Giftology: Shopping Plans for Mother’s Day Gifts

By |May 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Mother’s Day is coming up! According to the National Retail Federation, Mother’s Day spending is set to reach a record-high of $23.6 billion dollars this year. See below for a few shopping trends and stats for the holiday.

Simple gifts you can give yourself and others this Earth Day

By |April 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, I am sharing a few local gift ideas and experiences that will help you support the environment in your own

Love app-tually: Plan out an entire date night with these apps

By |April 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Neilsen, a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy, found that smartphone users accessed 26.7 apps per month on average, and spent 37 hours and 28 minutes per month using apps.

Knowing this

Conversation Starters: 4 tips for starting a conversation when you’re stumped

By |March 4th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever gotten stumped during a networking event or an average day in the office with a co-worker and not know what to say? Want to make small talk with the barista at your local coffee shop or even

How to: De-clutter and organize your home this year

By |January 21st, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Whether it is a messy playroom or an overflowing closet, organizing your home does not have to be a daunting task. Kayla Childress, Chief Organizing Officer for Mindful Spaces, a home and business organization company, shares

4 favorite holiday recipes from Charlotte chefs

By |December 22nd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Local chefs are no strangers to delicious food. Here they share a few of their favorite holiday dishes that bring a bit of nostalgia for those that mean the most to them—family.

Risotto Alla Pescatora by Chef Luca Annunziata, Passion8 Restaurant

Chef Luca Annunziata

5 book recommendations that remind you to be thankful

By |December 17th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Coming off Thanksgiving, this is the season to give thanks for the wonderful things we have in our lives. But sometimes we forget, letting a bad day in the office, a fashion mishap or getting caught in the rain overshadow

Holiday Party Etiquette

By |December 9th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

We are on the cusp of many holiday parties so I thought I would share a few do’s and don’ts so you can enjoy a season of spirited soirees…

DON’T forget to RSVP. This will help the hostess keep track of

Shopping Report: Taking the Pulse of the Frequent Online Shopper

By |December 7th, 2016|Tags: , |

Despite the perceived ease and convenience of online shopping, site performance is where the rubber meets the road in this highly competitive space, according to new research from digital performance intelligence firm Catchpoint. More than four out of five (81%)

Shopping Trends: 2016 Holiday Shopping Experience & 2017 Retailers

By |December 6th, 2016|Tags: , , |

 

 

Consumers will utilize social media, research and online shopping more than ever this holiday season, and they aren’t afraid to move across channels for a better experience.

Forty-three percent of shoppers will buy more than half of their holiday purchases on