As a NYC transplant living in Charlotte I struggled to try and find my “chic team” when I first moved here. What do I mean by the term “chic team”? The places and people that help me get my life together on a daily basis. Whether it be working out, eating or getting my hair done, I am constantly asked about my favorite destinations in Charlotte. So instead of publishing a Charlotte City Guide (stay tuned this might still happen) I decided to bring all of my favorite businesses together under one roof for an afternoon of shopping and primping.
Furthermore I was inspired by Bumble BFF – an app developed to help you find and meet friends – something I also struggled with when I first moved here. Bumble BFF and Bumble Bizz inspired me to bring together a community that so desperately needs friends and support – the mom community. After hosting an intimate “coffee talk” with some really inspirational women I felt empowered to do it again, but bigger. So on November 18th at Hilliard Studio Method I will be hosting my first meet-up. Kids ages 3-6 can work out while the moms sip wine and enjoy complimentary services from my favorite businesses. Scroll down to read more or register your son or daughter for class HERE.
As most of you know I do not have it together on a daily basis, I’m actually far from it. Somewhere, along the past 30 something years I have connected with so many people who do have “it” together. I knew I wanted to create a commonplace to share this knowledge along with my own area of expertise to help others feel more confident. This blog was created so I could share the tips that I or some of my friends/experts have used to help them “get their chic together”. The part I have loved the most about the evolution of this blog is the community that has formed. I love that there are so many others out there who just want some advice on how they too can look good and feel good on a daily basis.
The common thread that bonds us together? Our love of fitness. It seems that The Chic Series community, just like me, uses exercise as a form of therapy. When I post about exercise and healthy eating habits this when I typically get the most questions and engagement. So when I thought about bringing this community together it was only natural for me to turn to a fitness studio as the central meeting place.
So why am I so passionate about bringing this community together? Because, I not only get to highlight all of my favorite secret weapons but I also get to host a mix and mingle event. As most of you know I prefer to be out and about networking as opposed to sitting behind the screen. This meet-up allows me to give back to The Chic Series community while also connecting others with similar passions and interests. I know all too well how lonely it can be as a new mom or simply as someone who has just moved to a new city.
So how do I plan on making the passions of this blog come to life? As mentioned above, on Saturday November 18th I will be hosting a mom meet-up at Hilliard Studio Method in Charlotte. Any mom who has a child age 3-6 can have their kid participate in fun a fitness class that starts at 2:30 pm. While the kids exercise the moms get to hang out in what I would like to call The Chic Suite. The Chic Suite will cover all of my favorite things in life – fashion, fitness, beauty, family and community. Register your little one for class HERE. Here are the business that will be participating and the details of the event:
When: Saturday November 18th
Time: The Chic Suite will open at 2:00PM, The 1st Kids Yoga Class will begin at 2:30pm followed by a second at 3:15 PM
Who Can Attend: Kids ages 3 -6 can participate in class. Sign up here! ANYONE who wants to drop in is encouraged to come stop by the carefully curated Chic Suite from 2:00 – 4pm. PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending.
Hilliard Studio Method will provide the space for the kids class in one of their rooms. Women will be in the next studio mixing and mingling. If you are looking to try one of their classes yourself you can sign up here. If you would like to try their other studio, HSM | Core which I LOVE they are gifting my readers with a COMPLIMENTARY FIRST CLASS. Simply use code thechicseries.
Fit Atelier: My favorite fitness shopping destination in Charlotte that also has an online presence.
T. Reid Salon: Want to try out my signature braids? T. Reid salon will be there to re-create them.
Tuckernuck: My favorite online destination for cute and classic style. They will have chic outfits that you can shop on display.
Bobbi Brown: What look isn’t complete without my signature bold lip? A member of the Bobbi Brown team from Nordstrom will be there to provide make-up touch-ups.