Hi Ladies!!! I am so excited for the Summer Vibes Social next Wednesday, July 17th. We are planning a super fun evening full of friends, fun, shopping, and networking. I want to share with you what you can look forward to!
We are going to be at one of our favorite spots, Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant in downtown New Bern. This is a really large and fun venue. They have over 50 beers on tap, delicious drinks, and wonderful food! They have a nice back patio area as well! I am so excited to be back here next week!
They also have live music on weekends and 30 Second Rocks on Saturday nights. This is essentially music bingo and is so fun! You should definitely check this place out on the weekends as well!
We have some wonderful featured businesses joining us for some shopping!! They are bringing some super cute things for you to check out! I know I am excited to check out everything they have to offer!
We have Christy Moore Foreman with Scentsy-
They have a new Toy Story 4 line of products and other Disney themed products that I am in love with! If you have never tried or need a refill on the best smelling fragrances around then this is your chance!
We also will have Gillian McNally-Vanderzyl Gillian is an independent consultant with Mary Kay and we are so ready to have her teach us all about the skincare and color cosmetics Mary Kay has to offer!
I love their TimeWise line! It feels so good on my skin and makes it look so beautiful! If you haven't tried it then definitely make sure that you stop by and see her Wednesday!
This night is going to be so fun and we will have WJ's Photography there to capture the special moments! WJ's is local to New Bern and she takes the most beautiful pictures! I can't wait to see her her photos from our event Wednesday! Visit her Facebook page and check our her awesome work!
We look forward to sharing a fun night with each and every one of you next Wednesday at Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant!
A big thank you to everyone who attended June's Girls Night Out, 'The Little Black Dress 2 Year Anniversary Party' at Annabelle's! I enjoyed meeting new women for the first time, catching up with familiar faces and seeing everyone dressed up in their little black dresses. This social kicked off year two for Housewives in the City New Bern and I'm so glad everyone was their to join in the fun!
Of course, Girls Night Out would be nothing without out amazing vendors and dessert sponsors! Please feel free to reach out to any of our vendors and sponsors for information!
Charmaine Moberly - Young Living Essential Oils
Abby Trusnovec - SeneGence
Kelli DelSorbo - Stella & Dot
Karen Valeri - Origami Owl
Candice Styron - Pure Romance
Beauty Bar by Heather
Patty Cakes, Cupcake Boutique
If you missed this month's event, I hope you can make it to the next one at Blackbeard's Triple Play on July 17.
Hi friends! My name is Abby and I am a SeneGence Independent Distributor!
You may have heard of LipSense - well SeneGence is the company that founded LipSense, but we are SO much more than lips! We have a full line of makeup products (think tinted moisturizer and foundation, concealer, blush, eyeshadow, mascara, eye liner, and everything in between!) plus an entire line of skincare and anti-aging products, haircare, and even perfume.
SeneGence has not only improved, but completely CHANGED, my life.
That’s because the products actually WORK. They do what they say they are going to do. They are long-lasting, smudge-proof, waterproof, budge-proof, and honestly life-proof. I can rest assured knowing that the fabulous face of makeup I put on at 6 AM is going to look just as good all day until I take it off at 9 PM. The products have improved my skin and hair so much in such a short amount of time. I feel more confident in my own, naked skin and bare face than I ever have in my entire life. I love being able to look gorgeous wearing a full face of makeup, but also feel beautiful not wearing a stitch of anything on my face. I have never found another brand that has made me feel this way.
Not to mention how this BUSINESS has changed my life! Before SeneGence, I worked full-time as a teacher in a job that I was not passionate about. I was working for a paycheck, wishing for the day I could quit, hoping one day I could be a stay-at-home mom without having to stress about our finances. Well, thanks to SeneGence, I am! I have resigned from teaching and I am able to work my business full time, from the comfort of my own home, on my own terms, deciding my own hours, making as much money as I want. SeneGence has been such a blessing in my life, for myself, for self-confidence, and for my family.
Through this business, I have decided to get outside of my comfort zone and do things I wouldn’t have normally done - like sign up for a vendor event! I found Housewives in the City and contacted Laurie right away. I had never done an event before, and I was incredibly nervous, but she made me feel so welcome from our first conversation! My first event with HITC was absolutely amazing! I had so much fun meeting and interacting with women I might have never met if it weren't for these events. I am so grateful I found HITC and I plan on being at every Eastern NC event I possibly can! They have set the standards high, so I might never be able to do an event with any other company again. ;)
Thank you Housewives in the City, Laurie, and Brittany, for hosting such incredible events! I am so glad I get to be a part of this community!
