We've all been there, being crazy excited to attend a themed party/social but having no idea on what to wear to fit the theme. This was my exact dilemma when we decided on the Denim & Diamonds Ladies Night Out Soiree theme. Somehow I managed to leave my BeDazzler back in the 90's, what a surprise right? So I turned to my most trusted app when it comes to outfit ideas, Pinterest! Below are some of my favorite options to find some Denim & Diamond inspo!
No matter which outfit you choose to gain some inspiration from, you're bound to rock the look. Remember to have fun with it!
See you Wednesday! - Brittany
Let's start this week off with the awesome lineup of vendors we have for Girls Night Out this month!
Woo! We'll be having Mandy Brady with Rodan & Fields joining us this month! If you haven't met Mandy, you'll be excited when you do. She's the sweetest and so passionate at her product!
She's all about bringing education and quality skin care products to you! A little goes a long way in terms of skin care and simple changes can make all the differences in the world.
She typically brings along a few samples to share and some of the most popular Cash and Carry items on hand. Ready to start chatting about your skin?
Let's give a big welcome to Charmaine Teets Moberly with Young Living Essential Oils! Charmaine is ready to answer all of your questions and show you how essential oils can change your life.
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We will have the lovely Abby Trusnovec joining us this month with LipSense! I met her last month and she is SO knowledgable of all her products. You can ask this beauty guru anything, I promise she'll have an answer!💕
Have yet to try LipSense? Come meet Abby, you won't ever look back!
We heard you were in need of some new accessories for spring! Luckily for you, the lovely Ashlee Lewis is going to be joining us as our Paparazzi vendor this month! Seriously, $5 jewelry? What's not to love?!
Everyone's fav Scentsy lady, Christy Moore Foreman, will be bringing all the good smells with her to Texas Steakhouse!
If you have never tried or need a refill on the best smelling fragrances around then this is your chance!
"Fragrance shapes your story. It captures moments like pages in a journal, and we offer 95 scents to set those memories free! Explore our fragrances and share your story, your way"
Keep an eye out for ideas on what to wear to this Denim & Diamonds themed Girls Night Out coming later this weekend! I'll see you on Wednesday! -Brittany
Our Spotlight Charity is The Journey of Hope Cancer Support Center! If you aren't familiar with The Journey of Hope, they serve those who have been touched by cancer by providing support and resources that focus on the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. From a chemo care package for a patient's first day of treatment, to providing transportation to and from the treatment center - Journey of Hope Cancer Support Center does so much for those in our community and we are so glad we were able to partner with them and learn about their upcoming events!
Are you or someone you know a survivor? Journey of Hope is inviting all cancer survivors out for their Journey of Hope's Cancer Survivor Day - June 1, 2019, 11AM at Garber United Methodist (4201 Country Club Rd.) here in New Bern! They will be providing meals and a inspiring atmosphere for all to enjoy!
Ladies, we had such an amazing time at our event last week at the Bern Bar! It's definitely one of our favorite spots to have our events (mostly because Adam, the owner, rocks!) Our vendors, charity, sponsors and awesome marines who came out to help serve our ladies made the night that much more fun! We had about 40 ladies come to show support to our local businesses and learn lots about the Journey of Hope Cancer Center! The Swag Bags from Belk were a huge hit and we look forward to working with them for future events! Pinecone Home and Garden Center even reached out and sponsored beautiful flowers for some giveaways! Please feel free to reach out to any of our vendors and sponsors!
Huge thank you to all of you who came out and congrats to all of our giveaway winners! Enjoy these great shots from our photographer, Nicole!
TGIF! Am I right?! We are five days away from our Shop til You Drop Girls Night Out Networking Social which means we are finalizing our little details and are excited to share what we have in store for you this month! For starters, Girls Night Out will be at the Bern Bar, Wednesday March 20 from 5-8! We will have Journey of Hope Cancer Support Center joining us as our Spotlight Charity, Robin Warren will be sharing information about what they do and how they support patients in our area. We will also be having Swag Bags sponsored by Belk here in New Bern, we are helping them promote their Fit for The Cure event on April 12! I will be writing up a separate post about how you can make a difference and participate in this awesome program! Below are our vendors for Girls Night Out this month with links attached to reach them.
