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• • • WINTER 2016 • • • PUBLISHER Parsons People, LLC MANAGING EDITOR Erica Parsons Butler CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHY Terrence Jones Photography COPY EDITOR Catherine Gill CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Heather Green Mary Michele Nidiffer Heather Parsons Lou Scott Kimberly Arnold Carelia Moran Angela Raimondo Rachel Vaughan Drew Schultz A. Bell BE. Contrad Leslie Deinhammer Triangle Style Magazine is published four times per year by Parsons People, LLC. All editorial contained within is the property of the publisher and cannot be reproduced in whole or in part without written permission. The publisher accepts no liability for the accuracy of statements made by the writers or advertisers. ©2016 Parsons People, LLC

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inside... WINTER 2016


Get ready to dazzle with dresses from local boutiques, complete with holiday hairstyles and quick fashion fixes


Fashion tips for what to toss and what to add to your wardrobe


Ten stylish coat choices to keep you warm this winter.

26 BEAUTY BEAT - TEA TREE OIL Four reasons why to add to your beauty routine if you have not already


Beauty guru, Heather Green, reviews three new winter must-haves


Robledo Studio tackles one of our reader's hair problems for a winning look


A look at some of the Triangle’s most requested beauty procedures


Simple and effective design hacks that will make your rooms seem larger


We explore the differences between spray paint vs. brush on paint


Wine choosing made easy with suggestions

{in every issue}

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Tribal Dress - Smitten Boutique OPPOSITE PAGE: 2. Sympli Drama Dress - At ease 3. Mini Lace Dress, Lily Mae’s, 4. 4 Love & Liberty silk floral crochet dress from Johnny Was - Galatea Boutique 5. Donna Morgan’s Bianca Knitted Crepe Bell Sleeve Sheath Dress - Kristen’s Shoes and Apparel

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BACK TO BLACK A little black dress always does the trick


Anything goes with black... shine with Urban Decay's high-color lipgloss in Big Bang.





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The Madden Girl Beella Black Ankle Strap Heels will work for every look and every occasion. - SRI Shoe Warehouse



SHIMMER IN SILVER add a little slingback sparkle

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with a silver dress... Stop traffic with this long wear Satin Lip Pencil by NARS in shade Yu.



1. Pleats Please - CT Weekends 2. Cristal metallic dress - Fab’rik • 3 and 4 “Back” Necklace and Rhinestone Turnkey Bracelets - The Fashion Bar. 16 | triangle style


Dangling Beauty.



John Wynd has stunned again with these gorgeous (and affordable) dangling earrings. - Affordable Chic, Raleigh

an instant outfit upgrade Rock it out and add a little edge with the Nicole 'Talullah' Heel - SRI Shoe Warehouse

WHITE HOT when wearing gold... Rock a red lip with the MAC's cult favorite shade, Ruby Woo

if wearing white.... Try a sheer lip with Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Morning After

1. Ripley Rader, Gold Sequin Mini Dress - Scout and Molly’s 2. Analili Gold Brocade Dress - Certain Things 3. White Lace and fringe dress - Mary & Mak



MY BRA STRAPS KEEP FALLING DOWN MY ARMS A safety pin on the inside of your garment will keep that rogue bra strap in place. If you don’t want to make a hole in your clothes, try doublesided tape. MY BUTTON IS FALLING OFF Try to hook as much of the cotton back into the button hole as you can and then paint clear nail varnish over the top. This will hold your cotton in place until you can fix it properly. MY HEM HAS FALLEN DOWN You can either use double-sided tape (we like Hollywood Fashion Tape, $7.50, which comes in its own very chic handbag friendly tin) for ‘inside’ the hem, or just Scotch tape the top of the hem to the inside of your trouser leg/skirt. MY ZIP IS STUCK There are two methods for curing this. Try running a lead pencil up and down the zip; it should give your zip a bit of slip to get it moving. Similarly, soap will loosen up the zip and get it going again. I’M SHOWING TOO MUCH CLEAVAGE Our old friend the safety pin can spare your blushes and keep your top a little nearer together. I’VE GOT MAKEUP ON MY CLOTHES Small-packs of detergent wipes are readily available and should do a good job of temporarily cleaning the area. I’VE SUCCUMBED TO STATIC CLING Slip into the ladies room, take off the offending item of clothing, and give it a good shake. Hopefully this should do the trick. If you happen to have a metal coat hanger on you, rub it onto the inside of your clothes. I’VE GOT DEODORANT STREAKS ON THE ARMPITS OF MY TOP Keep a deodorant remover stick in your purse or your office drawer: something like the Gal Pal Garment Deodorant Remover ($11 for 2 at Alternatively, try rubbing the fabric together to rub the stain off. Or baby wipes can do the trick. 18 | triangle style


These pretty yet simple styles, are perfect for your next holiday party, the looks were created by the professionals at Parlor Blow Dry Bar

From Kardashian curls to classy like Kate, a blowout is the perfect way to complete your holiday look.

Keep your hair frizz and flyaway free with a signature style blowout that's perfect for day-to-night looks.

The braided up-do is one of this season's hottest trends - always unique and perfectly chic. The easiest way to impress your coworkers, in-laws, and friends is with a classy yet stylish up-do. winter | 19

Out With The Old and in With the New

The new year is upon us and it’s time to rethink your wardrobe. Taking time out each year to reevaluate what’s in your closet can give your image a boost all year long! But with busy schedules and so many styles available, it can be hard to know what’s right and what is no longer serving you. Written by: Mary Michele Nidiffer, Founder, StyleFinder Boutique,

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Five Things Toss From Your Wardrobe TOSS

Pleated, Cuffed And FullLegged Trousers

While you may think they are a classic, your traditional trousers have ‘expired’. No longer are these tailored, menswear inspired pants flattering for women. In fact, they are adding to your frump factor and visually adding pounds to your body. CHOOSE INSTEAD:

The Modern Fit Pant

With a body skimming fit and a slim leg, these are the new pull-on pants and can be dressed up or down. Pair them with a longer top and the slim leg will appear to take pounds off your frame. Who doesn’t need that?

Stodgy Blazers

TOSS While the boyfriend blazer has been

around for a while, it’s time for it to take a break. Its boxy cut isn’t right for everyone and it can visually add pounds. CHOOSE INSTEAD:

A Chic Cardigan

In the right fabric, like our favorite ‘essential travel’ cardigan, it can provide coverage and warmth while helping you look sleek and slim. A win-win!

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Baggy, Ill-Fitting Jeans

TOSS Maybe you’ve lost weight, maybe it’s

been years since you bought a pair of jeans. Whatever the reason, it’s time to ditch your dated, frumpy jeans that are pulling your style down.

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A Flattering Pair Of Jeans That Fit You Like A Glove

Buying a new pair of jeans can be a daunting proposition, but I assure you, once you find a great pair you will wonder what took you so long! Look for a pair made of dark, stretch denim that hugs you in all the right places. You don’t want them too tight or too baggy, so a fit specialist will be your best friend! Then rock them at your next soiree and let the compliments fly! TOSS

Clunky Black Shoes

While you might think these are a ‘must’ in your wardrobe, they’re really just a ‘should’. Clunky black shoes can weigh down your style and make you look heavier. Who knew? CHOOSE INSTEAD:

a color that is in harmony with your personal coloring will take your style to new heights while looking fresh and on-trend. A metallic version puts a modern spin on your look.

Classic Twinsets

TOSS Sure, Jackie O rocked them, but are they

really right for you? If you’re busty or heavy, they will only serve to make you look matronly and bigger than you are. CHOOSE INSTEAD:

A Longer, Flowy Cardigan that

gently skims the body and camouflages your lumps, bumps and bulges will not only flatter you, it will make you appear slimmer. They key is to choose one in a knit that drapes and skims the body without being clingy.

A Chic Pair Of Booties, Wedges Or Flats In A Color Similar To Your Haircolor. ‘Bookending’ your look with

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Few things can make as big a difference in your style as a great haircut/color. Whether it’s a complete overhaul, or just a few minor tweaks, consult your stylist to discover a look that will take you to new heights!


Do your clothes really fit you? If you’re tolerating items that gap at the waist, drag the floor or are just a bit too long in the sleeves, a trip to the tailor could make a major difference! Find an alterations specialist who can tailor your garments to fit you to a T and see what a difference it can make!


If you tend to skip accessories, or just wear the same necklace and earrings every day, mixing things up a bit can inject your look with a big shot of style! Try a tassel necklace, learn how to tie a gorgeous scarf (our Stylsita’s are pros!) or add on a few bracelets and see how they punctuate your look and help you express your personal style.

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Is your complexion looking dull and lackluster? Perhaps its time to reevaluate your skincare routine or treat yourself to a facial! Consult an aesthetician for customized recommendations and a regime that gives you a healthy glow!