Hey ladies! Can you believe how quickly this year is flying by? It's already June 1st! I wanted to kick the month off by sharing what's to come for our Little Black Dress 2 Year Anniversary Party! For starters, we'll be at Annabelles of New Bern and will have the entire second floor all to ourselves. How exciting right?!
Welcome, Charmaine Teets Moberly with Young Living Essential Oils! She's always ready to answer all of your questions and show you how essential oils can change your life.
"In a world full of toxins we can't control everything we're exposed to however we CAN control what we allow in our homes. Everyday toxins fill our homes and affect all aspects of our physical and mental health. But you can create a completely nontoxic home with the power of truly pure essential oils which will allow your body to do the healing it needs. If you have trouble sleeping or focusing, lethargy, skin issues, unexplained symptoms, one illness after another, or something much more serious, let's talk. We can make 2019 your best and healthiest year yet. I would love to empower you to live a healthier, toxic-free life using Young Living essential oils."
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Scents of Healing
Summer is quickly approaching, and so is your need for that quick & easy summer makeup routine (at least that's the case for me) Abby Trusnovecwith SeneGence will be joining us this upcoming month to help you with your skin, hair, AND makeup needs! Check out her website and join her Facebook group below to get a headstart on your needs!
You know what would go perfectly with a little black dress? A gorgeous layering necklace like this one below from Stella & Dot! I'm not sure if there's anything much cuter than Stella & Dot merch, see for youself June 12! 🤩
Find yourself the most adorable accessories with Kelli DelSorbo in your little black dress!
Karen Valeri will be joining us with her Featured Business, Origami Owl!
From Karen: "Origami Owl is the brainchild of Bella Weems who knew she wanted a Jeep at 14. Her parents told her in this family we all work for what we want so she came up with the idea of designing lockets that tell a person’s story. So, how do I create a Living Locket? It’s as easy as five, simple steps. Let’s use this beautiful family as an example. Think about what represents each person. So, there are Charms to represent each child, Swarovski Crystals to add more sparkle; maybe her favorite colors, a Chain that's this mama's style, a custom-inscribed Plate to personalize the Locket. And, of course, Swarovski Crystal earrings to match. Easy, right?? Let me help you make one - it's so fun!"
Candice Nicole Styron will be joining us once again with Pure Romance and we are SO excited to see everything fun and new with Pure Romance! Check out Candice's website HERE!
"With the best in bath, beauty, and bedroom accessories, it's easy to find something you'll love. When you place your order from me from this private, secured site, your order will arrive at your home promptly and wrapped in discreet packaging. What are you waiting for? Let's shop!"
We are excited to have Beauty Bar by Heather joining us for The Little Black Dress 2 Year Anniversary party! Meet Heather and her team! They are ready to pamper you with relaxing facials to rejuvenate your complexion, therapeutic massage to release the stress of the day; plus, waxing and spray tans to enhance your beauty. Along with many other Services!
These lovely ladies will be offering mini chair massages as a special treat AND will also have different products for you to sample! Their Botox injector will also be joining us for consultations, book with him at the event and your price will be $10 (normally $12) AND you will receive 10% off filler when you book for in-office appointments!
Be ready to look and feel amazing!
Featured Nonprofit | Coastal Women's Shelter
So glad to welcome Coastal Women's Shelter as our Featured Nonprofit for The Little Black Dress 2 Year Anniversary Party @ Annabelle's 6.12.19! The Coastal Women's Shelter serves Craven, Jones, and Pamlico counties. Their services include a 24-hr crisis line, court advocacy, support groups for both women and children, transportation, tuition assistance, clothing, food, and much more!❣️
"Our vision is to eradicate domestic violence in the counties that we serve. Our mission is to help families break the cycle of domestic violence and acquire the skills necessary to promote healthy family relationships."
Along with this great venue, we are looking forward to having some amazing vendors: Abby Trusnovec with LipSense, Christy Foreman with Scentsy, and Keasha Johnson with Mary Kay! Subway of James City will be joining us as our Dessert Sponsor for the evening, sponsoring 25 of their delicious cookies for our lovely ladies. And we can never forget the awesome Featured Charity The Bike Box Project!
Look forward to seeing you ladies Wednesday! Click here to find out more about our event!
All hail the Wild About Girls Night Out animal print theme social at The Garage. We've all been there, planning to attend a themed party or social without having to break the bank OR not having an idea on what to wear! (No worries, I actually had the same problem and it's an event I'm helping host!) So, like any true millennial, I turned to my Pinterest boards for some inspo and found exactly what I was looking for! Below are some of my fav looks to throw together for Girls Night Out this week!
Whatever you decide to wear, rock it! I'm so excited to see everyone and all the prints this Wednesday!
