Experience: Meet-up dates w/ friends that don’t include coffee or cocktails

Sometimes we fall in a rut with our friends and automatically decide to meet for coffee or cocktails. But what about other options? There are so many ways to catch up with friends! Here’s a list of ideas for catch up sessions with your best buds, drinks not included. Work out Grab two bicycles side by side and catch up on the week while burning calories at the YMCA Charlotte or any of these cycling studios. Attend a cultural event A little art, culture and chatting at one of Charlotte’s cultural institutions like The Charlotte Ballet, Harvey B. Gantt Center and

By |October 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Experience: ‘Love Jones: The Musical’

“Love Jones,” the ’90s cult classic movie set in Chicago, navigates the intricacies of careers, friendship and love against the cultural backdrop of city living and urban perspectives. It features the love story of Darius Lovehall and Nina Mosley and, nearly two decades after its big screen release, “Love Jones” is receiving a theatrical makeover with “Love Jones: The Musical.“ The musical includes an all-star cast featuring Tony Grant (as Darius Lovehall), and singers Chrisette Michelle (as Nina Mosley), Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius, MC Lyte, Raheem Devaughn and Dave Hollister, to offer a unique combination of the movie’s cultural essence with today’s musical influences.

By |October 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Experience: 10 ways to get a vacation vibe going today

Vacations can be so magical. Whisking you away from your daily routine to sandy beaches or rugged mountains, or somewhere in between, so you can recharge, have fun and make memories that will last a lifetime. Ever thought about how you can keep just a teeny weeny bit of your vacation vibe when you are back at home? Here are a few ideas: Eat outside There’s something about dining al fresco that breaks the monotony, no? Enjoy basking under the sun with hopefully a slight cool breeze while enjoying your meal. Think Deejai Thai, 300 East, these other patios before it

By |October 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Out the Box featuring Ursula Carmona, Founder of Home Made by Carmona

The Gift:  Ursula Carmon is the founder of Home Made by Carmona, a home decorating and organizing blog.  Being a full-time blogger gives her the flexibility to homeschool her children while working from home--which she says is what she loves most about what she does. Plus, she gets to make money doing what is essentially her hobby: decorating and organizing spaces. She says its the "Best job ever!" The Wrapping:  Ursula shares just a bit of her gifting life… Best gift received: A gift card to Home Goods. Lol! My husband knows well how picky I am... best anniversary gift ever!

By |September 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|