Are you stuck in a style slump? If you feel like you’ve lost your style, then perhaps its time to consult a Style Coach. The StyleFinder ID® System can help you discover exactly what your style is and give you a blueprint for building your ideal wardrobe. Boost your confidence, build your wardrobe and get your groove back! TS


As it grows chillier here in the Triangle, it’s time to start thinking about how to stay warm and still show off your unique style. The weather likes to seesaw, especially in North Carolina, so it may be best to stock your wardrobe with an assortment of coats and jackets that you look forward to wearing. We've asked a couple of our boutiques to send us coats that you will find stylish and warm enough for every mood of the season. 2 1





1. Ronen Chen - Bano Boutique • 2. Biya Nairobi Wrap from Johnny Was - Galatea Boutique • 3. Ciao Milano Tess Anorak Coat - Lily Mae’s • 4. Lilla P Confetti Coat - Coolsweats • 5. AZI Red Jacket with Faux Fur Collar - Certain Things • 6. Beverly Hills Bomber Jacket - Fab’rik • 7. Genuine Leather from Jakett NY - Scout & Molly’s 8. Rebecca Elliott Motto with gold detailed zippers - Kristen’s Shoes and Apparel • 9. Cropped Asymmetrical Jacket by Planet - At Ease Boutique • 10. Tan faux leather coat - Sophie & Mollies

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Tea tree oil is a purified extract of the Melaleuca alternifolia plant, a native of Australia. It has been used for centuries in traditional medicine as a natural skincare and beauty treatment. As is so often the case, science has only recently started to catch up and verify the usefulness of this ancient oil, exploring the more than one hundred identified biological compounds it contains While traditional uses range from soothing coughs to dressing wounds, it is in the area of beauty care that tea tree oil is now most widely known. It has the following strong benefits for skin, hair, lips, and nails: Warning: Tea tree oil has powerful properties and should never be taken internally. A very small number of people can exhibit a serious allergic reaction if the oil is consumed in any quantity, although it is perfectly safe when used as directed.

NATURAL SKIN CARE Tea tree oil contains natural antibacterial agents known as terpenes, which makes it a great general cleanser as well as an effective treatment for acne and some fungal infections. It can be dabbed directly onto warts, pimples, or cold sores using a cotton bud to reduce swelling and speed up healing. However, it shouldn't be applied undiluted to ordinary skin as it can act as an irritant in high concentrations. Instead, add a few drops of the oil to your normal non-medicated face wash to help keep your skin free of the bacteria that can provoke pimples and acne outbreaks.

HEALTHIER HAIR This essential oil is also a valuable addition to your hair care routine. Once a week, simply blend a few drops into a neutral carrier such as coconut or olive oil then massage the mixture into your scalp. Leave for half an hour before washing it out with a mild shampoo and warm water. This will unclog your follicles to promote healthy, lush hair growth as well as nourishing the hair roots to provide body and shine. The antibacterial terpenes in tea tree oil will also reduce scalp irritation and dandruff so, if you suffer from this, mix a drop or two into your usual non-medicated shampoo. CHAPPED LIPS Tea tree oil combines antibacterial and antiseptic actions with an ability to reduce swelling and inflammation. This makes it ideal for treating chapped and sore lips. To use, mix the oil with a neutral carrier oil, using approximately one part tea tree oil to 20 parts of carrier. Gently massage in to the affected areas. Never use pure oil directly on chapped lips or other broken skin as it can cause a very uncomfortable burning sensation. For ongoing healthy lips, mix a small amount of tea tree oil into your regular lip balm and use as normal.

NAILS The oil's powerful anti-fungal and antiseptic actions makes it ideal for treating nail infections and discolorations. Apply a small drop straight on to the discolored area of the nail, or again mix with neutral oil for a more general preventative treatment to keep nails healthy, strong, and fungus free.

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Tea tree oil is widely available online, through beauty salons, or from mainstream retail outlets. You can buy it either as a pure essential oil or in ready-formulated products such as moisturizers, lotions, and creams suitable for a wide range of therapies. However you use it, its natural yet powerful properties will be a welcome addition to your beauty and health routine.

Known for his refined eye for shadows and highlights making Rodney Robledo a sought after colorist. By creating his own color formulas for each of his clients, you will never see someone else with the same color. His precise haircutting techniques are crafted from various fashion stylists and have contributed to numerous opportunities evident in his portfolio. A few notable mentors in-

clude: Jennifer Lopez Celebrity Hairstylist, Oribe Canales - Victoria Secret Angels Hairstylist, Howard McLaren - Vice President of Bumble and Bumble, Ian Michael Black - North America Color Director of Aveda, Van Michael Editorial Fashion Stylist and Ana Karzis - Senior Creative Color Director of Aveda.



Make it the focus point of your look by pairing it with simple and classic pieces. The turtleneck made a classic puffer vest and coat stand out.

Turtlenecks used to have the reputation of being a conservative garment. Nowadays, turtlenecks are considered not only as a foundational piece but also a great piece to add edge and fun to layered looks. Meet North Carolina’s Blogger, Carelia Moran, ( who takes a classic striped turtleneck and styles it five ways, We love that she chose a classic striped one, it adds a french touch and is the perfect way to break up the layers. C’est Magnifique! 28 | triangle style

Sporty? Of course, you can use your striped turtleneck for a sporty look. As a matter of fact, in order to keep your neck warm consider a turtleneck, because it's more practical than a scarf.

Use your striped turtleneck to achieve the obvious, such as a French-esque look.


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I’ve been in the beauty biz for over 15 years and as a professional model, I have been privy to almost every kind of make­up, skin and hair product you can imagine. Top secrets from the industry’s best and brightest artists that I can’t wait to share…and now I can! I’m trying out the hottest and most hyped products on the beauty market today, so you don’t have to spend a dime (unless it’s earned it’s “Try” angles!) So hang on to your handbag, I’ve been shopping and I’m ready to share! — HEATHER GREEN

It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product

CLAIMS TO “Repairs dry, damaged hair while adding shine. Detangles and controls frizz. Seals and protects hair color. Prevents split ends and stops hair breakage. Creates silkiness while enhancing natural body. Flat iron spray and thermal protector.” Basically, a hair product that only dreams are made of. MY TAKE I have had long hair most of my 40 years on earth and this endless battle with tangles has been the bane of my existence. I have tried almost every leave-in product on the market and when I say I have tried them all, I kid you not – I’ve spent hundreds upon hundreds of dollars! It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product goes on easy, it’s not “heavy”, you don’t have to use much, and it can get out almost ANY tangle you throw it’s way. I am truly, truly in love. It’s on the pricey side but worth every, single, penny. Go to Amazon for the best deal on It’s a 10! TRIANGLE STYLE RATING Please, read this product claim quote carefully, because this description of “miracles” is EXACTLY what happens. Seriously, this magical serum is word for word what it promises! I have never tried a product that literally performed beyond my expectations, and that is why, for the FIRST time in Triangle Style history – I give It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product 5 Try-Angles!!! THIS, is the unicorn of hair products. sssss

St. Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower Lotion

CLAIMS TO Easily turn all skin tones a natural, glowing bronze without streaking or getting onto clothes. Created with 100% natural DHA and infused with sweet almond oil that nourishes the skin, making it smooth, soft and hydrated. Apply St. Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower Lotion in the shower and rinse after three minutes.

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MY TAKE First of all, my Scottish roots fight a tan, naturally, so I generally turn out an embarrassing and obvious shade of orange when I try self-tanners.

So, expectations were low with another self-tanner – after all, how well could a product work that you wash off 3 minutes after applying anyway? I was pleasantly surprised when I was more of a sun-kissed color and didn’t smell musty! It did take 2 to 3 applications for noticeable results. And I would highly advise using the mitt or washing your hands THOROUGHLY after applying or it will turn your nails a “not so healthy” yellowish tint.

TRIANGLE STYLE RATING I’m giving St. Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower Lotion, 3.5 stars. It was ALMOST a 4, but the upkeep that gets expensive over time and due to the fact that if you skip an application, it starts to fade pretty quick, I had to drop the rating. If you are heading to the Caribbean and need a good week-long tan that looks natural – this is a GREAT buy to try! ssss

Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil

CLAIMS TO “This feather-light treatment oil rapidly absorbs to reinforce the skin’s protective barrier. Wear it alone or layered under foundation for all-day dewy skin.” It goes on to claim the “luminous and hydrating” title along with ingredients that are safe and healthy for your skin. MY TAKE Dry skin is another nemesis in the winter and I do not want overpriced moisturizers that I need to keep applying all day, Enter: Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil. The word “oil” threw me a bit as I typically have oily skin and still break out from time to time. So I hesitantly took the advice of a make-up artist I trusted…and am SO glad I did! I L-O-V-E this product. It is now a permanent staple in my stable of skin care products. It is PRICEY, but I found a small version on Amazon for $8.25 (I am becoming the Amazon Queen). This oil creates a dewy finish without looking “shiny” or oily. It is perfect under foundation and lasts! TRIANGLE STYLE RATING 4.5 STARS! I wish you a dry-skin-free Christmas and this is a definite way to prevent just that. A super stocking stuffer that you will use year round – and as the lady who introduced this product to me said: “Apply it at night and when you wake up in the morning, it looks like you drank a gallon of water!” sssss


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READER REDO | ROBLEDO STUDIO “It’s a magical feeling - loving your new hairstyle. “”It gives you a renewed confidence in yourself and that’s extremely important!” - BOBBIE LEA DAVIS, APEX


MEET TRIANGLE STYLE READER, BOBBIE LEA DAVIS Bobbie, mother of two and small business owner, has a busy life. Between taking care of her family and pursuing her jewelry making venture, she’s had little time to find the perfect hairstyle and color that works for her.

