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Lilly Pulitzer Opens in The Streets at Southpoint!

24 Jun

LILLY HAS ARRIVED!

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 That’s right! If you haven’t heard, Lilly Pultizer has officially opened at Streets and I for one, am VERY excited.

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For me, Lilly is the ultimate summertime retailer.  With all of the bold colors and floral prints, along with the beachy feel of her designs, it just screams long warm days we love here in the south.

The authentic resort fashion brand has opened  its twenty-second company-owned retail store right here with a 2,215 square foot location located on the first floor near Vera Bradley, Cache and Sperry.

It all started 50ish years ago with a simple shift dress in Palm Beach, Florida. Today, Lilly Pulitzer provides a collection of modern resort wear inspired by the authentic Palm Beach lifestyle.

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 Inside, the space is almost as pretty as the clothes on display! It is all hand-painted and designed by the company’s in-house print design team, and will feature the bright colors and prints Lilly we all love.

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The store provides savvy shoppers with all of the brand’s categories:  women’s, men’s and children’s collections as well as gifts and accessories including bags, shoes, jewelry, and eyewear.

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They officially opened on Saturday with a great party! Did you go? Have you seen the new store yet? Don’t forget to mark your calendars for June 29th when Lilly Pulitzer celebrates with a grand opening! Lot’s of great surprises, shopping perks and sweet treats for shoppers heading out this weekend! I’d love to hear what you think and see some of your own Lilly favorites!

 

Summer is Here! Time For Some New Shades!

21 Jun

Summer has officially arrived!

But now that Mother Nature has decided to turn up the thermostat (and the fun), I have been thinking more and more about my eyes, specifically what I want to don this summer to protect them while looking… cool.

And right now, you can save on a new pair at Both Sunglass Hut and Solstice Sunglasses at The Streets at Southpoint are having terrific sales.

At Solstice Sunglasses, receive a $25 Gift Card with a purchase of $150 or more, or $50 Gift Card with a purchase of $200 or more. Promotion Valid 6/14-7/31 and while supplies last. Valid on your next purchase and cards must be redeemed by 10/31/13. Exclusions may apply, so ask a sales associate.

At Sunglass Hut, you can get 30% off all sunglasses and accessories, but only until tomorrow, June 22, 2013! SO HURRY!

To help you out, I am offering my official GURU sunglass shopping tips:

GURU SUNGLASSES TIP #1: Do NOT buy sunglasses online without trying them on first. These go on your face. People will see them and you want to look great!

GURU SUNGLASSES TIP #2: Most brands can accommodate a Rx lens. PERFECT for people who can’t wear contacts!

GURU SUNGLASSES TIP #3: Get a brand that works for YOU, not because of the brand! Again, get a style that makes you look great!

 There are soooooo many styles to choose from, so get the right one. Perhaps one of these…
First, Sunglass Hut!

Smith Optics knows how to protect your eyes from the summer sun. After all, they’re based in SUN VALLEY, Idaho home to movie stars and ski slopes. This outdoor-themed company also makes some of my favorite shades for both the athletic and style conscious among us. And I just love a pair of black wrap-around sunglasses.

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Next up, we have Versace with a very chic wire framed pair. I like a style that is confident but understated like these.  And let’s face it, Versace knows style!

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Last from Sunglass Hut, I selected some shades from Gargoyles.  This is a brand that’s been around for a while, but I still rarely see anyone wearing them. Which for me is a plus- you get a bit of exclusivity! I like how these have the lok of a classic aviator style, but just more modern.

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Next, Solstice Sunglass Boutique!

First up, it’s one of the most timeless sunglass styles of all time, worn by everyone form JFK to Tom Cruise: Ray-Ban’s Wayfarer.  But we all know about the classic black, so ditch the herd and step out in the understated and original tortoise style. You still get the timeless look, while being a little unique.

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Another classic brand that’s been around forever, but few people seem to wear, is Carrera.  Ladies get a little pop of color with these purple shades, done in a very classic retro style, almost reminiscent of the Wayfarers. I really like these! Plus, the polarized lenses take care of glare form the bright sun.

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Lastly from Solstice Sunglasses, I selected what are considered to be the ultimate in celebrity, high-fashion style from Prada.  These oversized black sunglasses showcase a style that has been very popular for a few years, but show no signs of slowing down!

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Which pair do you like?  Let me know your thoughts and if I can help suggest some fresh styles for you!

One More Reason to Love Saturday!

14 Jun

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 Everybody’s workin’ for the weekend!

So put your good times into overdrive with Music on Main, only at the Streets at Southpoint!

