Hey y’all! Happy Super Bowl! I hope the team you favored won; if not, better luck next year!
This past weekend was exceptionally eventful for me, not including Super Bowl festivities. Keep reading for things to do if you live in the Raleigh/ Durham or Triad areas.
On Friday I met up with the ladies of my book club for dinner and what I thought would be a wine and design of sorts; I was wrong. I’d chosen to paint a centerpiece wood box. When I sat down, I realized there was no box in front of me, but five pieces of wood waiting to be sanded and stained. This place is a real workshop!
It was a lot of fun, though overwhelming at times, to put this piece together. Choosing the colors for my box was the hardest, while sanding was my least favorite. I hate the feel and sound of sandpaper. Luckily, I have friends who spoil me.
All in all, it was an amazing time. I think I did a pretty decent job, and plan to go back to make a lazy susan. If you’re not in Raleigh/ Durham, that’s fine because these workshops are all over (find locations here). I highly recommend this for a girls night or date night with your honey.
Though I didn’t get any decent photos of my outfit (I was having too much fun), I’ve linked similar items below.
On Saturday, my husband and I ventured into Greensboro to take some photos and be tourists. In our travels, we briefly visited the International Civil Rights Museum and Center that is housed in what use to be the F. W. Woolworth Co. building. When we visited, they were not offering self guided tours and we were unable to stay for an hour and 15 minutes long guided tour. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. We will be returning in the near future for a full visit.
On February 1, 1960, four African American college students sat down at a lunch counter at Woolworth’s in Greensboro, North Carolina, and politely asked for service. Their request was refused. When asked to leave, they remained in their seats. Their passive resistance and peaceful sit-down demand helped ignite a youth-led movement to challenge racial inequality throughout the South. Their commitment ultimately led to the desegregation of the F. W. Woolworth lunch counter on July 25, 1960.
How cool is this street?
If you noticed the miscellaneous box, it’s because I got the opportunity to partner with Le Tote! Check them out and get 50% off your first box with code “HEARTLT”.
After our downtown frolic, we grabbed lunch with friends a Melt. This was our second time here and it was just as delicious. I had the pimento cheese burger with a side of mac & cheese. I’d initially decided on the duck club, but psyched myself out of ordering it. Luckily my friend girl got it so I was able to taste hers; it was equally as delicious. The duck fat fries were also amazing. Melt has two locations in Greensboro. I highly recommend it for good and fast eats.
The Red Oak Brewery Lager Haus and Biergarten is a super cool location. Equipped with many different table top games and even corn hole, it’s a huge space to gather with your friends or family. Of course Red Oak’s signature beers are on hand (the black oak is the bomb!) as well as a variety of wines. Food truck are usually available Wednesday through Saturday, or you can bring your own food in.
This was my first escape room experience. Honestly, if I hadn’t gone with someone who’d been before, I probably still be there. I had no idea where to start, but once we got going we were pretty much on a roll. We made it out with minutes and clues to spare (wipes sweat from brow). We’ll definitely be back to check out the other rooms. It was so much fun for a Saturday date night location.
What did you guys do this weekend? Did you discover anything fun/ new? If so, share in the comments. As always, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, talk to me. If you like what you see, subscribe!
Talk soon! 💋