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Alright my friends, I will leave you with one more picture of this sweet boy <span class="emoji emoji1f49c"></span> thank you so much for ...
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Alright my friends, I will leave you with one more picture of this sweet boy thank you so much for hanging out with me today and I hope everyone stays safe this week! I pass the baton to @alyragey next! 📸: @jackiesara__ Alright my friends, I will leave you with one more picture of this sweet boy 💜 thank you so much for hanging out with me today and I hope everyone stays safe this week! I pass the baton to @alyragey next! 📸: @jackiesara__
[stop 5]: my Tuesday evenings are spent at @bondbrosbeer for the run club! The best part about run ...
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[stop 5]: my Tuesday evenings are spent at @bondbrosbeer for the run club! The best part about run club? The cold beer once you finish 📸: @jackiesara__ #bondbrothersrunclub #cary #funrun #rdubaton #beer [stop 5]: my Tuesday evenings are spent at @bondbrosbeer for the run club! The best part about run club? The cold beer once you finish 🍻📸: @jackiesara__ #bondbrothersrunclub #cary #funrun #rdubaton #beer
[stop 4]: In preparation of Hurricane Florence, we thought we would stop by #wendellfalls and check ...
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[stop 4]: In preparation of Hurricane Florence, we thought we would stop by #wendellfalls and check on our soon-to-be house. I mentioned in a previous post, but we are closing on our first home end of September and are so excited to join this community! Wendell Falls offers so much...there ... [stop 4]: In preparation of Hurricane Florence, we thought we would stop by #wendellfalls and check on our soon-to-be house. I mentioned in a previous post, but we are closing on our first home end of September and are so excited to join this community! Wendell Falls offers so much...there is a saltwater pool, fitness center, 10+ miles of greenway trails, mountain biking trails, and the best part #groundscafe (only slightly trying to sell it!). I love that we can walk just up the street for food or drinks, and the cafe is constantly hosting events for the community. If you haven’t checked out the area yet, you should! I am counting down the days to our closing date and can’t wait to live here!! 📸: @jackiesara__
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[stop 3] lunch time! I work in Durham just outside of RTP, and #cafemeridian is a place I frequent ...
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[stop 3] lunch time! I work in Durham just outside of RTP, and #cafemeridian is a place I frequent often! They have specials every day, huge variety of salads, awesome sandwiches, and the best sides. The kale salad is so.dang.good 🏼 oh, and they give you free chocolate too. Doesn’t get better ... [stop 3] lunch time! I work in Durham just outside of RTP, and #cafemeridian is a place I frequent often! They have specials every day, huge variety of salads, awesome sandwiches, and the best sides. The kale salad is so.dang.good 👏🏼 oh, and they give you free chocolate too. Doesn’t get better than that! 📸: @jackiesara__ #rdubaton #instalunch #rtp #cafe #raleighdurham
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[stop 2]: fall is in the air, y’all!(well a girl can dream, right?!) I just stopped by my incredibly ...
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[stop 2]: fall is in the air, y’all!(well a girl can dream, right?!) I just stopped by my incredibly talented friend @sarahlaynedesigns house to pick up some fall decor! We are moving to a new house end of this month so this cute pumpkin will be the perfect addition to our new space. Sarah owns ... [stop 2]: fall is in the air, y’all!(well a girl can dream, right?!) I just stopped by my incredibly talented friend @sarahlaynedesigns house to pick up some fall decor! We are moving to a new house end of this month so this cute pumpkin will be the perfect addition to our new space. Sarah owns an Etsy shop that specializes in custom calligraphy & hand lettering (called “Sarah Layne Designs”) and I am obsessed with anything this girl makes! She is even doing our wedding place cards and signs ✒️If you are looking for some new decor, this local Etsy shop is the place to go! 📸: @jackiesara__ #shopsmall #raleigh #rdubaton #handmade #decor #market #housedecor #shopsmallnotthemall
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[stop 1] my first stop of the day is of course @jubalacoffee in #lafayettevillage. This has become ...
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[stop 1] my first stop of the day is of course @jubalacoffee in #lafayettevillage. This has become my go-to spot for coffee and yummy food! Today I am sipping on a vanilla latte and eating a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit . It is so good!! I also love walking around Lafayette Village and seeing ... [stop 1] my first stop of the day is of course @jubalacoffee in #lafayettevillage. This has become my go-to spot for coffee and yummy food! Today I am sipping on a vanilla latte and eating a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit 😋. It is so good!! I also love walking around Lafayette Village and seeing one of my favorite new murals! I have a goal of taking a picture in front of every mural around Raleigh. Have y’all heard about The Raleigh Murals Project? The goal of this group is to preserve, celebrate and promote existing and new public artwork all around the city. Which murals are some of your favorites? 📸: @jackiesara__ #makeraleighcolorful #raleigh #raleighart #cityofoaks #raleighgems #shoplocalraleigh #eatlocal #eatlocalraleigh #offlineraleighdurham #visitraleigh #rdubaton
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Good morning RDU! My name is Jackie and I’m so excited to hold the baton today! My sister and I moved ...
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Good morning RDU! My name is Jackie and I’m so excited to hold the baton today! My sister and I moved to Raleigh 3 years ago from Boston, MA (go Patriots ) on a whim when we decided we had enough with winter and the cold. I absolutely love living here! You can’t beat the weather (minus the impending ... Good morning RDU! My name is Jackie and I’m so excited to hold the baton today! My sister and I moved to Raleigh 3 years ago from Boston, MA (go Patriots 🏈) on a whim when we decided we had enough with winter and the cold. I absolutely love living here! You can’t beat the weather (minus the impending hurricane), the people are so friendly, and there is so much to do around RDU that we are always discovering something new.
My fiancé and I typically start our day with this handsome guy, our 3 year old fur baby named Mason. If this dog could sleep all day he would, so I usually have to bribe him to get up for a morning walk. Of course I have to shoutout @spcaofwakecounty for introducing us to this dog and making the adoption process so easy. We hardly knew anything about pit bulls before adopting, but this guy is the sweetest, most loyal and loving dog we could’ve asked for! Adopt don’t shop my friends! 📸: @jackiesara__ #raleigh #pitbullsofraleigh #dontbullymybreed #rdubaton #nclove #raleighlove #oakcity
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I hope you enjoyed spending time with me in Durham today! I love this city so deeply and I hope you got ...
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I hope you enjoyed spending time with me in Durham today! I love this city so deeply and I hope you got a feel for what my favorite kind of day looks like. Here are a few more recommendations for places I love that y’all should definitely check out: @guglhupf, @pinestateflowers, @countyfaredurham, ... I hope you enjoyed spending time with me in Durham today! I love this city so deeply and I hope you got a feel for what my favorite kind of day looks like. Here are a few more recommendations for places I love that y’all should definitely check out: @guglhupf, @pinestateflowers, @countyfaredurham, @durhambulls, @everyday_magic, @thezensucculent, @toastdurham, @regulatorbookshop, and @durhamcountylibrary. 📸: @catismarties