If you’ve never been before, Music on Main is a series of FREE, family-friendly, outdoor concerts held every Saturday evening (weather and conditions permitting of course)  from 6-8:45pm in the Cinema Circle stage just outside of AMC theaters. The concerts run until October 26th.

This week, The Holiday Band comes  to Streets!

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It’s Beach Music night with Carolina Beach Music Band of the Year, The Holiday Band and DJ/MC Edridge. Be sure to come back to Music on Main all through the month of June:

  • June 22nd – Ty Brown
  • June 29th – Al Batten & Bluegrass Reunion

I’ll be updating you all season with the acts that are coming up each Saturday night, so check back often for the latest news.

OR, just subscribe to the blog and never miss an event, sale or breakout style.

Find the Perfect Swimsuit For Memorial Day Fun!

22 May

With Memorial Day coming, is your water wardrobe ready?

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and that means lot’s of summer activities, especially going to the beach or hanging out by the pool.

So how is your swimsuit situation?

Luckily, I’m always here to help!  I’ve put together a small sampling of perfectly fashionable swimsuits for the whole family!

First up, the ladies: Athleta & Macy’s

Athleta is home to a variety of designs, particularly for anyone who spends as much time in the water as they do exercising on the beach.  I wanted to include them since I know many of you like an athletic look to a swimsuit and one that is designed to stay on in the surf.

However, if you’re looking for a more traditional design, Macy’s has a positively huge selection to choose from!

For the guys, Macy’s is also my suggestion for the perfect pair of trunks!

And for the wee-ones, Naartjie Kids has some adorable swimwear for the summer! You might want to get two they’re so cute!

There you have it! A style for everyone in the family.

Let me know if you need ANY help finding the perfect style for your body type and I would be happy to help in any way I can.

Remember your sunblock!

Treat Mom to a Night of Dining and Music!

10 May

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Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend with some

Music on Main!

Sunday is Mother’s Day. But to be honest, mom deserves more than just one day. So give her the whole weekend by treating her to a great night of terrific live music and a wonderful meal.

Speaking of great food, you really can satisfy anyone in the family (particularly mom) with the selection of eateries at The Streets at Southpoint.

Looking for a great steak or BBQ? Head to Firebirds!

In the mood for great Italian? It’s Maggiano’s to the rescue!

What about a chic and slender flat bread or pizza? California Pizza Kitchen please!

Is mom a sports fan with a appetite for great food? Grab a seat at Champps!

Need space for a big group? Then you need some Cheesecake (Factory) in your life.

Wow… I’m stuffed!

Afterward, it’s time for the show outside!  If you’ve never been before, Music on Main is a series of FREE, family-friendly, outdoor concerts held every Saturday evening (weather and conditions permitting of course)  from 6-8:45pm in the Cinema Circle stage just outside of Southpoint 17 cinemas. The concerts run until October 26th.

This week, Mel Melton & Wicked Mojos (Blues) with DJ/MC John Wilson will will bring some blues to the party!

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Here’s a look at them playing LIVE:

Be sure to come back to Music on Main for the rest of the month of May:

  • May 18th – Castaways (Beach) with DJ/MC Eldridge Meeler
  • May 25th – Honky Tonkin University Tour (Country) with DJ/MC John Wilson

I’ll be updating you all season with the acts that are coming up each Saturday night, so check back often for the latest news. OR, just subscribe to the blog and never miss an event, sale or breakout style.

Show a Teacher How Much You Care!

7 May

Giving Back to the People Who Always Give So Much!

Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day and to help out our amazing teachers, a few of your favorite retailers are offering some terrific deals!

Before we get to the sales, I wanted to offer a special congratulations to our Celebrate Teachers Winner, Mr. Jamie Barnhill of Forest View Elementary in Durham.

He’s the winner of a Southpoint  $500 Shop Etc. gift card for being a top notch teacher!

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The winning essay was submitted by one of his kindergarten students (pictured with Mr. Barnhill above) with the help of her mom:

“Mr. Barnhill is, hands down, the best Kindergarten teacher ever!  He genuinely loves each and every one of the kids that he teaches.  He makes sure that every child is engaged and included in every lesson.  Mr. B (as he is known) uses nature and animals to drive lessons home.  His passion for learning and making every moment count make him the best teacher for kids just starting to learn.”

Congrats to ALL OF the Teacher Finalists:
Kathleen Snapp (Green Hope High School)
Ernetta Cagle (Phillips Middle School)
Audrey Pinion (Spring Valley Elementary School)
Susan Brooks (Cameron Park Elementary School)
Brian OKeefe (Jordan High School)
Mr. Anderson (Granville Central High School)
Pam Webb (Frank Porter Graham)
Anna L. Sanders (Y. E. Smith Elementary School)
Casey Eviston (Clover Garden Charter School)

CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. BARNHILL!

