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• • • SPRING 2017 • • • PUBLISHER Parsons People, LLC MANAGING EDITOR Erica Parsons Butler CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHY Terrence Jones Photography COPY EDITOR Catherine Gill CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Audrey D. Mark Heather Green Mary Michele Nidiffer Heather Parsons Lou Scott Kimberly Arnold Angela Raimondo 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. ©2017 Parsons People, LLC

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Your fashion color guide to the season

18 EXCLUSIVELY YOURS... Just for you; unique finds you won’t see everywhere else


Meet two Triangle women who have found ways to successfully grow their businesses while raising their families

56 PLANNING A HOME MAKEOVER...? 5 ways an Interior Designer can actually save you money

Tackle your closet with these great tips and meet the local reader who got her own closet makeover




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

A two day guide to transform your home's exterior from drab to fab Learn which pieces make the grade

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From colors that are bright and vivid to those that convey a sense of earthiness, our top

10 COLORS FOR SPRING 2017 are reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature. In conjunction with New York Fashion Week, the PANTONE Fashion Color Report provides a comprehensive overview of fashion designers’ use of color in their spring 2017 collections. Featuring the top 10 shades seen on the runway, the PANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT is your essential color guide to the season.



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PANTONE 14-1315 Hazelnut a key neutral for spring. This shade brings to mind a natural earthiness. Unpretentious and with an inherent warmth, Hazelnut is a transitional color that effortlessly connects the seasons.



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PANTONE 17-4123 Niagara Comfortable and dependable, Niagara leads the PANTONE Fashion Color Report as the most prevalent color for spring 2017. Niagara is a classic denim-like blue that speaks to our desire for ease and relaxation. PANTONE 19-4045 Lapis Blue Conveying even more energy is Lapis Blue. Strong and confident, this intense blue shade is imbued with an inner radiance.

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PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise A refreshing aqua that calls to mind a change of scenery. A cool blue green shade that speaks to our dream of

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PANTONE 13-1404 Pale Dogwood Continuing the tranquil mood, Pale Dogwood is a quiet and peaceful pink shade that engenders an aura of innocence and purity. The unobtrusive Pale Dogwood is a subtle pink whose soft touch infuses a healthy glow.

PANTONE 17-2034 Pink Yarrow Tropical and festive, Pink Yarrow is a whimsical, unignorable hue that tempts and tantalizes. Bold, attention getting and tempestuous, the lively Pink Yarrow is a captivating and stimulating color that lifts spirits and gets the adrenaline going.

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affordable chic PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow By contrast, Primrose Yellow sparkles with heat and vitality. Inviting us into its instant warmth, this joyful yellow shade takes us to a destination marked by enthusiasm, good cheer and sunny days. PANTONE 18-0107 Kale Evocative of the great outdoors and a healthy lifestyle, Kale is another foliage-based green that conjures up our desire to connect to nature, similar to the more vivacious Greenery. And, just as we see in nature, this lush and fertile natural green shade provides the perfect complementary background to the more vibrant tones in the palette. PANTONE 17-1462 Flame A red-based orange, Flame, is gregarious and fun loving. Flamboyant and vivacious, this wonderfully theatrical shade adds fiery heat to the spring 2017 palette. PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery Bringing forth a refreshing take, Greenery is a tangy yellow-green that speaks to our need to explore, experiment and reinvent. Illustrative of flourishing foliage, the fertile attributes of Greenery signals one to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

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Exclusively Yours! Don’t you love that feeling of discovering something new and unique? We do, too! Triangle Style is happy to share some special finds you won’t see everywhere else. - Written By Audrey D. Mark -

C.T. Weekends Filly Biz Kristi Hipple and Dennis Mayfield travel to Europe twice of year, in search of exciting new clothing and accessories to bring back to their Raleigh boutique, C.T. Weekends. It was on their latest trip to Paris that they discovered Italian fashion designer and architect Filly Cusenza and her Filly Biz collection. Hipple and Mayfield were “immediately drawn to the fun, whimsical designs” of these hand-sewn creations, and loves the fact that they’ll be making their exclusive North Carolina debut at her Cameron Village shop. Filly Biz was created “to make people happy with fashion through its characters and colors.” The bright and bold designs are inspired by “childhood, fantasy and imagination.” C.T. Weekends is excited to offer their customers another high quality line that is “unique and not mass produced.” Filly Biz is based out of a Sicilian workshop which holds itself to the highest manufacturing standards. Their textiles bear the coveted “Made in Italy” label, which confirms that the product is fully conceived and constructed in Italy. The workmanship of their product is extremely important to artist Filly Cusenza. According to Filly Biz, “the control of production allows not only to maintain high standards, but also to innovate and improve quality and design day after day.”

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Nora & Nicky’s Muro Jewelry Nora & Nicky’s is a destination shop definitely worth the trip! Located in the Northridge Business Park, Cathy Brooks curates one of the area’s most community-minded shops around. Brooks founded her designer consignment shop in 2011, with the goal to help recycle and reuse, and to become an invaluable “part of the fabric of Raleigh.” She believes that shopping local, especially through resale, helps keep the economy vibrant and everyone well dressed. While the clothing at Nora & Nicky’s might be strictly consignment, when it comes to jewelry, Brooks is on to something new. After falling in love with the Instagram photos of the Muro Jewelery collection, she reached out to the Huntersville, NC, designer, Rosa Murillo. Now Nora & Nicky’s has an exclusive to carry the line of hand colored resin and wood jewelry with vintage chains in the Triangle.

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Murillo is a jeweler and architect who is inspired by nature. Her striking designs have an ethereal feel that makes them extremely wearable. Murillo describes, “The transparency quality of resin gives the illusion of stained glass but without its heaviness, which makes for surprisingly light weight pieces.” Brooks and her customers absolutely love these popular one-of-a-kind standout statement pieces.

Smitten Boutique A’Marie Bath Flowers Nancy McKaig, and her charming Smitten Boutique wants you to “Be smitten by all things lovely!” Located in a charming 1880’s house in the bustling Brightleaf Square district of downtown Durham, McKaig has an eclectic collection of clothing, accessories, shoes and gifts. She clearly has a “passion for fashion” and fills her shop with affordable luxuries. From trendy boho finds to traditional must-haves, Smitten Boutique always has something for everyone. One item that everyone can agree upon are her new A’Marie’s Bath Flowers. McKaig has clearly picked a winner here! These fantastically functional flowers have all of her customers raving - and in the Triangle, they can only be found at Smitten. Each delicately scented and phthalate-free flower is made up of individual soap petals that can plucked and worked into a rich creamy lather for washing, or even shaving. They are as economical as they are beautiful, as each bathing petal provides more than 300 washes.

