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VOL. 18 / REFRESH
Being cooped inside by cold weather got us thinking - our homes are our winter sanctuaries and maybe they could use a little refresh to get us through.
This week's warmer forecast inspired our writing, so read on for greenery and rooftop drinks!
Is your home giving you more winter blues than the weather? Same. If so, you're in luck. The Bridget Beari Home Store just opened at 1528 W Cary, and their particular strength lies in warm textures. Think throws, pillows, sculptural pieces. Their eponymous line of paints, including hard-to-find metallics, is available for order. If we could only take home their enviable fiddle-leaf fig tree…
If their weekend hours are a little tight for you, consider popping in during the week over your lunch break and picking up at nearby Bombolini or Goatocado on the way.
Another trick to get through to spring: introduce some green at home. Sustainable and seasonless succulents fit the bill this time of year.
Next Thursday, sweet Fan shop Strawberry Fields Flowers & Finds is offering a terrarium-building class. They'll provide all the materials, and you'll leave with a plant that means something and a few pearls of wisdom - like how to keep it alive once you're home.
Lewis Ginter also has a terrarium class later on in February!
There's a new rooftop game in town. The team at The Graduate is pretending it's spring this week, just like the rest of us. They're opening the Byrd House's rooftop bar Saturday evening only. No need for heat lamps, thanks to warm temps.
Embrace the fake spring vibe by picking a fresh and fruity cocktail -- we're moving on from hot chocolate and eggnog.
If you're ready to mentally skip straight to summer bonfires, grab a burger from the grill and a S'mores Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwich, The Graduate's signature flavor.