I’m handing the baton off to @jackiesara__ tomorrow!

#sarahpdukegardens #dukegardens #rdubaton #durham #durhamnc #bullcity #bullcitysummer #keepitdirty #dirtydurham #durm #shoplocal #shoplocalnc #locallove #smalltownlove #nclove #durhamlove #lovesyoudurham #27707 #catismartiesXrdubaton
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I have a somewhat- but not-so-secret goal of owning my own pottery business with my sister and cousin ...
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I have a somewhat- but not-so-secret goal of owning my own pottery business with my sister and cousin and @durhamarts is making my dream that much more attainable with their amazing ceramics classes. I’ve been coming to the studio since January to take classes in hand building and wheel throwing ... I have a somewhat- but not-so-secret goal of owning my own pottery business with my sister and cousin and @durhamarts is making my dream that much more attainable with their amazing ceramics classes. I’ve been coming to the studio since January to take classes in hand building and wheel throwing and have been honing my skills and techniques slowly but surely. If you’re at all interested in getting creative, check out their class schedule! They have everything from photography to knitting to watercolors 🎨 Pro tip: if you want to try ceramics, you’ll need to sign up a few months in advance! 📸: @catismarties

#durhamarts #durhamartscouncil #durhamartsclaystudio #rdubaton #durham #durhamnc #bullcity #bullcitysummer #keepitdirty #dirtydurham #durm #shoplocal #shoplocalnc #locallove #smalltownlove #nclove #durhamlove #lovesyoudurham #27707 #catismartiesXrdubaton #instapottery #pottersofinstagram
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My favorite summer treat (let’s be honest—year-round treat) is ice cream, so it’s not surprising ...
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My favorite summer treat (let’s be honest—year-round treat) is ice cream, so it’s not surprising that I am obsessed with @theparlourdurham and their unique and exciting ice cream flavors! My favorite? Chocolate hazelnut Oddest flavor I’ve tried? Sweet corn Today I stopped in and got ... My favorite summer treat (let’s be honest—year-round treat) is ice cream, so it’s not surprising that I am obsessed with @theparlourdurham and their unique and exciting ice cream flavors! My favorite? Chocolate hazelnut 🌰 Oddest flavor I’ve tried? Sweet corn 🌽 Today I stopped in and got cherry chip 🍒 while waiting to pick my husband up from work—how he works across the street from this little shop without making a daily trip here I will never understand! 🍦 Pro tip: Parlour has free WiFi, so yes, you can have a work meeting here! 📸: @catismarties

#parlour #parlourdurham #ncicecream #rdubaton #durham #durhamnc #bullcity #bullcitysummer #keepitdirty #dirtydurham #durm #shoplocal #shoplocalnc #locallove #smalltownlove #nclove #durhamlove #lovesyoudurham #27707 #yallmeansall #catismartiesXrdubaton
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I couldn’t help but take an afternoon walk down the block to grab an iced coffee at @cocoacinnamon ...
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I couldn’t help but take an afternoon walk down the block to grab an iced coffee at @cocoacinnamon Lakewood ️ I love this sweet little shop and their neighborhood ethos. They foster community, connection, and conversation over their coffee, tea, and the most amazing churros! The Lakewood ... I couldn’t help but take an afternoon walk down the block to grab an iced coffee at @cocoacinnamon Lakewood ☕️ I love this sweet little shop and their neighborhood ethos. They foster community, connection, and conversation over their coffee, tea, and the most amazing churros! The Lakewood Cocoa Cinnamon doesn’t offer WiFi for this very reason, so the next time you stop in, smile at the person sitting near you and maybe you’ll make a new friend! Pro tip: Don’t say no to the churros! 📸: @catismarties

#cocoacinnamon #cocoacinnamonlakewood #lakewood #lakewoodtuscaloosa #churros #rdubaton #durham #durhamnc #bullcity #bullcitysummer #keepitdirty #dirtydurham #durm #shoplocal #shoplocalnc #locallove #smalltownlove #nclove #durhamlove #lovesyoudurham #27707 #catismartiesXrdubaton
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Way back in 2012, my now-husband and I spent a whirlwind weekend in Durham trying to find an apartment ...
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Way back in 2012, my now-husband and I spent a whirlwind weekend in Durham trying to find an apartment before we moved here from Houston, TX The weekend was stressful and we tried to cram in dozens of apartment showings while also getting a feel for the area. I will never forget the time I first ... Way back in 2012, my now-husband and I spent a whirlwind weekend in Durham trying to find an apartment before we moved here from Houston, TX 🌵 The weekend was stressful and we tried to cram in dozens of apartment showings while also getting a feel for the area. I will never forget the time I first visited @sarahpdukegardens on that trip! It was a perfect spring night—birds were chirping, there wasn’t any humidity, Duke students were sitting out in groups studying or playing frisbee—and we just wandered around in a dream. I have loved this place ever since, and enjoyed stopping by today for a peaceful walk. The gardens are beautiful any time of year, but especially so in the spring 💕 Pro tip: Visit in the early mornings or late evenings when it’s not too busy! 📸: @catismarties