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Written by Kimberly Arnold, Photography By Terrence Jones

THE PROBLEM... Bobbie lost about six inches of her hair due to mold poisoning in her previous home. It caused her hair to fall out and become extremely damaged. She has naturally wavy hair, but the top layer is pin-straight. She’s looking for a trim to blend her hair and a suitable color that pops and hides any gray hairs.


Robledo Studio, located on Bandford Way in Raleigh, is unlike most salons. It’s a place where clients can unwind and leave their worries at the door. Many salons can be loud and chaotic, but Robledo Studio strives to create an atmosphere of solitude - much like a spa. The incredibly talented Rodney Robledo is the mastermind behind the unique salon concept. He has years of experience working on magazine shoots, runways, ad campaigns, weddings and more. He’s also worked alongside many industry veterans, who have greatly influenced his career.

PROBLEM SOLVED... Bobbie’s hair was overprocessed from bleaching and heat damage, so Rodney treated her hair with Olaplex to repair the cuticle and smooth her hair texture. He darkened the base color of her hair to add warmth around her face and make her green eyes pop. He highlighted her hair using the balayage technique, which will work perfectly with her busy schedule, since it’s less maintenance and doesn’t require regular salon visits. He trimmed her hair to remove the damaged ends and blended her layers to create volume and movement. He also gave her new bangs to help frame her face and finished with a polished everyday makeup look that she could replicate. IN THE END... Bobbie received star-quality treatment at Robledo Studio. Rodney was able to create a flattering hairstyle that suited Bobbie’s busy lifestyle. She couldn’t be more thrilled about her new ‘do. “It’s a magical feeling in loving your new hairstyle. It gives you a renewed confidence in yourself and that’s extremely important!” Robledo Studio | Hair & Makeup Artistry | (919) 714-9383

1105 West Main St, Durham

919 530 1000 Mon. - Sat. 10:00am - 6:00pm Sun. 1:00 - 5:00pm

BY Popular REQUEST It seems like there are fresh new treatments and products coming out every couple of months for you to try out. It’s hard to keep up! On our hunt for the best products that will leave you feeling amazing, we’ve asked some of our salons and doctors for their most requested treatments and why they’ve become so popular. Read on to get the inside scoop about the different treatments that might work for you, from the lasted European microblading to cutting edge laster hair removal. Find out that makes them so popular in today’s beauty industry and start getting excited!

FemTouch Vaginal Rejuvenation Laser - Wake Health Medical Group What makes the FemTouch Vaginal Rejuvenation Laser so popular and what does it do? FemTouch™ is an innovative CO2 laser that addresses common vaginal health-related conditions such as laxity, stress urinary incontinence and sexual pleasure. A third generation Fractional CO2 laser technology is applied along the vaginal lining which results in a controlled treatment that leads to tissue tightening and heightened stimulation. What can be expected from this treatment (any pain, side effects, recovery time)? During FemTouch™ outpatient treatment, your healthcare provider inserts and moves a sterilized applicator along the vaginal walls in

an outward motion, applying the laser to the vaginal tissue in a 360° pattern. Side effects are uncommon, but have included mild cramping and mild spotting. There is no "down-time" associated with FemTouch™ laser treatments with sessions lasting only minutes and absolutely no pain! What is the average cost of treatment? The average cost of one FemTouch™ procedure is $750 per treatment. If patients opt for our recommended series of 3 treatments, we offer an excellent discount of $2,000 total. What are your clients saying about it? 100% of our clients have reported satisfaction with the FemTouch™ Vaginal Rejuvenation Laser. Women are reporting a significant decrease in incontinence episodes and raving about successful tightening and a positive shift in their intimate lives.

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Hair Extensions Hair Replacement

- Modern Enhancement Salon Day Spa What makes hair extensions and hair replacement so popular? We have been serving women's needs since 1998. Hair Extensions and Hair Replacement are our number one requests due to the growing number of women who are losing their hair due to hormones from childbirth to developing cancer. Women don’t have to suffer in silence anymore. We offer several hair replacement options, no matter what the personal level of hair loss may be. What can be expected from this treatment? We are certified and offer over 30 different types of hair extension/replacement services for our clients. We only offer 100% human high-quality hair and most services are completed in less than two hours. We walk our clients through each step of the replacement process and stay with them providing any needed maintenence throughout the wear of the extensions which can last anywhere between 4 to 8 months. We also pride ourselves on our discrete service with private rooms available.

Because Beautiful Hair Just Doesn’t Happen Specializing in Hair Extensions and Hair Replacement since 1998.

Hair Extensions

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What is the average cost of treatment? Depending on the amount of hair used and the method of placement, extensions can cost anywhere from $175-$2000. This includes the hair and application. It’s important to note that most of the hair is reusable, so if our client is using again, they would only be paying for application. We offer free consultations. What are your clients saying about it? Our clients love that we are giving them back their confidence. It can be a devastating experience to lose hair, and we are so honored that women across North Carolina have chosen us time after time again to help them restore their confidence.

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Eyebrow Microblading - Georgeta Juncu Owner, Skin Apeel

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I am proud to announce that I have had the opportunity to train in Europe and I am part of the most amazing, most natural, and most uniquely perfect eyebrow technique in the world. I was the first Phibrows Artist in the state of North Carolina and one of only a few in the United States. I am a certified Phibrows Artist and have studied semi-permanent makeup micro pigmentation at the Branko Babić Microblading Academy.



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What makes Georgeta's eyebrows Microblading technique so popular? While microblading is fairly new in United States, it is very popular in Europe. Georgeta is certified from Branko Babic Academy, a world renowned academy that is the leading expert in eyebrows. Eyebrow Microblading is semi-permanent makeup technique that creates hyper realistic eyebrows using manual skill without a machine. Georgeta corrects missing, thin or misshaped eyebrows by using ink on the top layer of the skin to craft the perfect eyebrow. This results in very natural looking eyebrows. What can be expected from this treatment (any pain, side effects, recovery time)? Only good things are to be expected! After our consultation, I begin to draw the outlines of the eyebrow shape that will suit your face. Throughout this process I keep up to date with the client to ensure that he or she is happy with the shape and color. After we’ve adjusted accordingly and the client is satisfied, we do the procedure. Some clients say that microblading feels similar to tweezing, with minimal pinching. There are also minimal side effects, although some clients report slight redness and scabbing around the area, but this is temporary. Of course, care must be followed after the procedure to prevent infection and to allow the color to settle. What is the average cost of treatment? The treatment begins at $450. This includes the initial consultation, the procedure and touch up for up to five weeks afterward. What are your clients saying about it? Clients love the results! Despite some hesitation in the beginning and during

healing, they are very happy with the resulting look. The ink can fade a bit following the procedure which is why touch up is included in the price. Clients are excited that they will be saving so much time in the morning by not having to draw on their eyebrows and don’t worry about losing their eyebrows at the beach or exercising. Saving money on eyebrow makeup is just the cherry on top!

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What makes Physios Customized Spray Tan so popular and what does it do? With the holiday season coming up, we all want to look our best for parties and photographs that will last years to come. It’s no surprise that the Physios Perfect Sunless Color is very popular during the colder months because it makes us feel and look great! What can be expected from this treatment? Our Sunless Session takes about 15 minutes to apply and 4 to 6 hours to develop. After showering, clients get to enjoy about 10 days of beautifully glowing color. What is the average cost of treatment? The a la carte Sunless Session is regularly $40. For clients who are new to spray tan, we recommend the extender for only an additional $25. What are your clients saying about it? Our clients love that they get to enjoy the easy, effortless, and natural look of their tan as well as the customizable formula for their best color!

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What makes Laser Hair Removal so popular and what does it do? Just about every single person has unwanted hair somewhere. Fortunately, we have state of the art lasers that can safely




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and effectively treat all skin types. They have been evaluated and rated as the most effective in medical journals, and our clients are able to see amazing results after just one treatment. What can be expected from this treatment (any pain, side effects, recovery time)? After one appointment at the Blue Water Spa Aesthetic Laser Center, you will feel smooth for weeks at a time without growing back one bit of hair. And yes, it is more comfortable and safer than waxing!

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What is the average cost of treatment? Our cutting edge laser technology treatments are a pay-as-you-go service beginning at only $45. We charge per session rather than by the package, since our clients are always so happy with the results that they return for more! What are your clients saying about it? Our clients enjoy the kind, attentive, and professional staff as well as our immaculately clean office. Not to mention, they love not worrying about shaving or having ingrown hair anymore!

Permanent Eyeliner - Fabulously Flawless-

What makes Fabulously Flawless Permanent Eyeliner so popular and what does it do? The majority of our clients ask for permanent eyeliner because it saves all the time it takes to apply eyeliner every single day. It gets exhausting! Now, you can wake up in the morning ready to go and don’t have to worry about makeup smudges after showering, exercising, or swimming. Many women struggle to pencil on eyeliner due to vision loss, unsteady hands, or arthritis, so having permanent makeup creates the freedom of ease. We create a natural or a dramatic eye, and women love that they can choose the look of their desire!

