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February 7, 2011 In This Issue... What's Not To Love Rock On Live Music Venues The Bargain Buzz

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To Bee or Not To Bee  What's Not To Love - V-Day "Box of Chocolates" Alternatives "A box of chocolates." Now we've got nothing against Forrest (or Alabama), but there's more to Valentine's Day than a Brach's Box. For the romantically challenged, here's a fudge in the right direction for getting through V-Day unscathed.

Swirl For Your Girl - Gigi's Cupcakes For your Baby Cakes ... Nothing says gorgeous like the top half of an artfully decorated cupcake. Gigi's Cupcakes (The Shops of Oberlin Court, Raleigh) has taken this delectable art form to a new level ... Far beyond cutesy, sugar frosting. We're talking decadent, mini sculptures that taste as good as they look. Delight your taste buds with Midnight Magic Chocolate Chip. Get seduced by Scarlett's Red Velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and a white chocolate heart. Or go for the Champagne, Southern Comfort, or Kentucky Bourbon "Pie". And, nothing says "forever" like a Hunka Chunka Banana Love ... Viva Las Vegas! Gigi's fresh baked daily menu includes a selection from over 30 cupcake varieties plus "special daily cupcakes". You need to get there early or order ahead to save

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time and ensure that you get your favorite cupcakes before they sell out. Give them a swirl and rise to the occasion with their Valentine Love Box. Gigi's Cupcakes - 1028 Oberlin Road, Suite 236, Raleigh - 919.896.8636 or fax: 919.896.8631; Open Mon - Sat 10am -8pm; Closed Sun; Website

Good Enough to Eat - Hereghty Patisserie Indulge in something decadent for V-Day without the heavy commitment. Hereghty Patisserie (Glenwood Village Shopping Center, Raleigh) is a European-style patisserie with delectable sweets for your sophisticated palate. And even if you don't have one, fake it ... at least for one day! Take her (or him) Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Marc de Champagne truffles, Parisian Macaroons, Tiramisu or Paris Cakes. These and everything else on their menu is handcrafted using the finest ingredients. Hereghty's is the place where richness and taste will leave you intoxicated. And, for those wishing to extend the buzz, they offer a nice wine and specialty drink menu. Vine Art for V-Day! Hereghty Patisserie: 2603 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 123, Raleigh 919.781.5850; Open Mon - Thur 7am - 9pm; Fri - Sat 7am - 11pm; Sun 8am - 6pm; Website

No Loss for Words - Beltline Buzz Valentine From You A picture is worth a thousand words. (And, sometimes, a word makes for a thousand undesirable pictures.) But this is for those of you who are not working or meeting with clients or going to the gym, but are way too busy to let the special people in your lives know how much they mean to you. Yes, we're talking about you! You know who you are... But don't worry, TheBeltlineBuzz is giving you a break and it takes almost no time at all. Here's your chance to write a Valentine Message to your friend, your boss, your coach, your someone special or just someone that you'd like to say Thanks, Hi, I'm sorry, Let's have lunch, Thinking of you, or Miss you! Just Click Here and write up your short Valentine Message and we will deliver it via The Buzz on Valentine's Day. You can sign it, initial it, or write from "Guess Who". Be creative if you wish. But the thought is what counts!

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Rock On - Introducing the Hyla Dewitt Jewelry Collection "Everybody Must Get Stoned" with a striking piece from Hyla Dewitt who has just debut her signature line of jewelry to the Triangle at Charlotte's. Hyla Dewitt is a local jewelry designer on the fast track. Already featured in Southern Living and Charleston Magazine, her line was also showcased at the Birmingham Sex in the City II Premier Party. Hyla mixes multihued (some unusually cut) gemstones and beads for a look that balances edgy elegance with natural beauty. The customizable pieces look great layered or as standalone statements. Hyla Dewitt jewelry has already stormed Charleston, SC (her hometown). But Raleigh is now the new home to this designer and TheBeltlineBuzz is happy to be the first to announce this up-andcoming jewelry line. A year from now we'll be saying "Hyla, we knew you when ..." Dewitt's passion for jewelry began at the young age of 15. While traveling in South America and visiting family in Peru, Hyla would find gemstones during her travels and created designs for them. Making gifts for friends and family unexpectedly developed a fan base in the Charleston community. The popularity soon shifted her hobby into a full time career. What sets her apart? ... The creating of bold and unique statements. Every time Hyla designs a piece, she tries to make it better than the last which keeps it exciting for her and keeps her buyers coming back for more. The inspiration of her designs, come from the colors and shapes of the gemstones themselves. She also gets inspiration from history and different cultures. She enjoys mixing unexpected colors or structures and making them into unique designs. Her gemstones are purchased from India, Thailand and sometimes from travels to Peru when visiting family. Hyla and her fiancĂŠ love calling Raleigh home. They plan to be here for a very long time! You can find Hyla Dewitt's Jewelry in the Raleigh area at Charlotte's in North Hills and Cameron Village. You can also make an appointment with her to see the pieces at her studio, located in the Park and Market Apartments in North Hills. To view all designs please go to www.hyladewitt.com. It rocks!

