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Savvy Shopping Stretches Your Clothing Budget

Morgan Miller. Denkers. Monkees. Ah, just the names of these boutiques make this clothes horse smile. You shop at these stores, and you feel like style icon Gwyneth Paltrow. Your purchases are made from only the best and most luxurious fabric. Close inspection shows the stitching is made to last. (Don’t forget we learned from […]

Stocking Stuffer Shopping in Downtown Southern Pines

As I was walking through the streets of Downtown Southern Pines and noticing the Christmas decorations, I also popped into a few stores to find some new winter items that I would love to see in my stocking. First stop was Denkers Dry Goods & Sundry, where I found myself wishing I had these texting […]

Sandhills Foodies: Grilled Portabello Mushroom Napoleon

I love anything from the grill. That includes some pretty spectacular vegetarian meals. Kerrie likes it even more when I cook things she likes and this recipe is one of those meals that she just goes nuts over. It’s vegetarian and I’m not talking vegan because there is some cheese involved but this is one […]

Sandhills Style: Lampshades

If lamps are key accessories in a room (which I believe they are), then their shades should be the crowning jewel.  You can easily find an inexpensive lamp and top it with a proper fitting, interesting shade and end up with a more elegant design statement.  Or, turn a pair of vases or urns into […]

Cupcakes, Art, Chanel and Great Sales

Cupcakes, Chanel, Art, Fashion & great sales have this Saturday in common.  So, if you’re out and about…sandhillsDig recommends celebrating Valentine’s Day a little early! First, Amy with the Carolina Cupcake Bar will be giving out cupcake samples at The Mockingbird on Broad Street in downtown Southern Pines.  She will also have some cool cupcake […]

Painting Pottery in Downtown Southern Pines

Over lunch at Sweet Basil Cafe, my friend Jordan and I decided we’d like to do something for some kids we babysit.  Walking in downtown Southern Pines and looking around in the stores, I am always inspired to do some sort of art project and walking past 9th of September was just the inspiration we needed… […]

Last-Minute Gift Ideas

We have discovered so many great things for holiday gifts right here in the Sandhills that we decided to start a list. Feel free to submit any good and LOCAL ideas you have and we’ll check ’em out and add them to the list. Shopping LOCAL this holiday season is important.  Help strengthen our community […]

10 Holiday Gifts Under $10 at Swank

Looking for stocking stuffers or teacher gift? Swank Coffee Shoppe & Handmade Market in downtown Southern Pines has you covered.  Extended holiday hours are Fridays 7:30am-8pm, Saturdays 8am-8pm & Sundays 11am-4pm. Check out these fabulous handmade gifts for under $10.  Plus, click here for an additional shopping list of 10 items under $25. Owl Purses – […]

The Wednesday What’s Up with One Eleven Main – 12.1.2010

Julie Moore of One Eleven Main in downtown Aberdeen brings us this week’s Wednesday What’s Up to tell us about Teacher Appreciation Night this Thursday, Dec.2 and Girl’s Night Out on Thursday, Dec.9. Our local calendar is full of fun holiday events, live concerts, upcoming movies & more… Wednesday, December 1st ENCORE: The Met in […]

Personalized Gifts that Wow…and Save Time

My mom always told me that “presentation” is important – especially when it comes to giving gifts.  In a search for unique gift ideas this year, I discovered that Alice Ormston, owner of Time Details in downtown Southern Pines, is saving people time and getting personal with her holiday gift baskets this season…in addition to getting […]