Archives: December 2013

A Healthy Fireplace

Although we Triangle residents only have a few fleeting days a year that really call for a cozy fire, it’s still very important to make sure that your fireplace is in tip top shape to avoid problems. MSN has a great article on fireplace maintenance, click here for the full article; here are the basics: […]



Holiday Home-Easy Ideas

 If you’re in need of some last-minute holiday home decor inspiration, here are some of our favorites from Pinterest! As we always advise, simple is best if you have your home on the market over the holiday season. Greenery or a few bows are great ways to add a festive feel to your home. If […]



State Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting

Grab your hats and coats and bundle up to head to downtown Raleigh for the State Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Festival! The celebration begins with the lighting of luminaries and musical performances on the Capitol grounds, followed by the Governor and First Lady lighting the state Christmas Tree during the traditional ceremony on the […]


Christmas By Candlelight

          Give your holiday season a historic twist! Costumed guides will lead you through this festive Christmas By Candlelight tour at Duke Homestead. The historic home and farm, owned by tobacco baron Washington Duke and his family (ever heard of Duke University?), will be festooned with period decorations of Christmas in […]


Shangri-La

Mark this on your calendar! Head over to the world-famous Nasher Museum of Art in Durham this Thursday for a unique Historic Happy Hour event. Enjoy drinks before taking a private tour of the Doris Duke’s Shangri-La exhibit. Shangri La, which began as a secluded place of rest for philanthropist Doris Duke, was was transformed into […]




Holiday Lighting Tips

If you are ready to channel your inner Clark Griswold, you should keep these excellent planning and safety tips from Yahoo! Homes in mind-they may help you avoid electrocuting the family cat or send lawn ornaments airborne! Create a master plan Look at your house from the street or take a photograph to make an overall […]