Growing up in a rural village, I couldn't wait to see the big world. At about 26, I took my first business trip to Manhattan and joined my employer for a formal jewelry industry banquet at the Waldorf Astoria. Sammy Davis Jr. was entertaining. I shopped for the event before I left town, so happy with the quality cotton of my floral print poofy, knee-length dress, which I accessorized with white pantyhose and red pumps. Mingling with my boss before the event, introduced over and over to jewelers from throughout the USA, I saw no option but to stand up straight and be friendly. Maybe they would be kind since this was my first time in NYC and obviously didn't know how to dress for the event. The jewelers' wives were dressed for dazzle - loading on more bling than Cinderella's carriage. This was the 80's.......more was more.... though they were not ingenues. At one point, a woman pulled me into her circle and told me, "We were just discussing what we are wearing. This is LaCroix and she's wearing Bob Mackie. Who are you wearing?" Four predatory female faces turned toward me, waiting for my humiliation. "Youth," I answered. And, here in the photo, she is wearing youth. Looking ahead, supple as a birch, soft as a kitten, as defenseless as a tiger. She is wearing the baroque pearl earrings, not vice-versa. You can too.
Another lovely day spent at @thecarolinainn! 🎄 This is the ultimate place to take in all the holiday season has to offer - just look at that decor 😍 If you're looking for the perfect location to host your event, The Carolina Inn has it all! We have several successful events under our belt at this location, and we'd love to add yours to the list!
Thank you ✨Thank you for giving the gift of self care and clean beauty! I love thinking of folks pampering themselves and experiencing their softest, healthiest skin😘 Thank you for supporting our small business, I am incredibly lucky to do what I love and work with so many amazing people💕💕 Today is the last day to order online with delivery guaranteed for the holidays! Tonight is our last market of the year- if you are local stop by @rickhousedurham in Durham 5:30-8:30 pm✨ Photo by @mollyevaughan #girlboss#shopsmall#greenbeauty#holidays#selfcare#treatyourself#glow
So today I stepped wayyyyy tf out of my comfort zone. I woke up at 5am to work on my biz alongside (virtually) some boss babes on my team. Girls I’ve never met & honestly have never really talked to personally. . If there’s one thing y’all know about it, it’s that I’m the farthest thing from a morning person. My alarm went off at 4:55 & I just laid there trying to think of EVERY excuse not to get out of my warm bed. Then one of the girls messaged “I’m up” in our group chat & I got my ass out of bed so fast. . I made a commitment I MYSELF & y’all to show up, every. single. day! I’ll admit, I’ve slacked a little here & there, but I’m done. This is my business, my health, & my lifestyle. I’m working towards goals that make me sick to even think about, & I’ve FINALLY stop the doubting and found the belief that I’ve needed for so long. . So all I’m going to say is get the fuck out of your comfort zone— nothing good happens inside there. If you want something bad enough, you’ll find a way to make it happen. I’m gonna leave y’all with two words— WATCH ME. I’m gonna make it happen bc I deserve it & bc my goals are BIGGER than my excuses. . If you haven’t joined me, you bet you ass a year from NOW you’ll wish you would’ve 😉
First time eating oysters and fully expected her to pick at them or not eat them at all but....nope, not even close to how she reacted because they were gone in 3 seconds 😂😂. She must be Italian like her momma 😉 #attagirl#nofoodleftbehind#ever#rawfoodcrazy @perfectlyrawsome @answerspetfood @rawfeedingmiami Tonight menu: • ground turkey necks 🦃 • pork liver 🐖 • thread herring 🐟 • kelp powder 🍃 • oysters 🐚 • raw fermented goat’s milk 🥛
And these wonderful kids, killed it!!!! 👍🏽😊😊I am so proud of them and all they have accomplished in the last 4 months. Please check out our insta story to see snippets of their performances! And don’t forget to like our Facebook: Facebook.com/melodiyamusic to get the full videos! ❤️🎤🎹🎼🎵❤️
“Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, And His praise in the congregation of the godly ones. Let Israel be glad in his Maker; Let the sons of Zion rejoice in their King. Let them praise His name with dancing; Let them sing praises to Him with timbrel and lyre. For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation. Let the godly ones exult in glory; Let them sing for joy on their beds.” Psalm 149:1-5 Thankful for such a sweet afternoon watching these precious ones dance in the JOY and GIFT of this season! • • • #carolinainn#sugarplumfairytea#chapelhillnc#styleisbeauty#hautemesscarpoolexpress
Who would be interested in a Frutta eating challenge? 🤔 Comment below and tag someone who could eat an entire platter on their own! 💪 🤤 Holiday platters! Call or DM us today to order yours! In the center there is a Huge Frutta Bowl surrounded by extra Kiwi, Strawberries, Mangoes, Pineapples, Green Apples and Red Apples!