What can be expected from this treatment (any pain, side effects, recovery time)? While it varies by person, some clients report minimal pain. We use a safe topical anesthetic to minimize any discomfort during the procedure. Ultimately, it depends on the individual client and the proper application of topical anesthetic. Permanent cosmetics are completely safe when done by a reputable artist following all recommended safety precautions. The pigments used for semi-permanent makeup have a very low rate of allergic reaction among clients even if they have allergic reactions to normal makeup. As an additional precaution, we perform a test run before any procedure if an allergic reaction is in question. General recovery time after an eyeliner procedure is 2-3 days. Clients may experience puffy eyes and eyelids and some light bruising after the procedure, but other than that there’s no downtime.

What is the average cost of treatment? Depending on the client’s specific needs, prices for permanent eyeliner range between $250 and $500. In fact, permanent makeup actually costs very little compared to lifelong daily makeup expenses! It’s important to know that many of our clients come seeking corrective procedures from a poor job done elsewhere. Needing multiple procedures to remedy issues ends up costing clients more money. This is why it is so important that a client is choosing the right Certified Permanent Cosmetics Professional, regardless of the price. What are your clients saying about it? Most of our clients love their permanent eyeliner because it resolves so many issues. It cuts down on their makeup application time and keeps them from struggling to apply eyeliner evenly or worrying about running and smearing. Fabulously Flawless Permanent Eyeliner is just such a great investment in yourself! TS

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Color The World may make amazing lipsticks, but giving back is their business. Family owners Wayne, Stephen and Stephanie Miltz’s dream is to set an example for corporate culture on how companies can give back to their communities. The brick and mortar business, which has a flagship located on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh, is making great strides to change the world, one lipstick at a time. IN THE BEGINNING... Color The World is owned by brothers Stephen and Wayne Miltz, and Stephen’s wife, Stephanie. Their goal is to “color the world” by combining their love for business and passion for giving back. Stephen says, “We were sitting there brainstorming, kind of going back and forth. We wanted to create a company that donates a large percentage of the proceeds to charities around the world.” Wayne came up with the name that, now, embodies their vision. He adds, “what better metaphor for what we’re doing? We’re trying to create a movement.”

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THEIR OFFERINGS: Color The World offers a wide selection of pigmented lipsticks online and

in-store, as well as scented bath bombs aluminum-free deodorants, which are currently only available in-store. They pride themselves on creating products that are crueltyfree, natural, and vegan. All artisan lipsticks are hand poured on-site. Best-selling shades include Foxy (Alzheimer's Association), Kisses (Home For Our Troops), and Surfberry (Forever Home Rescue Foundation).


The Raleigh company gives 30 percent of all proceeds to 12 charities. Among these non-profit organizations are Feeding America, Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and Homes For Our Troops. Each lipstick donates to a different cause. They plan to bring on more organizations to donate to as they create more shades. Donations are made quarterly. Alzheimer’s Association was the first charity they chose to support. “We were very passionate about the Alzheimer’s Association because our family member suffered from dementia. We reached out to them and told them our plan,” says Stephen. And the rest is history. If you are a local non-profit organization seeking to partner with Color The World, you can reach out to them through their website, Days/Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday: 10AM -6PM 1809 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh, NC 27608 Phone Number: 919-888-0052 E-mail:


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The Latest Must Have For Winter From France. These come in solids and an assortment of patterns. The style provides a great fit for all women. Capes are made of an easy care blend of acrylic and wool.Only at C.T. Weekends. CT Weekends Cameron Village, 437 Daniels St., Raleigh (919) 787-9073 see ad page 12


DIBA TRUE Stop By Ankle Boot Your feet will want to do more than just “Stop By” in these cutout booties by Diba True – they will want to stay in them all day. Featuring bold side slits on both sides, pull-on entry, and a conservative low heel, these boots blend metropolitan style with timeless western flair. Diba True. Designed For Real Life. Shown in Dust/Cognac Suede. Available at SRI. Celebrating 25 Years of Style, Selection and Value At SRI Shoe Warehouse. NOW with Apparel and Jewelry too! 6031 Oak Forest Drive, Raleigh. 919/872-2800. See ads on pages 22 and inside back cover 42 | triangle style

Trust Us, You’ll Want UGG Slippers Are On Top Of Your Wish Lists!!! The chunky knit makes the Aira style look even cozier but the real cozy lies in the luxe sheepskin collar and plush wool interior. We Love UGGS and that’s why we carry lots of styles...Stop By Lily’s Maes to see them all. Lily Mae's Boutique & Gifts At The Factory 1839 South Main Street, Wake Forest (919) 453-0113 Follow us on Facebook and Instagram see ads on pages 18 & 63

Parker Smith Denim - Made In The USA With an ultra high 10.5” rise and cropped length, the Bombshell Crop in Horizon has a slimming effect with its dark wash and curve hugging silhouette. Finished with a frayed hem, this skinny has hand-sanded detailing and abrasions for added depth. Style with furry heels and a button down. COOLSWEATS GLENWOOD VILLAGE

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ALFRED STADLER Sophisticated, beautiful, handcrafted bags by Alfred Stadler. Perfect for everyday life and special occasions. Available in various shapes, sizes and varied luxurious materials, including leather and wool felt. Bano Boutique 2699 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd. Durham, NC 27707 919-489-9006 see ad on page 7

Inoah Bold & Beautiful! Great Graphic and graffiti inspired designs. Soft and stretchy fabric Made in the USA. At Ease at Sutton Square 6325 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh (919) 790-1812 see ad on page 3

Jonesy Wood Designs Channel your inner singing Goddess every time you put on this Sia inspired statement necklace. Created using freshwater pearls and black recycled Ghana glass with an Ethiopian brass bead accent, this necklace will insure that you stand out! Smitten Boutique 1105 W Main Street, Durham, (919) 530-1000 see ad on page 33

Our Featured Robe Of The Season Is This Luxurious Plush Velour Wrap With Faux Fur Trim. The patch pockets and fold over cuffs make this a robe you won’t want to—and don’t have to!—take off. Shop early for this one, it was so popular, we ran out quick last year! Opulence of Southern Pines at Cameron Village, 400 Daniels Street, Raleigh (919) 467-1781 and at The Mews, 280 NW Broad St., Downtown Southern Pines (910) 692-2744 see ad on page 5

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LOVING THIS! Chunky ribbed turtle neck cape $82 is also available in Red! Perfect with AG Leggings $156 Scout & Molly’s North Hills, Raleigh, (919) 754-8430 Park West Village, Cary (919) 465-7441 see ad on page 13

One Wrap, Yet So Many Ways to Wear it, The Bordeaux Wrap by Simply Noell is a versatile wrap you can button to wear a variety of ways. Super soft, one size, and so many options people will think it's a whole new accessory! Affordable Chic Shops Hidden Valley Plaza 2315 Lynn Road, North Raleigh Open Monday - Saturday 10:00 am. – 6:00 pm 919-846-0676, see ad on page 60

Physios’ Firming and Reconstructing Solution $69.99 Give injectable-like results without the injectable. Our exclusive formula is the simplest way to help make you look your best this holiday season. PHYSIOS 904 New Bern Ave, Raleigh, NC 27601 (919) 828-1080 see ad on page 37 44 | triangle

From head to toe, all the right touches to spice up any wardrobe. Sophie And Mollies 108-A North Salem St, Downtown Apex 919-362-7030 see ad on page 36

Beyond the Little Black Dress This holiday season let us help you think beyond the little black dress! With dresses in fabulous prints, patterns, lace and solids, you'll be sure to find one that's perfect for you! Let our Stylista's help you dress to impress! StyleFinder Boutique 6801 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh NC 27615 919-454-3068, see ad on page 66

Uncork Something New, For Less. The Wine Cellar Outlet showcases an everchanging assortment of boutique quality, handcrafted wines from family-run vineyards all over the world. Mix and match 6 or more bottles and enjoy over 15% off everyday! The Wine Cellar Outlet Raleigh 8601 Glenwood Avenue, Suite Q, Raleigh (919) 703-0051 Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun Noon-5pm Follow us on Facebook and see our ad on page 73.

