WendyKate from Katie Callahan & Co. contacted me about visiting the sip & shop she was putting on with the other vendors in the Carter building (as well as some others!) last week and I was so excited to check it out! 

Kyle and I went that evening to see what it was all about and we had a lot of fun! There were several local vendors inside that were showing and conversing with people and a few outside as well, including the Cousins Maine Lobster Truck, Pitch & Primer, and the Lil Photo Bus

They did a fabulous job including men in this event, which was great. Not only are they reaching a wider audience by having a menswear airstream pop-up shop (Pitch & Primer) an open bar serving up beer, wine, and specialty drinks, and even a “dude lounge”- but they gave us (and many others) a great date night experience that both parties could enjoy and get involved in!  

Some of the other vendors inside The Carter Building include: Zass Designs (upcycled accessories that are.. honestly so impressive!), Front Row Cosmetics, Raleigh Vintage, Colors of Yoga, and a really badass record shop, Sound Off Records & Hi-Fi. (And then BOGO cupcakes at The Cupcake Shoppe down the street- of course.)

We had a lot of fun meeting the vendors, taking funny photos in the photo bus, eating lobster tacos, drinking, and shopping around- and I can’t wait to go again in December!! They are going to try and do these events on a quarterly basis and the next one is scheduled for December 15th, so mark your calendars!  

Xo, k


  1. Kaleigh: thanks so much for coming to our Sip + Shop! It was a thrill to get to meet you and you were so kind with your comments about our fun building! And those photos!!!! We can’t wait to have you back in December, but we hope you stop by and see us way before then. ~WKC

    • Kaleigh Reply

      Of course! Thanks for having me – it was so much fun and so great to meet you!

  2. Renee Barton Reply

    So happy you enjoyed our event here. It was great fun to participate in putting it together as well. We were all happy to see some new faces as well.

  3. So glad you had a great time! Looking forward to the revitalization of our beloved Carter Building. I am also in the Carter Building, upstairs (my studio windows frame the awesome mural) , and hope you stop by & meet in December!

  4. Such a good article. Thank you so much for the mention. I love your work and so happy to have an amazing local blogger. Happy you had a good time!!

  5. THANK YOU for the spot light pictures! What a great night had by all. We are looking forward to being back on location December 15! Come ROLL with us ~ Deb Keller, Owner Cousins Maine Lobster, NC!

    • Kaleigh Reply

      Of course!! Lobster Tacos were AMAZING. Can’t wait to see you guys again!

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