I've been working on giving a fave Raleigh cocktail bar a little post-Covid facelift for a grand reopening sometime...soonish? The vibe is Soho House meets country mouse (I think I just said that because it rhymed so nicely), but overall we want a luxe lounge feel without too much slick city hipsterness. I think we're gonna get there -- here's a peek.
We visited Louisville this past weekend for a wedding - my inaugural trip to Kentucky. I feel fine about it generally. We stayed downtown at the 21C hotel- an experience amplified by a young raccoon who seemingly lives outside our 4th floor patio, in the tree, and on the balcony edge. He was very sweet and I spent the majority of my time observing him, and eating french fries at the bar across the street.
This is a little nook in the hotel bar. Great food and good service. People watching, my fave vacation activity, proved disappointing, but the restaurant decor was kooky enough to keep my eye occupied.
Well I'm sure if you have an Instagram you've seen somebody ready this book - me too. So I kindled it, and just finished last night. It was oooook. Not terribly sure what all the hype is about, because I just didn't find it terribly fantastic, but I'd say it's certainly worth a read. Two friends and their back and forth correspondence over the years, and then, in person. They are smart girls who have interesting insights on the state of the world currently, but are involved in lackluster relationships and less-than-fulfilling careers. It's a lot of pontificating and puttering between the two of them, oftentimes enjoyable, but also a little tedious at times.
I did not read the book so the Huu series was a fresh start for me. And while it was a slow start, I did end up binging the whole shebang in one weekend. I love how the plot built up, and I was a huge fan of the ending. Thought the awkward character development was less bothersome once I made it through. Although it wasn't without issue - the series kept me tuned in (and dosed out!)