Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sponsor Shout Out: Capital Eye Center

A big THANK YOU to sponsor

At a time when patients and the public at large are purported by the media to be skeptical about the medical profession, it is refreshing to hear reports that accurately portray the dedication, compassion, and competency exhibited by most physicians. Dr. Albert Munn, III is a Raleigh ophthalmologist who has received state and national recognition, and who exemplifies the true spirit and meaning of medical care.

Albert Munn, III, MD

Capital Eye Care can offer health care consultation on a number of eye problems such as:



                                                                  Diabetic Retinopathy


Sponsor Shout Out: Wine and Design

A big THANK YOU to sponsor

Together, these longtime friends were looking for a creative outlet and decided to go into business together. With dreams of owning their own business, Emmy and Harriet discovered the “painting/wine party” concept in January 2010. It was love at first sight. Knowing that no such company yet existed in Raleigh, the ladies started doing their research and after many long days and longer nights, prepared their business plan and started to seek financial backing. Despite the economy, their equity partners believed in their concept and extended them the loan. The rest is history. 

Artist painting their own "hounds" at Pet Night!

Sponsor Shout Out: Nuesentials

A big THANK YOU to our sponsor

Our products are based on all-natural whole foods, primarily stabilized rice bran, not synthetically manufactured vitamins. More importantly, our products are revolutionary and genuinely different from most everything else in the market today. Follow the links below and read carefully to fully understand how unique Nussentials' products really are.

Nussentials' products are not medicine. They don't heal any diseases and are not intended to replace any medical treatments. But, these products nourish the body and by doing so, provide our bodies with an opportunity to correct their imbalances.

Nussentials -- whole food for real people!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sponsor Shout Out: Linacucina

A big THANK YOU to sponsor

for making amazing Clothes Hound Cupcakes for us!

Whether you're hosting a poker game, baby shower, cocktail party or you just want some munchies for the big game, we will customize a delicious menu to fit your taste and budget. Contact us for your next celebration!

Our gorgeous cupcakes for our Grand Opening!

Sponsor Shout Out: Austin Jade

         A big THANK YOU to sponsor

for donating her fantastic services by doing our model's hair

for the Grand Opening!

Her mission is:

"I never sacrifice cut, color or comfort. Live in color in Austin Jade!"

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sponsor Shout Out: Davis Plastic Surgery

   A big THANK YOU to

for being a proud sponsor at our Grand Opening!

The Beautiful Gretta is a long time friend and supporter of Clothes Hound
She is currently a Patient Care Cooridator at David Plastic Surgery

We at Davis Plastic Surgery are committed to providing the highest quality of care and attention to each of our patients. Let us assist you in obtaining the physical appearance you are striving for with experience, privacy and proven results.

We believe in educating our patients as to their best treatment options, and to individualize our recommendations so that they best address the individual patient's concerns and sensitivities. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is a very personal decision and patients often feel more comfortable when they are made aware of all of their options, risks and benefits of their medical procedure. We strive to provide resources that will allow you to feel comfortable in your resolution.

A picture of their beautiful office space!

Sponsor Shout Out: Sealed With Appeal

                                                    A big THANK YOU to

For donating notecards for our Goodie Bags!

Sealed with Appeal is not your ordinary stationery consultants!

To label ourselves stationery artists seems so, well, stationary. The thought of what stationery can lead to, however, provides endless possibilities to the creative mind. Though our main focus is wedding stationery, we love the chance to dabble in additional artistic mediums. Notepads, magnets, pens, address labels, stickers … make sure to inquire if there’s something special you’re searching for!

Some of the services we offer:

· save the dates

· wedding invitations

· response, reception & direction cards

· envelopes, envelope liners & seals

· bridal & baby shower invitations

· bachelorette party invitations

· rehearsal dinner invitations

· digital photo montages

· ceremony bulletins & reception menus

· table cards & place cards

· thank you stationery

· address labels

· wedding & party favors

· gift & luggage tags

Check out a few samples of Sealed with Appeals work:

Sponsor Shout Out: Tropical Fruit and Nut

A big Thank you to

for providing us the yummy snacks for our
Goodie bags!

Tropical Foods From Everyday to Gourmet™

Tropical Foods specializes in premium snack mixes, raw and freshly roasted nuts and seeds, dried fruit, and hundreds of bulk and packaged candies, spices, grains and specialty foods. Tropical Foods has an extensive line of retail branded products, including Grabeez®, Buffalo Nuts® and Christille Bay®. The company was founded in 1977 with an original product line of 100 items which has grown to include more than 3000 today. Privately-owned, Tropical is headquartered in Charlotte, NC, with additional operating centers in Atlanta, Memphis, Washington DC and Dallas.