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It happens to the best of us. You walk into your overstuffed closet, ready to choose an outfit for the day. Yet you’re greeted with so many clothes you can’t even see what you have. As you wade through them you realize many are dated, worn out, don’t fit or even still have the tags on them! You have too many clothes, but nothing to wear. Help! Written by: Mary Michele Nidiffer, Founder, StyleFinder Boutique, Photographed by Elizabeth Galecke.

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As a Master Style Coach for the past 9 years, I’ve seen the same scenario over and over. Women get frustrated because they have ‘plenty of clothes’, but the truth is that they don’t have the right clothes. They struggle to make outfits with random items but there is no strategy, no plan. Just lots and lots of clothes. This was the case for our recent client, Carol. Carol always looked put together, but she struggled when she got into her closet for the same reason so many other women do. She had too many clothes, and many of them she wasn’t even wearing. When we got into Carol’s closet she knew that she had kept some things way too long (like, 20 years!), and she was able to release many of her clothes with ease even though she thought she would be too emotionally attached. We debated over several items, but as our StyleFinder Certified Style Coach, Kirsten Miller, and I informed her that the color or the fit wasn’t right, she gladly handed it over. As we had gone through about a quarter of her closet and she began to see space between the hangers that had been jam-packed in there, she was giddy! She noted how she was feeling lighter and freer, which is not uncommon during a Closet Clarity session. It’s almost like losing weight – you’re releasing things that you’re ready to let go of, that were just dragging you down, and it feels exhilarating! The average American woman spends $285 per month on clothing, which means if you keep your clothing for 3 years or more, you probably have about $10K hanging in there. But the sad reality is that you’re probably only wearing 10 – 20% of what’s in there. Meaning, that $8 – 9K is just sitting there, taking up space and keeping you from getting dressed quickly and easily. We took out close to half of Carol’s wardrobe, but a few hours after our session she sent me a note and told me she felt like she had more


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to wear! I’ve heard this from many clients over the years, and it’s no surprise. Once you take away what you’re not wearing, you can more easily see what you love – and even some things you forgot you had! After clearing out the closet, we coached Carol on not being too ‘matchy’, but to mix things up a bit more to get more mileage from them. This is the same philosophy we teach at StyleFinder Boutique – build a wardrobe rich with items that are versatile and can be worn in multiple ways. She was excited as she started to see fresh possibilities. Another big part of the Closet Clarity session is to uncover where the gaps are. In other words, what’s missing? It turns out she needed a few new solid, neutral cardigans to layer over her plentiful tanks and tops, and some new solid trousers including black, mushroom and gray, to create the foundation for her wardrobe. A few new pairs of shoes, some

shorts and a new swimsuit cover-up, and Carol is ready to go right into spring and summer with ease! The best part? She doesn’t feel weighed down by those items she felt like she ‘should’ wear, but was never actually wearing. Anything that had a tag still on had to go. She also realized she liked to purchase the same thing over and over (such as white tanks and black turtlenecks), and that she had far too many than she needed. Again, not an uncommon mistake. We sorted Carol’s closet by style, then colorcoordinated everything so she could easily find what she was looking for. She has plenty of room in her closet and nothing is fighting for space. We took away about 5 garbage bags full of clothing. Three were donated, some were consigned and some were given to friends or family members, including her beloved Western boots and sweaters that her mother made.

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The next day I got this wonderful note from Carol: “What a wonderful experience I had clearing my closet of unnecessary items today. I had clothes that I had owned for at LEAST 20 years that I was emotionally attached to for some reason that I didn’t wear OR love, but I kept anyway. There were clothes that were worn and worn and worn, and needed to GO, but for some reason, I didn’t notice. You showed me that it’s okay to let go of items that just don’t work for me! I can walk into my closet now (which, by the way, I have done SEVERAL times just to stare) and SEE what I have and know that my clothes fit, are the right tones for me, that I love and can quickly pick out and outfit I WANT to wear. I feel lighter! Thank you SO much for helping me through this journey. You are a bright light in our world!”

HOW TO CLEAN OUT YOUR OWN CLOSET Many of my clients come to me with a closet filled with clothes, yet no plan. Year after year they add to their wardrobes without any real thought on how all the pieces will fit together. They spend hundreds and thousands of dollars, but come away from their closet feeling desperate and depressed. This, of course, leads to more shopping, which really only exacerbates the problem. SO HOW TO YOU GET OFF THE WARDROBE HAMSTER WHEEL? HERE’S HOW:

TAKE STOCK No matter how busy you are, carve out some time whether it’s a few minutes each day for a week or a few hours one evening. This is your uninterrupted time to get up close and personal with your wardrobe. Go through each item and assess whether or not to keep it. Does it fit? Does it flatter? Do you love it? If the answer is no, then purge it from your closet immediately.


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THE REPLACEMENTS If it turns out that a well-loved favorite is now pilled, has stains or no longer fits you, ditch it and begin to look for a replacement. These will be some of the first items to put on your list, and chances are some of the most worn. Buy the best you can afford because these will be some of your go-to staples. If you feel inclined, buy two.




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What core items are you missing? If you don’t have a favorite pair of jeans, are in need of some cardigans to layer, or a few separates to stretch your work wardrobe would make a difference for you, put these on your list. You want to choose items that go with at least three items you already own.

THE SPICE Now, ask yourself what you really want to wear. This could be anything from the latest boots to a beautiful bracelet or a pretty top. Think of items that bring your look current and you can’t wait to wear. This is the fun stuff, and if it’s trendy, you’ll most definitely catch it at a great price.

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As you make your list, ask yourself what items will work for you now, and what will work for you in the spring. A little planning and strategizing now will make a big difference for you in the coming months, and will also help you to view your wardrobe as a unified whole that will take you in and out of seasons for the next few years. So make your own shopping list, and check it twice. Go back to it as often as needed, and add to it what you desire. This ‘work in progress’ is something that you can keep going continually so that you always know what you need, and to get a better handle on how to take advantage of sales when you find them. After all, a bargain is not a bargain unless it’s something you’d pay full price for. And when you have your eye on the prize, even though it’s worth it to pay full price, it’s so much sweeter when you get a bargain!


