused all kinds of cool antique furniture, memorabilia, estate jewelry, foods, baseball cards, fruit and more. Of course, because it was a flea market, there was a good bit of crap there, too.

    Also, I seemed to see a lot of this damn purse or ones like it (maybe six people carrying it and two or three vendors selling it). Do you have this purse? What is the deal with this “giraffe print inspired” bag? 
    Apparently it’s popular. My eBay search yielded 2,051 “giraffe purses” on sale at this very moment.

  4. Bye Bye Hair!

    January 4, 2009 by SavvyInTheCity


    Today was fun!


  5. Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

    January 3, 2009 by SavvyInTheCity

    Inspiration photo 1
    Inspiration photo 1

    Photo snapped last month in Michigan 
    (my hair is naturally curly/wavy so this is a tame day)
    Okay, maybe not literally tomorrow… but the next day.
    I have a hair appointment* with Mary for Sunday at noon. I’ve been itching for a major hair style change, so I e-mailed her the top two photos above. I’m crossing my fingers she does a fab job yet again.
    *If it’s long enough, I’ll most definitely send my tresses to Locks of Love.