Below are just a few of the wide range of products that Tropical offers!
From nuts to candy and spices and seasonings!
Tropical is your wholesale marketplace for restaurants, stores,
specialty shops, gift baskets and much much more!

Tropical is also know for their fantastic bin and snack displays around the US in Grocery Stores, Book Stores, Health Food Establishments and even movie theaters!

Thanks again to tropical for providing us with the Ambrosia snack pack!

Sponsor Shout Out: Rodan and Fields

A big THANK YOU to sponsor

Rodan + Fields® Dermatologists is changing skin and changing lives by partnering with independent business owners across the United States to bring innovations in anti-aging skincare to everyone. Founded by world-renowned dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, the creators of Proactiv® Solution, Rodan + Fields' patent-pending AMP MD™ System makes real results possible at home without injections or other invasive procedures.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sponsor Shout Out: Olly Oxen

A big THANK YOU to sponsor

Olly Oxen, founded by owner/designer Charlotte Guice of North Carolina, is about having a unique product that works for a wide variety of events and people. Whether you graduated from a school thirty years ago or you are still in college tailgating for the big game, our products will preserve your unique style and still express that strong spirit.

We are proud to make our skirts and embroider each product locally in the Carolinas!

Sponsor Shout Out: Joint Venture Jewelry

 a big THANK YOU to

for a contributing a wonderful coupon and nail file for our goodie bags!

Our concept is unique. We strive to give jewelry owners an opportunity to sell items they no longer want or need at the highest possible price. At the same time, we offer jewelry buyers tremendous value because most of our pieces are pre-owned.

Products While we specialize in vintage estate jewelry, we also have a large selection of modern jewelry, designer pieces, and sterling silver. Look to us for an outstanding selection of engagement rings, as well as unique pieces you simply won't find elsewhere!

Owners Lee and Donna

Joint Ventures knows a good Clothes Hound when they see one!

We took the liberty of picking out a few of our favorites!

Trust us it wasn't hard!

Be sure to check out their Store in Cary,NC

Sponsor Shout Out: Cakelettery

A big THANK YOU to 

for contributing bouquets of caklettes for our Grand Opening!

What is a "cakelette," anyway?   Our short answer? Delicious.

Our longer answer? Here goes: Cakelettes are fully-cooked bite-sized spheres of perfection, blending homemade cakes with homemade icing and finishing it all up with the perfect accent - chocolate (or vanilla!), and don't forget the extra helping of love baked in (please excuse the cliche!).

Apparently, these are the "latest craze" in the baking world, but we've been enjoying them for years! (We blame our love of frosting, chocolate and . . . cake!) You might've heard them called a number of different monikers: cake balls, cake pops, cake truffles, and so on. You might've even run into a something resembling a cakelette in your day-to-day. Either way, thank heavens you continued your search to The Cakelettery!

We're proud to have adapted the recipes we grew up with into an adorable package - that's delicious, to boot! We've yet to disappoint, and trust us, with a single Cakelette, you'll be be smitten! Truly, it will be love at first bite!

Sponsor Shout Out: Bella Monica

A big THANK YOU to sponsor

Thank you for Catering 3 of our events! The food was Delish!

Sundays at our Nana’s house were special days. It began when we entered Nana’s house and the smell of the ‘gravy’ simmering on the stove would greet us at the door. Nana would fly out of the kitchen to pinch our cheeks, give us hugs, and lead us to the table full of food saying “mangia, mangia”. Sundays with Nana were days where everything seemed to stop for family and friends; everything except for pasta. Aunts, uncles and cousins would trickle into Nana’s house throughout the day to take their places at the table. The day never seemed to end as we would sit for hours sharing the food and laughter with one another. Although the day would begin and end with food, it was the time with family that really made the day special. It is our hope and passion at Bella Monica to recreate those long Sundays at Nana’s.

Since 2000, when chef/owner Corbett Monica and his wife Julie opened the doors to this neighborhood trattoria, Bella Monica has become an extension of Nana’s table. It is a place where guests become family at our tables and enjoy Nana’s recipes. Keeping true to tradition, we use only imported San Marzano tomatoes and the freshest ingredients just like Nana would. So please, enjoy our food and the company you share.