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In 1933, Rudolph purchased a secret recipe for yeast-raised doughnuts from a New Orleans-French chef and opened a doughnut shop in Paducah, Kentucky. Rudolph soon moved to Winston-Salem, NC, (some say Camel cigarettes attracted him to the city) where he opened the first Krispy Kreme on July 13, 1937. From a rented building in what is now Historic Old Salem, Rudolph baked his Krispy Kreme doughnuts and sold them to local grocery stores. It was not long before the sweet smell of baking…


Higbee's opened the Silver Grille in 1931 on the tenth floor of their flagship department store located in the Terminal Tower Complex in Cleveland. It brings back the memory of the larger then life department stores of the mid-twentieth century in the US. Floor after floor of products and the delight of stopping for a break and a light lunch. A shopping experience that is now lost. The Ritz Carlton in Cleveland has restored the Silver Grille and rents out the space for special events, so you…

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And the last Blockbuster movie ever rented is...

And the last Blockbuster movie ever rented is... Blockbuster was the hub for video rentals, back in the 80's and 90's. After having 9000 locations, it's shuttering it's last 300 locations. Its pretty much the end of an era, with more people than ever moving to Netflix and Redbox. The last video was rented today,and Blockbuster kept tabs on what movie it was.

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Baltimore Neighborhoods You Should Know About

Looking for Baltimore neighborhoods with cute coffee shops and vintage clothing stores? Interested in finding a Baltimore apartment in a trending area? If you’re heading to Charm City, here’s a guide to Baltimore’s most up-and-coming neighborhoods that you don’t want to miss. [ Blog] #Baltimore #Maryland


Renting an apartment is a great way to feel more like a local. I try to choose apartments near coffee, produce markets, flea markets, etc. Buy flowers for the table, shop local food ingredients that you cook in your own kitchen.

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17 extraordinary bookstores

Battery Park Book Exchange Battery Park Book Exchange in Asheville, N.C., is one of the most eccentric bookstores in America. The store boasts more than 22,000 books and a top-notch champagne bar. In this climbing maze of shelves, it’s not uncommon to see people snuggled up with their dogs and diving into a good book, espresso in hand.

from Two Million Miles

Thoughts on Thursday: My Bucket List

This one is a silly one, but let's be honest...a no budget shopping spree? Who doesn't want that!?! Yes please!!


Cool Bookish Places: Gladstone’s Library

Gladstone's Library in Wales. You can stay on the premises for $75/night. So incredibly awesome!