#dukegardens #sarahpdukegardens #rdubaton #durham #durhamnc #bullcity #bullcitysummer #keepitdirty #dirtydurham #durm #shoplocal #shoplocalnc #locallove #smalltownlove #nclove #durhamlove #lovesyoudurham #27707 #yallmeansall #catismartiesXrdubaton
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It may not feel like Fall yet, but that’s not stopping me from heading over to @ninthstreetflowers ...
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It may not feel like Fall yet, but that’s not stopping me from heading over to @ninthstreetflowers to check out their potted mums. I love this sweet shop and how it always seems to be spilling out onto 9th Street, just begging you to step in and take a peek Pro tip: Ninth Street Flowers is open ... It may not feel like Fall yet, but that’s not stopping me from heading over to @ninthstreetflowers to check out their potted mums. I love this sweet shop and how it always seems to be spilling out onto 9th Street, just begging you to step in and take a peek 🌼 Pro tip: Ninth Street Flowers is open every day but Sunday and has saved me in a pinch when my neighborhood flower shop has been closed! 📸: @catismarties

#ninthstreetflowers #durhamflorist #9thstreet #rdubaton #durham #durhamnc #bullcity #bullcitysummer #keepitdirty #dirtydurham #durm #shoplocal #shoplocalnc #locallove #smalltownlove #nclove #durhamlove #lovesyoudurham #27707 #yallmeansall #catismartiesXrdubaton
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Whenever I take a class at @yogaoffeast I have to get something to eat at @happyandhale. The two businesses ...
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Whenever I take a class at @yogaoffeast I have to get something to eat at @happyandhale. The two businesses share the same building, so it’s extra easy to pop over for a quick snack after class (Devon’s Chakra Flow class on Mondays at 10:30 is a great one!). My favorite menu items are the City ... Whenever I take a class at @yogaoffeast I have to get something to eat at @happyandhale. The two businesses share the same building, so it’s extra easy to pop over for a quick snack after class (Devon’s Chakra Flow class on Mondays at 10:30 is a great one!). My favorite menu items are the City of Oats smoothie and the Protein Bowl. I love the fresh ingredients, the funky decor, and the overall friendliness of the whole staff, who will get to know you by name if you stop in as many times as I usually do 🥗 Pro tip: come visit in the Fall and Spring when the weather is gorgeous—Happy and Hale will keep the doors open and the morning sun and warm breeze is delicious! 📸: @catismarties

#happyandhale #happyandhaledurham #9thstreet #rdubaton #durham #durhamnc #bullcity #bullcitysummer #keepitdirty #dirtydurham #durm #shoplocal #shoplocalnc #locallove #smalltownlove #nclove #durhamlove #lovesyoudurham #27707 #yallmeansall #catismartiesXrdubaton
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I love walking and running the loop around @dukeuniversity’s East Campus, and today I took the quick ...
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I love walking and running the loop around @dukeuniversity’s East Campus, and today I took the quick 1.6 mile loop for a breath of fresh air—the air feels cooler than the past few weeks and I’m enjoying spending time outside. In 2015 I trained for a half marathon here exclusively because I loved ... I love walking and running the loop around @dukeuniversity’s East Campus, and today I took the quick 1.6 mile loop for a breath of fresh air—the air feels cooler than the past few weeks and I’m enjoying spending time outside. In 2015 I trained for a half marathon here exclusively because I loved how many people were out and about (even on major holidays!) and it felt like I was part of a great community even though I was training on my own 🏃🏼‍♀️ Pro tip: Visit in the springtime when the dozens of magnolia trees on East Campus are blooming! 📸: @catismarties

