3rd Anniversary: Turning Gifts into Experiences

20140430-215815.jpgAs I get older I value experiences more than gifts. Creating an experience means you’ve spent time thinking about your significant other enough to want to create a new memory with them and I think that is pretty special to anyone. This week my husband and I celebrated 3 years of wedded bliss and made our own memories. Below are some ideas I’ve thought of where you could incorporate a traditional leather anniversary gift, but turn it into a special experience instead of something that gets stuffed in the back of the closet, or hidden away in a drawer. Continue reading


Sunday Brunch: Parker and Otis

Under the Oaks blog: Sunday Brunch: Parker and Otis #durham

As mentioned in Sunday’s post, we had an amazing weekend last week and we rounded it out by enjoying Sunday brunch at Parker and Otis in Durham’s historic Brightleaf Square. We’d initially selected it because we’d hoped the weather would be nice and we could eat outside. Alas, the weather was crap and we ate inside, but fear not, we had a blast.

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Pick 6: Fishs Eddy


With a store like Fishs Eddy, it’s incredibly hard to only pick 6 items to feature. I’m pretty much in love with it all. Fishs Eddy is, to me, a classic New York City brand. They’re inventive, fresh, and always evolving all while keeping things pretty basic. It’s also the perfect gift store; you can find something for everyone at a great price point!

Here’s my [very] refined list of current favorites:

– 212 Tote Bag
Big Mistake
Elizabeth Cake Stand
Floorplan Tray
Squirrel Nutcracker
Vintage Flower Storage Bowls

What’s your go-to store for finding affordable gifts?

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