Heading to MacArthur Mall?
Whenever I make a trip to Norfolk to go to MacArthur Mall, it is never complete without a stop in Charming Charlie’s. Unlike Claire’s, that typically caters to the younger crowd of ladies, this store is the perfect accessory shop for anyone who is a bit too mature for “teeny bopper” jewelry.
Until I found this store, I always had a hard time finding ‘career-minded’ accessories for my work outfits, without having to resort to places I wouldn’t normally shop, and often left stores feeling disappointed because I couldn’t find what I was after. Since finding Charming Charlie’s I have not had that problem ever since.
When you walk in the store, you see that key items are on full display, in the smartest of ways. I have never walked out of the store unhappy with a purchase, nor have I been unable to find what I was looking for. Even if I had an idea in mind, they always have something available that gets close to the mark, if not exactly what I needed.
The store focuses primarily on jewelry and accessories, like necklaces, purses and handbags, but they also sell a small selection of clothing. Each section of the store is broken down by “color” blocks.
Depending on what colors are in style for the season, you will see sections of the store, uniquely organized, to showcase all the items they sell in each of those color choices. They take the display ingenuity one step further and dress mannequins in complete outfits that they sell, complementing those outfits with their hottest styles of jewelry. Pretty smart! Upselling their products is taken to an entirely new level in this store.
Each section sells a variety of belts, necklaces, earrings, scarves, handbags, brooches, rings and clothing. It doesn’t matter what section or color you start with each section is set up much like the others and has similar products available in a more than one color. The price points are very affordable and they often have sales that are too good to miss out on.
Buy one, get two free sales are my favorite! In the very back of the store is a Rhinestone collection, which is very popular around the holidays and Prom seasons. When you have a need to get dressed up for special occasions like weddings and parties, this is the perfect place to go! They have tons of bracelets, rhinestone tiaras, headbands and anything else you can think of to provide that extra sparkle you need.
So, the next time you find yourself in the MacArthur Mall, check out Charming Charlie’s. You won’t walk out empty-handed.
Then you've got to check out one or all of these best brewing companies in Virginia Beach. We've been working hard to determine the Top 3 in the area and here are the finalists:
1. Young Veterans Brewing Co.
Owned and operated by veterans Thomas Wilder and Neil Mccannon this young company has taken Virginia Beach by storm. They currently employ 3 people in our local community and are rapidly expanding their business.
2. Wasserhund Brewing Company
Wasserhund, means "water dog" in German, sincethe company was born out of passion and love for 3 things... Dogs, Beach and of course, German Beer. From day 1, company's goal was to familiarize Virginia Beach and it's beer loving residents with true, German beer culture.
Owners Aaron and Christine Holley are committed to improving our local community, which is why, every month they support a cause, chosen by the customers and donate a whopping 5% of their revenue for that month.
3. Pleasure House Brewing
A company with 4 owners: Tim O'Brien, Kevin Loos, Alex and Drew Stephenson. All of them have 1 common goal in mind... Bring joy to local beer lovers and serve our community. Their business is built on trust and selfless giving. They love to brew in small amounts to make sure there's always something new and fresh for you to try.
This concludes our list of 3 best breweries in Virginia Beach.
Be sure to give them a call, try their flavorful brews and leave comments about your findings.
If you'd like to recommend a local business for a review, please let us know here.
That's right! The Pet Expo is coming to Virginia Beach in 2017. As of now, it's scheduled for the 9th and 10th of September, but you never know how things turn out a year from now, so stay tuned for the updates as it's coming up.
Things you can expect:
There will be FREE parking and no admission fees. You are also encouraged to bring your pet and enjoy the fun together!
This is truly a great event for all you pet lovers. Make sure not to miss it and check back for more info about the event.
Ocean View Beach Park in Norfolk
Saturday, Dec 10th
Tons of fun...
For additional info read more
Are you competitive, goofy and love sporty activities?
Then Tacky Sweater 5K is just what you need. But wait... Running is just one of the activities...
There will also be a 5K walking event and a competition for the best tacky sweater.
Everyone who participates in the run will receive a race themed T-Shirt, complimentary refreshments and even awards!
The run and fun begins at 9AM.
Course will begin and finish at the Ocean View Beach Park in Norfolk.
For additional information and event details please call: (757) 373-4174
It's that time of the year! Our Annual Town Point Fall Wine Festival is happening in just a couple of weeks, and it's going to be awesome!
Intested in trying some of the best local wine? Continue reading...
The Festival, like the name suggests will be held at the Town Point Park at Downtown Norfolk Waterfront.
Times to attend are Saturday, October 15th and Sunday the 16th from 11am to 6pm.
Event is going to be ticketed both day between the times above.
As of now, there is no ticket price information, but they're definitely making it affordable to all wine enthusiasts.
Did you know that Wine Enthusiasts Magazine named Virginia one of the Top 10 best wine travel destinations on the planet! This year, the event organizers have stepped up their game! More than 30 wineries will attend the event with over 200 of their best wines to satisfy everyone's taste.
Come and enjoy the best of what Virginia's finest wineries have to offer.
Marc Cohn, an award willing singer will appear on stage in Norfolk this month.
At Town Point Park in Norfolk on Sunday, 28th of August at 8 PM, you can expect him. This concert will be sponsored by patricia and Douglas Perry Foundation, it will be absolutely free.
Did you know that The Marc Cohn concert, is the second one, in a series of 5 annual summer concerts featuring national recording artists, all of which are sponsored by the Patricia and Douglas Perry Foundation?
Again, admission is 100% free and is open for public to attend. Seating on the lawn is available and picnics are encouraged.
The evening will feature gourmet foods and beverages available for purchase.
Town Point Park will open it's doors at 6 PM for picnics prior to the concert and to let everyone settle in. The main show begins at 8 PM.
Close to a 2 mile hike, full of beautiful panoramic views, wildlife and an overall amazing hiking experience.
That's what you get when heading over to Montebello Fish Hatchery and finding your way to the Appalachian Trail as well as the Spy Rock.
Those are some of the most amazing views in all of Blue Ridge.
Because of the 3,980 foot elevation, you can enjoy a 360 degree views of the surrounding valleys and summits.
It's a must do to end the summer, so head over there and tell us how it went!
You can reach the Montebello Fish Hatchery at (540) 377-2718 and
the Nelson County Visitors at (434) 263-7015
Have a safe hike and as always... wathch for wildlife!
July's hike of the month is at the highest peak of Shenandoah National Park.
Way high, at 4,050 feet above sea level is the highest peak of the whole Shenandoah National Park, the Hawksbill Mountain.
You can access the trail from mileposts 45.6 and 46.7.
Steepness of trails varies from 1.7 mile round trip to a more intense 2.9 mile circuit.
During your hike, be sure to keep an eye out for trail markers at intersections and trailheads and don't forget to let us know how you've enjoyed the hike.