First Ever Clients Only Event!


Thank you guys SO much for coming out last month for the first ever clients only event- our Donut + Mimosa Brunch! It was a great test run and the turnout was amazing! This is something I hope to do quarterly. I love being a host and love a good theme so stay tuned for updates here and via email in the months to come. 

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Of course the brunch flew by and I forgot to snap a photo of everyone. Next time I'll be sure to document things better. The goods were freshly made at one of our favorite local spots, Duck Donuts in Dilworth. It's right off East Blvd., and if you ever get the craving for something sweet, you can get one donut (or dozens) made to order.

These bad boys are cake style donuts, fried on demand and hand dressed with whatever you can imagine! My favorite is chocolate bacon- who knew?! Other favorite combos are vanilla oreo, lemon coconut, cinnamon sugar (a classic!) The mimosas were flowing and so was the conversation. I can't thank y'all for coming out to support. 

If you missed out on last month's festivities, please let me know so I can ensure you are on the email list. 

Until next time!

xx

xx kira
 

My Little Black Book


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It's likely you are relatively new to Charlotte. Heck, I've been here for 15 months and still feel new sometimes. It helps to know someone from here but it's okay if you don't. Practically none of us are.

Some  clients diligently take notes (like, actual notes) and others ask me for direct recommendations. And thus this idea was hatched to share with you the people I trust here in the Queen City. From doctors and gyms to the best CPA in town (seriously, he rocks!) I want to send you to places and businesses I've only had positive experiences with. This city is HUGE and there is a lot of rubbish to sift through- so much so, I know the first step I make before deciding anything is asking a friend or heading to Yelp or Google Reviews. Some of you asked, so here it is...!

Kira's Little Black Book

Let me know what other types of services/businesses you're interested in. And please, share with us in the comments your favorites! Sharing is caring, right?  It's my goal and hope for the LBB to grow and get better with time. 

Thanks as always for your support! I appreciate each and every one of you :-)

xx

 

I Just Moved To Charlotte. Now What?


After the stress of moving and unpacking is behind you, you surely want to get in the swing of things- of life! It takes time, to feel settled and "normal" again. Here are some ideas for you to try to get that ball rolling. 

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Join Something

A club, a cause, an organization- anything that you believe in! I'm into art and museums, so I joined Young Affiliates of the Mint. Pick what makes you tick and dive in. You'll hopefully meet passionate folks and build true connections if everyone is invested in the cause. 

Exercise

There is certainly something to be said about group fitness. Charlotte is so active, you're bound to find someone who does the same pilates class each week. 

Another fun thing Charlotte does well is work out then grab a drink and socialize. I love Yoga on Tap, a weekly event at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. It's $5 for a yoga class and a beer. Afterwards, it's a great time to socialize and relax in their beautiful biergarten.

 There's also quite a few "run clubs." Have a favorite brewery? It probably has a run club... Lenny Boy, Triple C, Sycamore... the list goes on.  

Not sure where to work out? Crave variety? Get ClassPass. I'm obsessed! Details HERE.

And if a run club isn't your thing, there is a chess club on West Blvd and Camden Road. Jus saying...

Sign Up For Nextdoor

Get to know your neighbors, buy and sell things (I've done it- so much better and less scary than Craigslist. Thanks for the tip Donna!) and keep up with whatever's going on in your 'hood (from colorful opinions and lost cats to affordable painters and available babysitters.)

Attend Events

Participate in your apartment's bingo and beer night. Go to a local bar for trivia night. Head to a festival. There is no shortage of things to do in this town.  The best way to keep up? Facebook Events. And Charlotte based newsletters like... Charlotte Agenda! Which leads me to my next tip! 

Sign Up For Charlotte Agenda

If you haven't already. They have the pulse of what's happening and what's going to happen here. It's free to sign up for their daily newsletter. They also have an app, which is how I get my fix. We also pay to be "members" of Charlotte Agenda. Benefits include early access to events, discounts, intel and heck, they might even throw in a free shirt or hat. 

Take a Chance!

Ask people to grab coffee- chances are, they're not a native Charlottean. It's never easy to be the first one to ask, but when you routinely see the same person and you're on a "hello, how are you?" type basis, why not extend the branch? You never know what could come from it! I've made a great friend by taking the risk.

P.S. The best coffee shop in town


What have you done to get grounded and make Charlotte feel like home?  Let me know!

xx

xx kira