Monthly Archives:: June 2010

INDY 2010 Winners

Congratulations to SB&G advertisers who won Independent’s Best of the Triangle 2010. We are proud to work with so many outstanding businesses!

Best Hotel in Wake County- The Umstead Hotel & Spa
Runners Up: Raleigh Marriott City Center & Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

Best Hotel Durham County- The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Runners Up: Doubletree Guest Suites, Hilton Durham, The King’s Daughters Inn & Durham Marriott Convention Center

Best Hotel in Orange/Chatham County- The Carolina Inn
Runners Up- The Siena Hotel, The Fearrington House Country Inn, The Franklin Hotel

Best Bed & Breakfast in Triangle- The King’s Daughters Inn
Runner up- The Fearrington House Country Inn

Best Day Spa in Triangle Runners Up- Bella Trio Day Spa & The Umstead Hotel & Spa

Best Jewelry Store in Wake County- Bailey’s Fine Jewelry

Best Catering in Triangle- Rocky Top Hospitality

Most Romantic Restaurant in the Triangle- Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern

Best Candy Selection in the Triangle Winner, Best Local Wine Store in Orange/Chatham County Winner, and Best Retail Cheese Selection in Triangle Runner Up- A Southern Season

Best Florist in Triangle Runners Up- Ninth Street Flowers & University Florist & Gift Shop

Best Men’s Clothing in Triangle Runner Up- Belk

Best Dance Club in Triangle Runner Up-  and Best Upscale Bar in Triangle Runner Up- Solas

Best Outdoor Music Venue in Triangle  Runner Up and Best Place to see music before 10pm Runner Up- American Tobacco

Best Art Gallery in Triangle Runner Up- Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Best Dry Cleaner in Triangle Runner Up- Medlin Davis Cleaners

New Event Space in Chapel Hill- Open House Tea

Open House Tea for brides & their families- Sunday, June 27, 1:00-4:00PM

The former Delta Zeta House (420 Hillsborough Street) in Chapel Hill has been acquired by the Altridge Group and has been renovated to serve as a new event space. The gorgeous building boasts a central dining room with high ceilings & new hardwood floors, and a large shaded patio, which will be a perfect venue for corporate events as well as weddings. This open house tea event is for brides, grooms & their families, as well as wedding industry professionals, and will feature refreshments by Maslow Event Design Catering and The Picnic Basket.  Invitations can be picked up at The Picnic Basket sales office and The Terrace Cafe at Duke Gardens in Durham. Several local vendors will be featured at the event, including The Picnic Basket, Sugarland, Island Sound DJs, A Southern Season Bridal Registry Desk,and Victoria Park Florist.

To RSVP please call 919.321.6204,or click HERE for more information.

The Merry Martini Grand Opening Party This Week!

This Thursday, June 17, from 5-9pm, come celebrate the opening of The Merry Martini, a new stationary & gift item store in Durham’s Sutton Station. This grand opening cocktail party will be held to ring in the new locally-owned business. Guests will be welcomed with food and of course, “merry martinis,” and will receive gift bags (VIP bags for the first 25 guests), coupon books, and raffle prizes.

The Merry Martini is located at 5826 Fayetteville Street, Suite 105. Visit for more information.

Sneak Peak: SB&G’s Latest Photo Shoot

Here are a few behing-the-scenes preview shots from our latest photo shoot. SB&G teamed up with Chapel Hill’s Governor’s Club last month to create a real bridal luncheon for one of GC’s staff members, Catherine, which will be featured in the next edition of the magazine. The soiree was set up on the beautiful balcony overlooking the lake and golf course. Katie Cathey of La Fete styled the event with a Caribbean theme. Lovely Katie is pictured below with the beautiful floral arrangements provided by University Florist. In the other photo is me setting out the gorgeous cake by Sugarland. The linens and tableware rentals were donated by Classic Party Rental. Lisa Brown of Bella Rose Photography was onsite to shoot the entire event. We can’t show you the final shots that will be in the magazine just yet, but I can tell you the final spread in the 2011 magazine will be beautiful and timeless.

Photos below are courtesy of Bella Rose Photography: