Wednesday, June 17, 2020

ART | Raleigh's Black Lives Matter Murals - A Collection

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Longleaf Hotel: Turning Over a New Leaf in Raleigh's Downtown Accommodations

The Longleaf Hotel is quite the mid century modern gem Raleigh needed. We have often commented on: 1. Raleigh needs boutique hotels in downtown. 2. we always come into Raleigh from the North and the broken down Days Inn was a sad way to arrive in downtown Raleigh. Now, we are so excited to be greeted by the newly renovated hotel, The Longleaf Hotel...welcoming us warmly from the northern gateway as we make our way from North Raleigh to downtown. The hotel is so ideally located with easy walks to many of Raleigh's great restaurants, shops and museums.

Originally a travelodge in the 1960's many of the hotel’s mid-century details have been rediscovered and restored and along with the mid century modern decor makes it very appealing and a fun space to relax. When we visited the lounge, we were greeted with friendly staff, great music vibes in the background and tasty drinks and bar snacks. The lounge is cozy and well lit with windows that peer out to the surprisingly large outside patio. The patio includes plenty of seating along with a couple of fire pits to keep warm on cooler days/nights.

We got a peek at the rooms and accommodations while we were there for a media event recently. They are cute and comfortable with very nice touches like gorgeous hand-dyed robes and throw pillows from local company Rise & Ramble. Bluetooth speakers, luxury bedding, Malin+Goetz bath products, stocked fridge, local snacks and coffee from amazing Counter Culture and Slingshot Coffee Co. Also spotted Videri Chocolate and Big Spoon Roaster products as well. There are a variety of room sizes to choose from as well from the two level hotel.

So many of Raleigh's best spots are close by and easy walking distance or a short ride. Take a look.

Perfect spot for a Staycation if you are from Raleigh or the general Triangle area or a great place to suggest to family/friends from out of town.

IT'S NOT FAR
THE LONGLEAF | HOTEL & LOUNGE | 300 N. DAWSON ST., RALEIGH, NC
(parking is available for hotel and lounge guests)

THE LONGLEAF LOUNGE


RETRO BAR SNACKS

WELCOMING LOBBY


ROOM VIEWS

HAD TO TEST IT OUT! MEDIA NIGHT EVENT WITH FUN FRIENDS!

RISE AND RAMBLE ROBES

RELAXING PATIO + FIRE PITS

IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS

COZY CORNERS

HAPPY HOUR VIBES

HELPFUL LOCAL TIPS

SLEEP WELL

EAT | DRINK | SLEEP

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

HOLIDAYS | Give the Gift of Membership at the NCMA

One of my favorite places to spend time is the NCMA. There are always new things to see and do there. We love summer concerts and movies, the amazing exhibits that the museum hosts, their wonderful museum store and gift shop, dining at Iris or just wandering around the galleries or the nature park.



I am super excited to partner with the museum to give away a membership this holiday season! Enter and get the details on my Instagram post @RaleighWhatsUp.

THE PERFECT GIFT
Giving a friend or family the gift of membership is giving them a gift that gives all year long!
The gift of membership includes an exclusive set of magnets with member-favorite works of art, a free cup of coffee at Sip, and of course, membership.

Below is all of the info of what membership includes! If you would like to order a membership as a gift orders must be made by Friday, December 13 for mail delivery, or picked up at NCMA by Sunday, December 22.

Gift will arrive 7-10 days after order is placed.
  • Membership for two adults living at the same address, including children 18 and under
  • Two free admissions for all ticketed exhibitions
  • 50% discount on admission for additional visits to ticketed exhibitions for the cardholders
  • Two free admissions to all summer movies
  • Two discounted admission to all summer concerts, music-movie combos, indoor film series, and chamber music series
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Museum Store and the online store
  • 10% discount on cardholders’ meals in Iris restaurant
  • Preview, the Museum’s quarterly member calendar, mailed to your home
  • Invitations and discounted tickets to exhibition preview parties
  • Member price for special events
  • Advance sale of select exhibition and event tickets
  • Free or discounted admission to children’s programs, events, activities
  • Notices and announcements of Museum events, programs, and activities
  • Member e-newsletter
  • Member-only preview days and Member Mondays during large special exhibitions
  • Two personalized membership cards
  • Fully tax deductible
A Dual/Family (senior discount) is available for ages 65 and over (subtract $10 from Dual/Family membership).

For more info and to get details on the current exhibits, go to https://ncartmuseum.org/
Click here to order your membership gift.