Early Fall 2017
NOFOmation is our monthly newsletter written to keep NOFOlks up to date on new products and current events at NOFO!
Save the Dates
From 11am-2pm on October 7th, please join us for An Axehibition with Dudes on the Deck.
From October 23rd-27th, we hope you will take part in Hayes Barton Restaurant Week, featuring the cafes, bars, & restaurants of Glenwood Village, Oberlin Village, and Five Points!
Fall Fashion Week
Join us for a week of clothing and jewelry trunk shows, special guest stylists, and informal modeling from Sept. 15th-22nd.
All raffle proceeds and 10% of our Fashion Week sales will be donated to Dress for Success.
Dress for Success
We are pleased to raise awareness for this amazing organization whose mission is to "empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life."
Ask for Fashion Week Schedule and information on Dress for Success at the register.
If you sometimes feel like the dinner entree in your own backyard, you need Murphy's Naturals. These insect repellants and bite relief balms are made in Raleigh by our neighbor, Phillip Freeman.
Phillip believes in all-natural products and the benefits they provide; and he carefully crafts his candles, sprays, and balms with plant-based, non-toxic, deet-free ingredients.
There's a pocket size repellant and bite balm that's perfect for camping trips and outdoor fun away from home.
Take a Deep Breath
Aromatherapy has gotten a lot of press lately. Folks are successfully using essential oils to assist the body's healing process and to enhance mental, physical, and emotional well-being.
Our essential oils are consciously sourced, 100% pure, cold pressed, and organic when possible. They can be mixed with water and used in a diffuser, as a spray, or in the bath.
Choose stress, sleep, sore muscles, focus, detox, breathing, or headaches. Breathe easy this Fall!
Run Sophie Run
These toys and teethers from Vancouver are 100% pure rubber and are safe for your baby and the environment. They're designed to provide sensory stimulation for all stages of development and are absolutely adorable.
Sola the Goat and Mia the Lamb will soothe your baby from the time he cuts his first incisor to his last molar. Winner of the 2016 ECO Excellence Award, they are giving Sophie the Giraffe a run for her money!
Worth the Trip
With Amanda Fisher and Paul Bright's The Great North Carolina Barbecue Map, and the The Great North Carolina Beer Maps, we've discovered our state through its food, drink, and regional culinary traditions.
The two have just released their new map, The Great Carolina Fried Chicken Map. This edition includes both North and South Carolina and is presented in their infographic style, making it a guidebook as well as a map.
Pick up a copy and hit the road! It'll be worth the trip.
Folks of all ages have taken to bottle flipping. They play alone perfecting their skills, record videos of their stunts, and are ready for challenges wherever they go.
Our Tic Tac Toe Flip Table makes a game of bottle flipping. This portable gaming platform will provide hours of competition and bottle flipping festivities.
Take it to the stadium for fun before football at your tailgate!
Come get your Fairy Hair at NOFO on Saturday, September 23rd from 10am-3pm. Reservations aren't just encouraged - they're a must!
Take it for Granite
Soap Rocks are not only beautiful, they're good for your skin. Made with a blend of nourishing vegetable oils, organic herbal extracts, vitamins and minerals, many find there's no need for extra moisturizing.
Over 180 steps go into the making of each Soap Rock, and each hand-sculpted bar is unique. If you keep your soap on a well-drained soap dish, it will weather away slowly like a river stone to expose its inner beauty.
Go Back in Time
Our new watches are reminiscent of the Bakelite jewelry of the Art Deco era. They were designed by Stewart Unger, who owned the famous Madison Avenue high-end vintage watch store in New York, and wrote the coffee table book American Wristwatches .
Stacy Hoover worked with Unger before he died to design these classic slip-on watches with Japanese quartz movements and durable resin stretch bands. She assembles the watches by hand in her New Orleans shop.
Slip on one of these colorful watches and go back in time.
A lot of well-designed product is coming out of Brooklyn these days. Our new americana wooden car collection was conceived there.
Children will love these new modernistic, beechwood cars. They roll smoothly, are colorful, fun to play with, and to collect.
Those of us who once drove these cars will appreciate the design flair and vividly remember these vehicles. There's even a woodie wagon with a surfboard on top, pulling a camper.
Now, those were the days!
Take To It
NOFO's pimiento cheese has a cult following. Folks crave it, order it in the cafe, and take it home by the pint from our Food Market.
In the cafe, we serve it hot as an appetizer, pair it with fried green tomatoes, offer it as a burger topping, and feature it at lunch in sandwich form.
Novelist Reynolds Price of Raleigh wrote about the South's love of pimiento cheese: "...it was the peanut butter of my childhood - homemade by my mother. I suspect it's a Southern invention (I've seldom met a non-Southerner who knew what it was, thought they take to it on contact."
Take some home today!
Winner of a Garden & Gun Best in the South Award and an Oprah favorite, Sallie's Greatest Jams are the brainchild of Sallie Dent Porth of Cameron, South Carolina.