Hi Anna, I have made it my new years to resolution to finally quit smoking! I hate to admit it but my face definitely shows the signs of smoking for the last 15 years. I was wondering what the first steps you would recommend in getting my skin to looking better. - Connie Connie, first of all, congratulations on your decision to quit smoking. Other than sun damage due to not wearing daily SPF, smoking is the next biggest enemy to clear, youthful skin. Your wise decision is the first step in the process of skin recovery. After 15 years of smoking, it’s time for you to go through Skin Boot Camp to kick-start this new chapter in your life. For best results and a solid recovery, I recommend the following treatments: 1. MEDICAL MICRONEEDLING, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy. To treat fine lines and wrinkles, the very best place to start is with Medical Microneedling. This treatment signals the skin to stimulate collagen production and fresh, new tissue. Additionally, medical microneedling minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, and acne marks while minimizing the size of pores. 2. HA5 REJUVENATING HYDRATOR BY SKINMEDICA. This revolutionary high-potency rejuvenating facial moisturizer provides instantaneous smoothing in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles using a proprietary blend of five types of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is naturally produced in the skin and helps us hold moisture for a more youthful and healthy complexion. As we age, our body loses about 50% of the HA we once had in our early 20s. Add smoking as a factor, and you will see even more depletion of natural moisture in the skin. The HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator can be applied day or night, and boasts a high satisfaction review rating on top skin care review websites. 3. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA. This long-lasting hyaluronic acid filler is a great minimizing treatment for “smoker’s lines” around the mouth. If you’re afraid of the pain, never fret! Volbella has built-in lidocaine and is a pain-free smooth gel filler with minimal-to-no swelling, and provides a naturally subtle and softer effect that can last up to a year. 4. HALO HYBRID FRACTIONAL LASER. When you’re ready to commit to full-face rejuvenation, Halo is the best laser technology on the market. Halo improves overall tone and texture in addition to significant removal of discoloration, reduction in fine lines, reduced pore size, skin reflectivity and glow. The treatment requires a couple of days of downtime, but the results will make you look years younger. 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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IT’S ALL IN THE BAG Nothing can update your look like a fabulous handbag! Check out these beauties from Cameron Village. photographed by Terrence Jones Photography on site at Ambiente Furniture.

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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 make-up, 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

Beautyblender Blotterazzi CLAIMS TO Absorbs excess facial oil without having to use more make-up or products that you throw away. The Blott erazzi comes with two teardrop shaped foam pads, a carrying case and “blendercleanser”. You simply use the pad to blot away oil throughout the day and cleanse every few days. MY TAKE Having oily/combination skin, I was SOOOO excited about getting rid of my blotting “papers”. Those dozens of oil soaked tissues in that collect in the bottom of my purse each week are NOT attractive and pricey! My optimism got the best of me and led to utter disappointment unfortunately. (Enter sad face here) I was not impressed. In fact, the “foam” felt like I was using the egg crate material that you find on beds! After trying what promised to be a dream come true product, I woke up and went straight back to my “papers”. TRIANGLE STYLE RATING Cue sad music – It’s a measly 2 Tri-Angles for the Blotterazzi. I REALLY want this product to work and tried it several times with the same average results. The price is fair and the idea is grand, it’s the lack of delivery that earned the Blotterazzi such low Tri-Angles. Perhaps if your skin is extremely oily, the Blotterazzi would be the superhero of cutting edge skin products, but as for my combo skin, I’m sticking with the papers for now! ss

Aveeno Positively Radiant 60-second in Shower Facial CLAIMS TO Act as a “buffer” – endowed with lemon peel extract and soy, Aveeno has created a facial that only takes 60 seconds and all for under $20. Packed with “natural ingredients”, Aveeno promises natural, more radiant skin as always. This magical product also vows to “reveals healthy, glowing skin 4x faster than at home masks and peels. This oil-free facial treatment works with the steam of your shower to deeply but gently exfoliate all traces of dirt, oil, and dead skin.” – after reading this, I’m sold.

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MY TAKE Having larger than normal pores, I was really excited about this particular facial! Easy, quick and effective just about sums it up for this face. I LOVE that tight, clean feeling your skin gets when you use a great product and that’s exactly what I got with Aveeno’s 60-second facial. I truly can tell a difference and will definitely keep using this inexpensive spa treatment! It has yet to dry my skin out but I ALWAYS use a really good moisturizer after using any type of exfoliator. Long term, I expect a few blemishes (which happens with most exfoliants I’ve used) but overall, Aveeno gets major props from this consumer! TRIANGLE STYLE RATING 4.5 Tri-Angles!!! I must confess that I have NOT had much luck with Aveeno products in the past, but the 60-second facial has given me a fresh perspective about this line. Great price, great product, great results, I can’t ask for more than that! sssss

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Le Petit Marseillais Extra Gentle Shower Cream CLAIMS TO be France’s number one body wash. This, is a hefty claim coming from the land of gorgeous skin AND desserts! Le Petit combines natural and fresh ingredients to create a healthy and gentle cleanser. “Smooth and easy to rinse foam” that promises “skin is left feeling soft, moisturized and nourished”. MY TAKE OK, I’ve never used a shower cream before, so I had ZERO expectations – I only assumed my skin would feel and look like a newborn baby’s. I’m kidding...sort of. This was a BIG bottle for the price and I really liked the smell - a pleasant, very clean and fresh fragrance but not overpowering. The texture was good too, not slimy like some of the reviews for other shower creams I had read about. This IS France’s number one Body Wash, and for the price, I can see why! TRIANGLE STYLE RATING I’m giving Le Petit FOUR Tri-Angles – you seriously cannot beat the price (which averages around $4-7 per bottle! WalMart and Amazon seem to have the prices on Le Petit products.) It’s a great, quality product and I can see this becoming a bathroom staple. After reading countless positive reviews, I get it! I will definitely be trying other products in this line. I’m impressed!! ssss

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There’s nothing more beautiful than confidence! So when it comes to picking the right tools and products, we asked Raleigh hair and beauty expert, Rodney Robledo to help us make all the right choices! Check out a few of his new spring faves, including deliciously scented hair balms that really fight frizz and a blow-dryer powered by Ferrari!

Favorite Tools: BaByliss Italia Brava Blow-Dryer Bellissimo! This powerful blowdryer dries your hair 15% faster! Powered with 2500 watts of Nano Titanium technology, your hair is protected from heat damage. Lightweight and lightening fast - you’ll be blown away! Sam Villa Styling Brush 100% fabulous! A definite “must have”; this 100% Boar bristle hairbrush will help keep your locks looking shiny, smooth and healthy. Great for detangling and promoting circulation on your scalp. Hot Tools Single Rod Curling Iron Totally touchable texture! This easy-to-master tool will give wave and movement to your hair, while the ceramic iron adds a glossy shine.


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]They’re movers, they’re shakers…and they’re Moms, too! Meet two inpsirational Triangle women who have found ways to successfully grow their businesses while raising their families. Whether they’re packing lunches, writing proposals, or even picking up trash when they see it, these driven Momtrepreneurs work hard each day to find that delicate work/life balance With a workday that continues into night - and weekends - find out how do these busy mamas tackle all their deadlines and to-do lists without feeling depleted!

