White Shirt

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It’s well after Labor Day. I am wearing my current favorite white button-down shirt. Crisp yet a touch crumpled. I seriously suspect the fashion police will berate me on said wardrobe choice(s). A look that reads “preppy casual biz: 1978”.

The denim high waisted 1970s style gauchos I keep promising are going into retirement. I got my monies worth out of them. They are so comfortable and honestly my go-to jeans at the moment.

Above are the last shots from my recent visit to North Carolina. Saluting great weather and my amazing companion with a toast from me and a favored ale, Tartastic.

Good-day, Summer, 2017.

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Two For The Road

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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.

Highly recommended:

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 [1972]. New cinematic favorite? What do you think? [Answer: Y-E-S!]