#dukeuniversity #dukeuniversityeastcampus #dukeseastcampus #eastcampusduke #rdubaton #durham #durhamnc #bullcity #bullcitysummer #keepitdirty #dirtydurham #durm #shoplocal #shoplocalnc #locallove #smalltownlove #nclove #durhamlove #lovesyoudurham #27707 #yallmeansall #catismartiesXrdubaton
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Hi y’all! My name is Katie and I live in Durham, NC. I am a book lover, mountain lake enthusiast, and ...
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Hi y’all! My name is Katie and I live in Durham, NC. I am a book lover, mountain lake enthusiast, and adventure traveler, and I’ve been living in the Triangle since 2012. I’m excited to share some of my favorite places in Durham with you! ️ Today I started my morning with a visit to @parkerandotis. ... Hi y’all! My name is Katie and I live in Durham, NC. I am a book lover, mountain lake enthusiast, and adventure traveler, and I’ve been living in the Triangle since 2012. I’m excited to share some of my favorite places in Durham with you! ☀️ Today I started my morning with a visit to @parkerandotis. This little coffee shop, luncheonette, and gift shop is perfect for a curated gift, afternoon latte, or sweet treat (my favorites are their coconut macadamia nut iced latte and a chocolate raspberry scone, which they serve up on Fridays). Everyone who works here is so kind and thoughtful and I love their selection of unique items. Once my husband and I moved to Durham, P&O became our Saturday breakfast place 🍳🥓 Pro tip: Saturday mornings they open at 7:30! If you can roll out of bed for a bagel sammie, I highly suggest it. 📸: @catismarties
#parkerandotis #pando #brightleafsquare #rdubaton #durham #durhamnc #bullcity #bullcitysummer #keepitdirty #dirtydurham #durm #shoplocal #shoplocalnc #locallove #smalltownlove #nclove #durhamlove #lovesyoudurham #27707 #yallmeansall #catismartiesXrdubaton
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I had a great time today taking y'all to some of my favorite spots. I will leave you with a picture of ...
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I had a great time today taking y'all to some of my favorite spots. I will leave you with a picture of down town Durham. A place that I have come to think of as home. Thanks for following me on my journey today. Next up is @catismarties . . . . Photo by @cottonpikenrestoration #durhamnc #rdubaton ... I had a great time today taking y'all to some of my favorite spots. I will leave you with a picture of down town Durham. A place that I have come to think of as home. Thanks for following me on my journey today. Next up is @catismarties .
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#durhamnc #rdubaton #raleigh #nc #downtowndurham #home #cottonpikenrestorationanddesign
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Dinner takes us to @hutchinsgarage for the best pizza in Durham. Their pizza is legit! . . . Photo ...
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Dinner takes us to @hutchinsgarage for the best pizza in Durham. Their pizza is legit! . . . Photo by @cottonpikenrestoration . . . #pizza #bestofthebull #durham #durhamnc #iheartdurham #birthdaycelebration #birthdayshenanigans #rdubaton #fridaynight #local #supportlocal Dinner takes us to @hutchinsgarage for the best pizza in Durham. Their pizza is legit! .
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#pizza #bestofthebull #durham #durhamnc #iheartdurham #birthdaycelebration #birthdayshenanigans #rdubaton #fridaynight #local #supportlocal
Tasty infused beer at @barrelculture is next on my list. Because birthday celebrations need good ...
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Tasty infused beer at @barrelculture is next on my list. Because birthday celebrations need good beer. Cheers! . . . Photo by @cottonpikenrestoration . . . #rdubaton #raleigh #triangle #919 #craftbeer #ipa #local #birthdaycelebration #birthdayshenanigans Tasty infused beer at @barrelculture is next on my list. Because birthday celebrations need good beer. 🍺Cheers!
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#rdubaton #raleigh #triangle #919 #craftbeer #ipa #local #birthdaycelebration #birthdayshenanigans
Alright y'all time to work off all the cake and coffee. My next stop is @morrisvillecrossfit to work ...
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Alright y'all time to work off all the cake and coffee. My next stop is @morrisvillecrossfit to work out with my favorite CrossFit coach Stephanie @stephaniecotton_ . If you haven't had a chance to check this place out, go do it now! They have an awesome facility, great coaches, 24 hour access, ... Alright y'all time to work off all the cake and coffee. My next stop is @morrisvillecrossfit to work out with my favorite CrossFit coach Stephanie @stephaniecotton_ . If you haven't had a chance to check this place out, go do it now! They have an awesome facility, great coaches, 24 hour access, and a strong man program. It's awesome! Photo by @cottonpikenrestoration
#mccf #rdubaton #crossfit #fitness #bestofthebull #rdu #weighlifting #durham #919
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Time for coffee! There are so many awesome coffee shops in the local area but Lucky Tree is my favorite. ...
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Time for coffee! There are so many awesome coffee shops in the local area but Lucky Tree is my favorite. Not only do they have great coffee, they also support the artist community. I also love the laid back happy vibes that the staff always have. @luckytreeraleigh . . . Photo by @stephaniecotton_ ... Time for coffee! There are so many awesome coffee shops in the local area but Lucky Tree is my favorite. Not only do they have great coffee, they also support the artist community. I also love the laid back happy vibes that the staff always have. @luckytreeraleigh .
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#butfirstcoffee #coffee #local #artist #luckytreeraleigh #919 #bestofthebull #raleigh #rdubaton #rdu
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No birthday is complete without cake. This is my favorite hidden gem in Raleigh. They make all of ...
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No birthday is complete without cake. This is my favorite hidden gem in Raleigh. They make all of their cake in house and it's AMAZING! The staff is always awesome too! @hayesbartoncafeanddessertery #hayesbartoncafe #birthdaycelebration #919 #rdubaton #bestofthebull #birthdayshenanigans ... No birthday is complete without cake. This is my favorite hidden gem in Raleigh. They make all of their cake in house and it's AMAZING! The staff is always awesome too! @hayesbartoncafeanddessertery
#hayesbartoncafe #birthdaycelebration #919 #rdubaton #bestofthebull #birthdayshenanigans #cake #triangle
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Hello RDU my name is Eric and I've got the RDU Baton today. I have a little bit of late start today but ...
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Hello RDU my name is Eric and I've got the RDU Baton today. I have a little bit of late start today but that doesn't mean that I won't make up for it. It is my birthday today. So there is going to be extra Indulgence today. I have been here in the area for 12 years. I am excited to get started. I am going ... Hello RDU my name is Eric and I've got the RDU Baton today. I have a little bit of late start today but that doesn't mean that I won't make up for it. It is my birthday today. So there is going to be extra Indulgence today. I have been here in the area for 12 years. I am excited to get started. I am going start my breakfast off with one of my favorite breakfast spots in Durham @grubdurham.
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#birthday #919 #triangle #durham #shenanigans #birthdaycelebration
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Alright friends, just as quickly as it began, my time with the baton has come to an end. My last stop ...
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Alright friends, just as quickly as it began, my time with the baton has come to an end. My last stop of the night is a classic Raleigh destination: @goodberrys. Fun fact: did you know that Goodberrys is only located in the triangle and in Australia?? How lucky are we? I’m honored to pass ... Alright friends, just as quickly as it began, my time with the baton has come to an end. My last stop of the night is a classic Raleigh destination: @goodberrys.

Fun fact: did you know that Goodberrys is only located in the triangle and in Australia?? How lucky are we?

I’m honored to pass the baton to @cottonpikenrestoration and can’t wait to see where his day takes us tomorrow. Nighty night, friends. 📷: @kristin_jolly #rdubaton
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Gotta be honest, this stop was not planned, but was welcomed with open arms. @snoopyshotdogsandmore ...
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Gotta be honest, this stop was not planned, but was welcomed with open arms. @snoopyshotdogsandmore is right around the corner from work and I have never stopped here, but while I was driving into my last stop of the night (see next post), I couldn’t help but hop in for a yummy hot dog and crinkle ... Gotta be honest, this stop was not planned, but was welcomed with open arms. @snoopyshotdogsandmore is right around the corner from work and I have never stopped here, but while I was driving into my last stop of the night (see next post), I couldn’t help but hop in for a yummy hot dog and crinkle fries.

