A mid-week source of pick-me-ups and beautiful things coming straight to you from Mel in Chanel HQ. From delicious new treats that I've cooked up in the kitchen, to people that inspire me or places to travel, consider this my personal musing board. Welcome to the inside of my head. Here's what's buzzing...



image via Poshmark app

With a closet that changes and rotates frequently, I've found that selling some of my gently used items is a great way to get rid of things I don't need that someone might really want. Poshmark has become my favorite new app, a shoppable/selling app that's as easy to use as Instagram. Simply snap a picture, write a small description, and list your item. It's really that easy. The app is free to download, and you don't have to pay a fee to list an item. Not to mention, you don't even need to pay for shipping! As soon as an item is purchased, Poshmark sends you an email with a prepaid shipping label. How easy can it really get? Shop my items or begin selling some of your unused clothing now on Poshmark.

You can view my closet full of never worn or gently used items  here. Also, if you're more interested to shop the app instead of sell, use my invitation code to get $5 worth of credit! BDBAO 


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Every first Friday of every month, you can come visit me at the Anthropologie at North Hills, while I host a styling event. It's a great time to shop, or get some styling advice without paying me a fee! Stop by this Friday from 11-2pm at the North Hills location. Drinks and a delicious treat will be served too! 


Gonza Tacos y Tequila

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I have always loved Mexican food, but it wasn't until Gonza's came to town when I realized how good a burrito could be. With it's first location opening off of Lead Mine in North Raleigh, it's become my favorite local spot for Mexican food. With an awesome atmosphere and great food, Gonza's charismatic and lovable personality touches every corner of that space, all the way down from the people to the food. He makes you feel at home and always recognizes faces. My favorite dishes are the Tacos Camaron, a shrimp taco cooked in a spicy tequila-chipotle and served with pico de gallo, and the El Platano, a beef burrito served alongside fried plantains. Everything is delicious, so start from the top and keep ordering down the next time you go. You'll love it all. I promise.

You can view their menu here, as well as see their other locations.