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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

61 in 1001

It's that time again! Time to launch another 61 in 1001. If you're new here, I found that 101 in 1001 was just too dang hard. It was hard to come up with all the things to accomplish and then it was virtually impossible to complete as well. So, I changed it to 61 and have loved it ever since. I'm excited to see how this one goes!

Began: Jan. 31, 2023
Ends: Oct. 28, 2025
0 completed, 61 to go!
In progress
  1. Read 120 books.
  2. Watch 5 foreign films.
  3. Visit a dermatologist.
  4. Go to 100 new-to-me restaurants.
  5. Find a financial planner.
  6. Watch 5 documentaries.
  7. Attend the symphony.
  8. Shoot a gun.
  9. Go to 20 new-to-me coffee shops.
  10. Cook 25 new recipes.
  11. Watch 5 "classic" films.
  12. Travel to a new country.
  13. Bake bread.
  14. Go on a fall foliage trip.
  15. Buy something big for myself.
  16. Visit a new national park.
  17. Try 50 new-to-me breweries.
  18. Visit the 5 states remaining in the lower 48.
  19. Get a t-shirt quilt made.
  20. Host a dinner party.
  21. See 5 plays.
  22. Get Feminist Cocktails to 10k on TikTok.
  23. Organize all TikTok and Instagram post scheduling.
  24. Upload all Feminist Cocktails to YouTube Shorts.
  25. Upload all Best Eats Charlotte content to YouTube Shorts.
  26. Clean out & unsubscribe from email lists across all email accounts.
  27. Ride a horse.
  28. Find a new volunteer opportunity.
  29. Do 3 more Haute Table travel guides.
  30. Go on a girls trip.
  31. Discover artists' work that I like.
  32. Fully decorate 1 room in my home.
  33. Visit a lavender farm.
  34. Pick tulips.
  35. Attempt to make croissants.
  36. Go to an NFL game.
  37. Take a walking tour of the city.
  38. Vow not to order delivery for 2 months.
  39. Go to 3 concerts.
  40. Watch the Pride & Prejudice mini series.
  41. Attend a polo match.
  42. Phone bank for an election. 
  43. Update my resume & LinkedIn every six months.
  44. Go on a date.
  45. Visit a friend in another city.
  46. Treat myself to a solo weekend away.
  47. Get a house plant and keep it alive.
  48. Do another 1-second a day video.
  49. Host a midnight margaritas party.
  50. Buy something big for myself.
  51. Join the Mint Museum Young Affiliates.
  52. Go to a North Carolina beach.
  53. Go to 3 NC state parks.
  54. Check out the International Civil Rights Center.
  55. Sip eggnog at Nog in Greenville.
  56. Eat at McNinch House Restaurant.
  57. See NASCAR in Charlotte.
  58. Go to Horn in the West.
  59. Go on 10 day trips in North Carolina.
  60. Explore all of Charlotte's greenways.
  61. Find the cutest bookstore in North Carolina.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Monday Links

Happy Monday!

Decorating with art in the kitchen...if my countertops were less ugly I would be so down!

2022 was the year of wanting to be fancy bitches (and I wholeheartedly agree).

Loved hearing Grace's thoughts on 13 years of blogging.

These crispy sesame ginger chicken tacos look good.

Love the idea of orange being my color for spring.

21 best fashion books according to professors — I love D.V.

I love Brendan Fraser so much.

Charlotte followers: check out these murals by neighborhood guide, 50 best restaurants in the city, 9 things to do in February, 2023 restaurant openings and Charlotte has 3 James Beard semifinalists.

Meryl on Only Murders?! It just keeps getting better and better.

Planning a trip to Fearrington right now and to Hot Springs because it has been cold here lately!

An epic hot chocolate crawl in North Carolina.

Want to see this fashion exhibit real bad.

24 Black women you've never learned about — added some feminists to my list!

Connecticut is one of the only states I haven't been to, on Fairfield County is on my list.

January can be so rough, here's what to watch.

Vanilla chai hot choc? Sign me up!

This book was such a huge part of my girlhood and I'm thrilled it will be a movie.

Get some book ideas from The Stripe!

Fascinated by the 1000 hours outside concept as an adult...might try...might not.

Where to shop online for vintage.

The most anticipated books of 2023 and all the literary TV & film for the year.

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Thursday, January 5, 2023

Haute Table's 2023 Book Club

I had such a fun time putting together last year's book club so I thought, why not do it again? I've included some books that I didn't finish and some new reads that I can't wait to check out. It's going to be a fun year of cozy reading time! What books are you looking forward to in 2023?

January: When Eero Met His Match: Aline Louchheim Saarinen and the Making of an Architect
February: Omelette
March: Sex, Murder and a Double Latte
April: Four Aunties and a Wedding
May: A Deadly Inside Scoop
June: It Happened One Summer
July: Come Fly the World
August: A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem
September: Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller
October: All Dressed Up
November: Royal Holiday
December: The Black Ascot

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My 2022 book club >>
More books I want to read >>

Monday, January 2, 2023

Twenty Twenty Three Resolutions

Happy 2023! If you've been a follower of Haute Table for a long time you know I don't make weight-loss or anything like that for my resolutions. I like them to be open ended and fairly fun. So, here they are, let me know what you're going to do this year!

New-ish platforms.

TikTok has been my favorite thing on earth since 2019 but I'm worried about it so this year I want to take my TikTok content and put it elsewhere, but that is a hard task. Just finding the time to run three personal accounts on top of my full-time job is a lot so, it'll take a while but I think it's worth it. I also have some personal goals for success on the platform itself, but don't want to share those because I'm afraid if I put it out there it won't happen.
So here's to grown and embracing new platforms.


I want to get my finances in order because if I'm honest I just...don't understand how it all works. I live a privileged life where I make enough money to be comfortable but I one day want to buy a home and need to figure out how to invest. Also under this category is better understanding my health insurance because...don't get it either!
So here's to better understanding our personal business.


Since I moved to Charlotte I have traveled more than ever...maybe that's not true but it felt like I never spent more than three weeks in my apartment and then it was a catch-up moment. So, I want to get out there and explore the town more so I feel like it's my home. I want to try new restaurants, go for more walks around neighborhoods and make new friends.
So here's to exploring my new home.

One Final Thought...

My 61 in 1001 will be starting again this year — I'm thinking around my 27th birthday. Mainly I'm just trying to think up things for the list so we'll see when I get it published. That will help (or hurt LOL) some of my resolutions I think.

Want more?

Check out my 2022 resolutions in review >>
Check out my 2022 in review >>