Look forward to lots of shopping, complimentary appetizers, sipping on some wine samples and tasting yummy desserts! We'll see you next Wednesday at the Bern Bar!
Fit for The Cure is a one-of-a-kind program where Wacoal, with the help of Belk, stages one day bra fitting events with knowledgable and devoted bra fit specialists in Belk department stores across the nation!
Housewives in the City, New Bern and New Bern Belk have teamed up to promote their Fit for the Cure event on April 12 in hopes to make it the most successful one yet! They will be providing Swag Bags for Girls Night Out, Wed. March 20 with details about Fit for The Cure and how every one of us can help make a difference!
Here's how it all works!
1. Go in to our local Belk located in the New Bern Mall for a complimentary bra fitting
2. For every bra fitting, Wacoal will donate $2 to the Susan G. Koman (no purchase necessary!)
3. Wacoal will then donate ANOTHER $2 for every Wacoal bra purchased at the event!
4. With every $80 purchase, you'll receive a free (and adorable) tote bag
5. And when you spend $125, you will receive a coordinating cosmetic bag!
Grab your girls and we'll meet you at Belk, Friday, April 12!
This week we were gifted with the opening of a new, incredibly adorable coffee shop in the up and coming part of town. Crema Brew opening it's doors to the public for the first time this morning for their soft opening and WOW! Everyone I spoke to said they were busy the minute they unlocked the door! So of course, I had to check it out for myself!
The building alone is beautiful and sits perfectly at the corner of an intersection that leads you into our town's historic district. Crema Brew has the atmosphere you wished every coffee shop had, so warm and inviting! I arrived just in time for lunch and gave the chicken salad a try, delish. But the one thing everyone was raving about were the cinnamon rolls (which I'm still kicking myself for not getting there before they sold out for the day!) All in all, 5 stars! This place is gorgeous, the staff is spectacular, food is superb, and awesome coffee. I'm looking forwarding to getting lots of work done in this new nook in the heart of New Bern!
Til next time, Brittany!
Happy Monday! I wanted to start the week off with sharing the AWESOME lineup of Featured Businesses for February's Girls Night Out event coming up this Wednesday! We're all looking forward to a successful event at Blackbeard's Triple Play with our new Guys Tell All Panel, Naturally Stoned by Jennifer Aiken as our Swag Bag Sponsor, the Cancer Services of Eastern North Carolina as our spotlight charity, AND having Seth Felder back as our DJ for the night! I look forward to seeing you all!
We started the year off by having Girls Night Out at City Stage New Bern, a local entertainment venue tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of New Bern's Historical District. It was a great venue for all of us to spread out while we shopped, mingled, ate and enjoyed some live music! Our sponsor, Rankin & Fiume Orthodontics provided the best gym bag swag bags, stuffed with lots of ortho goodies, and our lovely vendors provided awesome giveaways for our raffle. Folks Journal, a local nonprofit publication here in New Bern, was our featured nonprofit for January and I'm so happy the ladies behind the journal were able to come out and enjoy the evening with us while sharing their magazine. All in all, January was a blast! Thank you to the ladies who came out in the rainy weather to have a good time!
Featured Nonprofit | Folks Journal
Folks Journal is a free and local publication platform here in New Bern, constructed for the creators of our distinctive community. The journal is a gorgeously printed showcase of the magic happening all around us. Their mission is simple, "to consciously co-create the unity in our community through the arts." Folks Journal shares the passions of people in our community. They accept submissions from creatives, big or small, as they understand there is no limit to your creativity. Those submissions that are chosen are featured in the print and online versions of Folks Journal. Not only do they showcase their talents and the talents of others in the publication, Leigh-Ann and Meg, the lovely women behind Folks Journal, also have a podcast on a local show, New Bern Live, called Folks on Air every Tuesday afternoon! Donate and learn more about Folks Journal below!
