Monday, February 28, 2011

Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!

Being part Cajun, we couldn't let the opportunity go by without sharing some incredibly cute "Let the Good Times Roll" Mardi Gras party tips, just in time for you last-minute party planners. The celebrations have begun and will culminate this week through next Tuesday, FAT Tuesday, March yes, you still have time to purchase a few more goodies in time for this weekend when its time to 'throw me somethin' Mr!!!!! You can't really do Mardi Gras without the following must-haves and in the spirit of Cajun Country we thought we'd oblige you....
  • beads, beads, and more beads
  • feathers
  • dabloons
  • anything purple, green, and gold
  • king cake
  • great food
  • great music
  • festive beverages (and yes, non-alcoholic is just fine!)
Phyllis Hoffman with Celebrations created a fabulous spread in her Celebrate Winter 2010 mag and we love every bit of it! She shares incredibly creative ways to infuse the rich Mardi Gras (purple, green, and gold) color scheme without breaking your bank! Yes, it's really just that simple! Not only does she feature a great recipe for her Big Easy King Cake (which is a must-have for anything Cajun), but she also even shows how to whip up a festive floral arrangement out of a couple of party hats, party horns, and fleurs from your corner market. This idea can truly be extended for any other upcoming holiday as well...beit St. Patty's Day or even the 4th of July! The opportunities are've just gotta be creative and ready to "Let the Good Times Roll!"

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fight Like a Girl!

Starting next Friday, February 25th, over 1,500 bridal gowns will be available for you to try on and purchase. All proceeds benefit the Making Memories Foundation to grant wishes to women with Stage 4 Breast Cancer.
All makers of dresses are represented and dresses come from bridal shops far and wide including the manufacturers themselves!
There will be a small bridal show of local vendors for you to meet, and an array of reception tables created by local wedding designers will be featured for you to see their finest work first hand!
So, come out and fight like a girl!
Starts: Friday February 25, 2011, 05:00PM EST
Ends: Sunday February 27, 2011, 04:00PM EST

Sheraton Raleigh Downtown
421 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 US

For more information on donating directly, visit the fundraising website: Brides Against Breast Cancer

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Guys, show her that you thought just a little for Valentine's....

Show her that she can slip on her red black dress...and go from corporate business exec or WAHM (work-at-home-mom) to snazzy and sassy just in time for her Valentine! One of our all-time favorite mompreneurs , Randi at Designs by Randi is featuring great ways to paint the town red and look fabulous at the same time!

Sure to catch her BFF's eye and make you do a double take you can't go wrong with any part of her bejeweled collection! Guys, add any of her sets to your V-day goodie list:

  • in a dainty box brought out with dessert after your candlelit dinner
  • displayed with her date night dress just before your night out on the town
  • neatly displayed amongst her jewelry collection

eh-hem, You're welcome, we'll just add it to your tab!

We all know red goes with e-ver-ything and is always haute, haute, haute! Take a peak of Randi's offerings.

We guarantee you, you can't pick just one!
If you're in the Charlotte area, you can get an up-close and personal view (since photos truly do not give her craftsmanship justice):

Jewelry Artist of Charlotte
Locally handcrafted artisan jewelry
14825 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite 120
Charlotte, NC 28277

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Love is in the Air... Valentine Promotions Inside!

Seriously? You're not going to find a better V-day gift out there that will wow your better half more than these...especially for the quality! You know we pride ourselves in unique gift options sure to tickle our recipient's fancies...SO, if you're ready to rise to the occassion, let your fingers do the walking over to our Vday specials, G8tr Enterprises!

There's still a little time left to embellish on the options we're showcasing (i.e. we're glad to add a gift card or toss another little personal item in just for you...the sure-fire way to let your loved one know that there was just a little extra thought behind your oh-so-thought-filled sentiments) :)

Our only disclaimer is that we are extremely limited on open slots for V-day (and yes, this also applies to cheesecake orders), so hurry over quickly!

Oh, and should the Monday slots fill before you're able to place your order no worries, we can still arrange for Sunday deliveries....and we'll be glad to offer a few creative tips to help you still pull off an amazing day!

We're looking forward to exceeding your expectations!