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

Experience: Red Pump/Red Tie Affair

By |December 2nd, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Taking place on Saturday, December 3rd; the is an annual event that celebrates the art of fashionable philanthropy. The fundraiser commemorates World AIDS Day 2016 and raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDs on women and girls in

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

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


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

Experience: ‘Love Jones: The Musical’

By |October 19th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

“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

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

By |September 2nd, 2016|Tags: , , , |

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

Technology Break: 12 things you can do instead of looking at your phone

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

Snapchat. Facebook. Instagram. Twitter. Podcasts. Skype. Texting. Facetime. An endless assortment of apps.

Think about how much time we spend on our phones, tablets, computers and in front of our TVs. You’re probably reading this story on one of those devices.

A 2012

The Spotlight: BloomsyBox Subscription Service

By |August 5th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Flowers delivered on your doorstep? This is just what BloomsyBox, a monthly flower subscription service provides. It handpicks single-variety bouquets (think orchids, roses and more) and delivers these beauties to you (or a lucky giftee) monthly.


Out the Box: Sarah Sofia Knepp of Sarah Sofia Productions, Event Design

By |August 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

The Gift: 
Sarah Sofia Knepp is the Owner and Principal Event Designer/Planner  of Sarah Sofia Productions, Event Design. Sarah has over 10 years in the industry and her boutique wedding and event design company creates some fantastic soirees–from Kentucky