Sallie combines fruit and herbs to make jams that are delicious on biscuits, over cheese, or slathered on pork chops. We carry six of Sallie's creations including her Strawberry Basil and Fig Sweet Onion Rosemary.
Recently, Sallie introduced her fruit and herb simple syrups for making soda drinks, cocktails, sorbets, and such. Pick up her recipe book Mixology Made Simple and make jammin' cocktails at home.
New Goodness from Gracie
Carter and Sally Price's newest creation is an old-fashioned cheddar cracker that reminds us of the late 50's and early 60's. Perfect as a snack with a cold Coca Cola or even better at 5 o'clock with a bourbon.
Made with sharp cheddar and cayenne pepper atop a saltine cracker, they're baked until crisp in the Price's Goodness Gracie kitchen in Wilmington.
Pretty in Private
Feel pretty while making pretty, with Louvelle's shower caps, eye masks, and headbands.
Shower caps have never been so chic. Inspired by Bohemian glamor, these knotted fabric turbans have a waterproof lining. Louvelle's stretchy silk-feel headbands in pretty prints will protect your hair when applying or removing your makeup, or keep your hair out of your face during yoga.
At bedtime, slip on a padded, print adjustable eye mask made from the softest cotton silk to assure you get your beauty sleep.
We've carried Kay Holseberg's pecans for several years now. Folks have loved her all-natural, gluten free pecans that grow on her 150 acre Charleston farm.
We have just received a new batch of Kay's Bourbon and Sneaky Hot Pecans along with her new product, Moonshine Pecans.
These pecans are presented in a mason jar and are made with 100 proof Apple Pie Moonshine from a South Carolina still. Great gift!
If you find yourself with nary a drop to drink, drop by our Bottle Shop in the cafe. We've a wall of wine and sodas and we've recently added local craft beer to the wall.
Buy a single bottle of beer or make up a 4 or 6-pack for yourself or for a gift. Pick up a bottle of wine or get a 10% discount on a case. We're flexible and we gift wrap for free!
If you're a fan of UNC or NC State, we have some pretty special ways to show your school pride.
Lay out an embroidered school-themed cloth at your tailgate, serve a hot beverage from a UNC or NC State thermos, wrap your Corkcicle with a school wrapper, carry a clutch embroidered with school icons, hang a print or ornament depicting your campus, or tie your hair back with a collegiate hairband.
Get ready. Game on!
Baby Needs a Baby
Small children need small baby dolls to carry and drag around, to play pretend mommy with, to sleep with, and to love.
Rosalina makes beautiful, perfectly sized baby dolls for toddlers dressed in smocked dresses and caps. We've a great selection of blondes, brunettes, and red-haired babies right now.
If your baby needs a baby, now's the time!
Matt Morris' grandfather gave him a special pocket knife one year for his birthday. Matt's lifelong passion for knives began that day.
Sarge Knives is a family company formed by Matt and his dad in Greer, SC and named for his grandfather, a World War II sergeant.
You'll find a selection of Sarge pocket knives, golf tools, and tactical knives at NOFO. All have a lifetime warranty and can be ordered monogrammed.
To Your Health
Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world, second only to water. The folks at Raleigh's Western Dragon Tea sincerely love tea and tisanes and genuinely believe in their healing powers.
Their exotic teas and eccentric tisanes are 100% organic and are hand-crafted artisanal products with a loyal fan base.
Try some of their tea now and reap the benefits!
Coffee purists will tell you that a good cup of coffee depends on both freshly roasted beans and the proper brewing equipment.
We pride ourselves on carrying the very best beans from local roasters, and we've recently added an electric kettle from Bonavita to heat water for brewing pour overs and press pot coffee.
Check out our 2-in-1 brew pot from W&P Designs. This glass and ceramic brewer is designed to make both pour over & French Press coffee. Pair it with the book, Brew, and learn how to make specialty coffee at home.
Some Like It Hot
At NOFO, we carry very few products that plug in, but we are crazy wild about our Bonavita electric kettle. This one-liter stainless steel, goose-necked kettle is a must-have.
We think the Bonavita kettle is the quickest, easiest way to get hot water that's the perfect temperature for making a cup of tea, a mug of coffee, or a bowl of Ramen Noodles.
Fighting, Football, Food, and Fans
As unappetizing as it is, history tell us that the first American tailgate was held in 1861 when civilians from Washington, DC packed up picnics and whiskey and watched the First Battle of Bull Run from their wagons.
If you're planning to eat, drink, and be merry while waiting to watch 22 men fight over a football, and you want some help with the food, drink, or accouterments, give us a call. We're big fans of the tailgate!
Finalists in the Flavor of Georgia competition, Southern Straws are made by the mother/son team, Margaret and Neal Amos, in Columbus, GA.
We met them in Atlanta and Margaret explained that the all-natural, old fashioned straws are made by hand, extruded, and then cut into bite size pieces.
The long and short of it: you're going to find them delicious!