Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Picture Tour Of Crabtree Valley Mall - Raleigh North Carolina

A store full of all types of candy.

I always buy something from this store when I go to this mall. A pencil or a small notebook. I have been doing this for years.

Sanrio store - Hello! Hello Kitty you are so cute.

Crabtree Valley is a a beautiful mall with a lot of stores. I love window shopping.

Skylight - blue skies and fluffy white clouds.

There are TWO of Bath & Body Works store in this mall. One on each of the two floors.

J Crew window display - What is the bird in the background about? Strange LOL!

This is the HUGE Forever 21 store.

Forever 21

A view inside Forever 21 from outside front door.

On the left are the massage chairs. I think you have to paid to turn them on.

Looking into the window at the Arhaus store.

I am a office supply/paper/stationary geek so of course I love browsing in this store.

The decor in Tomato Pie restaurant is so beautiful. This picture does not do it justice.

People waiting patiently at Pantera Bread.

I am a sucker for a well done flower arrangement.

The weather was so warm and sunny the day I visited Raleigh.

This mall has two floors.

Here's a previous picture tour post about downtown Raleigh, NC. Enjoy!

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Earrings Of The Day - Indian Inspired Brass Star And Moon

Love the simplicity of these lightweight brass metal earrings. The delicate linework in the metal adds such detail and interest to this piece. I have had them for ages - notice the fishhooks clasps are different. LOL! They have been loved very much.

These earrings are in the casual category of my jewelry collection. I would throw these on easily with jeans or shorts and a simple top then head out the door.

Indian jewelry is some of the most beautifully crafted jewelry I have ever seen. Intricately crafted and colorful. My goal is to own as many pieces of Indian and Indian inspired pieces as possible.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Heart Brigade Concert - Excellent Tribute Band for Heart

 I just happened to be going to the library and saw a concert was happening at Festival Park. As I walked to the stage, I thought I was hearing the inbetween band setup music on the loudspeaker. It was a Heart song. To my complete amazement it was an actual real person singing the Ann Wilson (lead singer for the band Heart) part of the song to perfection.

This band was incredible. It is not very often that I am lucky enough to hear such level of talent from a band that is not a famous label signed artist. Not only did the two women sound exactly like Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart, they looked very similar to the sisters. The band completely complimented the high level of talent displayed by the singers. When you can get the harmonies exactly right, you are a very good cover band indeed.

I was totally mad at myself for arriving late and missing part of the show. They even threw in some Led Zeppelin songs. Hearing Led Zep performed live by such strong vocalist that could do it justice. Priceless.

 How much did I like this band? The concert I attended was free but I would gladly pay to see Heart Brigade play live again. This is huge for me. I don't spend my precious money to see just any band. Yes, they were THAT good.

Heart Brigade is the Ultimate Tribute to Heart. They are based out of Raleigh, NC.

Suzi Nelson - Lead Vocals
Joan Burton - Acoustic and Electric Guitar
Kevin Segrist - Lead Guitar
Amy Hall - Drums
Jeff Reynolds - Bass
David Nodine- Keyboards

*****Scroll Down for Lots of pictures (taken with my iphone) and a VIDEO of the song "Baracuuda"***


 Heart Brigade - A Heart Tribute Band playing Bara
 Their official website is here.

Amy Hall - female drummer. She was fantastic! I had never seen a female drummer in a band before.

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