Date night in Bull City.
Durham, it’s safe to say, I fell in love with well before I arrived. The independent eateries, boutiques and shops were nothing I had expected. A walkable town, we were on foot the entire time, with some new discovery right before our very eyes at most every turn.
Brunch at Scratch – Their Biscuit Benedict was buttery delicious with the perfect amount of basil and tomato. It’s one you should place your bottom dollar on.
Pizzeria Toro – Ordered their house prosciutto cotto, castelvetrano olives, crucolo pizza and a bowl of cold tomato soup with watermelon and basil sorbetto. Bursting with harmonious flavors. An absolute knock-out.
Vert & Vogue – Fashion forward clothing and goods for women and men.
Carolina Soul record shop – New and used vinyl. Heavy on the used. Heavy on Soul/ R & B/ Disco/ Rap/ Breakbeat/ Jazz/ Rock. Get ready to dig. Nice and helpful staff.
The Carolina Theatre – We took in a double feature, hosted by Retrofantasma. I’d never seen The Last House on the Left . New cinematic favorite? What do you think? [Answer: Y-E-S!]
Athens, Georgia – Finally. A day off of work. I will be treating myself to a meal at The National and perhaps a movie [next door] at Cine. I enjoy doing things alone. Uber will be today’s chauffeur. There is no way in hell that I would make the trek on foot with a cane and low heeled platform shoes from my neighborhood to the downtown area. No way.
Today, an all-black outfit from a minimalist gaze. The black oversized boater of my dreams come courtesy of Muchique. I am not big on the sun beaming on my skin, so this piece will fit into my wardrobe – present and in the future – very nicely. The sleeveless black button-down blouse is from Talbots. I found it shopping secondhand. My lucite cane I bought off of Ebay a couple of years ago. It is not for show [but does look good] as I often use it to walk with. All other pieces were nabbed from various vendors on AliExpress or from a thrift shop. My looks are cost effective for the lower class working woman of today.