We wanted to thank everyone that came out to join us for our Pop-Up Surprise at Uptown Brewing Company yesterday! Not only were there so many other events going on in Uptown Greenville, but it was CRAZY hot AND was pouring rain for part of the evening. You ladies are troopers! Uptown Brewing Co. staff was amazing as always, pulling together the complimentary wine tasting for us and rolling out their new Strawberry Tart brew the same day! We had about 50+ ladies join us for shopping, mingling, and of course WINE. Obviously these Girls Night Out socials wouldn't be the same without our awesome vendors, you ladies make life so easy and fun! And a big shoutout to our Dessert Sponsor, Patty Cakes, Cupcake Boutique for her AMAZING cupcake flavors and to our Featured Charity Eastern NC Stop Human Trafficking NOW! for joining us, sharing what they do, how they help, and giving ideas on how each of us can help in the fight against human trafficking!
Our Spotlight Charity for May is Eastern North Carolina Stop Human Trafficking NOW! Eastern North Carolina Stop Human Trafficking Now desires to create a community that actively works towards abolishing Human Trafficking locally and globally. The empower our community to reduce human trafficking by: Educating citizens about the reality of Sex Trafficking & Labor Trafficking in ENC and around the world; Expanding local markets for Fairly Traded items produced without coerced or exploitative labor practices; Encouraging legislators, law enforcement, and the public to contribute to the fight to end Human Trafficking; Collaborating with and supporting other local, national, and international anti-trafficking and victim-assistance efforts.
Check below for their upcoming events in the Greenville area and a peak at products from Fair Trade (all proceeds from Fair Trade go towards to efforts to end Human Trafficking!)
Hello ladies! The month of May is quickly coming to an end, but we are closing it out with a BANG! Girls Night Out this month will once again be held at Uptown Brewing Company in Uptown Greenville, we seriously love this venue so much. Join us for a "Pop-Up Surprise" and complimentary wine tasting with Larkins from Johnson Brothers. The brewery is also rolling out their NEW Strawberry Tart for the first time for us along with their Lemonade Raddler for just $3!
They were such a HUGE hit at our last social that we absolutely had to have them join us once again this month! (Also I need to purchase the perfect hat for this summer!) Let's give another big welcome to J.B. Boutique & Accessories!
The last networking social at Uptown Brewing Company was such a blast and we are so excited to be working with this awesome venue again later this month! Mandy Brady is back to educate you on everything Rodan & Fields to get your skin (& lashes) looking more fab than ever! Check out her site!
Let's give a big welcome to Ashley Sutton and her featured business THRIVE! The THRIVE Experience is an 8-week premium lifestyle system, to help you experience peak physical and mental levels. 1-2-3 premium products taken every morning, that have changed millions of lives.. Learn all about this company next week!
I don't know about you, but I don't think there's anything much cuter than Stella & Dot merch! Shop with Kelli Byrd DelSorbo at Uptown next Thursday!
I hope you ladies are as excited as we are for Thursday! Let's give a big welcome to Melinda Harrell Sampson and her Featured Business, Trades of Hope! 💕
We have Ravien joining us with her Featured Business, Paparazzi! You know obsessed we are with these stylish $5 pieces. Check out her socials and website below!!
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Featured Charity - Eastern NC Stop Human Trafficking NOW!
Eastern North Carolina Stop Human Trafficking Now desires to create a community that actively works towards abolishing Human Trafficking locally and globally. Be sure to stop by and chat with their group to learn what you can do to help your community in this fight against human trafficking.
Dessert Sponsor - Patty Cakes, Cupcake Boutique
All hail the Wild About Girls Night Out animal print theme social at Uptown Brewing Company. 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 Thursday, May 30!
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!
Last week, 5th Year, a college brand, tweeted that Sup Dogs had won the longly anticipated #BarStoolBestBar competition! Sup Dogs outvoted Penn State's Champs Downtown by 400 votes, totaling 20,953! (WOW!) Out of 64 other bars across the country, Sup Dogs won, officially putting Greenville on the map for people from all over. Owner, Bret Oliverio, even mentioned how business has increased by 40% since being announced the winners! So what happens now? In celebration of winning the title of America's Best Bar, Sup Dogs is hosting a party with the help of Barstool ECU at The State Theatre tonight! Not only is this super exciting for the bar, but for Greenville all together!