Talk soon! -Brittany
Have you planned what you’re doing for Mother’s Day yet? As a restaurant lover of Eastern NC, my favorite Mother’s Day go-to is brunch. Surrounding everyone’s favorite lady with friends and family, what greater gift can you give?
This year, I’ve actually opted out of making reservations for Mother’s Day brunch and am planning to treat her to a family brunch at home with the help of Hello Fresh. Hello Fresh is offering a first ever Mother’s Day Box (brunch and/or dinner!) Brunch includes 3 entree recipes and a bonus drink, while dinner includes a special 3 course meal. At $18.99 for 4 servings, I’d say this is a steal. No worries, I’m already stocked on the champagne and OJ. Get yours here!
We are also happy to help one of our favorite charities whenever we can. Welcome Bethany Pedaling Richards and The Bike Box Project back to Girls Night Out.
From Bethany: Finding out years ago that my father has PD, I attached a donation box to my bicycle and began pedaling towards a cure. In just 4 years I have raised over $50,000! My goal is to pedal to every small town USA, spreading awareness and raising money to support people in the community with PD and to help fund research to eliminate PD.
Donations collected go to assisting people locally with Parkinson’s Disease and to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research. Over 5 million people worldwide have Parkinson’s Disease. Thank you for your consideration in contributing to this important cause.
Click to Donate http://www.bikeboxproject.org 🚴♀️
"A mission to raise awareness and funds for local needs of people with Parkinson’s Disease and for Parkinson’s Research"
FOUNDED BY BETHANY RICHARDS
Our local celeb!
Some of you may know (I did not until this year) that April is National Stress Awareness Month, and has been since 1992! The purpose is still spread public awareness of both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. Yes, epidemic. After a little research while stress had hit an all time peak for me, I found some pretty interesting findings from Stress Management Society. “According to the Mental Health Foundation, 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.” Yes, I know we aren’t in the UK, but imagine how similar these studies are to US adults. Stress is probably one of the greatest public health challenges of our time and is not only a significant factor linked to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety (duh) but is also linked to physical health issues like heart disease and insomnia.
So I turned to one of my favorite blogs/podcasts (The Confused Millennial by Rachel Ritlop) for some help. Lo and behold, I found exactly what I was looking for with a blog titled “10 Quick & Easy Ways To Cut Stress From Your Life ASAP” yes please! But instead of listing all 10 (I will leave the link to the full blog here,) here are the 5 things I decided to turn to to get out of my own little depressed funk I found myself in that was most definitely brought on by stress.
1. Run Your Fingers Through Your Hair
“The scalp has so many nerve endings and I’m going to assume most of us forget about on a daily basis. While it can be comfortable to throw your hair up in a messy bun or ponytail and forgetting about your scalp all day, try mixing things up this month! Take a minute or two each hour to get in there and really massage. If you can, close your eyes, breath deeply, and notice how you feel afterwards. It’s a great way to bring fresh energy into the cranium and is often an area we neglect!”
2. Ask For Help
“Sometimes we can’t do all the things by ourselves – as much as we’d like to. The truth is, people need people. We need community and support in order to reach our fullest potentials and reduce stress...Asking for help is a healthy habit and a sign of strength.”
Oxytocin! You never realize how important human touch is until you need it, like actually need it. “Oxytocin is a feel-good chemical in the brain that’s been known to strengthen positive traits like trust and generosity and reduce things like anxiety and depression.”
4. Incorporate Nature as Much as Possible
I know for me, being outside even just for a little bit tends to reset my mind. Get out there and take a walk, get on a boat, go for a bike ride. “If you can’t get outside every day consider ditching the fluorescent lights in your office and opt for natural light and crack a window! Another way of bringing nature is to spring for some house plants to re-oxygenate your space.”
5. Dance It Out
Dancing is the go to in my house when me or my one of my friends are feeling down or are overwhelmed by something out of our control. Pump some loud music and just get moving, you have no choice but to feel happy once you get into it. Kick the sitting habit!
I hope these tips help you like they did me. I encouraged you to take a look at The Confused Millennial blog!
Until next time -Brittany
We are so excited to share the line up of Girls Night Out for the rest of the year! Mark your calendars, you won't want to miss out on what we have planned!
Hi 👋 My name is Laurie and I am a Social Media Marketing Manager based in New Bern, NC. I am married to the man of my dreams, a mom and in love with my adorable grandson, Noah. I love checking out new local restaurants, festivals and events while searching for great places to host monthly Girls Night Out. You can usually find me checking out all things live music, the best hospitality in town and working on my campaign to bring Bonefish Grill to New Bern-it's going to happen!!