MEET THE MOMTREPRENEURS Moms Who Mean Business written by Audrey D. Mark

MEET TONYA NORWOOD MODERN ENHANCEMENTS: I am a married mama of 2 beautiful babies – a 6-year-old and an almost 2-year-old! We have 4 dogs. I started in 1998 doing hair extensions and permanent cosmetics. I eventually built that foundation into a salon and then added on a day spa. I am now getting ready to open Raleigh’s 1st mobile salon! I have a fine arts degree - I really love to create and design. I have done all the decorating and designing of the salon and now the mobile salon. It is a passion of mine. I love having that artistic vison and making it come to life. A MAMA WITH A MISSION: “Because beautiful hair doesn’t just happen!” I am an activist of women. I try to instill the values into my team of being hardworking and determined. I always try to encourage my girls to think outside of the box and to always try new things and set goals. My latest adventure is Raleigh’s very first mobile salon, Glam! We will offer services for hair, extensions, nails, and skin care. The salon is a 45 ½ foot RV. It’s a state of the art, top of the line beauty bus. We are so excited to visit different locations in the Triangle area, making hair and beauty dreams come true! 34 | triangle style

ALL IN A DAY’S WORK: My day starts at 7:30am to get my son off to school and my toddler ready for the day. I get to work around 9:30am to see clients and run my business. I pride myself on having many “hats.” My mom hat, business owner hat, hair designer hat, teacher hat…I get home around 6pm each night and put on other hats; My wife hat, my chef hat… SOMETIMES YOU CAN’T SPELL CEO WITHOUT MOM: Being a mother has impacted me and my business in a positive way. I have learned to not sweat the small stuff. I am more accepting of small problems and more excited to solve those small problems. I can deal with messes and mess ups. I have learned time management, and time crunches are now a big part of life. I think that being a mother has made me a little more laid back as well. My staff are like my children so I can provide them with the best work environment possible. I am very determined and I love to get things done. I love having pretty things but I am also driven in making the environment around me very welcoming and comfortable. I want the people that I surround myself with to feel welcomed and right at home. MAMA ALWAYS SAID… HERE’S MY BEST ADVICE: A while ago I read an article that has stuck with me ever since. It was an interview of an old man who had just reached his 100th birthday. He was asked what kept him young and how he kept going. His response is one that I will try to live my own life by. He said “Every day I always make sure that I have something to do, something to see, or something to say. Every single day I make goals and I reach them.” We should always be setting goals, climbing mountains, and breaking down barriers. With my business and life, I am always trying to push new limits and keep improving.

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I’m an NC native with two young girls and have always had an entrepreneurial heart. I knew I wanted “to be a boss” even before I knew I wanted to be a hairdresser! After working in a salon for eight or nine years, owning one was the next progression for me in my career. Of course, I love doing hair, but I also love being a mentor and teacher. I’m a believer in “God Whispering”; if you are at a lost place, sometimes its best to just be quiet and listen. I’m not impulsive, I take time to think things through. This is especially important now that I’m a mom and a business owner, because every decision that I make affects more than just myself. A MAMA WITH A MISSION: I believe that you are either business-minded or you’re not, and you have to be willing to work hard and do what you need to do to grow your business. I’m not afraid to “get my hands dirty”; I’ll mop the floors and pull out a ladder to change an air filter if I need to. As a mom, and business owner, I like to lead by example, working hard to be honest and the very best version of myself I can be. My professional and personal goals are always evolving. With the support of my team, we work hard to make sure each guest into our salon feels catered to, from start to finish, and we respect their time. It’s a judgmentfree zone at our salon, plus it’s fun and energetic, but not too intense.

ALL IN A DAY’S WORK: I wake up with my earlybird preschool daughter and get busy packing lunches for both her and her first grade sister. I try to make the most out of my carpool line time with the girls, as we talk and enjoy each other’s company before everything moves into full swing for all of us. There’s a lot of shuffling in my day. In addition to running the salon with my partner, Erin Shebaugh, I’m also a full-time stylist on the floor with clients and I teach classes to other stylists, as well.

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SOMETIMES YOU CAN’T SPELL CEO WITHOUT MOM: I’m a self-described Type A control freak! I’ve been learning how important it is to delegate, though. While that is something that doesn’t come easy for me, I have seen that I will fail if I don’t accept the help. I’ve also found that if you don’t work with others, eventually people will stop offering their assistance. I’ve also seen that delegating is not only good for me, but encourages and empowers others…and I don’t want to be the one who “kills your swag!” While I try to find calm in my life, I do believe that balance is a unicorn - it’s not a real thing! As a natural born workaholic, being a mom, however, has pushed me to look for more work/life equity. My dad has always said, “Children will do as you do, not as you say,” and I want to set a good example for them. I hope that I’m showing my girls the importance of following their dreams and having a good work ethic. However my girls know that, for me, they always come before everything! Sometimes a small change in school plans, for example, may have me scrambling. But regardless of the chaos of the day, every night after we read and I tuck them in to bed, my girls and I share what we are thankful for before they drift off into sleep. MAMA ALWAYS SAID… HERE’S MY BEST ADVICE: Both at home, and at work, I always try to lead by example. I think you need to be willing to work as hard as you expect anyone else on your team to work. You also need to make sure you stay connected to others, reflect on your own performance and check yourself regularly - or you won’t be able to lead. I think that you need to live your life in four wheel drive; ready and prepared to keep your traction when the terrain changes. I also firmly believe that in order to get to the top - you need to step on every rung in the ladder! TS

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TRIED IT : BRA FITTING Finding the right bra can be as difficult a quest as finding the right pair of jeans – which is about as much fun as going to the dentist. If the jeans fit around the waist, they’re too small on the hips. Or if they fit right at the top, they are too long. With a bra, you might find the right cup size, but the band is too tight. Or you get a good fit around your chest, but you look in the mirror and see that you have the dreaded “quad boob.” After years of guess work when it came to this necessary evil, I gave in and went to the pros. Enter, Ruth Dowdy, owner of The Bra Patch in Raleigh.’ — Written By Heather Green

Going to a Bra Fitting Ruth explains that the fitting starts in the dressing room, where the attendant will ask you what you want out of the bra. For example, you might say that you want more support if you have larger breasts, or you might be interested in a more durable bra that doesn’t require such delicate care. The attendant will also ask if there are any special issues you have to address with a bra. For example, you might have an allergy to certain fabrics, or you might have different sized breasts because of a surgery. “We normally take a couple of measurements, and then we go out and select a bra to start the fitting process,” Dowdy explains. “Once we see how that particular bra fits, we can gauge what other bras will work best for her. The beauty of a bra fitting is that we know how each and every bra we carry fits differently from another. It is almost like figuring out a puzzle for each and every woman.” Dowdy says that most women try on at least three bras before finding the right one. She said that most women are so pleased with the bra they find that they decide to wear it right out of the store.

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“The garbage cans in the fitting rooms are often filled with old bras at the end of the day,” she says.

Common Mistakes Unfortunately, the reason that so many women are wearing the wrong bra is that we continue to make the same mistakes when shopping. Dowdy shares that the biggest mistake she sees women making when shopping for a bra is to buy the band size too large. The band size is the number on the bra size. So if you buy a 36C, your band size is 36 inches. “If the cup size isn’t large enough for the breast to fit into, women will go up a band size, which changes the cup size,” she says. “The cup of a 36D is different from the cup of a 38D. It’s all proportional. If you change one thing, the other changes.” The other big mistake that women make is shopping for bras at department stores, where the sizing options are very limited. Most major retailers only carry five cup sizes: A, B, C, D, and DD. Specialty bra shops carry cup sizes ranging from A to N. Those smaller increments can make a huge difference to fit.