Dahlings, Get Creative with Heat Press! Make a statement and be unique. Alli LOVES making workout tanks!! The Pink Alli Stone Creek Village, 406 Ledgestone Way, Cary (919) 460-2554, see ad on page 40

Why Pay Exorbitant Prices When You Don't Have To? The Fashion Bar is an on-line boutique for todays' women looking for the hottest styles in bold, eye catching jewelry, pashmina scarves, hats and bridal accessories. Featured: One of our most popular veils and necklaces. The Fashion Bar P.O. Box 40305, Raleigh, NC 27629 919-295-3577 • see ad on page 29

Juvederm: Juvederm is an FDAapproved injectable filler that can be used to smooth out wrinkles or plump up lips. At Blue Water Spa, our expert nurse injectors conservatively administer Juvederm for beautiful, natural looking results. Michael Law MD , Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 10941 Raven Ridge Road. Suite 103. Raleigh. (919) 256.0900 See ads on pages 54, 55, 78 & 79

Raleigh’s Exclusive European Style Village With Locally Owned Specialty Shops, Services & Fine Dining Shop. Dine. Explore. Lafayette Village 8450 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, see ad on inside front cover winter | 45


Butter… The Name Says It All! Our buttery soft bamboo fabric is top quality and allows your skin to breathe naturally. Worn alone or in layers, you will immediately notice the comfort. The colors and dye techniques are small batch, hand-picked and every piece is different. If you haven’t been in to see the newest addition to our already fabulous sleep and loungewear collections, stop in to see and feel our buttery, organic goodness. Opulence of Southern Pines at Cameron Village, 400 Daniels Street, Raleigh (919) 467-1781 and at The Mews, 280 NW Broad St., Downtown Southern Pines (910) 692-2744 see ad on page 5

Plaid As Trend... Plaid As Pattern... Plaid As Metaphor. “Crossing, blending and interweaving." ..quite unlike a quilt,the substructure (and the construction ) of a plaid's patches reveal complex and rich interdependencies among regions...* - *excerpt from "The Continuity of Mind" by Michael Spivey Galatea Boutique Seaboard Station in Raleigh (across from Logan's) 919-833-8565 facebook: Galatea Boutique see ad on page 41

Our Customers Love Our Lysse Leggings They are comfortable and flattering. Lots of styles to choose from. Kristen's Cameron Village 501 Daniels St, Raleigh (984) 202-5030 see ad on page 21

The Osmosis Skincare Collection Osmosis creates permanent change by: • Clinical ingredients with a holistic, noninflammatory approach • Solutions targeting the source of aging and skin conditions • Targeted dermal delivery systems • 5 patents and pending patents • free of toxic chemicals, SLS, phthalates, parabens, gluten, artificial colors and fragrances Their unique philosophy is based on analyzing the skin and body as a whole to treat skin conditions at their source, restoring beauty and wellness. The Purple Door Day Spa 154 South White St., Wake Forest, (919) 562-6077,, see ad on page 80 46 | triangle style

Perfect Youthful Skin The latest craze in natural skin reatments: Rejuvapen excels at skin tightening, lifting, and rejuvenation. It reduces fine lines and wrinkles while improving stretch marks. Additionally, it minimizes pore size and improves keloid, surgical, and acne scars. An excellent choice for those who desire a natural approach without harsh chemicals or lasers for effective and fabulous results. Fabulously Flawless (919) 637-2554, 5640 Six Forks Rd., Suite 203, Raleigh, NC 27609 see ad on page 39

Dryspun Is Highly Regarded As The Magical Product For All Hair Types. Wrap Up In The Season’s On Trend Fringe! This A.Z.I Fringe Poncho Sweater is the perfect piece to toss on when heading out add with black leggings, boots and voila... A classic outfit! Certain Things Cameron Village, 404 Daniels St, Raleigh (919) 828-5055 see ad on page 61

This hair spray gives light hold and subtle degrees of control, plus it helps hair respond to heat tools and gives grip for easier styling. Dryspun controls frizz and flyaways while helping you achieve your perfect look. From blowouts to braids to up-dos and more, dryspun is a must for your hair styling regimen. Plus, it makes a great gift! Purchase at any of our Triangle area locations: Raleigh, North Raleigh, and Cary, NC. Parlor Blow Dry Bar Cameron Village, Raleigh North Hills, North Raleigh Waverly Place, Cary see ad on page 18

Now Featuring Harden Custom Furniture And Upholstered Headboards The Galleria is a beautiful marketplace located in Raleigh with a wonderfully diverse group of interior designers, artists, and vendors, each with their own distinctive personality. We offer fabulous gifts, and home decor accessories, fine art, jewelry, gourmet foods, furniture and fashionable clothing and accessories. The Galleria 9650 Strickland Road, Suite 167, Raleigh, 919-615-0033, see ad on page 59

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TRIANGLE TRENDS Calling All Jean Lovers...Have You Heard about Articles Of Society? They Have taken the Denim Market By Storm....And We are SUPER EXCITED To Be Carrying The HOT line... Premium denim yet with an affordable price, great fit with super soft and stretchy fabric. Once you try on a pair, you’ll know why all the bloggers are constantly comparing them to designer denim yet without the cost... Lily Mae's Boutique & Gifts At The Factory1839 South Main Street, Wake Forest (919) 453-0113 Follow us on Facebook and Instagram see ads on pages 18 & 63

Local Jewelry From Geoflora Jewelry for the bold, inspired individual who is not afraid to make a statement. We have a fabulous selection including necklaces, earrings and hairpins! Visit nora and nicky's today or call 919.876.1181.

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Lafayette Village, 8470 Honeycutt Rd, Ste 104, Raleigh, NC 27615 (919) 977-6166 see ad on page 67

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Brazilian Blowout $129 Long/ Thick hair extra charge will apply. Modern Enhancement Salon Day Spa 8320-166 Litchford Rd. Raleigh 919.875.8668 Visit our websites at see ad on page 35

How We Treat Acne - Wake Health Medical Group offers various procedures for the treatment of acne including: • Retin-A Peel • Glycolic Peel • Salicylic Peel • Deep Pore Facials • Acne Surgery • Microdermabrasion • Smoothbeam® Resurfacing • Pixel™ By Alma Lasers® • Fractional Resurfacing

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Wake Medical Health Group 13200 Falls of The Neuse Road, Raleigh (919) 554-6754,, see ad on page 8

Clear and Bright Laser Treatment If you're looking to repair summer sun damage to your skin, or just want to give your skin a reboot with a winter glow, the Clear and Bright Laser Treatment featuring Halo hybrid technology is the best value around! You'll see improvements in overall tone and texture in addition to significant removal of discoloration, reduced pore size, skin reflectivity and glow. The downtime is minimal, and the results are undeniable.Call Synergy at (919) 510-5130 Inside the Beltline 2603 Glenwood Ave at Oberlin Rd. North Raleigh 8300 Health Park at Six Forks Rd. and Forum Dr., See ad on page 71

Whether it's a night on the town, a day at the office, or weekend adventure, Clothes Mentor Chapel Hill has you covered! We buy and sell gently used in-style name brand women's clothing in sizes 00 to 26 including active wear, business, casual and maternity. We love shoes, boots, designer handbags and sunglasses too!We pay CASH for all items we accept and No Appointment is ever necessary. Save money on what you buy and make money on what you sell - what could be better? Come see us today at:

Clothes Mentor In Chapel Hill 241 S. Elliott Rd. (Down the street from Whole Foods, next to Red Lotus and Monterrey.) Chapel Hill, NC 27514 919.929.1770,, see our ad on page 9

Every Tick Tock Matters At Clocktiques! We specialize in repairs of antique clocks and watches from the 1600's to present. We have a fully stocked showroom for your enjoyment and shopping pleasure. Looking for a gift what better than a timepiece that could become your family heirloom for generations to come. Watch battery replacement and adjustment available. All repairs done in our fully equipped repair shop on site. Clocktiques, 2004 South Main St., Suite 104, Wake Forest, 919-556-8963., see ad on page 38

The Premier Newborn Night Nursing Provider Nurse & Nurture provides private, in-home care for newborn babies throughout the night. All of our Registered Nurses have years of related clinical experience and as infant CPR certified. And since you care about who you let into your home, all of our nurses have successfully passed a full criminal background check and are insured. Nurse & Nurture is committed to providing the best possible care for your baby so you can rest peacefully and enjoy a good night’s sleep. Nurse and Nurture,, (404) 835-7580, see ad on page 70

Known In Raleigh As The Prince Of Magic Makeovers Let yourself be transformed by the hands of stylist Rodney Robledo. Robledo Studio 8321 Bandford Way, Ste 103, Raleigh, (919) 714-9383 see ad page 27 winter | 49

TRIANGLE TRENDS Sit Down, Prop Your Feet Up And Experience Comfort.

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The Stressless Skyline easy chair has a unique look, with a retroinspired modern cushion design. The Stressless Skyline also has the new signature frame with Balance Adapt™-system. Adjustable neck support, metal support with wood base in 7 finishes, several fabric and leather colors to choose from. Ergonomically design with comfort and support in mind. Made in Norway Ambiente Modern Furniture 3915 Beryl Road, Raleigh, (919) 572-2870, see ad on page 57

The Tea Tree Makes A Great Tea Gift For All The Tea Lovers In Your Life, (yourself included) One pyramid infuser each: Raspberry Ganache, Rum Raisin Biscotti, Spiced Ginger Plum and Winter Chai. $8 Mad Hatter 107 S. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina (919) 557-5771, see ad on page 40

The Cooper Plaid Wrap features long sleeves with a roll up option design, handkerchief hemline, fringe detailing, and a comfortable fit. Fab’rik Cameron Village 2039 Cameron St., Raleigh (919) 833-1210 see ad on page 23

CoolSculpting: CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared, totally nonsurgical procedure to eliminate stubborn fat with no downtime. Our dual system treatment provides fat elimination in half the time as traditional CoolSculpting. Michael Law MD , Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 10941 Raven Ridge Road. Suite 103. Raleigh. (919) 256.0900, See ads on pages 54, 55, 78 & 79

PLUM Hair Atelier is a company whose purpose is to provide exceptional hair care services and offer salon exclusive retail to Raleigh's elite. As a high end salon, PLUM is devoted to continuing the growth and strengthen our team's passion and talent. We do this with being committed to constant education and pursuing growth opportunities from local to international events. By doing so, we are ensuring our guests are serviced by highly knowledgeable stylists who stay current on the latest trends and techniques. We invite you join us as we reset the industry's standard. Plum Hair Atelier 1028 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, NC 27605, (919) 833-0107,, see ad on page 29 50 | triangle style

At Clothes Mentor Triangle-Town We Buy And Sell Gently Worn, Name Brand, Women’s Clothing In Sizes 0 to 26 Maternity, Petites, Business, Casual, Shoes, Accessories, And Purses.

