Tips to get your affordable art collection started

Lover of arts & culture here! See below for my tips on getting your art collection started.  

Per usual, before I share the article, let me tell you a bit about CharlotteFive. Such a innovative concept! If you have heard of The Skimm, this is the hyper-local version that stands on the foundation of traditional media (it’s under the Charlotte Observer family) but definitely shakes it up with new-age trends and tactics. It’s like the new trendy cool kid that the Charlotte Observer birthed to the Queen City.

Straight from the horse’s mouth (CharlotteFive website)
CharlotteFive is a site under [...]

By |June 17th, 2016|Uncategorized
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    Father’s Day Statistics: This Year’s Holiday Spending to Reach Record-High $14.3 Billion

Father’s Day Statistics: This Year’s Holiday Spending to Reach Record-High $14.3 Billion

Consumers say they will spend more than ever on Father’s Day this year as they shower dads with everything from power tools to trips to the ballpark, according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual survey, conducted by Prosper Insight and Analytics.

Consumers are expected to spend an average $125.92 for the holiday, up from last year’s $115.57. Total spending is expected to reach $14.3 billion, the highest in the survey’s 13-year history but still below this year’s Mother’s Day total of $21.4 billion.

“It’s encouraging to see consumers planning to splurge on dads,” said NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay, in [...]

By |June 14th, 2016|Uncategorized

Six Essential Items for your Home Bar

I’m usually up for a fun gathering and love all things entertaining so it should be no surprise that I wrote about an at home entertaining staple–the home bar–for Charlotte Five. I included some staples (you know a shaker, shot glasses, cocktail napkins) but also a few unique items that you may not have thought of like meddlers, decanters and agave nectar. 

Per usual, before I share the article, let me tell you a bit about CharlotteFive. Such a innovative concept! If you have heard of The Skimm, this is the hyper-local version that stands on the foundation of traditional [...]

By |June 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized

Graduation Gift Ideas for Everyone

When congratulations are in order for your recent graduate, share your best wishes with one of these local gift  picks.

The Surface Pro 4 from Microsoft in SouthPark is the perfect gift for the tech grad. The tablet is lightweight yet powerful and designed to give every young scholar the chance to write the next bestseller (it comes with a special Surface pen), sketch a fashion illustration, and organize photos for an award-winning blog and more. It also includes some fun and functional apps like the OneNote app that allows you to take notes and store them in the cloud [...]

By |May 21st, 2016|Uncategorized