Things to Remember While Shopping Shopping for a bra doesn’t have to be complicated, but you do need to keep some important things in mind to make sure that you get the right bra. Dowdy explains that it is important to find the right sized band first and foremost. She says that the band should fit snugly but be comfortable. “All bras stretch with wear, and you want to buy your bra fitted to the loosest hook, or at least the middle,” she says. “You should not start out with fastening the bra in the tightest hook.” You will know that the band is loose because it will ride up your back between your shoulder blades. The band will also do this when the bra starts to stretch out. You will also notice that the breasts will droop if the band becomes too loose. “Support and lift should come from the band being snug enough to support the weight of the breasts without using the straps to crank them up,” Dowdy explains. The cup size should be large enough to hold the entire breast without anything bulging out of the top or the sides. If you notice this happening, you need to go up a cup size.


Finally, it is important that you remember that there is no standardization in bra testing, so the same sized bras from different manufacturers may not fit the same way. “That’s why being fitted is more important now than ever before,” Dowdy says. “We know how one bra fits differently from another and help take the frustration out of bra shopping.”

Popular Styles You should be able to get the right fit with any of the bra styles available. Just make sure you get a fitting since different styles might have different fits. Dowdy says that molded t-shirt bras remain very popular since they are smooth and look great under a variety of garments, including knits and tight-fitting shirts. “Although a cut and sew cup bra will almost always give you a better fit.” Popular brands include Fantasie, Elomi, Natori, Wacoal, and Panache. Whatever bra you buy – whether it’s a different brand, style, or size – just make sure you buy a few at the same time. “Bras do not last forever,” Dowdy says. “Bras should NOT celebrate birthdays!” Visit Ruth’s Bra Patch at and bring in your gently used bras to donate to local organizations that help abused women.

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designer/boutique spotlight: kedem sasson, at ease

Wri en by Audrey D. Mark

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Carol Daley and her loyal At Ease customers look forward to the Kedem Sasson trunk show all year long! Each spring, the sartorial synergy between Carol’s sophisti ated clientele and the Israeli designer is palpable as the Kedem Sasson rep, Andy Orliner, arrives with stacks of the latest samples and swatches in tow. With an exclusive relationship, At Ease is able to offer clients access to one of the most comfortable and fashion forward lines of “wearable art” around. As much as Carol, and her devoted customers love Kedem, the feeling is clearly mutual. With the foundational tru t of a fi een year personal relationship b tween Kedem and Carol, Orliner exclaims, “At Ease is my favorite boutique for trunk shows. The customers are like a big family; everyone seems to know everyone.” He continues, “What is surprising to me, is the number of women that love the styling.” Orliner and Carol both agree that what appeals to At Ease shoppers is that these striking and creati ely designed pieces are great wardrobe investments, not just trendy toss aways. Orliner explains, “They offer style rather than fashion. This is why someone can throw on a Kedem Sasson top from fi een years ago over a pant from five years ago and it all looks as fresh and vital as this season’s collection ” As a testament to its timelessness, Ca ol tells, “I had a customer purchase a Kedem sweater. She wore it a year and sold it on eBay for $15 more than she paid for it at my store.”

Kedem knows his customers are as unique as his clothes. Through fabric and structure, he creates that perfect balance of looking professional, and being comfortable. Carol explains, “He has a very devoted clientele who appreciate his designs.” “Another important point,” she highlights, “Most of his clothes are one size....yes One Size! And they fit women sizes 6 to 18.” In addition to the incredibly versatil collection of Kedem Sasson, Carol stocks an amazing assortment of other “so dressing” designers. Orliner is proud to mention that At Ease, “Has been a great supporter of small, arti tic clothing designers for many years. These designers would all be gone without that support.” “And let me tell you,” he continues, “Carol buys from MANY companies! She really does a fantastic job at providing so much design talent to Raleigh.” What you many not realize when you first walk into the shop is that Carol, herself, is quite accomplished. Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, she is a successful entrepreneur with more than thirty years of retail experience under her belt. She has a bachelor’s degree in art from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s in East Asian Studies from the University of the Philippines. She also served our country as a Penn State commissioned second lieutenant in the US Air Force, in first class of women commissioned through ROTC. But now Carol’s mission is one to help area women “Be Comfortable, Be Stylish, Be Different.” She’s there to help guide her friends and customers to take some risks, but still stay true to themselves. “Some women are afraid to try something different,” Carol encourages, “I always say it's only fabric, thread and a few bu ons or big deal.” TS

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as your daily reminder, affirmation, and inspiration with necklaces from MantraBand. Available in sterling silver and 18K gold dipped. 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 17 & 19

The Perfect Earrings With This Season's Cold Shoulder Trend. Sheila Fajl skinny hoops in gold, silver and rose gold. Boom done! Smitten Boutique 1105 W Main Street, Durham, (919) 530-1000 see ad on page 13


SAM EDELMAN YARDLEY Get noticed in this super cute block heel sandal from Sam Edelman. These chic, lace-up sandals are sure to garner lots of attention. Open-toed, lace-up design with suede upper and leather wrapped heel. Available in black (shown) and taupe (suede wrapped heel). SRI Shoe Warehouse 6031 Oak Forest Drive Raleigh, NC SRI has got you covered from head to toe. Shoes. Jewelry. Apparel. see ad on page 24 42 | triangle style

Unique, Eclectic, Creative. Creations by Max Debraine, France and Petra Meiren, Germany. Stand apart and stand out when you wear their creations. Only at C T Weekends. CT Weekends Cameron Village, 437 Daniels St., Raleigh (919) 787-9073 see ads on pages 62 & 63

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Piko 1988* Tops, Tunics, and Dresses for Women & Kids! New Spring colors arriving weekly! You will love the super soft, light weight bamboo fabric. A great transitional piece that can be dressed up or down, not to mention flattering for all body types. Plus we have carry piko for kids! Pink Boutique Lafayette Village - North Raleigh 8490 Honeycutt Rd. Suite 106 919-322-1513 Downtown Wake Forest 113 S. White Street 919-263-8548 see ad on page 32

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Any Wine. Any Time. Celebrate Spring with this Show Me Your Mumu Lace Dress Scout & Molly’s North Hills, Raleigh, (919) 754-8430 Park West Village, Cary (919) 465-7441 see ad on page 17

With GOVERRE, you can now bring your favorite glass of wine with you. GOVERRE is not going to spill and your wine will taste the way it should! We designed the GOVERRE travel wine glass for everyone who wants to enjoy and share their favorite wines at backyard parties, parks, beaches or wherever the outdoor lifestyle leads them. Pour your favorite wine into your GOVERRE. Seal the lid. Pack in your bag and Enjoy anywhere. 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 17 & 19