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Eyebrow Microblading is the most innovative and reputable semi-permanent makeup technique that is exploding in Europe and is just starting to have a presence in America. This semi-permanent makeup procedure will provide dramatically perfect eyebrows that you can wake up to every morning! SKIN APEEL 201 Shannon Oaks Circle, Suite 200, Cary, 954.614.7763 see ad on page 36

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Learn More About FREE Professional Whitening For Life At Lane & Associates Family Dentistry We’ve been making the Triangle smile for 36 years with 7 locations to serve you in Raleigh, Durham and Cary, and over 20 more throughout North Carolina! 1.877.LANEDDS see ad on page 6

Blue Ridge OB/GYN Associates Strives To Be The Best Women's Healthcare Practice In Raleigh Every Day. Serving woman of all ages in the heart of North Carolina. Our mission is to provide the highest quality care for all our patients, promoting health as a way of life for women. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals provide expert and compassionate care in a convenient North Raleigh location along with our Rex Hospital area location. You can have your obstetrical care in North Raleigh and enjoy your delivery and in-patient care in the beauty and warmth of the Rex Family Birth Center. Let us deliver your miracle! Blue Ridge OB/GYN Associates North Raleigh: 11001 Durant Road, Suite 100, Raleigh, (919) 781-2500 Rex Hospital Area: 3200 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 118, Raleigh, (919) 782-9005,, see ad on page 69

Come Visit Raleigh’s Hidden Treasure! Oak Park Shopping Center is a wonderful center filled with delightful boutiques to visit all within walking distance. We have everything in one area to serve you from fabulous restaurants, home decorating services, picture framing needs, holiday baskets to Homeschool supplies or Supplies for your Holiday Costumes and party. We are located on Raleigh's premier Glenwood Avenue. Oakpark Shopping Center, Oakpark Shopping Center, 6001 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh (919) 787-0181,, see ad on page 10 winter | 51


MARY & MAK Preppy, Boho And Trendy Styles Cutest outfits ever! Save Cash Too! Present this ad to receive $10 off $50 Expires February 28, 2017 MARY & MAK Boutique 1002 Durham Road, Suite 500 Wake Forest (855) 702-4323 see ad on page 61

The Power Of A Smile $195 Exam, Digital X-Rays, Cleaning* *In Absence of Perio Disease New Patients Only. Restrictions Apply

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Reduce Fine Lines with Alastin® Nectar Serum. Increase collagen and elasticity using new peptide technology! Using peptides, Alastin® products help clear away old fragmented collagen and elastin and allow for better skin elasticity and significant reduction of lines.

SPECIAL OFFER FREE hydrating peel with the purchase of Alastin® Nectar Serum. Limit 1 per customer. Cannot be combined with other offers.$98 Value (Expires February 28, 2017) Offering Fertility, Prenatal, Swedish, Deep Tissue and Reflexology Massage. Women's Wellness Massage provides women with a safe and nurturing place to understand and achieve total wellness throughout the women's lifecycle. You will always leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Mention Triangle Trends and receive 10% off your first session. Womens Wellness Massage Ashley Talarico

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The Skin Renewal Center at Southern Dermatology 4201 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 207, Raleigh, NC 27607 P 919-863-0073, see ads on pages 4, 65 and 66

Radiant Bridal Makeup… In Person & On Camera… It's your big day so look your best with flawless, camera-ready makeup that reflects your unique features & style by Professional Makeup Artist Ashley Bromirski. Ask about our Bridal Hair & Makeup packages and schedule your consultation today! Radiant Beauty By Ashley (919) 610-8323 • follow us on Instagram @radiantbeautymakeupbyashley see ad on page 76

-Juvederm Voluma: Juvederm Voluma is an FDA-approved injectable filler that can be used to restore mid face volume loss. At Blue Water Spa, our expert nurse injectors conservatively administer Juvederm Voluma for beautiful, natural looking results. Michael Law MD , Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 10941 Raven Ridge Road. Suite 103. Raleigh. (919) 256.0900, See ads on pages 54, 55, 78 & 79

CRAFTED FOR FIT. STYLED FOR SUPPORT. Start all your fitness resolutions with the right support. You’ll love the award winning Panache Sport bra, keeping everything in place yet still looking good. The Bra Patch 1603 N. Market Dr., Raleigh (919) 876-8677 see ad page 21

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Diamond Hoop Style Earrings ranging from .50 cts to 4.00 cts. White and yellow gold ranging from $1000-$5000. Reliable Loan & Jewelry 345 S. Wilmington St, Raleigh, (919) 832-3461 see ad on page 69

The state-of-the art FDA-approved lasers used at Blue Water Spa can provide dramatic improvements in the texture and elasticity of the skin. This treatment can make the skin softer and smoother, reduce wrinkles, improve pore size and texture and eliminate acne scars. Michael Law MD, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 10941 Raven Ridge Road., Suite 103, Raleigh. (919) 256.0900 See ads on pages 54, 55, 78 & 79

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The right design can make a huge difference, especially when working with a small

room. Whether you are cursed with a tiny bathroom or troubled by a small bedroom, there are design and décor tricks you can use to make the most of the space you do have and make every room in your house look bigger and more inviting. • MIRRORS - Nothing creates the illusion of space quite as effectively, or enchantingly, as a well-placed mirror. A corner-mounted mirror can expand the room and make it look beautiful and roomy, while a wall-mounted mirror can make the space look twice as large.

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• CREATE COLOR ZONES - Using color schemes is a great way to trick the eye and make the space look bigger, so look for ways to color code the room. Grouping similarly colored throw rugs in one part of the room or sorting the books on your bookshelf by color can have a surprisingly great effect. • AVOID TALL FURNITURE - Tall furniture in a small room can make the space look even more cramped, so choose your chairs, tables and other items with care. A small squat chair is much better for a small bedroom than a taller high-backed chair, and the same is true of other pieces of furniture. • BUILD IN STORAGE - A small room means a lack of storage space, so it pays to take advantage of what you have to work with. A bed frame with built-in drawers can eliminate the need for a space-hogging dresser or wardrobe, and a bookcase headboard can reduce the need for additional shelving and storage space. • USE WALL-MOUNTED SHELVES - Wallmounted shelves can maximize storage space while making the room look larger and roomier. Use an assortment of wall-mounted shelves arrayed at different heights to create a better and more eclectic look. • GO GLASS - Transparent furnishings can make your small room look larger, so look for ways to incorporate glass into your interior design. Replacing your traditional desk with a glass-topped table, for instance, can make your small room look larger and more attractive. • STICK WITH LIGHT-COLORED BEDDING You already know that painting your small room a lighter color can make it look larger, but the same is true of your bedding. If your bedroom is on the small side, it is best to stick with light-colored and light-patterned sheets, pillowcases and blankets. • CHOOSE THE RIGHT ACCENT LAMPS Small accent lamps are best for tiny rooms, so choose your lighting options with care. Avoid large and bulky lamps that could make your already cramped quarters look smaller. TS

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Spoiler: The best type of paint for a project depends on what's most important to you: the color, mess, time involved, or ďŹ nished look. And what's best for one project might be the worst for another. Written by A. Bell


The color selection for paint of any type has increased substantially over the years, but traditional paint color choices put spray paint to shame. When you're looking to transform your dining room buffet with the perfect shade of poppy or you want your night stand finished in a stormy gray with just the right touch of blue, traditional paint is ideal. You can get the best of both worlds by using traditional paint in a spray painting tool versus buying a can of spray paint. However, that would be another tool you might have to buy or rent.

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But color isn't everything -- spray paint offers loads of different textures. Although traditional paint comes in a range of sheens, you can't get a metallic or textured look without messy and sometimes costly additives.

Verdict: Traditional paint wins by an inch. It offers a much more expansive color selection and you still have a few textures to choose from if you have the guts to mess with additives. But spray paint comes in a close second with its endless array of finish choices and solid line-up of available colors.


Painting furniture is inherently messier than slapping a few coats on a wall; from getting into all the nooks and crannies to having to practically lie on the ground to cover the bottom portions, paint will splatter and spill. Yet as long as you put down a drop cloth and wear old clothes, any mistakes are manageable.

