Best Place to Go for a Haircut: I enjoy catching town gossip and a good, reasonable haircut at Chapel Hill Barber Shop.
Best Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests: While Whitehall seems to be the personal favorite of thousands escorting guests each year, my favorite for our guests is a stroll down Franklin Street across the old campus and into the arboretum. That also allows for some intriguing and unique shopping at Julian’s, Ackland Museum Store and so many other locally owned shops.
Best Place to Watch a Movie: I confess I am madly in love with Silverspot [Cinema] at University Place – just a great experience in what has become an elegant and delightful place to shop. And of course, there is Kidzu for great fun with our grandsons after a movie.
Best Place to Relax: Hands down, the bar at Lantern for a relaxed, chic setting with great drinks and food. No matter what friends we are with, the staff remembers everyone’s favorite drink and offers it as a first option.
Best Light Dining: Small and medium plates shared in the sparkling, comfortable restaurant, patio or bar of The Carolina Inn, now appropriately rechristened Crossroads Chapel Hill. It’s a crossroads of food, drinks, town and gown.