#sorrynotsorry that all of my posts minus one are food related. That’s basically what this account is for right? 📷: @kristin_jolly #rdubaton
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After making sure I am sufficiently nourished from dinner @morganstreetfoodhall, I made my way ...
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After making sure I am sufficiently nourished from dinner @morganstreetfoodhall, I made my way over to @hopscotchfest, where not only did I get to see the amazing The Flaming Lips from UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, I also witnessed the cutest proposal ever! : @kristin_jolly #rdubaton After making sure I am sufficiently nourished from dinner @morganstreetfoodhall, I made my way over to @hopscotchfest, where not only did I get to see the amazing The Flaming Lips from UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, I also witnessed the cutest proposal ever! 📷: @kristin_jolly #rdubaton
This was my first time at this delicious haven of fruit nectar and I gotta say, it did not disappoint! Even ...
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This was my first time at this delicious haven of fruit nectar and I gotta say, it did not disappoint! Even with Hopscotch setting up just behind us and the relentless security guards trying not to let us in, my friends and I were able to sneak our way in to get some refreshing beverages before ... This was my first time at this delicious haven of fruit nectar and I gotta say, it did not disappoint!

Even with Hopscotch setting up just behind us and the relentless security guards trying not to let us in, my friends and I were able to sneak our way in to get some refreshing beverages before heading to dinner. 📷: @kristin_jolly #rdubaton
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Have any of you seen one of those adorable carts around town? If so, you know what I mean when I say that ...
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Have any of you seen one of those adorable carts around town? If so, you know what I mean when I say that @sweetwaterices has the type of business that makes you smile. The branding is 🏼 on point. With 50s music playing, servers wearing drivers caps and bow ties, and the old-fashioned cart, they ... Have any of you seen one of those adorable carts around town? If so, you know what I mean when I say that @sweetwaterices has the type of business that makes you smile. The branding is 👌🏼 on point. With 50s music playing, servers wearing drivers caps and bow ties, and the old-fashioned cart, they are channeling old school Italian ice with every scoop.

Insider’s tip: ask for PB&J. They’ll mix strawberry (made with real fruit!) and peanut butter (it has actual peanut pieces in it!) together to make the most refreshing treat. 📷: @kristin_jolly #rdubaton
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Now that I’m sufficiently caffeinated, my next stop brings me to work. I am the operations manager ...
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Now that I’m sufficiently caffeinated, my next stop brings me to work. I am the operations manager for @rocky_top_caters and today, we are plating up a few entrees for a private tasting! You are looking at arguably our most popular entree, our slow braised beef short ribs. Is your mouth ... Now that I’m sufficiently caffeinated, my next stop brings me to work. I am the operations manager for @rocky_top_caters and today, we are plating up a few entrees for a private tasting!

You are looking at arguably our most popular entree, our slow braised beef short ribs.

Is your mouth watering yet? Yes? Mission accomplished. 📷: @kristin_jolly #rdubaton
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First stop: the motherland. Oh sorry, I mean @viderichocolate . This place sells coffee and chocolate. ...
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First stop: the motherland. Oh sorry, I mean @viderichocolate . This place sells coffee and chocolate. Is anything else necessary? I could live off of coffee and chocolate. Coffee is basically half water, so that’s taken care of. And isn’t chocolate made from some kind of a bean? There: water ... First stop: the motherland. Oh sorry, I mean @viderichocolate . This place sells coffee and chocolate. Is anything else necessary? I could live off of coffee and chocolate. Coffee is basically half water, so that’s taken care of. And isn’t chocolate made from some kind of a bean? There: water and veggies. That covers it right?

But really, this shop is amazing. They make their own chocolate (you can walk through the factory and see the whole process!) and serve up delicious @counterculturecoffee! Win win!

My order today is an iced mocha (because it’s the south and it’s blazing out at 9:00am) and a truffle (because it’s a truffle). Next time you find yourself down on this side of DTR, check them out! You won’t be disappointed. 📷: @kristin_jolly
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I’m starting my day like most other batoners (is that what we are?). At home, with some coffee. This ...
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I’m starting my day like most other batoners (is that what we are?). At home, with some coffee. This photo may be giving you the impression that every morning starts with a peaceful, casual, relaxed cup of coffee. But followers, do not be deceived. Most mornings, I barely have time to eat a granola ... I’m starting my day like most other batoners (is that what we are?). At home, with some coffee. This photo may be giving you the impression that every morning starts with a peaceful, casual, relaxed cup of coffee. But followers, do not be deceived. Most mornings, I barely have time to eat a granola bar, let alone make a cup of coffee. Most mornings, I leave the house having forgotten something, whether it be turning off all the lights, feeding my cat, or looking in the mirror to make sure that my bed head isn’t too obvious.

But since I have the baton today and it’s a special occasion, I set my alarm for an ungodly hour just so I could ensure that I post a picture of a casual cup of coffee only to add a caption to the post that explains that I never have casual cups of coffee.