Bella’s Spa Wrap is the perfect aprés-shower companion. Vintage Original Oil On Canvas Painting By Italian painter A. Palini, framed in a beautiful wormy chestnut frame which is probably as valuable as the painting. We pride ourselves on the great original art pieces we get here at SoHo. New items are added to our showroom daily so stop by often or you might miss that special piece you've been searching for. SoHo Consignments 5655 Western Blvd Raleigh (919) 851-6969 see ad on page 61 44 | triangle style

The ultra soft fabric topped off with a feminine ruffle makes it a true luxurious delight. You won’t want to get dressed! Perfect for monogramming or beautiful as is. 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 59

As Seen on Shark Tank - The Skinny Shirt was made to The Off-The-Shoulder Phenomenon Continues... Off the shoulder tops and tunics continue to be one of the hottest fashion trends for 2017! We love are all sort of obsessed with this little number. Sophie And Mollies 108-A North Salem St, Downtown Apex 919-362-7030 see ad on page 15

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Dahlings, the NEW SCOUT Patterns Are In!!! A staple with moms because moms know busy schedules and crazy days. They also know Scout’s durable, versatile, practical everyday bags, storage bins, coolers and lunch totes are created to put a little cheer into your life. On trend prints and bright colors. The Pink Alli Stone Creek Village, 406 Ledgestone Way, Cary (919) 460-2554, see ad on page 23

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Now Available In Store, Pom Pom at Home Embraces A Passion For All Things Beautiful. Throughout the creative process, the mission to evoke a sense of romanticism, peaceful memories, and gentleness is always kept in mind. It’s a “livedin” elegant look. Pom Pom at Home’s principle of using 100% natural linen as the primary fiber demonstrates their steadfast commitment to lessening the impact on the Earth. These products consist of more than only natural linen, it is the cotton products that adhere to the strict environmental standards of Oeko-Tex. All Pom Pom at Home products are sourced from a conscious, moral, ethical, and sustainable approach! Make your bedroom a place to rest, to dream and to rejuvenate. 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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Physios’ Sunless Mousse. Beautifully Natural Color-perfect for when you can’t get in to see us or while on vacation to keep your Physios Sunless tan color longer. Our Mousse is super easy to apply and quick-drying with our special mitt that keeps hands clean and color even. Available at Physios (web) or on our Physios Facebook Store. $34.99. PHYSIOS 904 New Bern Ave, Raleigh, NC 27601 (919) 828-1080 see ad on page 31

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diVa Vaginal Laser Technology Synergy is excited to be the exclusive provider of diVa Vaginal Laser Technology in the Triangle. This breakthrough vaginal laser rejuvenation and tightening procedure is for the improvement of internal vaginal tissue, and boasts a 100% user approval rating on Realself. The diVa treatment improves common issues such as laxity, tightness, dryness incontinence, and no downtime is required. 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 8

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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 39

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:

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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 26

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

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Test Drive Your Smile We test drive cars before we buy them. Why not test drive a new smile? Using facial photography, and digital X-rays. Raleigh cosmetic dentist Dr. Justin Russo can create a custom designed temporary smile for you to try on your teeth. There are no shots. There is no drilling. There are no commitments. Dr. Russo and the Russo Smile Design team use this technique as the ultimate patient educational tool prior to considering a smile enhancement. Russo DDS 13220 Strickland Rd. Suite 166 Raleigh, NC, 27613 (919) 890-5147 see ad on inside front cover

CoolSculpting: CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared, totally non-surgical 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 36 50 | triangle style

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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: The Rose Petal Veil: $130.00 plus tax & shipping. The Pure Pageant necklace: $ 75.00. The Fashion Bar P.O. Box 40305,Raleigh, NC 27629, 919-295-3577 • see ad on page 21

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Create your dream body with this non-invasive fat reduction procedure. CoolSculpting is an innovative way to freeze unwanted fat with no surgery or recovery. It is one the most popular and effective bodycontouring methods today. The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is the only FDA approved, non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists diet and exercise. The proven results ensure you look great from every angle. Call to schedule an appointment today! Buy 3 CoolSculpting areas, get one FREE! ($700-$1400 value) Limit one per customer Cannot be combined with other offer expires May 31, 2017 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

Juvederm: Juvederm is an FDA-approved 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

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If you're planning to give your home decor a makeover, you'll probably have plenty of exciting ideas about how you want your home to look after the project has been completed. Because of this, you may have rejected the idea of hiring a professional interior designer - after all, if you have a clear vision of the results you want to achieve, why spend extra for a few fancy plans and unwanted embellishments? The fact is, even if you don't want to make use of a designer's creativity, hiring one is still very worthwhile and can actually save you money during your decoration work. Here's how. DETAILED PLANNING AND PROBLEM AVOIDANCE An experienced interior designer will be able to put together a detailed plan on how to bring your decor ideas to fruition. This plan will pinpoint any potential problems in advance, so that they can be dealt with before work starts, rather than encountered halfway through the project when it may be expensive or difficult to overcome them.

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REALISTIC BUDGETING A designer will also have an excellent feel for the costs of a project, and will be able to put together a comprehensive budget that can be relied upon. An amateur risks embarking on a makeover without accounting for likely additional costs that can crop up, potentially leaving a project unfinished when the money runs out. PRACTICALITY AND ACHIEVABILITY Your makeover ideas may look excellent in your mind's eye, but a designer will be able to take your concept and translate it into a realistic, readily achievable form that won't cost the earth. Alternatively, they may be able to suggest other ways to achieve similar or better effects at a lower cost or in more practical ways. SOURCING OF MATERIALS After years in the profession, a good designer will have built up many contacts through which high-quality materials can be sourced at preferential prices. This means you could either save money compared to buying the materials yourself, or can afford to extend your plans to achieve more within the same budget.

TRUSTWORTHY CONTRACTORS In a similar way, an interior designer will have reliable access to trustworthy, skilled contractors who can be called upon to do the work. Finding the right builders or decorators can be a risky business, but using a designer's painstakingly built contacts list will take the guesswork out of the task, ensuring you receive quality workmanship at a realistic price. What's more, they can take charge of coordinating the various contractors you'll need, making sure that they work together efficiently, quickly, and without costly misunderstandings. Everyone's home makeover is different. Some people want to be deeply involved in every aspect of the project, while others would rather delegate the entire process and simply enjoy the results. Whichever level of participation and control you'd prefer, there's no doubt that hiring an interior designer will make your home decor efforts go more smoothly while cutting your costs along the way. TS

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APPEAL IN A WEEKEND In just a couple days, you can transform your home's exterior from drab to impressive. In addition to making your house and yard look neat and inviting, you can give buyers the impression that they won't need to spend much time or money on maintenance. A low-maintenance property |can be a huge selling point for many buyers. 58 | triangle style

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CURB APPEAL, DAY ONE Start off with a good cleaning. Work from your front door out, and be careful not to overlook small details. For instance: • Remove dead bugs from the porch light and wash the globe or reflector .• Sweep or wipe down window shutters, overhangs and other areas that collect cobwebs • Sweep the porch and steps • Wash the windows (inside and out)

Try to look at the front of your home with new eyes. Take a broom to the sidewalk cracks. If there are weeds in the cracks, pour a bit of boiling water on them--they'll shrivel and die in a day. Make sure your front yard looks neat and lowmaintenance as well. Mow the lawn, keep it edged and add a fresh layer of mulch to your planting beds. Don't go overboard planting flowers or trimming bushes into elaborate shapes. The object here is to make it look like the front of your home simply stays neat and never needs attention. CURB APPEAL, DAY TWO After a day of cleaning and neatening-up, your home's exterior will look nice and appear easy to maintain. Your curb appeal goal on day two is to make it look inviting; to make people want to see more. Any of the following touches could transform neat and clean into warm and inviting. Stand at the curb and decide which would add the greatest visual appeal to your particular home.

