Growing up Southern Is a Privilege Really

A food, travel, and lifestyle blog by Lisa Jeffries

Renting in Raleigh

I get it, I get it. Home ownership is not always the most ideal situation, especially for people who may be moving in the next year or two. But for everyone else, there’s this to consider… I read this crazy stat in Raleigh Agenda last week: Stat: $1,189. Average rent in Raleigh, according to Rent…

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Team No Waste: A breakfast casserole featuring French bread, eggs, Brussels sprouts, spinach, and mozzarella cheese.

Team No Waste

Today’s breakfast/lunch (truly brunch without the boozy drinks) combo I whipped up in my small but mighty kitchen here in Antibes inspired this post. I used leftover bread from last night’s dinner as the base; layered in leftover sauteed Brussels sprouts, a few slices of mozzarella cheese, and frozen spinach; and topped with four eggs…

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Fort Carre - Antibes

Salt Water Views

Raleigh, be warned. As much as I miss you, a girl could really get used to waking up near the water. The views on my last few days of runs and walks in Antibes have been too good not to share. These pictures are from the beachfront in Antibes, Fort Carre, and Port Vauban.

Hotel de Paris in Monaco

A Monday in Monaco

I knew Monaco was one of the places Johnnie Bud was most looking forward to while visiting Europe, so we had to get a visit in before he had to return to North Carolina… even if that meant visiting on a Monday. We were a little underwhelmed at the lack of glitz and glamour… and…

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Cheers to day drinking in Cannes with good friends

Sunday Funday in Cannes

A week ago Sunday, Johnnie Bud and I headed to Cannes with GLM classmates Daniel, Sarah, and Stephanie. Taking the SNCF train for $12 round-trip, it was about a 30 minute ride (with stops included) and we couldn’t have asked for better weather. It was fairly quiet in Cannes on the day we went, missing…

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Waterfront selfie in Antibes

First Days in Antibes

Can I take just a second to brag on my wonderful manfriend who accompanied me over the pond for the first week to help me get adjusted to life here in Europe – and to enjoy a mini-vacation, too? While I was joining 41 other NC State GLM students here in the south of France,…

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Port Vauban

Hello from the South of France!

A few life updates: I’ve migrated this blog over from Blogger – so welcome back if you’re a returning visitor and thanks for tuning in if you’re a first timer! I’m currently in my second semester of the NC State master’s degree in Global Luxury Management which means… I’m living in the south of France…

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I’m Finally Going to Pepper Fest!

I have wanted to go to this event for years, but something has always come up that’s kept me from snagging tickets ($30 here)… until this year, y’all! Can you imagine how excited I was when my girl Cherith from Clairemont Communications gave me a buzz to ask to me to volunteer as a beer…

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Garner Ups Its Game

You’d think a small town like Garner would really embrace the local indy business movement, but the busiest places on the weekend are almost always chain concepts – that’s why i’m really excited to share a few new places that are earning my local dollars. Zin Yoga Studio & Wine LoungeThis business isn’t as new…

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New Favorite: Chanticleer Cafe & Bakery in Cary

Having grown up just a few miles from the intersection of Tryon Road and Cary Parkway, I’ve seen a solid handful of businesses come and go from the corner free standing building in the Wellington Park shopping center. This is the first that I think has a real shot of lasting! Chanticleer Cafe & Bakery…

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