My name’s Kristin. Welcome to my day. Let’s get started! 📷: @kristin_jolly #rdubaton
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Well friends, our time is growing short together. It was a fun day though, right? I hope at the very ...
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Well friends, our time is growing short together. It was a fun day though, right? I hope at the very least I encouraged you to [email protected] and live your life to the fullest. Don’t settle for anything other than what’s ideal to you. Life is too short to compromise. If you want something, do whatever ... Well friends, our time is growing short together. It was a fun day though, right? I hope at the very least I encouraged you to [email protected] and live your life to the fullest. Don’t settle for anything other than what’s ideal to you. Life is too short to compromise. If you want something, do whatever it takes to get it. Work 16 hours a day, stay up late, get up early, go do fun stuff! It seems the older I get, the faster the time ticks. 24 hours seems like enough time to elaborate on a day in the life but I’ve found not even close. I tried to show as much of a balanced day as possible! To be fair, I am doing a lot right now and it would be hard to fill you guys in on the rest. As I mentioned before I’ve been doing a lot of cooking in Chicago lately, helping out a friend with his pop up dinners. If you were ever curious about the food we cook and events we do go check out @yang_restaurant! This coming weekend we have four dinners, all 12 tops. For more info I’ll be posting about the rest of that trip on my personal account @awnorowski! If you catch me around please don’t be shy, I’ll see you guys in @chicago! Let’s cook!
Up next: @kristin_jolly
#rdu #raleigh #durham #popupdinner #itwasagreatday #untilnexttime #seeyouontheotherside
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Next stop: the rock gym! Climbing is a new love of mine. Exercise wise, this is by far the most rewarding ...
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Next stop: the rock gym! Climbing is a new love of mine. Exercise wise, this is by far the most rewarding workout I’ve done. Usually you can find me at the @kraftfamily_lc YMCA in Holly Springs but the last two weeks climbing has been my only exercise. I’m basically learning from the ground - ... Next stop: the rock gym! Climbing is a new love of mine. Exercise wise, this is by far the most rewarding workout I’ve done. Usually you can find me at the @kraftfamily_lc YMCA in Holly Springs but the last two weeks climbing has been my only exercise. I’m basically learning from the ground - up (get it?) and there is much to learn about getting up those walls! @trianglerockclub is the place to be if you want in. I have only been to the Morrisville location but a Raleigh location already exists as well as a Durham location being built right now. The staff is super friendly and more than willing to teach. If you climb and see me around, come say hi 🙂 To see more check out @awnorowski !
#rdu #raleigh #durham #trianglerockclub #rockclimbing #exercise #itsgoingtobeagoodday #staytuned #justgettingstarted #optoutside #rei1440project #reiemployee
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This is something that I’ve been working on lately. It’s still a work in progress. At Herons, we made ...
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This is something that I’ve been working on lately. It’s still a work in progress. At Herons, we made some really cool things. We had access to pretty much anything under the sun that was in season (or not) and also the tools needed to manipulate that food however we wanted. The idea I had for ... This is something that I’ve been working on lately. It’s still a work in progress. At Herons, we made some really cool things. We had access to pretty much anything under the sun that was in season (or not) and also the tools needed to manipulate that food however we wanted. 🍵
The idea I had for this was a “bite” of sweet tea. I love to play with food and to build on memories that people already have of food. I think sometimes as cooks we use ingredients that people are not familiar with like sea urchin, squid ink, black truffles, and caviar and while they are all unique and beautiful in their own right, not too many people can say that those ingredients remind them of any other time other than eating in a “fancy” restaurant. 🍵
Everybody knows or has tried sweet tea. I took a nice organic green tea and brewed it at what I thought was the best temperature with the best water I could find. I took lemon verbena from my garden and used it three ways in this little bite: I first made a simple syrup that was 2:1 sugar:water. I then took whole leaves of verbena and steeped it in the warm syrup for an hour, then strained it out. I used that to sweeten the green tea, we now have verbena green tea. I took (a lot) more verbena and dehydrated it, then buzzed it and passed it through a fine mesh. That powder was dusted across the top of the sphere. I then picked the micro leaves and that is the leaf on top. Also growing in my garden is purple basil. I love the color of it and wanted to extract it so I made a purple basil vinegar by steeping 7% by weight herb:white wine vinegar and then thickened it. The tea was frozen into spheres and glazed with cocoa butter. As the frozen tea sphere thaws the outside shell stays hard and ends up being a refreshing burst when bitten into. It’s still not quite where I want it to be but this very well could be included in my future dinners in the area! For more info you can always check out @awnorowski !
#smallbites #sweettea #biteofsweettea #raleigh #rdu #raleighdurham #durhamfood #raleighfoodpics #staytuned #itsgoingtobeagoodday #whatimworkingon #popupdinner #prep #japanesesweettea #canapeideas
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First stop of the day! This is one of our “side jobs”. As I said before, I cook for a living. Well, usually. ...
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First stop of the day! This is one of our “side jobs”. As I said before, I cook for a living. Well, usually. My former GM at Ãn has a project going at @dukeuniversity and we are working together to get some pop up dinners started here in Durham. It’s a work in progress but the concept we are working ... First stop of the day! This is one of our “side jobs”. As I said before, I cook for a living. Well, usually. My former GM at Ãn has a project going at @dukeuniversity and we are working together to get some pop up dinners started here in Durham. It’s a work in progress but the concept we are working on is something that is already a working beast and a project I help with in @chicago called @yang_restaurant where I cook with my good friend @connor_30. We cooked side by side for over two years at Ãn and Herons. Today isn’t about my Chicago life but if I’m not here in the area chances are I’m in Chicago cooking. I’ve been really fortunate to not only work at @heronsnc but with so many great men that I call mentors. I hate change but one of my closest mentors told me during his last day at Ãn that the only consistent thing in life is change. It was tough coming to the realization that mentally I was ready to move on. Did I learn every single thing that I possibly could have? No, but if I waited until I reached that point I’d be 50 years old still doing the same thing. I felt like I just conquered the world by walking over 2,000 miles and felt like my growth was limited, even in an elite kitchen where knowledge is endless. Keep following the journey @awnorowski !
#duke #dukeuniversity #sideproject #prep #firststopoftheday #goodmorning #rdu #raleighdurham #durham #popupdinner #yangrestaurant #staytuned #itsgoingtobeagoodday #randd
