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The Art of Relaxation ~ Calm and Sense in Raleigh.


I don’t know about you, but the start of 2011 has been pretty hectic for me.  Between all the holiday travel and work commitments it is easy to pack each day with too many chores and other responsibilities.  One of my resolutions in the new year is to make time to relax and enjoy the moment. 

Thankfully, my wife has introduced me to a store right here in Raleigh that is dedicated to stress relief and relaxation.  Calm and Sense seeks to help their customers achieve relaxation through exploration of the five human senses.  They do this by helping you find your personal stress relief triggers. Whether through sight, smell, sound, taste or touch.


Calm and Sense is located at the corner of Oberlin Rd & Glenwood Avenue next to the Harris Teeter (link to map) and features a wide selection of unique stress-relieving natural products and gifts, many from women-owned and local businesses.


The shop features stress relieving items like soothing eye masks, neck wraps, spa robes, bath salts, organic bubble baths, and soothing teas. If you prefer, you can purchase pre-made gift baskets or can create a personalized basket to give the gift of relaxation to someone special.


Calm and Sense also supports the community by serving as a central meeting place for stress relieving classes like weekly meditation circles and yoga.  You can view more photos of the shop in my flickr photo album.  To learn more about Calm and Sense and their upcoming specials and events you can visit their website or join their facebook fan page.


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The International Auto Expo Returns to Raleigh in February!

Just in time to pick out a new Aston Martin for your Valentine! The 2010 North Carolina International Auto Expo returns to the the Jim Graham Building at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds located at 1025 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh Thursday Feb. 11th through Sunday February 14th. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for kids. Future drivers under the age of 6 get in for free. According to the event website, the auto show will offer you a glimpse of fuel-efficient hybrids, nods to the past with classics and highlights like the 2011 Chevy Camaro.

For more information check out the Event Website:  Here

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