'“Us winning Best College Bar in America has a lot to do with ECU students and the passion and pride that they take in our business, and that’s something we’re super grateful for,” Oliverio said. “So it’s not only a celebration of Sup Dogs, it’s also a celebration of students, alumni and everyone in Pirate Nation.”' So as an ECU Alum myself, I feel the need to add - "We are the pirates of E.C.U Hey!"
Until next time! - Brittany
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 pony tail 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. And maybe I encouraged you to take a look at The Confused Millennial blog!
Until next time -Brittany
Ladies, we had such an amazing time at our event last week at Uptown Brewing Company! I think it's safe to say it was by far one of our favorite spots to have an event - our awesome vendors, DJ, Dessert Sponsor, charity, photographer and incredibly accommodating Uptown Brewing staff, we had ourselves an evening to remember! We had OVER 120 ladies come out to support our local business including not just our vendors and venue, but Anita's Food Truck and our Spotlight Charity, Pitt County Council on Aging. (Click here to find out ways to volunteer with Pitt Co. COA) The Swag Bags from Belk were a huge hit and we look forward to participating in in their Fit For the Cure event, April 13! We even had Gina with Robinson Jewelers sponsor a gorgeous sterling silver ECU pendant necklace for a raffle!
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, Lia with Scape Photography!
WOW! We are up to 233 ladies registered on Eventbrite so we decided to celebrate lucky #250
Stay Tuned for the winner!
Our goal is to make it to 250! Haven't registered? Register and like our Facebook page. The lucky lady who registers for ticket #250 will receive a special gift upon registration!🤩
Meet our vendors & Featured Businesses
Dessert Sponsor - Patty Cakes
I hope you love cupcakes as much as we do!🤤
Patricia with Patty Cakes, Cupcake Boutique is our Dessert Sponsor tomorrow. She will be in with BOTH regular AND adult flavor cupcakes to sample and for sale! 🍻😉
Check out Patty Cakes' website to pick your favorite flavor!
SWAG BAgs by belk
Our friends over at Belk of Greenville, NC are sponsoring the Swag Bags for Girls Night Out this Wednesday! Trust me, you don't want to miss the goodies they have inside.🛍😉
These will be handed out at the registration table until we run out, so come early!!
Charity Spotlight: Pitt Co. Council of Aging
Our Spotlight Charity, Pitt Co. Council of Aging is hosting an event next weekend! Learn more at http://www.pittcoa.com/
Get your dancing shoes on, we have a DJ for Girls Night Out! Big welcome to Eddy with
E. J. & Company Light and Sound Shows!
Can you say YUM!! Anita says that "Our authentic Mexican food will make you feel like you're actually dining in Mexico. It is an unforgettable experience!"
Featured Photographer - Lia with Scape Photography!
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 dedicated, Wacoal bra fit specialists in Belk deparment stores across the nation!
Housewives in the City Greenville and the Greenville, NC Belk have teamed up to promote the Fit for The Cure event on April 13 with hope that it will be Greenville's most successful Fit for The Cure event to date! Belk has offered to sponsor our Swag Bags at Girls Night Out, Wed. March 27 in return for helping this promotion and we couldn't be more thankful!
Here's how Fit for The Cure works!
1. Go into our local Greenville, NC Belk for a complimentary Wacoal bra fitting
2. Wacoal will donate $2 for Susan G. Komen for every fitting (yes, EVERY fitting)
3. For every Wacoal bra purchased on April 13, another $2 will be donated!
4. With every $80 purchase, customers will receive a free tote bag
5. AND when you spend $125, you will get a matching cosmetic bag!
All you have to do is grab your girls and meet us over at Belk on Saturday, April 13!
Hi, I'm Laurie!
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!!