Tuesday, February 28, 2012

HoneeBee Quote

"My most memorable hostess gift was a trampoline...though I promptly flew off it and broke my arm. That was unforgettable--Cynthia Rowley, fashion designer

source: instyle magazine, mycharlestonfashion.wordpress.com
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Friday, February 24, 2012

The Gift of the Weekend

This week has been one of ups and downs, surprises and more and for some reason I don't see it ending just yet. Here's to hoping for more ups than downs for us all! Be inspired...

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Gift Tip #97: The Body Shop/Mini Reed Diffuser Gift Box

This smell good gift is a great leave behind gift for friends and family alike. The Mini Reed Diffuser Gift Box comes with three signature scents: pomegranate & raspberry, aloe & soft Linen and jasmine & white frangipani. The oil lasts for eight weeks and will leave the space of your giftee smelling fantastic.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Spotlight: The Boulevard at South End

Some Charlotteans may remember this unique store from its NoDa days (where it was originally located) and I must tell you when I heard that it was closing, I had shoppers withdrawal! But alas, the shop popped up in the South End neighborhood and my shopping withdrawals were over. Yay!

The Boulevard at South End is a gift boutique featuring handmade works of over 20 local artists. In the space, you will find beautiful cards, jewelry, pet toys and just for the guys: a man cave section featuring cool t-shirts and more. The store prides itself in sharing handmade, local and affordable items for everyone. Upon visiting, this one stop gift shop you can find something interesting at every turn! Here are a few items that caught my eye on one of my recent visits:
Abibi Apron
What a chic accessory to wear while making dinner
Keep Calm Poster
The Blvd has many variations of this poster but this is one of my faves
Lotus Rouge Eye Pillow
A great way to rest those weary eyes
Meow & Fetch college sports team leashes
Just another way to show everyone who you (and your pooch) root for
"Honey Bunny" Kee-la Onesie
How cute is this onesie! Enough said.

K Stationary box
When you feel that texting and emailing has taken over your friendships send a note instead
Zanie's dog toys
Soft and sometimes noisy toys to keep your animals happy

source: blvdatsouthend.com
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Monday, February 20, 2012

Gift Tip #96: Williams Sonoma English Cucumber Deluxe Gift Set

Exclusive to Williams-Sonoma, this deluxe gift set includes a 16 oz hand soap and hand lotion. The English Cucumber scent is reminiscent of a day at the spa with its natural blend of cucumber extract, grapefruit oil, basil oil and more. The items come ready to go in a stainless steel caddy.
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Friday, February 17, 2012

Happy Weekend!

Hey bumblebees! I have been laying low and think that I might continue doing so this weekend. What are you doing this weekend? Will you be joining me in laying low or do you have big plans? Do tell....

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Drugstore Finds

So, you waited until the last possible day or you completely forgot what today was--Valentine's Day! Now you must go to work and you just can't make it to the mall and the boutiques are closed. Now what? Well, I must scold you first: Put this day of L-O-V-E in your calendar now for 2013! Waiting until the last minute is never good. Now let's make the best of this situation. You may be able to find a little something special at your local drugstore. Here are a few picks that could not only get you by...but may get you a smooch too!

The Essence of Beauty Tote  comes in various colors and sizes and includes a matching clutch, as well as 2oz trial sizes of lotion and body mist.
Pillow Pets would make a great gift for your sweet kiddo or  girlfriend who is kid at heart (we won't tell!)
Who would say no to truffles? Pick the Lindor Truffles flavor that is your honey's favorite!

Stay out of the doghouse by picking up a cute gift bag and the perfect card while in your local drugstore. This will seal the deal that you gave this day of love some thought...even if it was last minute!

sources: cvs.com, riteaid.com, walgreens.com, google.com
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy Weekend!

It's the weekend before Valentine's Day and love is in the air! Whether you are single or coupled up, enjoy the weekend! If you are single, enjoy being able to do what you want, when you want. Breakfast for dinner? Yes, please! Also, enjoy the love you have for friends, family and yourself! If you are coupled up, enjoy the time you have with your boo. Regardless, don't forget to get your significant other or love buds a great gift! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and take a moment to feel the love in the air.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine's Day Gifts for the Frugal

Truth be told, times are still hard but that doesn't mean you can't treat your boy/girlfriend with a thoughtful gift...on a budget. Here is a short roundup of deal sites featuring gifts for the object of your desire.

Massage Masters: One or Three 60-Minute Signature Massages or Couples Massage
Two-night stay for two in a room or for two adults and up to two kids in a suite. Combine up to four nights. $49 for $200 Worth of Jewelry from Designers Such as David Yurman, Judith Ripka & John Hardy

Fannie May Fine Chocolates
Bead Making 101 Class with Supplies or BYOB Jewelry-Making Class with Supplies

Check out more lovely gifts from lesser known ( but still fab) deal sites:

Two-Night Stay for Two with Breakfast, Resort Credits, and More at The Waynesville Inn (Half-Off Depot)
Fresh Cut Flowers Delivery (Half-Off Depot)
Ladymate Lingerie (Plum District)
Wine Tasting for two plus a take home bottle at Treehouse Vineyards (Eversave)

Dinner & a Movie (Mamapedia)

Bzzzz: If you are traveling for the holiday, be sure to check out these sites before your love excursion, I'm sure you will find great deals in whatever city you are traveling to!

sources: pinterest.com, groupon.com, livingsocial.com, charlotteonthecheap.com, google.com


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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Experience: Runway for the Ballet

 Runway for the Ballet is the perfect mix of fashion, fun and culture. This fifth annual event is organized by NC Dance Theatre’s young professionals group, Opening Night Insiders and will take place on Saturday, February 11th at the Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance. There will be two shows: a matinee which begins at 4pm with a pre-reception (show begins at 5pm) and late show beginning at 8pm with a reception following the show.  

You can expect to see models sashaying down the runway in superb spring fashions from Neiman Marcus. In between runway looks, the talented dancers from NC Dance Theatre will perform vignettes from their most popular shows. Oh--and you may also catch a dancer doing double duty as a runway model! There will also be complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Could it get any better than this?

This would be the perfect gift for a giftee that enjoys fashion, arts & culture and dance. It would be a great Girls Night Out or perfect date night. I have a feeling that men could win major brownie points by bringing tickets to this event home to their lovely lady! In addition, Runway for the Ballet is such an interesting mix of creativity that any giftee would be happy to experience something new or make it an annual gift "to-do".  

Tickets are still available and can be purchased via www.ncdance.org/runwayfortheballet or by calling 704.372.0101. The price range for adults is $40-75, depending on which show you decide upon and if you want to upgrade your giftee to VIP.

Bzzz: Need help figuring out what to wear? Check out pics from last year!
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Monday, February 6, 2012

V-Day Gifts for the Ladies in Your Life

Who says Valentine’s Day has to be all about “the boy”? Not me! Women impact our everyday lives and Valentine’s Day is great way to show them some love. Here are a few gifts for the those fab females that literally made you (ummm…hi, Mom!) and those other ladies in your life that make the world go round!

See entire post on Sheckys website here!
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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Happy Weekend!

Sorry for the lack of posts this week! I will make up for it next week with some LOVE-ly posts:) In the meantime take in a few pretty photos.

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