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Style Profile with Meadowlark + Grand Opening Party this Friday
Kendall Hurt, owner of the new Meadowlark Shop at The Forum (wearing Stella Carakasi rayon gaucho pants) There’s a lots of talk about “tweeting” in the world right now but there’s a new bird in town that I know you’re going to like. Join me this Friday evening from 6-9pm at the grand opening celebration of the beautiful Meadowlark Shop at The Forum. But first, get to know Kendall Hurt, the woman who makes Meadowlark sing: ff: What is the story behind your shop name, Meadowlark? “The Meadowlark name is inspired by my mother. We were very, very close. She...
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Vintage Valentine: Inside the Boudoir this Saturday at JJ+Co
JANUARY 21 Vintage Valentine: Inside the Boudoir (Noon-4pm) @ Jess James + Co. New Vintage Valentine storefront window! WHAT: Our gal Stella from Lilies & Lace came by the shop to plan for our next big event. She will be bringing our favorite V-Day lingerie picks and we will showcase how the *RIGHT* underpinnings with your favorite Style Girl Vintage dresses can make all the difference!   (New arrival from Style Girl Vintage) * 20% off anything red or pink (from SGV) * “My Fuzzy Valentine” Champagne Cocktails (garnished with cotton candy) by Joel Finsel of Astral Craft Cocktails  ...
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Jess James + Co. Grand Opening Holiday Soiree Photos
Jess James + Co. GRAND OPENING / HOLIDAY SOIREE Jess James + Co. (at 511 Castle Street) is the new home for Style Girl Vintage and HM Antique Books & Prints. Shop one-of-a-kind new arrivals, holiday gifts for her & him + more! Thank you so much to my friends & family for making the grand opening night (December 9th) at Jess James + Co. such a special one.   THANK YOU:   Thank you to Dan Thorpe and his team at Thorpe for Landscapes prepping the backyard for the party. Tess Wheatley Cash of Meraki Beauty for doing my...
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Jess James + Co Grand Opening + Holiday Window Contest
Jess James + Co. GRAND OPENING / HOLIDAY SOIREE WHEN: Friday December 9th / 4-9pm WHERE: 511 Castle Street in the Antiques District (between the church & Michael Moore Antiques) You’ve Invited! Please come join us to celebrate the Jess James + Co. grand opening at 511 Castle Street. Jess James + Co. is the new home for Style Girl Vintage and HM Antique Books & Prints. Shop one-of-a-kind new arrivals, holiday gifts for her & him + more! Wear something festive as we bring on the holiday cheer with hot apple ciders cocktails by Joel Finsel of Astral Craft...
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Talking Politics with Patricia Kusek + More Deco Ball Photos
“I’m with Her” – Patricia Kusek for County Commissioner “If you put your name on a ballot, you’re either one of two things – insane or courageous.” I can personally attest that my dear friend Patricia Kusek, who is in the throes of running for County Commissioner, is certainly the latter. Since we became friends at an entrepreneurial women’s group meeting five years ago, I’ve often turned to Pat as a mentor. She has graciously offered advice on evolving my business or standing my ground, a shoulder to cry on, or even where to find high-end consignment at amazing prices...
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Deco + Dogs at The Deco Ball – Photos from Bella Rose
THE DECO BALL at Wrightsville Manor Presented by Kusek Financial Group Event Producer : Jess James Event Planning: Gather Events NC Photography: Bella Rose Photography This enchanted event, my sixth annual event inspired by the joie de vivre, design & decadence of the Jazz Age era, came to life October 13th. When my friend Helen asked what my favorite moment was from The Deco Ball, two things came to mind: the arrival of the puppies from Animal Avengers (our charity partner) AND the moment artist Michael J. Kowalski of Ice Sensations unveiled his masterpiece Deco Ball ice sculpture! For me,...
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Hurricane Matthew Edition: Deco Ball Fashion Editorial
Presenting — THE DECO BALL Photo Shoot at Wrightsville Manor Photography: Bella Rose Photography Producer / Wardrobe Styling: Jess James Hair: Beauty Bar Boutique Makeup: Tess Wheatley of Meraki Beauty Event Decor: Legare Simpson of A Ribbon Runs Through It Furniture / Props: Relic Vintage Rentals Industrial Lighting by Brad Benton at Seaglass Salvage Market Models: Lauren Pietrzykowski and Gracie Cole The Deco Ball is coming to Wilmington! Thursday October 13th at Wrightsville Manor (Graphic Art by Kristen Martinez)   There’s a guy named Matthew about to come for a visit. Ya hear? Till he rings your bell, thought I’d...
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5 Ways to Transform a Silk Scarf / Turban with the best of ’em!
SCARF STYLE: 5 ways to transform a silk scarf So many times when I am wearing one of my silk scarves tied as a turban, women insist I share with them where I bought my turban. Pssst, I’ll let you in on a “trick” – it’s just a scarf! I have a gorgeous collection of vintage silk scarves for sale right now at Style Girl Vintage. If you make an appointment to shop (910.538.5657), I will give you a hands-on tutorial on 5 different ways to rock it! I am sharing visuals below. Thank you to my beautiful model Amy...
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Cocktails & Conversations Revisited – Memory Lane
Joel behind the bar at The Astral Plane in Philadelphia “Hi, how are you? It’s so nice to see you.” No, that isn’t quite right. “Hhhhiiiii, how are yooouuuu? It is soOo nice to see you!” When you arrive at the Astral Plane, Reed’s greeting is the band and the spotlight of your arrival. Still, words on a page fail to express the true impact of the proprietor’s welcome. Consider this: you walk into a restaurant and your first encounter is typically with a young hostess, who, after smilig and offering her polite greeting, escorts you to your designated table...
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London Calling! Travel Diary from my birthday in England
My dad sent me this photo while I was in London. My 82-year-old English mum said, “How did you already get on one of the double decker buses?!” I celebrated my birthday a few weeks ago in London, at my home away from home. Till this day, I can still say studying abroad was one of the three best decisions I have ever made. It was a transformative experience at such a formative age. It challenged me to step outside my comfort zone, to let go of FOMO (“fear of missing out”), embrace adventure and the unknown and to harness...
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