RALEIGH DURHAM LIVING

  • EATS AND DRINKS,  RALEIGH DURHAM LIVING

    Yamazushi Dinner

    I had first learned about Yamazushi years ago on Bull City subreddit. Located in an unassuming spot at Woodcroft Shopping Center, Yamazushi is known for their Kaiseki, or traditional Japanese multi-course dinner. I finally had a chance to experience Yamazushi this past week so I thought I’d document this on the blog to share with you! WHAT YOU’RE SIGNING UP FOR & RESERVATION PROCESS Yamazushi does Kaiseki-style dinners exclusively with specific menu items changing seasonally. At $150 price tag per person (and 20% gratuity), it’s not an everyday or even a casual date night spot (definitely the most expensive meal I’ve personally had in life so far!). They’re only open…

  • BOOKS,  LIFESTYLE,  RALEIGH DURHAM LIVING,  SHOP LOCAL

    Letters Bookshop Sidecar Book Subscription Review

    While I love my local public library, the combination of a local bookstore + monthly book subscription + surprise book picks won me over and I recently signed up for Sidecar Book Subscription by Letters Bookshop. Now after three months of having the subscription, I’m sitting down to write this review post! Spoiler alert–I love it and renewed my subscription already. If you’re not local to the Triangle or not yet familiar, Letters Bookshop is an independent bookstore located in downtown Durham that sells both new and used books. Since their relocation to Main Street, they have launched a monthly book subscription called Sidecar. HOW SIDECAR BOOK SUBSCRIPTION WORKS With…

  • EATS AND DRINKS,  RALEIGH DURHAM LIVING

    Durham Date Night: Saint James Seafood

    If you haven’t heard already, Saint James Seafood is open back up after almost two years! I used to walk by Saint James Seafood every day to catch the bus when I worked at Duke, and I finally got to go after almost four years haha. I was trying to think of a place to celebrate Alex’s birthday and Saint James Seafood’s reopening was a sign from the universe. We dined in the first Friday they were open, and they had a packed house! I strongly encourage you to make a reservation, especially if you want to go during the weekend. FYI They do not have outdoor seating, and their…

  • EATS AND DRINKS,  RALEIGH DURHAM LIVING

    Durham Date Night: Mothers & Sons

    Can you believe it took me over 4+ years of living in Durham to make it Mothers & Sons? Well, I am glad that has been fixed. If you’re new to the Triangle area or unfamiliar, Mothers & Sons Trattoria is an Italian restaurant in downtown Durham. Alex and I FINALLY checked out Mothers & Sons during the Triangle Restaurant Week. During the Triangle Restaurant Week, a number of participating restaurants offer two or three-course menu options with fixed pricing. You can check out the Triangle Restaurant Week website for the list of restaurants and menus. I find it to be a great way to try a new-to-me restaurant! Mothers…

  • RALEIGH DURHAM LIVING,  SHOP LOCAL

    Visiting Jordan Lake Christmas Tree Farm

    ‘Tis the season! We finally got around to getting a Christmas tree for the living room this weekend. I learned about Jordan Lake Christmas Tree Farm in Apex from a friend recently and was too excited to not check it out! I mean, I had no idea we even had any Christmas tree farm in the Triangle area. Since there aren’t that many Christmas tree farms here, Jordan Lake gets pretty popular. For Thanksgiving weekend and the following weekend, they require reservations, which are free. I made a reservation for the Sunday after Thanksgiving (first Sunday in December) and they actually ran out of trees the Saturday before and cancelled…