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This was also Charmaine's second event with Housewives New Bern and I was so glad to welcome her back as a vendor at City Stage! Young Living Essential Oils is a company dedicated to inspiring "wellness, purpose and abundance" by producing the best essential oils. The company is committed to providing "products for every family and every lifestyle." Charmaine is awesome, she completely embodies the values of the company through sharing the life-changing benefits essential oils have made in her life, explaining every product and where in your home to use them, and she even holds a monthly class via Facebook to teach others how to use essential oils in their own lives. It was so great to have her back!
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Trades of Hope recently released their Spring 2019 line and if you haven't seen it, you definitely need to! This event was Bethany's second time joining us and I'm so glad she introduced our ladies to this beautiful company. The company was founded by women to empower other women across the world get help them out of poverty. Bethany does such a great job describing the business and her passion for Trades of Hope is so motivating. Thank you Bethany!
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Michele has been a vendor with us a handful of times over the last year with her and her family's business, 3GenFashion, and it wouldn't have been the same if she wasn't at this event with us! Michele, along with her mother and daughter, formed 3GenFashions to help women of different ages, sizes and styles find clothing to feel comfortable and beautiful in. Being a Piphany stylist, Michele is dedicated to sharing her love for the brand! I love taking a stroll to her clothing rack when she's at our event, 3GenFashions always has something perfect for everyone.
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It has been a few months since we were able to spoil ourselves with $5 jewelry that we LOVE here in New Bern, which was why I was so excited to have Ashlee join us at Girls Night Out. Paparazzi keeps their styles trendy at a price that is available and affordable for everyone. Thank goodness we had the space for her to setup her whole display, because this girl came ready! From the front door of the venue you could see her big pink stands of jewelry in the back and had no choice but to go find a piece you love! I loved Ashlee's energy throughout the evening and her bright smile to all the ladies who came to attend.
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Rodan & Fields is one of the #1 skincare companies in the U.S., and let's face it, you don't become one of the best of best with products that don't work. January was Mandy's second event with us along with Bethany and Charmaine, and Winter was the absolute perfect time for her to be joining us! She is a product of the brand and she loves to share her own story with Rodan & Fields. It's easy to see why she loves to do what she does. With the weather going back and forth between freezing temps and muggy, rainy days, I love to hear Mandy's recommendations for a new Rodan & Fields skincare routine. I'm also looking forward to the opportunity for her to do mini facials at our upcoming events!
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I feel like in 2019, everyone (at least all women) know or have an idea what Scentsy is, but something I have never done was read up on the company. Scentsy's mission is "To bring value to the world by providing an industry-leading, family-friendly business opportunity selling creative, artistic, high-quality products that warm the heart, enliven the senses and inspire the soul." Scentsy definitely does all those things and I'm so glad Christy is our Scentsy lady at our events here in New Bern! Not only is she a complete pro in the business, but she knows her stuff and keeps her family at the center of her world. Christy is my Scentsy lady for life! As her shirt at events says, keep calm, she's a Scentsy lady!
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Pure Romance is all about empowering, educating, and entertaining women -- and I'm so glad to have Candice on board with us in New Bern as our Pure Romance consultant. She does such an awesome job with explaining every product, sharing what's new in Pure Romance (like their HeLi collection) and she makes you feel comfortable through the shopping experience. All the ladies were excited to learn about the new HeLi collection, a "collection that helps balance your mind and body with exclusive essential oil blends and indulgent body products." Thanks for being the one to introduce us to this collection Candice!
Ashley Rescott was the photographer for Girls Night Out at City Stage and she's such a blast to have around, the ladies absolutely love her and you can guarantee a laughing session when Ashley's around with her camera. She specializes in portrait photography, offering cake smashes, children, family, couples, seniors and boudoir. Yes, boudoir! And her work is beautiful - - check it out here. She is currently located in Camp Lejeune/Jacksonville area and offers shoots on location or at her studio, an hour down the road from New Bern!
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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!!