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  • EATS AND DRINKS,  RALEIGH DURHAM LIVING,  THINGS TO DO

    Afternoon Tea at Sugar Magnolia Cafe

    For my mom’s birthday this year, we did an afternoon tea at Sugar Magnolia Cafe in Wake Forest, North Carolina! We were making a reservation a bit late, and thankfully Sugar Magnolia could fit us in on my mom’s actual birthday. Making a reservation was easy and straightforward! I called first but their voice mail directs you to send them an email. They are extremely responsive, which I appreciate. Sugar Magnolia offers a few different tiers of afternoon tea, and we opted for The Donna Lou “Magnolia Tea”, which is about $26 per person. While it is their fanciest option, it is comparable to the standard option for afternoon teas…

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    Ice Cream Camp at Rockwood Dairy Bar

    Hi, friends! I recently attended “Ice Cream Camp” at Rockwood Dairy Bar in Durham, NC. If you like ice cream and want to learn how to make it or try putting different combinations of ingredients together, this might be the perfect thing for you. For Ice Cream Camp, you can book your spot ahead of time on their Square page. The cost is $20 per person, which I think is very reasonable for an hour-ish of fun and for the ice cream you get to take home. They also offer Ice Cream Camp for children, and you can also do private events if you have a large enough group. We…

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    Visiting Purple Alpaca Farms

    I visited an alpaca farm for the first time this weekend, and of course, I had to tell you all about it! About Purple Alpaca Farms After seeing a college friend visit, I immediately bookmarked Purple Alpaca Farms on Instagram (I have a collection of “Local Places to Try Soon”). Purple Alpaca Farms is a family-owned farm located in Boonville, NC. It took us right about two hours from Durham, but the bulk of the drive is a straight shot on I-40. If you are in the Triad area, it would be a quick drive. Purple Alpaca Farms offers a few different types of experiences—Farm Tour, Alpaca Yoga, and agriculture…

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    Where to Go Strawberry Picking in Raleigh-Durham

    Hi, friends! Strawberry has always been my favorite fruit so I look forward to strawberry season every year. I love strawberry picking as a weekend activity and I highly recommend it whether you go with your friends or family. Last year, I shared a list of local farms offering strawberries on Instagram and I am sharing it on the blog this year as well–hope you find it helpful! APEX Buckwheat Farm 2700 Holland Road, Apex, NC 27502  $15 for Basket or $4.50 for Quart Basket; $14 if you bring back your own Basket Note: you can purchase a Basket on their website for a specific date DJ’s Berry Patch 1223…

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    A Weekend Guide to the Triangle

    Hi, friends! I first wrote this post back in February after a friend has visited from out of state. We did a lot of stuff during the weekend all over the Triangle (are you impressed I left Durham?!), and I thought it would be fun to share the “weekend itinerary.” The original plan was to publish it in March, but then COVID-19 pandemic escalated and we were under a lockdown so it didn’t make sense to publish it then.