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QUICK AND INEXPENSIVE CURB APPEAL Arguably, curb appeal is one of the most important qualities in a home for sale. Boosting your curb appeal is shown to increase the interest in a home. Increased interest generally means more showings and less time on the market, and can even increase the perceived value of your home. As important as it is, though, curb appeal doesn't have to take a bite out of your budget or a week of your time. Keep it clean and simple, and your home is sure to beckon potential buyers to request a showing. TS

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EVER WONDER WHAT SCORES WELL IN THE RESALE MARKET? TRISH YOVANOVICH, OWNER OF SOHO CONSIGNMENTS TEACHES US THE BASICS OF FURNITURE CONSIGNMENT. So, Trish, how does SoHo choose what pieces you will carry in your store? We get a lot of phone traffic from our website from people asking about our consignment policies. Some folks are moving and they don't want to take their existing things with them. Other calls are from people who have furniture and accessories that they’ve inherited from a downsizing or deceased parent or relative, and some callers are just looking to change up their decor. Whatever the reason, we ask everyone the same six questions:

1. What are the pieces they want to consign? 2. Who are the manufacturers? 3. How old are the pieces? 4. Is your home a non smoking and pet free home? 5. Can you send pictures of the pieces you are wanting to consign? 6. When did you need to have these pieces out of your home and into SoHo? The answers to these six questions are some of the determining factors as to whether we will take a piece or not. For instance, when we ask what pieces are available for consignment and it turns out to be a formal dining room set, unfortunately the market just doesn’t exist right now for those items. Casual sets still work in some cases, and we hate to ever say “no” to a consignor, but it is the current reality in furniture trends for the formal dining pieces. In fact, probably 80% of the inquiries we get from new consignors have something to do with dining sets. And right now obviously everyone is selling and nobody is buying. It will probably turn at some point, but we try to stay on top of the trends in the market for the sake of both our consignors and shoppers.


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We prefer to take high end manufacturers of furniture and accessories like Herman Miller, Knoll, Kittinger, Century, Michael Thomas, Kargas, Maitland Smith, Wedgewood, Waterford and Uttermost just to name a few. However, we also take the mid level quality like Bassett, Thomasville, Ethan Allen, Stanley, Lenox, Fitz & Floyd, and such, to keep our prices in line with our competition and customer expectations. Some pieces we get are from manufacturers that aren't in business anymore and sometimes these are the really fun and unique pieces that you aren't going to find anywhere else. We have a vintage game table in the store right now that has a top in the shape of a four leaf clover and has four wooden bowls that rotate from under the corners to the center of each side for drinks and such. I've never seen anything like this before and probably won't see another once it's gone. It is pieces like this that make SoHo "the" unique shopping experience. We try not to take pieces purchased from the big box stores because the quality is not up to SoHo standards and we can't really compete with their ever decreasing pricing. I just inquired about a "leather" Chesterfield sofa that I saw advertised on a currently popular online furniture store for $1000. I searched the internet for the specifications of the sofa, but never found a description of the kind of leather used on this sofa. I actually had to send an inquiry their customer service department to find out what it was upholstered with. I came to find out it was bonded leather, which typically means it's going to delaminate, peel and look awful within a year if it's a piece that is going to be used a lot. After we've established that we would like to see what a client is looking to consign, we ask for pictures. If we think it is something that will sell, we will schedule a date for it to come to the store. Sometimes the pictures pique our curiosity, but just don't do the pieces justice, so we will make an appointment to go see them in person before anyone goes to the trouble of hauling it themselves or paying a mover to get it into the store. We love to get unusual and unique pieces at SoHo but also try to get the pieces that are trending, as well, to keep our clientele interested and spreading the word about the great things they saw at SoHo. TS

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Always Perfect Being more productive is all a matter of changing your habits and finding focus. If you want to get more done, begin by looking at how you're currently using your time. CREATE TO-DO LISTS: To-do lists are useful because they can help you to remember what you need to do each day, so you're not spending time on tasks that don't matter or getting nothing accomplished at all. Each night think of what you need to do and want to do the next day, and prepare your to-do list. If you do this, you will wake up in the morning knowing exactly where your focus should be. COMPLETE AN IMPORTANT TASK EARLY: If you have a number of items on your to-do list, try to get a big one accomplished early in the day. By crossing a large item off your list, you will motivate yourself to get more done. The smaller tasks will seem easy and you'll knock them out quickly. It's important when making your to-do list that you don't give yourself too many large tasks for one day. If you have two large items and three or four smaller ones, you are more likely to be successful in getting them done. WHEN YOU OPEN AN EMAIL, DEAL WITH IT: Never open an email without the intention of replying to it, deleting it, or filing it. It's a waste of time to open emails, read them, and leave them to deal with later. Dedicate a few blocks of time each day to deal with emails. Don't check emails every hour just to see if anything new has come in. If you're expecting an important email, you can check more often. If the email you're anticipating hasn't come in, exit your inbox again.

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DON'T START CHECKING TEXTS UNTIL LUNCHTIME: If you typically check texts as soon as you wake up, change this habit and don't begin checking texts until lunchtime. Once you begin replying to texts, it becomes a

never-ending activity throughout the day. Allow yourself a text-free morning in order to help you focus on getting things accomplished. Turn off your sound notifications so that you aren't distracted by new texts that come in.