On the other hand, spray paint overspray catches even the most seasoned painter off guard. One quick pick-up in wind or an errant ventilation fan blowing the wrong direction can quickly send your paint onto pieces that you don't want to refinish. The proper work environment mitigates a lot of this, but setting up a well-ventilated, open space with minimal air movement isn't that simple, especially if you're a city dweller. Because you may also need at least one brush to smooth out any globs, spray paint also doesn't necessarily negate the need to clean brushes when you're done.

Verdict: Traditional paint wins by a landslide. Any messes are caused by klutziness or lack of preparation; on the other hand, spray paint will make a mess one way or another no matter how hard you work.




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From switching between rollers and brushes to ensure smooth coverage to painstakingly brushing the paint on hardto-reach areas, painting furniture with traditional paint requires several hours. Spray paint is much quicker, even if you apply several coats. The fine mist easily covers large areas with just a few passes, and because it's so easy to get super-thin coats without worrying about brush strokes, the dry time between coats is often less as well.

Verdict: Spray paint hits this out of the

park. Although brush-on products can be worth the extra time, they're never as quick as a can of spray paint.


When you spend the time to paint furniture, the finished look is always the deciding factor. Spray paint provides a seamless, smooth finish on a variety of surfaces, and for metal and plastic, it's much more durable than traditional paint. However, for wood pieces with a lot of intricate details, like an old Victorian dresser, traditional paint offers a level of control that spray paint simply can't touch. The latter clumps up in engravings, clogs hardware holes and makes certain styles of furniture, especially antiques, look plastic. On wood, traditional paint is just as durable as spray paint, especially if sealed with a clear topcoat.

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Both products have their strong and weak points and the "best" will depend on your personal goals and the type of furniture you're painting. If you keep this in mind, as well as the above points, when planning your next furniture painting project, you'll always pick the best one.


ASK ANNA Hi Anna, I recently had tons of news feeds pop up on Chelsea Handler’s before and after photos she posted on her instagram account from her ProFractional Laser treatment. (attaching the photo) What a transformation and honestly it seems too good to be true. Can you tell me more about this procedure and what it entails? Thanks, Chloe


Hi Chloe! It’s not too good to be true! You too, can have this treatment and amazing-looking skin. The procedure that Chelsea Handler received is performed using Sciton’s Erbium ProFractional laser technology. ProFractional laser is like lawn irrigation for your skin—by targeting small columns of the treatment area, a wound healing response is initiated, which helps you grow fresh, new tissue that looks smooth and youthful. ProFractional downtime can vary, depending on the level of depth and coverage area you choose to treat.

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An alternative to ProFractional is Halo Hybrid Laser technology, another creation by Sciton. Halo combines deep dermal rejuvenation with epidermal renewal for a combined synergistic effect you can’t get with any other treatment. The key differences are that ProFractional is an ablative technology that penetrates the skin from the surface, and as you can see from Chelsea’s post-treatment photo it can be a bit aggressive. Halo Hybrid Laser technology is both ablative and non-ablative, where the non-ablative component doesn’t penetrate the top layer of skin and works underneath, but provides the same level of results without the downtime. Both technologies are effective for reducing fine lines, sun damage, discoloration and uneven pigment, as well as helping decrease pore size and scar visibility. The price for each is comparable, and results will last as long as you take care of your skin with daily SPF and a regular regime. Anna Churchill is the founder of Synergy Spa & Aesthetics with two locations in Raleigh. She also teaches corrective makeup and innovative skin care to dermatologists, plastic surgeons, aestheticians, and spa owners worldwide. Email your questions to

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Founded in April of 2011, and cleverly named after two characters from The Thin Man (1934), Nora and Nicky’s sunny and uplifting atmosphere will boost your mood (and your wardrobe) any day— rain or shine. “We would describe Nora and Nicky's as a light, bright, modern, and friendly atmosphere where each customer has the opportunity to discover her own individual style or styles,” says Cathy and Ari, the dynamic duo behind Nora and Nicky’s. Cathy and Ari, complement each other in a way that supports the aspirations of their shop. Each woman represents a different generation of style, allowing them to support a wide variety of customers to find their voices through fashion while laughing and enjoying their way through the process. When first walking in many are surprised to learn that they are standing in a consignment shop according to Cathy and Ari. What makes Nora and Nicky’s special is their commitment to transforming the fashion business from the second largest polluter into a sustainable industry. With a focus on consignment, clothing gets recycled and more shoppers are beginning to see that purchasing fashionable clothing and supporting a sustainable environment is a possibility. Both Cathy and Ari recognize how important it is to do something right now that will create a better life in the future for the children. If you think this is cool, it gets even better! You can shop at Nora and Nicky’s and know for a fact that you are contributing to the well-being of your community and supporting local artisans. Your donations also support local organizations Dress for Success of the Triangle, Note in the Pocket, and the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation. The best thing about merging into one new location is that we are not distracted by going back and forth between locations. This allows us to concentrate on offering personal services that benefit our clients. Having recently celebrated their five-year mark, Nora and Nicky’s has seen an increase in the number and variety of shoppers along with requests for locally produced goods. They are excited to be a part of making a difference in the community. 6520 Falls of Neuse Rd, Suite 120, Raleigh 919.876.1181 •

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Pills, elixirs, prescriptions … the list goes on. It can be overwhelming to find a simple way to treat your skin to retain its natural beauty and vibrancy, and to help heal your skin after a rejuvenating procedure. Dr. Margaret Boyse, Cosmetic Dermatologist, is excited to announce a new product line for quickly approaching 2017! ALASTIN Skincare’s products are one of the newest developments in the world of cosmetology, and are easy-to-use topical treatments. The line comes in many different forms that are easily applied to the skin including a gentle cleanser, a nourishing moisturizer, even a sunscreen, and much more. It is completely hassle-free!

Alastin Skincare’s products with new and proprietary TriHex Technology™ are part of a unique product line that has been designed to restore, renew and strengthen your skin for lasting, lifelong effects. “It increases the natural enzymes in the skin that break down sun-damaged elastin and fragmented collagen,” Dr. Boyse says when explaining why Alastin is an exceptional product line. “By clearing out the ‘junk yard’ of older, poorly functioning elastin and collagen (the proteins that make up your skin), your skin can renew itself much more efficiently. Alastin Skincare products have shown impressive amounts of rejuvenation of damaged proteins, increases in new elastin and collagen, improvements in skin healing, and continued maintenance of skin health, demonstrating the line’s differences from other skincare products. The story about these products gets better! The Alastin products incorporate the clinically developed and tested TriHex Technology, which is an innovative addition composed of peptides, or small protein fragments, that help to stimulate the production of elastin and collagen. Southern Dermatology has recognized the value of this technology and added products with Alastin’s TriHex Technology into their patient offerings to help patients

enhance the look, feel and health of their skin. The TriHex peptides penetrate deeply into the skin and work to clear out and restore the extracellular matrix (ECM), which makes up 70% of the skin and is the main component responsible for healing and regeneration. Dermatologists have closely studied this matrix, and gaining a deep understanding of how this regenerative process works has allowed the development of this effective technology. WHO USES IT? Over time, with age, the skin loses its elasticity due to a breakdown in proteins, leading to increased lines and wrinkles, and decreased resilience and ability to heal and repair itself. Any person who needs to rejuvenate skin that has been impacted by sun damage or aging is perfect for Alastin products with TriHex Technology. The product line is also an excellent choice for people who have undergone cosmetic surgery and are in the healing stage and experiencing peeling, dryness, sensitivity and scars. These are only a few examples, but Alastin products with TriHex Technology are excellent for anyone seeking cosmetic restoration and renewal. This line may just be the new and innovative product that you have been looking for! It is tested and approved for real results and couldn’t be easier to use. Southern Dermatology has many products within the line to choose from so you can find the one that is perfect for you and your needs! Each one of these treatments can work wonders to remove the effects of aging from your skin, but when you take all three together you can soften and improve your appearance and look like you’ve erased ten years from your face.