Now, on to the sales!

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 In Honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day, Vera Bradley will give you a complimentary Tote (Reg. $49) with your Vera Bradley purchase of $100 or more when you show your teacher ID.

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J.Crew Loves Teachers (and college students!)

Going on now until 6/30/2013

Stop by J.Crew and enjoy an exclusive 15% discount* when you show your school ID. The best part? You can do this every time you shop at J Crew!

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15% Off For Teachers at Talbots… all year long!

That’s right! Now until the end of the year (12/31/13) teachers can take 15% off all full-priced purchases when they present a valid Teacher ID at checkout.

It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Let me know what you might be looking for this Mother’s Day and I would be happy to help!

Give Mom a Special Night Out!

6 May

Moms do a lot for us…

…and The Streets at Southpoint wants to give back this year with a very special evening!

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Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 12 (HINT- THERE’S YOUR REMINDER!) and because she deserves more than just one celebration, Streets is offering up a terrific evening of fun on Thursday, May 9 from 5-8pm.

Taking place in the Center Court along with select retailers, the whole evening will focus on fashion, style and a little pampering-just the thing to make the most special of ladies feel like a queen.

Some of the events planned for the evening include:

  • A fashion show with styles from some of the center’s hottest and most popular retailers
  • Style assessments and consultations for any mom that wants to shake things up in her wardrobe
  • Exclusive offers just for mom

And since she deserves a great gift, guests can redeem an Urban Renewal Spa Kit when they spend $150 or more at The Streets at Southpoint stores on the day of the event (May 9, 2013)!*

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This all-in-one pampering case contains everything a tired mom needs after a long day of taking care of, well, EVERYBODY!

Why not make it a full fun evening by treating mom to a delicious dinner at one of Southpoint’s great restaurants too?

If you’re looking for some terrific gift ideas for mom, don’t worry because I’ll be serving up the hottest gift suggestions of the year later this week.

Be sure to check back to get the details!

*Offer while supplies last, 1 per customer. Must be 18 or older, ID required. Shop & redeem between 5pm-8pm on 5/9/13.

FREE LIVE MUSIC THIS WEEKEND!

3 May

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Celebrate the Weekend with some

Music on Main!

Saturday’s forecast is looking like a great day to be outside: sun with a few clouds and a high of almost 70!  Hmm, what to do? Something outdoors, relaxing, family-friendly, entertaining and of course, affordable.

Music on Main is PERFECT!

If you’ve never been before, Music on Main is a series of FREE, family-friendly, outdoor concerts held every Saturday evening (weather and conditions permitting of course)  from 6-8:45pm in the Cinema Circle stage just outside of Southpoint 17 cinemas. The concerts run until October 26th.

This week, Grasscats with Host/MC Buddy Michaels will fill the air with the sweet sounds of bluegrass!

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Click on the below video to see one of their awesome live performances:

Here’s a link to their website to learn more about them: www.grasscats.com/index.html

Following the GRASSCATS, be sure to come back to  Music on Main in the coming weeks:

  • May 11th – Mel Melton & Wicked Mojos (Blues) with DJ/MC John Wilson
  • May 18th – Castaways (Beach) with DJ/MC Eldridge Meeler
  • May 25th – Honky Tonkin University Tour (Country) with DJ/MC John Wilson

I’ll be updating you all season with the acts that are coming up each Saturday night, so check back often for the latest news. OR, just subscribe to the blog and never miss an event, sale or breakout style.

MUSIC ON MAIN IS BACK!

26 Apr

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Music on Main Returns to

The Streets at Southpoint!

It’s official- spring is 100% here and summer is walking up the sidewalk to knock on our door.  And proof of this is the return of Music on Main at The Streets at Southpoint!

If you’ve never been before, Music on Main is a series of FREE, family-friendly, outdoor concerts held every Saturday evening (weather and conditions permitting of course)  from 6-8:45pm in the Cinema Circle stage just outside of Southpoint 17 cinemas. The concerts run until October 26th.

The artists change every week, offering a really diverse group of local and regional musicians to choose from. All you need to do is show up, set out your lawn chair and enjoy some incredible live music as the Saturday sun sets.

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Rhythmicity is a Raleigh-based drum ensemble that is inspired by the vibrant traditional rhythms of West Africa. They use traditional instruments in their interactive performances, which are fun for all ages. Audience participation is encouraged, so come listen, sing, dance, or play along with the band!

