I had the pleasure of joining some other local bloggers from the NC Blogger Network last night at a Sneak Preview of the 2016 Southern Women's Show. With a few inspirational speakers, delicious food, and tasty beverages, the night was a hit!
Molly Stillman was our host for the night. You can find her blogging about her current favorite clothing, accessories, recipes, and more at Still Being Molly. She'll also be hosting the Dressing with Purpose Fashion Show on Friday at 2pm. It's a must-see of this season's fair trade and ethically made fashion must-haves!
We also were also honored to hear from 2 great ladies about important issues. Barbara Thompson, spokeswoman for First Citizens Bank, came to represent Teen Cancer America. First Citizens Bank has teamed up with the organization to help raise awareness and funding to open the door to better cancer care for young Americans. Teen Cancer America makes it possible for teens to have their own specialized facilities and services in hospitals across the country so they don't have to go to pediatric or adult cancer care centers. Going to 2016 Southern Women's Show will also help this cause - a portion of this Sunday's ticket sales will go to Teen Cancer America!
Barbara Grufferman, author of The Best of Everything After 50, spoke about the importance of moving every.single.day and not being embarrassed or ashamed of the changes our bodies go through, as women, as we age. She'll also be speaking at the Always Discreet exhibit on Friday about positive aging and living! Always will also be giving out free coupons and samples.
Along with the fashion shows, motivational speakers, and cooking demos, you'll find plenty of health, beauty, and food vendors in both the Jim Graham Building and Expo Center. Your ticket will get you into both buildings and there's definitely enough to do and see that you could make a day of it! The 2016 celebrity lineup includes Stephen "tWitch" Boss from The Ellen Show, Whitney Way Thore from TLC's My Big Fat Fabulous Life, soap stars from NBC's Days of Our Lives, along with local news casters.
Don't forget to visit the Belk Beauty Pavilion also! There will be representatives from all brands that are sold at Belk including: Benefit, Lancôme, Estée Lauder, Bobbie Brown, Dior, Clarins, Clinique, Laura Mercier, Elizabeth Arden, P&G Fragrances, Coty Prestige, Aramis, L’Oreal and Parlux. Makeovers and samples will be available to all guests along with discounts on great gift sets!
Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. So grab a friend and head on out to the NC State Fairgrounds this weekend for the 2016 Southern Women's Show! You won't be disappointed!
Southern Women's Show
NC State Fairgrounds
1025 Blue Ridge Rd
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Hello! I'm Carli, a girl originally from Ohio, who could not be more proud to call Raleigh home the last 12+ years. By day, I work at SAS Institute but when I'm not working, I'm a mom to an amazing boy and 2 dogs. In my free time, I love to stay active working out, playing sports, traveling, crafting, attending a sports game/concert, or shopping!