Tuesday, August 20, 2019

6th Wedding Anniversary at Ayr Mount and Fearrington Village

Good afternoon my dears,

Its been awhile since I've had a chance to update my blog. The reason being that since July 1st, we've been going through a second round of IVF. I've tried to keep an IVF journal of sorts on my Instagram stories. Here's a link if you're interested in our journey. 

All this to say, I'm finally getting caught up on downloading memories and organizing pictures for my blog and vlog. Here are some memories from our 6th wedding anniversary.

- Cory and Kiki - 
Celebrating six years of marriage, and almost nine years since our first date.

To celebrate we decided to take a day trip to Ayr Mount and Fearrington Village.

- Ayr Mount - 
Ayr Mount is a Federal style plantation house in the Hillsborough, NC neighborhood. Built circa 1815, by scotsman, William Kirkland for himself, his wife, Margaret, and their children. The Kirkland family lived at Ayr Mount for four generations, until 1985 when the last Mrs. Kirkland passed away. It is now cared for by the by Classical American Homes Preservation Trust. 




- Fearrington Village - 
Fearrington Village was built circa 1974, when the Fitches purchased the two-centuries old dairy farm from Jesse Fearrington. Jesse inherited the farm that was started by his great-great grandfather, William Cole who staked out a 640-acre claim in 1786. They named the community Fearrington in his honor. The Fitches wanted to create a "coming together place" what they didn't anticipate is that it would be a haven for the birds and butterflies. 




Where we had our anniversary dinner.




If you ever want to feel like you're in a Hallmark movie, then you need to visit Fearrington Village. 




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Some memories from our day trip.


Thank you for stopping by. 

-Kiki Nakita-

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Lake Norman, North Carolina

Good afternoon my dears,

Last weekend, we drove about 30 minutes north to the tranquil waters of Lake Norman. The lake is the largest man-made body of fresh water in North Carolina. It's where rich and famous people like Michael Jordan, live and play. 

Firstly, we went to the trendy, hipster, 20's and 30's something hangout, Hello Sailor. Cory had the baby back ribs and calabash shrimp and I had the avocado toast. The restaurant is decorated in a 1970's Mad-Men style with views overlooking the marina. 

After an early dinner we went for a stroll along the dock. Marinas bring back a lot of nostalgic memories for me, as I spent many summers out on the lakes in Washington state in my dad's boat, I even have a Washington boat license somewhere. 

- On the dock -




We made fast friends with this duck. 



Later that evening, we drove along Nantz Road and Serenity Point Lane, to go take a sneaky peek at some of the homes near Ramsey Creek Park. This timeless southern colonial looks as if its been here for hundreds of years, but was built in 2016 by Cornelius town commissioner, John Bradford III and his wife, Shea. 




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A glimpse of our day in Lake Norman.


Thank you for stopping by. 

-Kiki Nakita-

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Monday, June 24, 2019

French Provincial Luncheon

Good afternoon my dears,

I've had a bit of a blogging funk break. Most likely because this year has been busy, its almost July, and I have so many memories I want to write down and record. How is it almost already July?

At times, I can be a tad OCD, and can get overwhelmed when there's just too much to do or catch up on. So I decided to skip past our porch tour and my 33rd birthday in St. Augustine, and start fresh with a French Provincial Luncheon which we recently hosted. 



- French Provincial Luncheon -

Our tablescape was simple. 

I acquired purple ribbon and faux lavender to create a napkin ring holder.


Forget-me-not salt and pepper shakers, from my 30th birthday in Newport, RI.



Our centerpiece was purple candles along with faux herbs - rosemary, mint, and sage.


For our starter we had French imported mini-baguettes. I wrapped them with paper doilies cut in half from the dollar store, twine, and rosemary.




For our main we had fricassee. I modified this recipe I found on Pinterest from Delish. I made it without the chicken, since our guests were vegetarian, and I also omitted the celery and used peas instead. Because who doesn't love green peas?


For our dessert we had chocolate pudding, with white chocolate shavings and raspberries. I used two library books I'm currently reading, My Life In France by Julia Child and Picnic in Provence by Elizabeth Bard as a conversational backdrop.



The whole luncheon was too lovely not to share. 

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Including a memorial tribute to my Grandad,  Michael Idris Bird, at the end. 



Thank you for stopping by. 

-Kiki Nakita-

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

25th Annual Gardener's Garden Tour

Good afternoon my dears,

Last weekend we attended the 25th Annual Gardner's Garden Tour, hosted by Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary. They showcased five different gardens, all of which were unique. Which would be your favorite?
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Thank you for stopping by. 

-Kiki Nakita-

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