We keep busy around here–this week, we were out and about in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough and Pittsboro. We ate breakfast at Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe, The Root Cellar and Elmo’s, had lunch at Old Chicago and LaPlace and shared dinner with friends at Acme, Mama Dip’s and Southern Rail. Between meals, we had a tennis lesson, had truffles from Matthew’s Chocolates, sipped cocktails at Lantern, stopped in the new Mediterranean Deli market and saw a Tar Heel great. It was also a week where we visited some furniture stores for the next issue, celebrated 30 years with the Public School Foundation, admired Flyleaf Books‘ sign and drove past Jordan Lake on a gorgeous day. Oh, and did we mention the week’s Oprah moment? We’ve loved Hillsborough-based VIETRI for years and just recently O Magazine named it one of their favorite things. Click through to see all our photos–and let us know your favorite places too.
Fitch Lumber Company
From paint and pliers to bird houses and hoses, Fitch Lumber has everything you might need… even Carolina blue toilet seats!
Tar Heel greats… they’re just like us! Jessica spotted Jerry Stackhouse in the UNC Student Stores stocking up on Carolina gear before the basketball game.
Can’t decide which Cajun/Creole dish to order at LaPlace in Hillsborough? Try a sampler featuring tasso red beans, étouffée and chicken andouille gumbo like Sally and Jessica did.
We love Hillsborough-based VIETRI, and so does Oprah! Look at what we spotted in O Magazine!
Palette & Parlor
If you’re on the market for modern furniture, look no further than Palette & Parlor in East 54. Jessica stopped in for an upcoming story–look for it in the March issue–and saw a half-dozen chairs she wanted.
Public School Foundation
Last week, the Public School Foundation celebrated 30 years at the Chapel Hill Country Club. The organization has given millions of dollars to Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. We say, here’s to 30 more years!
While on a run, Andrea took some time to admire this beautiful new piece of artwork in downtown Pittsboro.
Mediterranean Deli Market
The Root Cellar
She came to Southern Rail for the tots, but Jessica will return for their extensive list of hot toddies.