Agatsu NC is open for business! Thank you to everyone who helped us move equipment and get everything set up on Sunday. Your support means so much! Our grand opening will be on Saturday, 5-January. Stay tuned for more details on that. Until then, we will be holding a handful of classes to give folks a chance to try us out, get to know the space, ask questions, and generally get a jump-start on any self-betterment goals for the new year. All our different membership packages are now available on our site. We have a couple of punch card options. Come to class whenever you want, no commitment or monthly cost! (These do have an expiration date, though.) For those ready to attend regularly, we have a recurring monthly unlimited-class membership that auto-renews. Cancel whenever you like. We also have single-payment memberships of 1 and 3 months, unlimited classes. These expire once the time is up, and do not auto-renew. None of our memberships require a contract! We will also be offering a few deals for those who want to get started before our big grand opening. 1) No enrollment fee! After our grand opening, there will be an enrollment fee of $25 for all new members. So if you know you’re going to want to attend Agatsu NC, go ahead and get signed up before 5-January to save. 2) If you sign up for a monthly unlimited class membership, you’ll also get unlimited classes from now until our grand opening -- that’s 3 weeks free! 3) If you’re curious but want to try us out before committing, we’re also offering unlimited classes from now until 5-Jan for only $35. Check out our GET STARTED page (link in bio) to get signed up or try a class. We look forward to making you a stronger, more flexible, and more capable human animal! #chapelhill#gymnastics#calisthenics#practice#move#play#chapelhillnc#fitness#kettlebells#fitness#northcarolina#bodyweighttraining#strengthtraining#locomotion#agatsufitness#durham#durhamnc#mobility#flexibility
I’m looking for 10 women who want to start 2019 with a positive mindset & the feeling that they can do anything! . The old me would body shame the HELL out of this picture of myself. My two toned skin, bc I wouldn’t dare step outside in a bikini this past summer, or the fact that my stomach looks puffy & the furthest thing from flat or toned. But here I am today, smiling & LOVING the hell out of my body! Do I have work to do, yes, BUT I’m BLESSED to have the ability to be able to workout. I don’t HAVE to workout, I GET to workout & that is something I remind myself of daily. . So if you’re ready to jumpstart your fitness journey & run alongside me, REACH OUT to me! I’d LOVE to get you started and talk about goals! Because chances are, I was in the same boat as you, watching and not taking ACTION. Well guess what, here is your sign! It’s time to LEAN into the fear & focus on the most important thing, YOU! What do ya say babe?💕😘
Ever wondered when Chapel Hill started booming? After WWII, Chapel Hill’s population grew by over 250 percent. All of this growth created an enormous demand for housing and led to severe shortages by the late 1940’s. It was around that time that former UNC President W.D. Carmichael approached local contractor William Muirhead with the idea of building a modern housing development. Since then, Glen Lennox has been a place of residence and entertainment for Chapel Hill locals. #lifeatgl#historyofgl#chapelhillnc
Our 2018 #breakfastofchampions our leftover lavender chicken salad (recipe below) from our festive open house yesterday and of course a big slice of our Welcome Neighbor Cake! It’s been an amazing year going way beyond our goals and we’re so fired up for everything coming your way in 2019! Our lavender survived 2 hurricanes, 2 snow storms, but delighted many visitors and we can’t wait for our 9 varieties to start waking up in mid-May! This year, we chose @adoorwaytohope and @polkadotmamainc as our two charities to support through our Summer Admission Fee and we’re so grateful to be sending each of these wonderful organizations a check in your honor! We’ll be announcing our 2019 charities in January and hope you’ll continue to visit during blooming season. AND...for those of you still looking for the perfect gift we would love to see you at our next Lavender Dinner! We’re kicking it up a few notches this time with live music, an insanely delicious appetizer from @ulisraclette and 4 courses of decadence from @chefwhitneydane, plus lavender cocktails, wine pairings, and craft beer from @fullsteambrewery - it’s not just for couples, so grab a friend and experience our beautiful culinary lavender 🌸 💜 Llink in bio or on our website 💜 AND lastly...here’s our Lavender Chicken Salad recipe, but this feeds an army because we only know how to cook BIG haha: 💜10 boneless, skinless chicken breasts sautéed in olive oil and our lavender herbs de Provence (available in our Farm Shoppe) 💜 1 chopped full stalk of celery 💜1 package dried cranberries 💜 1 cup slivered almonds 💜 A bunch of red seedless grapes 💜 1 cup mayonnaise 💜 2 TBLS minced garlic 💜 Secret ingredient- 1 cup pre-made spinach/artichoke dip 💜Cut up your cooked chicken, add everything else, mix, and add salt to taste, another sprinkle or two of the lavender herbs de Provence and serve with mini croissants or enjoy a big bowl! YUM 😋 💜Made with Lavender Love!