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What’s up friends?! My name is Alex and I’ll begin this fiesta right away! First of all, I can’t tell ...
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What’s up friends?! My name is Alex and I’ll begin this fiesta right away! First of all, I can’t tell you all how stoked I am to be a piece of this puzzle. There’s so much positive energy on this page; I love it. Let’s keep it going. So I’ll start out with a little about me and we’ll roll into a day in ... What’s up friends?! My name is Alex and I’ll begin this fiesta right away! First of all, I can’t tell you all how stoked I am to be a piece of this puzzle. There’s so much positive energy on this page; I love it. Let’s keep it going. So I’ll start out with a little about me and we’ll roll into a day in the life of @awnorowski. By trade, I’m a cook. It was pretty cool to see but not too long ago a lady that I worked with at @heronsnc took this page over and highlighted a dinner that @curtisduffy came to town for. Before I do what I do now I spent a solid amount of time, about two years, at a restaurant called Ãn in Cary. Ãn will always hold a place in my heart because that is where I truly learned how to cook, how to love, and how to discipline myself. After Ãn I was sent to Herons which is inside the @theumstead and right across the street. It was there that @devereauxgreene taught me finesse. He taught me how to operate at the highest level and he along with Spencer pushed me harder than I thought I could ever be pushed, but it made me a stronger man and a better cook. No regrets what so ever. I left, hiked the entire @appalachiantrail, came back, and left again. I evolved - a 7 month walk will do that to you 😜 More on what I’m up to these days later, tomorrow is a busy day!
#alwayshustling #onmygrind #raleighdurham #raleigh #northcarolina #rdu #baton #staytuned #itsgoingtobeagoodday #ontothenextone #workinprogress
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Whew, we are exhausted, but I had to walk the fam over to @boxcarral to check it out. I love me some skeeball ...
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Whew, we are exhausted, but I had to walk the fam over to @boxcarral to check it out. I love me some skeeball and if you like pinball, this is your place. They seem to have changed some games around from my last visit, but I like being able to play some old school games and have a drink. That’s a wrap ... Whew, we are exhausted, but I had to walk the fam over to @boxcarral to check it out. I love me some skeeball and if you like pinball, this is your place. They seem to have changed some games around from my last visit, but I like being able to play some old school games and have a drink. That’s a wrap for me folks, thanks for hanging out! Photo credit: @shoemadam tomorrow @awnorowski will take the baton!
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Because sometimes you just need #biscuits and #hushpuppies @thepitbbq never disappoints and ...
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Because sometimes you just need #biscuits and #hushpuppies @thepitbbq never disappoints and had to introduce the fam to #NC #bbq they weren’t totally sold on vinegar based being from Texas, but loved the #southern apps and sides. Photo credit: @shoemadam Because sometimes you just need #biscuits and #hushpuppies @thepitbbq never disappoints and had to introduce the fam to #NC #bbq they weren’t totally sold on vinegar based being from Texas, but loved the #southern apps and sides. Photo credit: @shoemadam
Well, I had very good intentions of going into the new #cathedral but it was locked #veryAmerican ...
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Well, I had very good intentions of going into the new #cathedral but it was locked #veryAmerican #veryunEuropean so you’ll have to take my word for it that it’s gorgeous inside. I wasn’t sure how I felt about the all white interior the first time I attended #mass but now I kind of love how clean ... Well, I had very good intentions of going into the new #cathedral but it was locked #veryAmerican #veryunEuropean so you’ll have to take my word for it that it’s gorgeous inside. I wasn’t sure how I felt about the all white interior the first time I attended #mass but now I kind of love how clean it makes it. I’m more a C&E Catholic, but love looking at cathedrals. Photo credit: @shoemadam
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Anyone who knows me, knows I cannot get enough of @zassdesign They are a local Raleigh company that ...
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Anyone who knows me, knows I cannot get enough of @zassdesign They are a local Raleigh company that makes jewelry from rescued materials. You can bring them any can or #recycled #material and they can do magic. I had them lay out some of their #brewcuffs and earrings, I just can’t get enough ... Anyone who knows me, knows I cannot get enough of @zassdesign They are a local Raleigh company that makes jewelry from rescued materials. You can bring them any can or #recycled #material and they can do magic. I had them lay out some of their #brewcuffs and earrings, I just can’t get enough of them! On top of making awesome stuff, Zulay and Steph are the most amazing people ever and have become like family. Check them out for special, unique gifts or a #treatyoself day. Photo credit: @shoemadam
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So I’m one of those weird people who LOVES cemeteries. Not sure why, but I find them beautiful and ...
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So I’m one of those weird people who LOVES cemeteries. Not sure why, but I find them beautiful and calming. @oakwoodcemetery is one of my favorites..the rolling hills, history and gorgeous headstones. This is the first time I’ve seen these lions and thought they were amazing. If you haven’t ... So I’m one of those weird people who LOVES cemeteries. Not sure why, but I find them beautiful and calming. @oakwoodcemetery is one of my favorites..the rolling hills, history and gorgeous headstones. This is the first time I’ve seen these lions and thought they were amazing. If you haven’t done one of their tours, do yourself a favor and book one, you will not be disappointed. Photo credit: @shoemadam
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So it’s lunch time and with my family picked up and everyone with different tastes, I thought @morganstreetfoodhall ...
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So it’s lunch time and with my family picked up and everyone with different tastes, I thought @morganstreetfoodhall would be the safest bet. Family had mixed reviews, but #curryinahurry did not disappoint. Photo credit: @shoemadam So it’s lunch time and with my family picked up and everyone with different tastes, I thought @morganstreetfoodhall would be the safest bet. Family had mixed reviews, but #curryinahurry did not disappoint. Photo credit: @shoemadam
Good morning! I thought I’d start the day with a ‘getting to know’ me post <span class="emoji emoji1f609"></span> I love shoes. It hadn’t ...
