Experience: Fourth Ward Home Tour

Fourth Ward Home Tour, which takes place the weekend of December 2nd, is a walkable, self-guided tour of private homes in Fourth Ward featuring a charming mix of grand Victorians, luxury condominiums and urban apartments decorated for the holidays. There will be plenty of activities to compliment the tours including Community School of the Arts Chamber Ensemble, Northwest School of the Arts Choral Group and Charlotte Bronze handbell choir performing holiday music on the porches of neighborhood homes, free house and carriage rides throughout Fourth Ward and complimentary appetizers, beer and craft cocktails samples at participating center city restaurants including

By |November 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Shopping Report: Battle for the Holiday Buck: Retailers, Black Friday Shoppers

  Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Deloitte, election year shopping, holiday ads, holiday promotional push, holiday shopping, holiday spending, in-store shopping, Marketing, Online shopping, Pr, Public relations, Rod Sides, Thanksgiving holidayMore than three quarters (76 percent) of Americans plan to shop over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a new survey from Deloitte finds. People surveyed plan to spend $400 between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, a slight uptick from last year’s intentions to spend $369. But how will they be spending their money this weekend? According to the research, shoppers expect to spend more than half (51 percent) of their budget online and

By |November 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

2016 Holiday Shopping Report: Gift-Giving Trends, Brands, Shopping

  Hot on the heels of its Holiday Outlook 2016 report, search marketing agency NetElixir is releasing new research examining consumer trends and preferences for this holiday shopping season. The new 2016 Holiday Consumer Insights Report reveals gift giving trends, brand and shopping preferences for Millennials and other demographics. One of the study’s key findings is that the majority of consumers are planning to buy gifts through online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay (42%) and in-store (43%), while just 15% plan to purchase through retailers’ websites directly. Of these consumers, 88.9% of the top earners with household incomes over $150,000

By |November 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|

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|