Out the Box featuring Laurie Louis, Owner of Laurie Louis Designs

The Gift:  Laurie Louis is the owner of Laurie Louis Designs, a southern-inspired social stationery and gifts company based in Indian Land, SC. I had the chance to meet Laurie when she hosted an al fresco dinner party at her home, offering guests a first look at her the latest collection that included notepads, coasters, wine tags, lucite trays and more. Her boutique brand is a nod to her mother, who she says (along with her friends) were legendary for creating parties with love and a true example of southern charm.   The Wrapping:  Laurie shares just a bit of her gifting life… Best

By |December 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Festive Cocktails For The Holidays

Omni Hotels & Resorts created their seasonal drink menu around the holiday song "Twelve Days of Christmas."  At one of their luxurious hotel and resort locations, you will be able to sip on a “partridge in a pear tree,” “12 drummers drumming” and or “five golden rings,” and more! If you choose the Sip, Stay & Save package, it includes two complimentary cocktails, late checkout and up to 15% off your stay. See all twelve of the beverages below. Recipes included, in case, you are unable to visit one of their hotels & resorts, and want to recreate a beverage at home.

By |December 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

How to avoid sabotaging your career

Coming in the office late is most certainly a way to undermine your climb up the corporate ladder of success, but what about some of the not so obvious ways you could be stunting your career growth or earning potential? Andy Thomas, career and life coach of Andy Thomas Careers Now, is based in Charlotte, and has 190 clients nationwide. He shared six ways you might be undermining your success. (1) You don’t toot your own horn It’s okay to talk about your accomplishments, just as long as you have the right intention. Managers are busy and they may miss what you

By |December 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Make Your Place Look Great with a Designer’s Touch

Whether you’re moving in to a new apartment or just want to give your current one a revamp, you can manage decorating with ideas from Beth Barden of design POST interiors. Find her “mini-blogs” on Instagram, plus her design insight via Instastories. Take these 6 steps to spiff up your place: (1) Get the prep work done Prep is the first step in the home makeover, allowing you see what you have, what you need and where you want to go with the space moving forward. Once that’s done Barden suggests assessing your place by taking measurements of the room. With existing pieces,

By |November 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|