Monday, August 5, 2013

August Writing Goals

Has anyone seen July? It was just here a moment ago and poof, it disappeared.

riding a bicycle for the first time in over a decade

So here we are, a new month and a new list of goals. But first, a review of July.

I didn’t reach my blogging goal of everything I listed, however, I wrote more than I have since January. That’s indirectly reaching my other goal of just writing more. It’s a creative outlet that keeps me sane and helps me keep my passion for writing engaged.

I’ve spent July dealing with rejection but also keeping my head up high knowing that each no leads me that much closer to a yes. I’ve reminded myself to not be afraid to at least ask. Except I’m afraid that I fear success more than I fear failure. What if the answer is yes? My friend Lisa wrote a great post on fear of failure, you should check it out.

August is shaping up to be a quiet month with only two major events, the Green Jeans Sale (I’m consigning this time!) and the Backstreet Boys concert (yep, going again on my own turf this time). There’s also Beast Feast at USNWC and the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Charlotte (working diligently on getting the men in my life to participate). Ok, so may be every weekend is already planned…

My "musts" to blog about this month:

Events: Goodwill Cornerstone Luncheon (, Beast Feast at USNWC, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Charlotte, Green Jeans Consignment Sale

Recipes: batata harra, simple pork marinade (that will have you begging for more)

Fashion: what to wear to Front Row Charlotte’s fall show

Other: Part two of Bob the Bartender’s cocktail tasting adventure

September is going to be pretty jam packed with Front Row Charlotte, several weddings, and a trip to Denver (I’m stoked!).

Thursday, August 1, 2013

{Queen City Events} Front Row Charlotte - Fall 2013 Show

Shhh… do you hear that? It’s the sound of the excitement building for the fall Front Row Charlotte show!! It’s also the sound of frustration when I realized that, once again, I have nothing to wear to the event.

There will be some similarities with the spring show… Every ticket holder will have a front row seat and receive an awesome swag bag, you will be able to shop the runway looks right after the show, and 100% of the proceeds from the ticket sales will go to Coalition to Unchain Dogs.

But here’s the fun part, the fall show is a men’s show! According Charlotte’s own fashion stylist extraordinaire, Erica Hanks, men are the new women when it comes to fashion.

So what can you expect from the show? A lot of good looking men strutting down the runway in fall fashions from Abbeydale, Blank Canvas, Nordstrom Men, Taylor Richards & Conger, and Silverfly. You will also get to shop Revolve Men's Consignment and Dilworth Eye Associates in addition to the local boutiques mentioned previously.

Maki Taco truck will be there to feed our hungry bellies while my personal favorite local brewery, NoDa Brewing, will be on site with their awesome brews (fingers crossed my “Passion Crush” will be there pouring the good stuff) as well as McCallan Whiskey (confession: I’m turning into a scotch whiskey drinker and this excites me beyond words).

The event will be held on Friday, September 6th at CenterStage@NoDa (the same venue where Mr. M and I got married!) and will begin promptly at 7:30pm!

The tickets for this event are $50 and include the awesome swag bag, a front row seat to delicious manly goodness… I mean, a front row seat to see the male models strut their stuff… I mean…you know what I mean… what was I talking about again? Oh yes, 100% of the tickets go to a good cause, there will be munchies, and a bunch of fabulous people.

The tickets will sell very quickly so don’t delay, buy yours today!

What: Front Row Charlotte: The Men's Show, presented by Scott Jaguar and sponsored by Janus Real Estate and Madison Capital Group
Who: Erica Hanks and Joey Hewell
Why: fashion, shopping, and a great cause
When: Friday, September 6th at 7:00pm
Where: CenterStage@NoDa
How: purchase your ticket at