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GET UP 30 MINUTES EARLIER: If you want to get more done, wake up 30 minutes earlier. In this amount of time you could work out, journal, or cross a couple of small items off your to-do list. When you set your alarm to wake up at a certain time, get out of bed at that time. It's tempting to want to lie in bed until the last moment possible, but if you do, you have less time to get things done. LEARN TO SAY NO :If you say yes to every request and favor asked of you, it's time to learn to say no. When people outsource tasks to you, you take away time from working on your own tasks. This doesn't mean you shouldn't ever help people. It means you should be more discerning about what you agree to do for others. If your sister's car has broken down and she needs a ride to her doctor's appointment, that's something you might agree to do. But if your friend assumes you can watch her child at the last minute because you work from home and she has a hair appointment, you shouldn't feel guilty saying no. If you don't respect your time, neither will others, and they will may take advantage of your good nature. By saying no more often, you will have more time to check things off your to-do list. KEEP TRACK OF WHAT YOU ACCOMPLISH EACH DAY: When you can look back on your day and week, and see how much you accomplished, you will be motivated to continue getting things done. If you ran two miles, write it down. If you washed all the laundry and scrubbed the floors, make a note of it. You can do many small tasks each day and not realize how quickly they add up to getting a lot done. When you see it on paper, it becomes more clear. Once you decide you want to become more productive, you need to become more focused on exactly where you spend your time. You can increase your productivity simply by changing your habits. TS

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Slowing down the clock on aging skin is perhaps the number one beauty concern for many women. Now, thanks to advancements in skincare, we can marvel at how many scientificallybacked products have found their way onto our shelves. Some ingredients worth noting are peptides, which form the building blocks in collagen, the protein that makes up your skin. Improving collagen helps skin stay elastic and firm, and skincare lines that include peptides are praised for their results. Many products make bold claims that their brand of peptides is just the miracle your skin needs. Don’t be fooled into thinking that peptides alone will do the trick, however. It is important to realize they work best in tandem with other ingredients and, even though they are powerful, they can only do so much. Dr. Boyse with Southern Dermatology recommends three skincare lines for the way they combine peptides with other ingredients to give you fresher, brighter, and younger looking skin. ALASTIN: Alastin Skin Regenerating Nectar with TriHex TechnologyTM has been designed to restore and

strengthen your skin for lasting, lifelong effects. “It increases the natural enzymes in the skin that breakdown sun-damaged elastin and fragmented collagen,” according to Dr. Boyse. “By clearing out the ‘junk yard,’ of damaged elastin and collagen, production goes up dramatically.” So far, Alastin Skincare has demonstrated the greatest amount of cell growth, protein rejuvenation, and healthy maintenance, separating it from other skincare products.

SKINBETTER SCIENCE: Skinbetter Science Smoothing Daily Treatment Cream FACE relies on its revolutionary InterFuseTM patented technology to deliver a super potent blend of messenger peptides to help skin appear more youthful. It also contains a neuro-calming peptide, which offers an immediate soothing effect for skin. This formula is lightweight and will not block pores while it hydrates and keeps skin looking radiant. COLORSCIENCE: Colorscience offers skin perfectors, foundations, UV protectors, and enhancers to keep skin shielded from harsh UVA/UVB rays. Their 3-in-1 Face Primers have targeted ingredients to treat specific skin concerns and instantly even skin tone and blur the look of pores— all while maximizing wear time of your makeup. They also feature a non-chemical broad spectrum SPF 20, which is vital to any skincare routine. No ingredient can overcome continuous exposure to damaging sun rays, and peptides have the best chance at working well when used as part of an ongoing skincare regimen that includes excellent sun protection. Dr. Margaret B. Boyse of Southern Dermatology takes a conservative, affordable, holistic approach to determine if the simple solution is best or if she needs to apply more advanced technologies to treatment. She enjoys educating patients about prevention, building long-term relationships through excellent customer care, and being a part of their lives through her medical practice. Specialties include: Cosmetic Dermatology, General Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery and Skin Cancer. 4201 Lake Boone Trail • Suite 207 • Raleigh • 919-863-0073 • 64 | triangle style

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WHAT EXACTLY IS MICROBLADING? Microblading is a semi-permanent, manual technique, that draws hair-like strokes on the top layer of the skin with a hyper-realistic result. It creates the most natural looking eyebrows! WHAT IS THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT MICROBLADING YOU ENCOUNTER? Most people think it’s a tattoo. It is sort of a tattoo, but not really. Like I said earlier, it’s a manual technique and the ink used is different than tattoo ink. It is not as deep, which makes it semi-permanent, and the ink is synthetic which doesn't have heavy metal or is magnetized. It also doesn't turn red, nor does it spread under the skin, and it is vegan friendly. WHAT KIND OF TRAINING DO YOU NEED TO BE CERTIFIED IN MICROBLADING? I can't really speak for all microblading schools out there. I can say PhiAcademy in Serbia presented the most beautiful eyebrows, so I decided to learn from them. I went to Germany for my first class, which was followed by an extensive six-month online training, with support from Masters. I then worked for months with actual live treatments until I received my certificate and was allowed to work on clients. The PhiBrows Certificate is recognized worldwide. I also went to New York for my Perfectionist class and then to the annual Master class In Belgrade, Serbia.

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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.


HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS FROM A MICROBLADING PROCEDURE LAST? On average, it should last one to one-and-a-half years, but the result will be different on each person. It depends on the type of skin someone has, the home skincare regimen they use, and the activities they have on a daily basis. Being in the sun, using lightning skincare products, some anti-aging products, or tanning booths will make the pigment fade quicker. ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS DURING OR AFTER THE PROCEDURE? I haven't seen any side effects other than a little redness for a few hours right after the procedure.


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TRAINER TALK THREE INGREDIENT RECIPE FOR GORGEOUS SUMMER ABS Written by: Author/Trainer: Peggy Jones Considering that we all want it, isn’t it surprising how few of us manage to achieve that washboard look? Yes, it’s more complicated than knocking out a few crunches but it is not as hard as you think. As a fitness professional, these are the three key ingredients that work for me and my clients. INGREDIENT ONE: ADD WEIGHT AND VARIETY TO YOUR CRUNCHES Building larger muscles in the rectus abdominis (the “six pack” muscle that runs down the front of your belly) will help give you a toned look. To increase the size of the muscle you need to encourage more muscle fibers to fire during your workout and encourage the fibers to grow by challenging them to lift a heavier load. This can be as simple as adding new exercises into your routine and adding a dumbbell or kettlebell to the standards. Some great exercises to add variety are planks, mountain climbers, and leg lifts and hip lifts on your back. Add weight by adding a medicine ball to your Russian Twists, crunches holding a weight, and leg lifts holding a dumbbell between your feet.

INGREDIENT TWO: TRAIN THE SIDES AND BACK OF YOUR CORE People frequently hit a wall in their core training when they neglect the muscles that assist the abs and help support the lower back and spine. An added bonus is that rear core exercises will tone your glutes and training the sides of the core will also add to that muscular look. Some exercises to add to your routine are floor or ball bridges (try resting dumbbells on your hips to add more challenge), deadlifts, side planks, and side crunches. INGREDIENT THREE: SHED YOUR “WINTER COAT” To fully enjoy those strong ab muscles we need to see them and the belly is where those last few winter pounds like to hang out. Getting these off takes a plan and accountability. Grab a notebook and find a buddy who also wants to shed a few pounds. Set goals for your food and drink consumption focusing most of your

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