Here’s a link to their website to learn more about them: www.rhythmicity.org/

Here’s a look at the other acts coming to Music on Main in the coming weeks:

  • May 4th – Grasscats with Host/MC Buddy Michaels (Bluegrass)
  • May 11th – Mel Melton & Wicked Mojos (Blues) with DJ/MC John Wilson
  • May 18th – Castaways (Beach) with DJ/MC Eldridge Meeler
  • May 25th – Honky Tonkin University Tour (Country) with DJ/MC John Wilson

I’ll be updating you all season with the acts that are coming up each Saturday night, so check back often for the latest news. OR, just subscribe to the blog and never miss an event, sale or breakout style.

The GURU Coupon Roundup!

11 Jan

If your New Year’s resolution is to save money, I’m here to help!

Today, it’s time for The Streets at Southpoint GURU Coupon Roundup.  I’m here with some of the best savings and deals either available now or next week from your favorite retailers! And the best part? many of these go until the end of the month.

Ready? Here we go…

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Denim Donations at Aeropostale!

1/14/2013 – 2/10/2013

For every pair of jeans donated from January 14 to February 10, you’ll receive a coupon for 25% off a new pair of jeans. All jeans collected will be donated to a local charity or shelter.

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Shop Early at Aerosoles!
1/15/2013 – 2/4/2013

Shop early for the new season and take 20% off all new arrivals! Some restrictions apply.

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Now – 1/12/2013
Take an extra 40% off sale items! Some restrictions apply.

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The BIG Semi-Annual SALE at Bath & Body Works.

Now- 1/13/2013

 Get up to 75% off select items. PLUS NEW specials each week!

PLUS $10 off any $40 purchase when you print and present this coupon.

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Brooks Brothers Winter Clearance

Now – 1/31/2013

Save up to 50% on retail prices!

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Winter Sale at Buckle!

Now – 1/31/2013

Stop by Buckle to check out the markdowns on the latest winter styles!

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Pants & Jeans BOGO Sale at Chico’s!

Now – 1/13/2013

Buy one, get one 50% off pants and jeans! Second item must be of equal or lesser value.

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Save 20% at The Children’s Place!

Now – 1/31/2013

New Year, New Fashion…Save 20% at The Children’s Place when you print and present this coupon.

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Coldwater Creek End of Season Sale!

Now – 1/14/2013

Up to 70% off during their End of Season sale! See store for details.

One week only: 20% off new pillows!

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5 Days to Save at Express

1/17/2013 – 1/21/2013

Visit Express for additional savings on already-reduced clearance items!

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Big Red Balloon Sale at Gymboree

Now – 1/13/2013

Up to 70% off original prices during our semi-annual sale! New markdowns on select Spring styles!

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Two awesome ways to save:

Get your winter style squared away. Enjoy an extra 30% off final sale items now – 1/31/13

and…

College Students & Teachers- Stop by J.Crew and enjoy an exclusive 15% discount* when you show your school ID though  6/30/2013

 

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40% Off Your Purchase at Justice!

Now – 1/31/2013

Save 40% on the hottest trends for girls ages 7 to 14!
Print a copy of this coupon and present at the register during checkout.

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Come Into Origins for a FREE Brightening Mini Facial!

Now – 1/26/2013

Seeing Dark Spots? Dr. Weil has a Bright Spot Solution. Receive a FREE Brighter by Nature SPF35 15ml Moisturizer with any skincare purchase and consultation (while supplies last).

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Up to 50% Off at Rockport!

Now – 1/18/2013

Ring in the new year with up to 50% off select styles!

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Sears Sale

1/13/2013 – 1/16/2013

  • Up to 80% off all fine jewelry
  • All Shoes on Sale
  • All things baby sale now thru 2/2
  • MATTRESS SPECTACULAR – 50 to 60% off up to 24 Month Special Financing on mattress sets with a qualifying Sears card thru 1/26
  • Up to 20% off appliances PLUS extra 5% instant savings off all appliances with Sears card OR 12 months special financing on all appliances over $499 with Sears card
  • 5% instant savings OR 18 months special financing on total electronics purchases over $799 with a qualifying Sears card OR 36 Months Special Financing on total electronics purchases over $999 with a qualifying Sears card thru 1/19
  • SPORTING GOODS – extra 5% instant savings OR 12 Months Special Financing on fitness purchases over $299 with a qualifying Sears card

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Classic Drinkware Sale at Things Remembered

Now- 1/31/2013

Classic Drinkware – 4 for $40, includes monogram.
Your choice of glasses. A $56 value.

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Vera Bradley’s Winter Sale

Now – 1/31/2013

Get 40% off select styles and colors for a limited time. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or others, you’re sure to find something you love.

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