Raleigh, N.C. — Now that I got the dress, I need jewelry to wear at the Tony Awards.
I'm a huge fan of Moon and Lola, which has its flagship store in Apex and two in Raleigh. I was thrilled when they offered to loan me a few pieces to wear to the awards. So, I went to their Cameron Village store, which just recently opened.
In addition to numerous boutiques and restaurants, Cameron Village is also home to a few other places that I visited to get glam for this weekend.
To help tone up so I looked good in my dress, I did some cycling at Cameron Village's own Flywheel. That's a serious cardio workout! I left there looking like I had been walking through a thunderstorm.
It's probably not a coincidence that Raleigh's first blow dry bar, Parlor, is located near Flywheel. You need to get your hair washed after that kind of work out. I visited them this week to try out their organic spray tan so I wouldn't blind people with my super pale skin. It was my first time being spray tanned. I'm really happy with the results, but hated having to wait 24 hours before showering. You have to wait to let the solution set or else it will wash away. It really didn't fade on anything before I showered which was amazing!
Since Parlor doesn't have a location in NYC, I booked my appointment for my updo on Sunday with another blow dry bar.
For makeup, I've booked an appointment at one of the many Sephora locations in NYC for a makeover - free with your $50 purchase. I'm a big fan of Sephora at Crabtree Valley Mall, so I knew I'd get great makeup at any of their locations.
Other ways I got glam:
- Worked with a trainer at YMCA. I had a few sessions left (a Christmas gift to myself) so I booked them to kickstart my workout routine that will continue long after the zip tie dress is gone. The last three weeks have been brutal, but I'm seeing great results. Thanks, Susan!
- Got some balayage highlights over at DS Parada in north Raleigh.
- Visited North Raleigh Salon Spa in the Bedford community in north Raleigh for a much needed manicure and pedicure. Great results and great price! This is truly a hidden gem!
All that is left is to hit NYC with the DPAC's Sami Biardi!
The Tony Awards will air live on WRAL on Sunday at 8 p.m. This year, Tony Award-winners Krisin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming will be hosting.