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The Bargain Buzz Wannit?... Come'n Get It! The Mint - Valentine Special Wine Dinner - 4-Course menu, $70 per person, Includes paired wines. FIRST COURSE (Choice of One) Tomato Curry Lentil Soup - truffle dill crème fraiche (JLC "La Redone" '07 Rhone Blend), Baby Spinach Salad - winter berries, sorrel, raspberry grapefruit vinaigrette (Bernoia Crianza '07 Tempranillo). SECOND COURSE (Choice of One) Lobster Crab Cakes - lolla rossa lettuce, papaya mango chutney, wasabi aioli (Silver Beach '09 Sauvignon Blanc) Smoked Duck Breast - gnocchi, parsley pesto,

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vanilla poached pear (Helfrich '08 Gew眉rztraminer). THIRD COURSE (Choice of One) Lobster Tail - pesto mashed potatoes, tiny greens (Lehmann '06 Semillon) Beef Braised Short Ribs - wild mushroom risotto (Boutinot '06 C么tes du Rh么ne). DESSERT Double Chocolate Cake - passion fruit ginger compote (Neirano Moscato) All prices are subject to tax and a 20% gratuity. The Mint, 219 Fayetteville St, 27601. Call to make your Reservation: 919.821.0011. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY of the Estate Tag Sale at Cheshire Cat Gallery. Are you wanting a fine piece of antique furniture, a new bedroom set, or an ancient artifact at an affordable price? Cheshire Cat Galley's first Estate Sale is being held February 5th-7th. Doors will open at 11 am at Cheshire Cat Gallery. A combination of 3 small estates, the sales is quite varied. For a partial listing go to Website. Cheshire Cat Gallery is located in Cameron Village, DOWNSTAIRS at 2050 Clark Avenue. Estate Sale Hours: Friday 11-6, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5.

Now We're Cookin' Ya'll Hungry? Then be our guest for a second helping of Raleigh's favorite recipes, by purchasing a copy of You're Invited Back cookbook. The Junior League of Raleigh created this beautiful cookbook loaded with menus to choose from, whether planning a casual picnic, elegant dinner, or holiday brunch. Some of the recipes are new and some have been handed down through generations of families here in Raleigh. You're Invited Back for another round of Southern hospitality. Where to purchase 'You're Invited Back': Taylors in Glenwood Village; Lavender & Lace, Bailey's Fine Jewelry, Charlotte's and The Bargain Box in Cameron Village; Francis King, Charlotte's, Tyler House, Cameron Clothing, Quintessentials & Monkee's in North Hills; The Paper Company in Holly Springs; the NC Museum of History gift shop; A Southern Season in Chapel Hill; The Angus Barn; and Quail Ridge Books and The Wine Merchant in Ridgewood Shopping Center. Or Click Here to order online. McKenzie Tribe - In-Store Sale Reductions up to 70% Off!! McKenzie Tribe has sport coats, long-sleeve button down shirts, pique knits, large selection of sweaters and pullovers, and khaki pants for 40% off!! Fine selections of leather coats and vests all on sale. McKenzie Tribe now carries Peter Millar!! They currently have cotton & cashmere quarter zip pullovers, button downs, corduroy pants, and boxer shorts. They also carrying Peter Millar shoes; horse-bit loafers, and crocodile moccasin. Please stop in the store and check out this great sale selections!! 4361-105 Lassiter at North Hills, Raleigh, 27609, 919-5105467 Help Band Together NC reach its goal of 2,011 Facebook fans by 2/11 (Feb. 11), and enter to win two VIP tickets to the 2011 event (last year's headliner was Michael Franti and Spearhead). That's right... not general admission, but two VIP tickets inclusive of drinks, food, special viewing and more. Saks Fifth Avenue Raleigh Events John Hardy Trunk Show- Thursday, February 10, 10 to 4pm, Meet special representative Blair Winter while viewing the spring 2011 trunk show, including exclusive jewelry pieces. For more information or to book an appointment, please call 919-792-9100,

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ext. 5318. Roberto Coin Trunk Show - Saturday, February 12. 10 to 4pm, Meet special representative Susan Burcham while viewing her personal trunk show pieces for your Valentine. To make an appointment, please call 919.792.9100, ext. 5318. Fridays' Art After Hours at Sunflower Studio in Wake Forest featuring Guest Artist, Alison McCauley. Friday, Feb. 11th 5 - 9 pm (Opening Reception) Sunflower Studio & Gallery, 214 E. Jones Ave, Wake Forest, NC. Come meet and see the work of Alison McCauley. Her oil paintings are typically representational and depict common life encounters through portraits, landscapes and genre scenes. Exhibit will continue through March 5. Also see what the six resident artists have been creating! Regular hours: Thursday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; (919) 5700765; www.sunflowerstudiowf.com . ROUND TUIT: Let me help you finish your "gettin round tuit" job list! Handy guy available on weekends to do leaf raking/blowing, pressure cleaning, car washing, window cleaning etc. I am a responsible adult with excellent references. Reasonable hourly rates. Call Steve at 919-439-7633. No job too big or small. Click Here

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Many of you who have been featured in The Buzz asked for a Button to use so that you can link and share our article about you to your friends on your websites and blogs. So here it is!Simply right click and save this image onto your computer, then upload to your blog or website. You can link your specific article by going to our 'Archives' and copying the URL

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