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As we ring in the new year, many of us can be found writing long lists of resolutions. At the top of most of these lists is to lose weight, find love, and become pregnant. But for many women, infertility can put these plans to a halt. To remedy infertility, many women can find success by seeking alternative, more holistic approaches. Clients come from all over to be treated by Ashley Talarico, owner of Women’s Wellness Massage in North Raleigh. Tucked away in the comfort and privacy of her Brier Creek home, Women’s Wellness Massage is exclusively developed for women and provides clients with a safe and nurturing environment to achieve total wellness. Talarico has been certified by the North Carolina Board of Massage Therapy since 2010. She specializes in Reflexology, Fertility and Prenatal Massage. Her refined massage techniques are designed to assist and enhance the fertility of women. “I developed Women’s Wellness Massage to help women who are trying to consciously conceive. With the assistance of massage therapy, I guide them through the stages of a healthy pregnancy,” says Talarico. While trying to conceive for a second time, Talarico received her Fertility Massage Certification with Claire Marie Miller, in 2013. She ended up becoming pregnant the very next month. “The wealth of knowledge that I learned during that certification inspired me to share these massage techniques with my clients,” says Talarico. 66 | triangle style

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WHAT IS A FERTILITY MASSAGE? Fertility Massage is a specialized and effective protocol, that includes cranial sacral holds, castor oil packs, reflexology, pelvic techniques, uterus re-alignment and shiatsu points. This is a perfect therapeutic massage for women who are trying to conceive. This treatment is tailored to meet each clients specific needs.Fertility Massage sessions are 80 minute in length. An additional 30 minutes is necessary for the first session. THE BENEFITS OF A FERTILITY MASSAGE • Deep relaxation and stress reduction • Pain and tension relief • Cleansing of the digestive system with castor oil packs • Balancing the alignment of the body with cranial-sacral holds • Balancing hormones through Reflexology techniques • Increased circulation through the entire body, including the pelvis

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How many times does it happen that three days apart, two old friends—one from the eighth grade and the other from the twelfth—look you up after more than forty years? Well, it happened to me and I still can’t get over it. When I told my friend, Helen, about the phone calls, she said she had looked up an old friend, one who had been her closest at one time and found she was terribly disappointed; they no longer had anything in common, so there was no point in continuing the relationship. That phrase, “nothing in common,” irritates me. It’s simply not possible to have “nothing” in common with anyone; at the core most people are pretty much the same and whatever differences there are make life all the more interesting. I’m not suggesting it’s not rewarding to have friends with similar tastes and lives; I’m just on the side of being open to possibilities. Another friend, one who constantly amazes me, is still friends with people who came to her first birthday party. The same holds true for those people she met in college, teaching, and what not along the way. Some she sees just once a year or drops an occasional line, but the big thing is she’s proof you can have your everyday friends and those who knew you way back when. If not for her, I might have felt the same way as Helen. Now my eighth grade friend and I (the twelfth grade friend was male—not too pleasing to my husband) are talking on the phone regularly. It is awkward for both of us--we really do lead different lives and there is a lot in between--but we’re making progress. That’s because she had had a heart attack a week and a half before she left her message on my answering machine (and her life and the important people in it really did flash in front of her) and I because she cared enough to call.




Choosing wines for holiday dinners can be stressful when so many people have different tastes - how can you possibly please everyone? Handcrafted, boutiquestyle wine is on the rise and buying a lesser-known name might be your best option this year. We caught up with Rachel Vaughan from The Wine Cellar Outlet, who specializes in boutique style wines, to talk about the best varietals to pair with holiday dinners.

There are so many different foods and flavors on the table that it seems virtually impossible to choose wines that will pair well with everything. Rachel tells us that “the key is to choose wines that are high in acidity and low in tannins.” The acid will stand up to the fattier dishes and cleanse your palate as you jump from buttery potatoes, to green bean casserole, to cranberry sauce, while “the lack of tannins leaves your mouth feeling less dry when you take that next bite of meat.” Rachel outlined her top 3 varietals for holiday pairing and a few recommended bottles from The Wine Cellar Outlet. - Contributed by Rachel Vaughan 72 | triangle style


Pinot is a lighter-bodied, fruit forward red that lacks the spice that other red wines will bring to the table. “I like to pair Pinot Noir with food because its acidity will stand up to heartier dishes, like stuffing, while its lightbody keeps it from overpowering differing flavors.”




Sauvignon Blanc is a light, crisp white wine with grassy, herbal notes and citrus flavors. It is known for its zesty acidity, which is perfect for pairing with a variety of foods. “This wine is refreshing! It is juicy enough to bring moisture to the driest of meats, like turkey.”




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making it count Now that we are approaching the New Year, how are you going to keep those New Year promises? Whether you promise yourself to your get ďŹ nances in order, write a book or lose weight, the key to making any real change is making the smart choice consistently. You may have started out strong then stumbled back into the old routine within days (or hours). The key to fulfilling your goals is to first define them. "I want to have $1,000 in savings so that I can go on vacation in March." "I want to publish a short story by April." "I want to lose 10 pounds by February." Break those goals down into bite-size objectives. Set yourself up for success. Do what you can in small amounts. If your goal is to save $1,000 by March, a tangible objective may be to save $125 a week. Set yourself up for success by planning ahead. To do this, you may want to keep your wallet closed Monday through Thursday. You make your own lunch. You eat from home as opposed to eating out. You pay gas at the pump instead of going into the store where you may be tempted to make impulse purchases.

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If a weekly goal seems daunting, set a daily goal. If a daily goal seems daunting, break that daily goal into smaller goals throughout the day. Set a morning goal. (I will prepare coffee at home as opposed to buying it in the drive-thru.) Set an afternoon goal. (I will prepare a snack to eat at my desk as opposed to walking to the vending machine and making a bad choice.) Set an evening goal. (When I go to the grocery store, I will stick to my list as opposed to going over budget by making snap choices.)

There is something intrinsically gratifying when you keep a promise to yourself. But perhaps it is the word 'promise' that causes some to get hung up. Promises are absolute. Either you keep them or you do not. Broken promises are catalysts for excuses and bad choices. Perhaps a better word to help change your mindset is the word 'resolve.' Resolve can be tested. Resolve makes allowances for stumbles and hiccups. You can resolve to get back on track. Reaching your goals is all about defining them and setting yourself up for success. It is also about mindset. Try not to beat yourself up over broken promises. Resolve to do better next time. Count the small wins and start building momentum towards achieving those goals. Written By Leslie A. Deinhammer



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Hopefully your workouts are going well, but could they be going even better? Do you have a clear picture in your mind of what you want to achieve? Is it a more streamlined physique? Do you want more energy? Is there an upcoming event you’re training for? These are goals, positive outcomes, that you are working towards.

WRITE IT DOWN University studies show that people who write down their goals are 10 times as likely to achieve them. Why is that? We will say to ourselves, “Oh, I don’t need to write them down, I know what they are”. That’s great, but we are even more susceptible to our subconscious making excuses for us than we are to our conscious mind when we think about our goal we hope for. This is why you must write it down. When you write down your goal, it becomes almost tangible; the brain cements it into your subconscious. Its like your brain has just made the goal more real for you.

If your goal is to lose forty pounds, write down “I am losing forty pounds.” Notice it is in the present tense. It again seems more real to you now. At this point, you will need to write down the steps you will need to take to get to your goal. If the goal is to lose forty pounds, what needs to happen? “Less calories” is most likely. Then what? “Change diet or increase exercise”. Great. How are we going to change your diet? Is it cutting back on portion size, or changing the protein to carb ratio? Both, or neither? How are we going to increase your exercise? Frequency, or duration? What about intensity?

SET A REASONABLE TIMELINE You must also set a timeline, albeit a reasonable one. What is a reasonable timeline? A personal trainer will help guide you through that process. I may sit down with a new O2 Fitness member, and they say they want to lose forty pounds. When asked what their timeline is, they say “one month” but it takes careful, expert guidance to help them realize that you can safely lose one to two quality pounds of fat per

week. This means that the realistic timeline for achieving their goal of losing forty pounds will take anywhere from four to nine months. What will you do, exactly, over the course of those four to nine months? From the above questions we have asked, you can see how writing down your goals is a very introspective process. You will find answers you did not have prior to writing down your goals. Our O2 Fitness personal training clients have found that this process has helped them immensely. Prior to writing down their goals, they felt that they were spinning their wheels, hoping that something would work, with maybe just some time, effort, and luck. Once they had their goals clearly outlined, with a real, organized plan of action, they started seeing concrete results. Resolve today to write down your goals, and you will find yourself moving forward towards achieving them. editors note: we are excited to bring Trainer Talk to our readers. email us your questions to


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The film begins with Ellie, a spoiled and pampered heiress sequestered on her father’s yacht. And he means to keep her there until he is able to annul Ellie’s impetuous elopement to a man he doesn’t trust Determined to have her way, Ellie jumps overboard and swims to shore. There, she catches a bus headed to New York, eluding the private detectives on the lookout for her. Squeezing into the only vacant seat on the bus, the one beside her, is Peter Warne, a recently fired, good looking, smart aleck and full of himself reporter from New York. Naturally, he is in need of a good story.

THE CROWN Compelling and beautifully filmed in Kenya, Malta, and Scotland, this 10 episode Netflix drama begins with the rather bleak scene of King George VI violently coughing blood into his toilet, fearing what this may mean for his daughter Princess Elizabeth. As Queen she will have weekly meetings with the aging, ill-tempered Prime Minister Winston Churchill, (a searing performance by John Lithgow), and Elizabeth (a superbly nuanced portrayal by Claire Foy) will not have the many years she counted on away from the spotlight with her husband, the fun loving, irreverent Prince Phillip.

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At the age of just twenty-five she becomes Queen Elizabeth. Even so, she feels ill equipped to fully understand what her ministers are telling her. Her grandmother, Queen Mary, reminds Elizabeth she has been well schooled in the constitution and that is all any queen needs to know. A gift from God, the monarchy is an example of dignity for ordinary people to follow. It’s an archbishop that puts the crown on your’re answerable to God in your duty, not the public.” A queen may sometimes nod, but she may not show any hint of personality or voice an opinion. For it is silence that keeps the monarchy strong.

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Triangle Style Magazine Winter 2016  
Triangle Style Magazine Winter 2016