A Meet and Greet Treat in Southport

What warms the cockles of your heart more than a hot toddy? (Does anybody even know what a cockle is any more? Answer: A small scallop-type shellfish?)Related image

A “First Friday” event. Have you ever been to one? They’re everywhere. I’ve been to a First Friday event in Calumet, Michigan and several in California. There are first Friday art walks, first Friday wine walks, first Friday holiday, and first Friday book walks.

This first Friday of November 2015 will find me in Southport, North Carolina, a place near and dear to my heart (thus warming the cockles, etc…) participating in their monthly Gallery Walk that encourages local artists, supports local businesses, involves the community, and welcomes visitors.  It’s fun and a great time to meet your neighbor.

It is, as Martha Stewart would say, a good thing.

So, if this first Friday finds you in a local gallery, bookstore, wine shop, or just cruising the local downtown, check out your own cockles and see if they aren’t pretty warm. Here’s wishing you a happy November!


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