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Good morning! I thought I’d start the day with a ‘getting to know’ me post I love shoes. It hadn’t always been that way, but somewhere in life after traveling and moving all over the world, I decided to come back to the Triangle, and shoes became my obsession...particularly heels. Although ... Good morning! I thought I’d start the day with a ‘getting to know’ me post 😉 I love shoes. It hadn’t always been that way, but somewhere in life after traveling and moving all over the world, I decided to come back to the Triangle, and shoes became my obsession...particularly heels. Although I’m from Houston, Texas, I came to NC back in ‘98 to attend UNC Chapel Hill, so it’s no surprise I love all types of Heels 🐏 👠 A few years back, my partner couldn’t understand why I didn’t own any Heels heels...the easy answer was that I’ve never seen women’s heels for my school or any other...and like any good man he created @fanfeet never having done anything like that before. Of course, I’m partial to anything with Rameses on it, but I love all of these shoes, particularly the Bootie style and these are some of my most cherished shoes, as they also have the autographs of some of my favorite people on them, Coaches Sylvia Hatchell, Roy Williams and Frank Beamer. More to come later, as I’m off to RDU to pick up my family flying in from Texas! Photo credit by @shoemadam
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Well, I was hoping for some sort of elaborate grand finale to my baton day, but to be honest, that’s ...
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Well, I was hoping for some sort of elaborate grand finale to my baton day, but to be honest, that’s not really my style. A glass of wine on the porch watching these beautiful summer evening skies is more my speed. Thanks so much for following my day! Be sure to check in tomorrow when @shoemadam ... Well, I was hoping for some sort of elaborate grand finale to my baton day, but to be honest, that’s not really my style. A glass of wine on the porch watching these beautiful summer evening skies is more my speed. Thanks so much for following my day! Be sure to check in tomorrow when @shoemadam shows you around. And if you’re in #downtowndurham, don’t forget to stop by @bagelbardurham and say hey! Photo by @jcollins86 👋🏻
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Can’t believe I made it almost all day without mentioning my #partnerincrime, the incomparable ...
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Can’t believe I made it almost all day without mentioning my #partnerincrime, the incomparable Ms. Ruby Doo, Princess of Southside. Every afternoon we like to wander wherever the wind takes us, whether it’s down to #ForestHillsPark, #AmericanTobaccCampus, or picking up the #americantobaccotrail. ... Can’t believe I made it almost all day without mentioning my #partnerincrime, the incomparable Ms. Ruby Doo, Princess of Southside. Every afternoon we like to wander wherever the wind takes us, whether it’s down to #ForestHillsPark, #AmericanTobaccCampus, or picking up the #americantobaccotrail. A short walk from our door gets us access to so many amazing green spaces right in the heart of the city. It’s one of my absolute favorite things about this area. #greenismyfavoritecolor #itsnoteasybeinggreen #greenspaces #ispyarubydoo photo by @jcollins86
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As a small business owner, I know the importance of self care. It’s important to stop every once in ...
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As a small business owner, I know the importance of self care. It’s important to stop every once in a while and do something just for yourself that makes you feel good. For @teejscott and I, that usually involves mani-pedis at Bliss Nail Bar on 9th street. It’s such a treat and we never leave disappointed. ... As a small business owner, I know the importance of self care. It’s important to stop every once in a while and do something just for yourself that makes you feel good. For @teejscott and I, that usually involves mani-pedis at Bliss Nail Bar on 9th street. It’s such a treat and we never leave disappointed. #treatyoself2018. Photo by @jcollins86
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After a quick trip out to @tangeroutlets in #Mebane to hit up the Labor Day sales, we decided to stop ...
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After a quick trip out to @tangeroutlets in #Mebane to hit up the Labor Day sales, we decided to stop in at @mysterybrewing in #hillsborough to try out their new September menu. It’s one of our favorite hangouts whenever we come to hillsborough. Great beer, great atmosphere, and this shrimp ... After a quick trip out to @tangeroutlets in #Mebane to hit up the Labor Day sales, we decided to stop in at @mysterybrewing in #hillsborough to try out their new September menu. It’s one of our favorite hangouts whenever we come to hillsborough. Great beer, great atmosphere, and this shrimp roll was no joke! Photo by @jcollins86
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Normally on Mondays you can find me here at my business @bagelbardurham (or sometimes at my other ...
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Normally on Mondays you can find me here at my business @bagelbardurham (or sometimes at my other business @bagelbarchapelhill) right across the street from #Durham City Hall. We have the pleasure of serving fresh bagels and coffee to the amazing hard working civil servants that occupy ... Normally on Mondays you can find me here at my business @bagelbardurham (or sometimes at my other business @bagelbarchapelhill) right across the street from #Durham City Hall. We have the pleasure of serving fresh bagels and coffee to the amazing hard working civil servants that occupy the many city and county offices around the #governmentservicesdistrict of downtown. Since it’s Labor Day and all we are closed today to allow our hardworking employees a much deserved break. #HappyLaborDay Photo by @jcollins86
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Good Morning Triangle and Happy Labor Day! I’m Jon (@jcollins86) and I am very excited to have the ...
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Good Morning Triangle and Happy Labor Day! I’m Jon (@jcollins86) and I am very excited to have the baton today! I live right in downtown Durham with my boyfriend (@teejscott) and we get to wake up to this amazing view of @americantobaccocampus EVERY MORNING! even though it’s Labor Day and ... Good Morning Triangle and Happy Labor Day! I’m Jon (@jcollins86) and I am very excited to have the baton today! I live right in downtown Durham with my boyfriend (@teejscott) and we get to wake up to this amazing view of @americantobaccocampus EVERY MORNING! even though it’s Labor Day and a lot of our favorite businesses will be closed, we’ll still try to highlight some of our favorite things in to do around the Triangle. Stay tuned! (Photo by: @jcollins86 )
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Even though I think I surpassed the picture limit (slaps own wrist), I needed one last one to sign ...
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Even though I think I surpassed the picture limit (slaps own wrist), I needed one last one to sign off from! So just as our day started, we are ending by taking the doggos for a walk on the trail. Blaze & Astro thought you might want to see how the river bank is changing now that the Milburnie Dam is ... Even though I think I surpassed the picture limit (slaps own wrist), I needed one last one to sign off from! So just as our day started, we are ending by taking the doggos for a walk on the trail. Blaze & Astro thought you might want to see how the river bank is changing now that the Milburnie Dam is gone! Thanks to everyone who went on my #scieNCeEdRDU fieldtrip today! Sorry for all the long captions, I hope you still has fun and learned something new! I know I sure did, including that Instagram has a character limit 🤐 (slapping my other wrist). If I'm ever allowed to have the baton back I'd love to continue our field trip...there are soooo many places to go! Photo cred @aquagirl0409
On Monday, Sept 3rd @jcollins86 takes the baton!

#100mileschallenge #neverstoplearning @blaze_n_astro #scieNCeEdRDU
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